College ranking?


Hi i am from India, I wanted to know if there's some official site from where i can find the most accurate college rankings according to which i could list the following in order of preference.

I've applied to these for LLM 2009-10 session in Commercial/Corporate/International business law. All of them are providing the subject of my interest, however, i don't have much idea which one i should zero-in on. I've received offer letter from Leeds, Manchester and a conditional offer from UCL so far. I'll be hearing from Cardiff by next week.

Can anyone please throw some light on the ranking as well as help me in coming to a conclusion as to which college i should give more preference to??

1. UCL
2. Cardiff
3. Leeds
4. Manchester
5. Kings College, London

Thanks.
P.S. I'd like to stick in or around London, and a place "moderately" expensive will still be okay.

Hi i am from India, I wanted to know if there's some official site from where i can find the most accurate college rankings according to which i could list the following in order of preference.

I've applied to these for LLM 2009-10 session in Commercial/Corporate/International business law. All of them are providing the subject of my interest, however, i don't have much idea which one i should zero-in on. I've received offer letter from Leeds, Manchester and a conditional offer from UCL so far. I'll be hearing from Cardiff by next week.

Can anyone please throw some light on the ranking as well as help me in coming to a conclusion as to which college i should give more preference to??

1. UCL
2. Cardiff
3. Leeds
4. Manchester
5. Kings College, London

Thanks.
P.S. I'd like to stick in or around London, and a place "moderately" expensive will still be okay.
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guncha

Hi Anushree
i was facing same prob as u r facing right now..
acc to wat i know u shud consider kings or ucl as they r much better than manchester and leeds for sure
and cardiff shud not be an option when u have offers from univ like ucl or kcl..
i have finalised nottingham for myself for int comm law..
so acc to me-
number one is kings then ucl then manchester then leeds and lastly cardiff
hope it helps u making the right decision

Hi Anushree
i was facing same prob as u r facing right now..
acc to wat i know u shud consider kings or ucl as they r much better than manchester and leeds for sure
and cardiff shud not be an option when u have offers from univ like ucl or kcl..
i have finalised nottingham for myself for int comm law..
so acc to me-
number one is kings then ucl then manchester then leeds and lastly cardiff
hope it helps u making the right decision
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Legal_Indi...

Hi i am from India, I wanted to know if there's some official site from where i can find the most accurate college rankings according to which i could list the following in order of preference.

I've applied to these for LLM 2009-10 session in Commercial/Corporate/International business law. All of them are providing the subject of my interest, however, i don't have much idea which one i should zero-in on. I've received offer letter from Leeds, Manchester and a conditional offer from UCL so far. I'll be hearing from Cardiff by next week.

Can anyone please throw some light on the ranking as well as help me in coming to a conclusion as to which college i should give more preference to??

1. UCL
2. Cardiff
3. Leeds
4. Manchester
5. Kings College, London

Thanks.
P.S. I'd like to stick in or around London, and a place "moderately" expensive will still be okay.


Anushree...I don't know on what basis have you selected cardiff.....? And why on earth Leeds....
If you really want to go to london or around london...I would recommend UCL,LSE,KCL,QMUL,SOAS....These you should surely apply if you want to go to some place in or around london....!

I would suggest you please apply to better Universities....not Leeds and those types....UNLESS you think you grades are not good enough to get you through anything in London..!

you can P.M. if you have any specific questions towards London colleges...I had applied to quiet a few of those Colleges

<blockquote>Hi i am from India, I wanted to know if there's some official site from where i can find the most accurate college rankings according to which i could list the following in order of preference.

I've applied to these for LLM 2009-10 session in Commercial/Corporate/International business law. All of them are providing the subject of my interest, however, i don't have much idea which one i should zero-in on. I've received offer letter from Leeds, Manchester and a conditional offer from UCL so far. I'll be hearing from Cardiff by next week.

Can anyone please throw some light on the ranking as well as help me in coming to a conclusion as to which college i should give more preference to??

1. UCL
2. Cardiff
3. Leeds
4. Manchester
5. Kings College, London

Thanks.
P.S. I'd like to stick in or around London, and a place "moderately" expensive will still be okay.</blockquote>

Anushree...I don't know on what basis have you selected cardiff.....? And why on earth Leeds....
If you really want to go to london or around london...I would recommend UCL,LSE,KCL,QMUL,SOAS....These you should surely apply if you want to go to some place in or around london....!

I would suggest you please apply to better Universities....not Leeds and those types....UNLESS you think you grades are not good enough to get you through anything in London..!

you can P.M. if you have any specific questions towards London colleges...I had applied to quiet a few of those Colleges
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P_Martini

To my mind, UCL is the top among those.

To my mind, UCL is the top among those.
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Legal_Indi...

Yes...I agree with you...UCL is top in the order....not KCL...!

Yes...I agree with you...UCL is top in the order....not KCL...!
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banker3

well for international business law I would say KCL is better than UCL.

well for international business law I would say KCL is better than UCL.
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Banking

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Legal_Indi...

I am once sorry to differ from you point of views Private Equity and Banker...! But this again the same pointless and baseless arguement which you start again..!
I known sufficient people and firms from all these places you have mentioned who not only know about UCL...but will also prefer UCL better than KCL..!
And UCL and KCL are not miles apart....! There are same...! I think in another forum you had argued the same thing....that UCL and KCL can be debateble....and now you have changed you stance...! And considering International law specifically I would suggest anjushree should go to UCL...!

All the more...India widely recognizes UCL...!
I am not posting to any of your replies after this....(no offence guys...but our arguments will have no end...and will not lead to any conclusion...that's the only reason for not replying)

I would let anushree make her own decision... and it will be best if she talks to students or ex-students of the college itself...!

I am once sorry to differ from you point of views Private Equity and Banker...! But this again the same pointless and baseless arguement which you start again..!
I known sufficient people and firms from all these places you have mentioned who not only know about UCL...but will also prefer UCL better than KCL..!
And UCL and KCL are not miles apart....! There are same...! I think in another forum you had argued the same thing....that UCL and KCL can be debateble....and now you have changed you stance...! And considering International law specifically I would suggest anjushree should go to UCL...!

All the more...India widely recognizes UCL...!
I am not posting to any of your replies after this....(no offence guys...but our arguments will have no end...and will not lead to any conclusion...that's the only reason for not replying)

I would let anushree make her own decision... and it will be best if she talks to students or ex-students of the college itself...!
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Banking

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Legal_Indi...

oh...really...i didn't see anyone asking for your reply specifically on this forum...! We help students out of responsibility to show them right directions...not misguide them....! So at the most what We should be doing is only giving right opinions for general purpose (not specifically Banking Sector)...Anushree hasn't mentioned she is interested in Banking Sector at all.. (though she may be really interested) Sorry If I am getting personal...but since you have pointed out the issue I had to clarify this.

And I don't think we were looking for whether Banks come to the University of not....of whether banks are interested in taking certain University Students...!
What we are looking for is which place is better for Commercial/Corporate/International business law...! So it's not International Law as whole...but specifically 'international Business Law'....so once again UCL is known for it's commercial and business law subjects..
I therefore urge you please look at it from all angles and understand all sectors and not only from the Banking point of view. It is a kind request to you.

oh...really...i didn't see anyone asking for your reply specifically on this forum...! We help students out of responsibility to show them right directions...not misguide them....! So at the most what We should be doing is only giving right opinions for general purpose (not specifically Banking Sector)...Anushree hasn't mentioned she is interested in Banking Sector at all.. (though she may be really interested) Sorry If I am getting personal...but since you have pointed out the issue I had to clarify this.

And I don't think we were looking for whether Banks come to the University of not....of whether banks are interested in taking certain University Students...!
What we are looking for is which place is better for Commercial/Corporate/International business law...! So it's not International Law as whole...but specifically 'international Business Law'....so once again UCL is known for it's commercial and business law subjects..
I therefore urge you please look at it from all angles and understand all sectors and not only from the Banking point of view. It is a kind request to you.
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banker3

legal-India : I would suggest that you take a look at the teachers and courses for "International Business law " or " Commercial LLM" at KCL and UCL before you answer

legal-India : I would suggest that you take a look at the teachers and courses for "International Business law " or " Commercial LLM" at KCL and UCL before you answer
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Banking

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vidyaju

Is LLM Manchester or SOAS a better choice considering career advantages and ranking???

Is LLM Manchester or SOAS a better choice considering career advantages and ranking???
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Legal_Indi...

I am in London right now..and I live in a students hall with more than 1000 students...and I must have gone for atleast 20 post-graduate LLM parties...haven't meet a single person from SOAS doing an LLM. SOAS is a really bad choice...

Talking about Manchester....well...i have discussed this earlier....Manchester is surviving on it's old reputation...it's dropped considerable numbers in the ranking...and I don't see any hope in going to a University is drasctically falling...

I am in London right now..and I live in a students hall with more than 1000 students...and I must have gone for atleast 20 post-graduate LLM parties...haven't meet a single person from SOAS doing an LLM. SOAS is a really bad choice...

Talking about Manchester....well...i have discussed this earlier....Manchester is surviving on it's old reputation...it's dropped considerable numbers in the ranking...and I don't see any hope in going to a University is drasctically falling...
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Wheretogo_

To say that SOAS is a bad choice is a stupid thing to say.

It is internationally recognized all over the world and if it was bad I don't think a place such as Columbia law would allow its students to get an LLM from SOAS in conjunction with its JD degree.

If you don't know what you are talking about, please don't give any opinions that are not supported with any evidence.

To say that SOAS is a bad choice is a stupid thing to say.

It is internationally recognized all over the world and if it was bad I don't think a place such as Columbia law would allow its students to get an LLM from SOAS in conjunction with its JD degree.

If you don't know what you are talking about, please don't give any opinions that are not supported with any evidence.

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Legal_Indi...

To say that SOAS is a bad choice is a stupid thing to say.

It is internationally recognized all over the world and if it was bad I don't think a place such as Columbia law would allow its students to get an LLM from SOAS in conjunction with its JD degree.

If you don't know what you are talking about, please don't give any opinions that are not supported with any evidence.


Dude...i don't know what shit u just said. I am talking about personal experience...I don't need any evidence to support personal experience.

I am living in a student's accomodation just 10 minutes away from SOAS. I have many friends from SOAS....ALL of them are unaware that SOAS has Law as well....lol (And mind you...SOAS is just one single wide building which has all it's lectures of all the fields in that same building...I still haven't figured out how they manage within such a small place...)

Further, in my Entire students hall (which is the most preferred accomodation for SOAS students since it is the most closest) there is not a single student studying LLM at SOAS.

All the more...we usually have a Thursday night drinks for all the LLM students in London....and this is happening since week 1 of October...I have spoken to so many LLm students of different colleges...but haven't seen a single student from SOAS...!

Further, in many International Moot Competition's where we have been participating....SOAS is not even in the list of participants....lol....!

additionally, at the Law fairs...for job recruitments....all the colleges have their representatives ...but no representative for SOAS...! It does not get worst than this...!

<blockquote>To say that SOAS is a bad choice is a stupid thing to say.

It is internationally recognized all over the world and if it was bad I don't think a place such as Columbia law would allow its students to get an LLM from SOAS in conjunction with its JD degree.

If you don't know what you are talking about, please don't give any opinions that are not supported with any evidence.

</blockquote>
Dude...i don't know what shit u just said. I am talking about personal experience...I don't need any evidence to support personal experience.

I am living in a student's accomodation just 10 minutes away from SOAS. I have many friends from SOAS....ALL of them are unaware that SOAS has Law as well....lol (And mind you...SOAS is just one single wide building which has all it's lectures of all the fields in that same building...I still haven't figured out how they manage within such a small place...)

Further, in my Entire students hall (which is the most preferred accomodation for SOAS students since it is the most closest) there is not a single student studying LLM at SOAS.

All the more...we usually have a Thursday night drinks for all the LLM students in London....and this is happening since week 1 of October...I have spoken to so many LLm students of different colleges...but haven't seen a single student from SOAS...!

Further, in many International Moot Competition's where we have been participating....SOAS is not even in the list of participants....lol....!

additionally, at the Law fairs...for job recruitments....all the colleges have their representatives ...but no representative for SOAS...! It does not get worst than this...!
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Inactive User

I have to interfere.

Manchester is not surviving to an old reputation.

Manchester is one of the finest law schools in the UK. Its a Russel group University and the University is 26th in the world ranking.

Regardless of ranking, the school is constantly targeted by the biggest firms in the UK and has one of the most respected law departments in the UK.

Of course if you only see London colleges that is your problem but to bash a school for no reason is not a very bright thing to do.

The same goes for SOAS.
At the end of the day an LLM from any of the schools will not give you a job in London unless you are a qualified solicitor. The market is packed and flooded with UK grads with 2.1 and 1sts looking for a job.

I have to interfere.

Manchester is not surviving to an old reputation.

Manchester is one of the finest law schools in the UK. Its a Russel group University and the University is 26th in the world ranking.

Regardless of ranking, the school is constantly targeted by the biggest firms in the UK and has one of the most respected law departments in the UK.

Of course if you only see London colleges that is your problem but to bash a school for no reason is not a very bright thing to do.

The same goes for SOAS.
At the end of the day an LLM from any of the schools will not give you a job in London unless you are a qualified solicitor. The market is packed and flooded with UK grads with 2.1 and 1sts looking for a job.

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Bion

i think UCL is the best in ur list.....then ofcouse KCL is also gud..... i suggest u shudnt miss the offer at ucl...all the best anushree.....take ur call wisely.....

i think UCL is the best in ur list.....then ofcouse KCL is also gud..... i suggest u shudnt miss the offer at ucl...all the best anushree.....take ur call wisely.....
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Kerfuffle

UCL or KCL (depending on specialism)
Manchester
Cardiff
Leeds

UCL or KCL (depending on specialism)
Manchester
Cardiff
Leeds
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cmars

Here's the list of top UK law schools according to the UK government: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2008/dec/18/rae-results-2008-law-degree
The editor of Schmitthoff's Export Trade: The Law and Practice of International Trade (11th and 12th editions) teaches on the International Trade Law LLM at Essex, at Colchester outside London.

Here's the list of top UK law schools according to the UK government: http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2008/dec/18/rae-results-2008-law-degree
The editor of Schmitthoff's Export Trade: The Law and Practice of International Trade (11th and 12th editions) teaches on the International Trade Law LLM at Essex, at Colchester outside London.
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