Edinburgh vs Bristol qualifying degrees


barmenator

I am a foreign qualified lawyer from a Civil Law jurisdiction, and I'm having a hard time deciding between these 2:

a) Edinburgh LLB Graduate Entry or
b) Bristol MA in Law.

Which of these Programs and/or Universities do you deem better and why?

Which graduates have better job prospects in London, Edinburgh or Bristol's?

What do Big London Firms value most: QS University ranking, or type of legal system taught in the degree?

Edinburgh is greatly ranked at QS, but its Scottish.
Bristol is British, but only decently ranked at QS.

A Scottish degree may be converted to practice law in England, but considering the differences between both Legal Systems, it may not be worth the difference in ranking.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

I am a foreign qualified lawyer from a Civil Law jurisdiction, and I'm having a hard time deciding between these 2:

a) Edinburgh LLB Graduate Entry or
b) Bristol MA in Law.

Which of these Programs and/or Universities do you deem better and why?

Which graduates have better job prospects in London, Edinburgh or Bristol's?

What do Big London Firms value most: QS University ranking, or type of legal system taught in the degree?

Edinburgh is greatly ranked at QS, but its Scottish.
Bristol is British, but only decently ranked at QS.

A Scottish degree may be converted to practice law in England, but considering the differences between both Legal Systems, it may not be worth the difference in ranking.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance!
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Wheretogo_

Edin has probably some focus on Scots law.

Both are excellent universities but I would pick Bristol. It's an excellent university with a terrific law department. The MA is a qualifying law degree and a very respectable degree amongst the legal sphere. It clearly reflects the good research at Bristol. Bristol is consistently represented in the top legal circles in London and a lot of firms recruit heavily in Bristol.

Edin has probably some focus on Scots law.

Both are excellent universities but I would pick Bristol. It's an excellent university with a terrific law department. The MA is a qualifying law degree and a very respectable degree amongst the legal sphere. It clearly reflects the good research at Bristol. Bristol is consistently represented in the top legal circles in London and a lot of firms recruit heavily in Bristol.
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uoegrad

Edinburgh's Grad LLB is a Scots law degree which won't qualify you to get into the English LPC or BTPC. For that you would have to do the English GDL on top of the Edinburgh grad LLB.

Ultimately, if you want to work in England then do an English GDL.

Edinburgh's Grad LLB is a Scots law degree which won't qualify you to get into the English LPC or BTPC. For that you would have to do the English GDL on top of the Edinburgh grad LLB.

Ultimately, if you want to work in England then do an English GDL.
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barmenator

Thank you, guys!

I am not sure about staying in England, I just want to qualify for now.

Prima facie, I thought a Scot's LLB did qualify in England and its academic program was full of Comparative Law, given the neighboring condition between both jurisdictions.

Now, "Overall" ranking, including all subjects, I may understand a better tier for Edinburgh. But "in Law", how can Edinburgh Uni be better ranked by QS than Bristol in such specialization, considering its location in a much less important jurisdiction?

Job placement and starting salary upon graduation are 2 of the most important statistics when ranking Law Schools. And, in that regard, I assume London beats any Scottish city by far. Does it not?

Thank you, guys!

I am not sure about staying in England, I just want to qualify for now.

Prima facie, I thought a Scot's LLB did qualify in England and its academic program was full of Comparative Law, given the neighboring condition between both jurisdictions.

Now, "Overall" ranking, including all subjects, I may understand a better tier for Edinburgh. But "in Law", how can Edinburgh Uni be better ranked by QS than Bristol in such specialization, considering its location in a much less important jurisdiction?

Job placement and starting salary upon graduation are 2 of the most important statistics when ranking Law Schools. And, in that regard, I assume London beats any Scottish city by far. Does it not?

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