City Or East Anglia


denizzi

Hi there!

Which one would you prefer and why?

1)City university of London - City Law School
International Commercial Law
2)University of East Anglia - The Norwich Law School
International Business and Commercial Law

How can you compare the reputations, accommodation circumstances, London/Norwich advantages, prices, life expenses between these two universities?

Your answers will be appreciated.

Thank you!

Hi there!

Which one would you prefer and why?

1)City university of London - City Law School
International Commercial Law
2)University of East Anglia - The Norwich Law School
International Business and Commercial Law

How can you compare the reputations, accommodation circumstances, London/Norwich advantages, prices, life expenses between these two universities?

Your answers will be appreciated.

Thank you!
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ltalev

Dear Denizzi,

I would highly recommend you City Law School's program as I have undertaken it and was very happy with it. They offer specialization in different areas (Financial Law, Competition Law, Maritime Law etc.). The groups for the different courses are being kept relatively small in order to ensure the personal professor - student contact. The professors themselves are really knowledgeable and helpful both in academic terms and otherwise. They also offer internships in leading law firms to the best students and have scholarship programs as well. Last but not least - the University is located in downtown London which will help you enjoy your stay in UK as you will be in the center of the action! They also have nice and affordable dormitories close to the University.

Hope this would help you with your decision and good luck with your studies.

Best regards,
LT

Dear Denizzi,

I would highly recommend you City Law School's program as I have undertaken it and was very happy with it. They offer specialization in different areas (Financial Law, Competition Law, Maritime Law etc.). The groups for the different courses are being kept relatively small in order to ensure the personal professor - student contact. The professors themselves are really knowledgeable and helpful both in academic terms and otherwise. They also offer internships in leading law firms to the best students and have scholarship programs as well. Last but not least - the University is located in downtown London which will help you enjoy your stay in UK as you will be in the center of the action! They also have nice and affordable dormitories close to the University.

Hope this would help you with your decision and good luck with your studies.

Best regards,
LT
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denizzi

Thank you for your answer Italev. Yet, your answer seems to praise the City Law School instead of comparing it with UEA. Maybe it's because you're not familiar with UEA. Anyway, thakns again! I'm waiting for more answers, people!

Thank you for your answer Italev. Yet, your answer seems to praise the City Law School instead of comparing it with UEA. Maybe it's because you're not familiar with UEA. Anyway, thakns again! I'm waiting for more answers, people!
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evilistic

I also got an offer from City on that same program and still considering my option. But there seem to be a lot of negative comments about City here in this forum. I mean, is it that bad or they are just being exaggerated?

I also got an offer from City on that same program and still considering my option. But there seem to be a lot of negative comments about City here in this forum. I mean, is it that bad or they are just being exaggerated?

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denizzi

Congratulations! Yes, you're right that there are negative comments about the City Law School.That's one of the points by means of which I'm confused. But, I'm sure seeing a very negative comment on this site regarding University of Manchester. It cited that the lecturers were even not professors, hired lawyers were lecturing instead. So that, if we bother to take every negative comment seriously I think we'd fall in a dilemma. For me, I will not care about anyone's opinion until I drain it in my mind. By the way, we shouldn't forget that LLM and any other courses constitute the big "education industry" .

Congratulations! Yes, you're right that there are negative comments about the City Law School.That's one of the points by means of which I'm confused. But, I'm sure seeing a very negative comment on this site regarding University of Manchester. It cited that the lecturers were even not professors, hired lawyers were lecturing instead. So that, if we bother to take every negative comment seriously I think we'd fall in a dilemma. For me, I will not care about anyone's opinion until I drain it in my mind. By the way, we shouldn't forget that LLM and any other courses constitute the big "education industry" .
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dralanrile...

Dear Denizzi,
I am not going to try to answer the City or East Anglia question here. But I think it is right to point out that a lot of anonymous negative comments here on different institutions need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. For example, take the criticism you mentioned of Manchester. It is patently untrue. It is quite easily possible to check who teaches on their courses by checking their course lists. See http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/modules/courselist.html?department=23

It is clear from those lists that the overwhelming majority of courses are taught by senior academic staff from the law school. This is what one would expect in any major law school.

When you get negative comments like this it at least worth checking out online whether such negative comments are true.

Another step is to try and contact ex and current LLM students. Ask for instance to contact members of an elected LLM students committee (most institutions have one) to give you a straight view (I am always happy to put students applying to City in touch with the current LLM law society committee).

Also consider contacting the LLM Programme Director directly for more information.

Remember you are going to spend a lot of time and money it is worthwhile asking some serious questions rather than just relying on anonymous comments on LLMguide.

One further point. I suspect the main reason why there are a few more negative comments about City than others is that I put my head above the parapet and have put about 140 or so posts over the last five years. I don't hide behind anonymity and fully identify myself..which always attracts some negative comment.

Professor Alan Riley
Director LLM Programme
City Law School
City University
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk

Dear Denizzi,
I am not going to try to answer the City or East Anglia question here. But I think it is right to point out that a lot of anonymous negative comments here on different institutions need to be taken with a large pinch of salt. For example, take the criticism you mentioned of Manchester. It is patently untrue. It is quite easily possible to check who teaches on their courses by checking their course lists. See http://www.law.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/modules/courselist.html?department=23

It is clear from those lists that the overwhelming majority of courses are taught by senior academic staff from the law school. This is what one would expect in any major law school.

When you get negative comments like this it at least worth checking out online whether such negative comments are true.

Another step is to try and contact ex and current LLM students. Ask for instance to contact members of an elected LLM students committee (most institutions have one) to give you a straight view (I am always happy to put students applying to City in touch with the current LLM law society committee).

Also consider contacting the LLM Programme Director directly for more information.

Remember you are going to spend a lot of time and money it is worthwhile asking some serious questions rather than just relying on anonymous comments on LLMguide.

One further point. I suspect the main reason why there are a few more negative comments about City than others is that I put my head above the parapet and have put about 140 or so posts over the last five years. I don't hide behind anonymity and fully identify myself..which always attracts some negative comment.

Professor Alan Riley
Director LLM Programme
City Law School
City University
Grays Inn
London
Electronic Mail: alan.riley.1@city.ac.uk
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g_usorova

Dear Denizzi,
You should definitely go for a London based Uni. If you want to make a legal career here in UK, you have to be able to attend various lectures, seminars, event and all of them are in London. Recently I've got a job in a very good law firm and it all thanks to my professor at City and networking events he organized.
So, if I were you, I would choose City.

Dear Denizzi,
You should definitely go for a London based Uni. If you want to make a legal career here in UK, you have to be able to attend various lectures, seminars, event and all of them are in London. Recently I've got a job in a very good law firm and it all thanks to my professor at City and networking events he organized.
So, if I were you, I would choose City.
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denizzi

Thank you Mr Riley and g_usurova;

I think you're right by saying that "you shouldn't rely on anonymous comments" . I should have bothered to check the offical page. Popular things may have always negative comments, even resulted from jealousy. We have a statement for that in Turkish as "Fruit-tree is pelted"

And yes, I agree with that a London based school would provide better opportunities.

Thank you Mr Riley and g_usurova;

I think you're right by saying that "you shouldn't rely on anonymous comments" . I should have bothered to check the offical page. Popular things may have always negative comments, even resulted from jealousy. We have a statement for that in Turkish as "Fruit-tree is pelted"

And yes, I agree with that a London based school would provide better opportunities.
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