Edinburgh vs. Nottingham


tinkerbell
So now that I have offers from both places, I would like to pose the following question once again;

Which of the following two schools do you think has a better reputation in International Law: Edinburgh or Nottingham?
So now that I have offers from both places, I would like to pose the following question once again;

Which of the following two schools do you think has a better reputation in International Law: Edinburgh or Nottingham?

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Interalia
I would go for Edinburgh
I would go for Edinburgh
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tinkerbell
Interalia,for the time-being I am leaning towards Edinburgh. I would very much like it if you could let me in on your reasons behind your comment.

I am asking, because Nottingham seems to do better in a lot of ranking lists...Don't want to make a mistake. Furthermore, what's your take on Exeter?
Interalia,for the time-being I am leaning towards Edinburgh. I would very much like it if you could let me in on your reasons behind your comment.

I am asking, because Nottingham seems to do better in a lot of ranking lists...Don't want to make a mistake. Furthermore, what's your take on Exeter?

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Interalia
Personally, I would go to Edinburgh because Professor Sir Neil MacCormick teaches there. He is a pretty big name, and when choosing schools I personally go for the names.

My other reason is that Edinburgh is an absolutely gorgeous city. A tad irrelevant i know :D
Personally, I would go to Edinburgh because Professor Sir Neil MacCormick teaches there. He is a pretty big name, and when choosing schools I personally go for the names.

My other reason is that Edinburgh is an absolutely gorgeous city. A tad irrelevant i know :D
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tinkerbell
Interalia,
Where you live though is undeniably important! Thanks for the reply...

Hope to get views from others as well!
Interalia,
Where you live though is undeniably important! Thanks for the reply...

Hope to get views from others as well!
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tinkerbell,

As an additional criterion, perhaps you can look into the history of the University. With all things being equal, evaluating the historical significance of the school in the light of its contribution to the field of legal education may be able to tip the balance in favor of one over the other.
tinkerbell,

As an additional criterion, perhaps you can look into the history of the University. With all things being equal, evaluating the historical significance of the school in the light of its contribution to the field of legal education may be able to tip the balance in favor of one over the other.
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tinkerbell
Tahnks OpinioJuris. Having said that which do you believe has the better overall reputation?
Tahnks OpinioJuris. Having said that which do you believe has the better overall reputation?
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Edinburgh is an ancient university with a great history, having been founded in 1582. It was a renowned university during the Enlightenment. On the other hand, Nottingham represents the modern British university founded in the late 19th century. An ideal university would combine a great history with the opportunity to develop innovative and creative thinking.

Having said that, Edinburgh would be a good choice for doing a postgraduate law degree.
Edinburgh is an ancient university with a great history, having been founded in 1582. It was a renowned university during the Enlightenment. On the other hand, Nottingham represents the modern British university founded in the late 19th century. An ideal university would combine a great history with the opportunity to develop innovative and creative thinking.

Having said that, Edinburgh would be a good choice for doing a postgraduate law degree.
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Zathanel
Well, friends, I am (might be) in same sitauation as the author of the post. I have a offer from Nottingham and I'm waiting for Edinburgh, but in my opinion Nottingham has extremely big advantages. What I love about is 1)lower tiuition and living expenses (that's important in my case) 2) around 50 modules (at leat in my specilisation - International Commercial law) with possibiltuy of even futher specialisation. And I heard it's great in this field. Edinburgh doesn't offer LLMs in specialisations I'm crazy about.... But my question is: what are my chances of being accepted to a PhD programme after the LLM? I simply would like to pursue a research degree after LLM and maybe start teaching law one day. I guess getting into PhD at any of those Unis would be hard, to tell the least. Maybe I should try going to lower ranked Uni and try having a longer journey there? Like Univeristy that is great in research and my chances for having longer stay there are greater. I'm thinking of Leeds... If You could help me with this I would be extremely grateful.
Well, friends, I am (might be) in same sitauation as the author of the post. I have a offer from Nottingham and I'm waiting for Edinburgh, but in my opinion Nottingham has extremely big advantages. What I love about is 1)lower tiuition and living expenses (that's important in my case) 2) around 50 modules (at leat in my specilisation - International Commercial law) with possibiltuy of even futher specialisation. And I heard it's great in this field. Edinburgh doesn't offer LLMs in specialisations I'm crazy about.... But my question is: what are my chances of being accepted to a PhD programme after the LLM? I simply would like to pursue a research degree after LLM and maybe start teaching law one day. I guess getting into PhD at any of those Unis would be hard, to tell the least. Maybe I should try going to lower ranked Uni and try having a longer journey there? Like Univeristy that is great in research and my chances for having longer stay there are greater. I'm thinking of Leeds... If You could help me with this I would be extremely grateful.
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harry1985
Definitely go for Edinburgh. It will be worth the extra living expenses, undoubtedly. Have you visited both cities? Nottingham is not the nicest place in the world, whereas Edinburgh is arguably one of the most beautiful European cities. The law school is excellent, with a diverse and vibrant faculty - I presume you'd be doing the taught LLM in Commercial law? I know the general rule is go for the school which caters for your specialty at LLM level rather than going for name or ranking, but in this case I think your choice should be obvious, particularly if you are looking to pursue teaching and academia.
Definitely go for Edinburgh. It will be worth the extra living expenses, undoubtedly. Have you visited both cities? Nottingham is not the nicest place in the world, whereas Edinburgh is arguably one of the most beautiful European cities. The law school is excellent, with a diverse and vibrant faculty - I presume you'd be doing the taught LLM in Commercial law? I know the general rule is go for the school which caters for your specialty at LLM level rather than going for name or ranking, but in this case I think your choice should be obvious, particularly if you are looking to pursue teaching and academia.
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tinkerbell
Zathanel, Opinio Juris, Harry,

Thank-you all for commenting! Your feedback was great! Having said this, I believe I am leaning towards Edinburgh more than ever!

Zathernel, I wish you the best with your choice; however I woudl like to ask, if you got an acceptance to the LLM programme at these schools, with lots of hard work why do you think you wouldnt be able to proceed to do a PhD? I'm pretty much headed in that direction as well, and am remaining hopeful!
Zathanel, Opinio Juris, Harry,

Thank-you all for commenting! Your feedback was great! Having said this, I believe I am leaning towards Edinburgh more than ever!

Zathernel, I wish you the best with your choice; however I woudl like to ask, if you got an acceptance to the LLM programme at these schools, with lots of hard work why do you think you wouldnt be able to proceed to do a PhD? I'm pretty much headed in that direction as well, and am remaining hopeful!

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tinkerbell
And....guys can you help me out with accomodation in Edinburgh? Heard anythinh about uni housing and which dorms are the most pleasant to live in?!!!

Help!
And....guys can you help me out with accomodation in Edinburgh? Heard anythinh about uni housing and which dorms are the most pleasant to live in?!!!

Help!
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Zathanel
Actually, I'm concerned about possibility of PhD degree in those Schools because.... I have completely no idea how that works in UK. I'm EU student but the whole system differs a lot. I wasn't sure if I'll admitted to any UK Uni for LLM to be honest. But maybe I should a little more ambitious and try for PhD in Edi/Nott. If not, I still can try in other Unis having solid background, right? I'm still waiting for my decision from Edi and I have never thought about accomadation there. Wish I could help You more...
Actually, I'm concerned about possibility of PhD degree in those Schools because.... I have completely no idea how that works in UK. I'm EU student but the whole system differs a lot. I wasn't sure if I'll admitted to any UK Uni for LLM to be honest. But maybe I should a little more ambitious and try for PhD in Edi/Nott. If not, I still can try in other Unis having solid background, right? I'm still waiting for my decision from Edi and I have never thought about accomadation there. Wish I could help You more...
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For International Law, Edinburgh would be the top choice. It is one of the oldest (302 year old) law faculties and has many top professors in law. In addition to Sir Neil MacCormick (who sadly passed away on Sunday, 5 April) it also is home to Professor Alan Boyle, Professor Neil Walker, Professor Bil Gilmore and many more who are leaders in their specific fields.
Having done both my LLM and currently writing my PhD at Edinburgh after also having studied at Cambridge, I think choosing Edinburgh is the easy choice between here and Notthingham. The city is absolutely amazing and has so much to offer on top of the superb education.
Best of luck.
For International Law, Edinburgh would be the top choice. It is one of the oldest (302 year old) law faculties and has many top professors in law. In addition to Sir Neil MacCormick (who sadly passed away on Sunday, 5 April) it also is home to Professor Alan Boyle, Professor Neil Walker, Professor Bil Gilmore and many more who are leaders in their specific fields.
Having done both my LLM and currently writing my PhD at Edinburgh after also having studied at Cambridge, I think choosing Edinburgh is the easy choice between here and Notthingham. The city is absolutely amazing and has so much to offer on top of the superb education.
Best of luck.
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SergioNap
Hi everybody,

I ve received offers for LLM in European Law from Nottingham and Edinburgh.

Do you know which one is better in European Law?

Is what you have written above to be considered only for Int'l Law or also for European Law?

Thank you, CIAO !!!
Hi everybody,

I ve received offers for LLM in European Law from Nottingham and Edinburgh.

Do you know which one is better in European Law?

Is what you have written above to be considered only for Int'l Law or also for European Law?

Thank you, CIAO !!!
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Zathanel
I received unconditional offer for European Law Edinburgh as well. In my posts I considered Edinburgh Faculty of Law as whole. Congrats and regards.
I received unconditional offer for European Law Edinburgh as well. In my posts I considered Edinburgh Faculty of Law as whole. Congrats and regards.
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SergioNap
Thanks for your reply Zathanel...

Is there anybody else who can help me make this decision?
Any advice?
Thanks for your reply Zathanel...

Is there anybody else who can help me make this decision?
Any advice?
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Hi Sergionap,
I will copy my reply to some else's post regarding European Law at Edinburgh and hope this helps a bit.
Definitely go with Edinburgh. It is home to Prof Jo Shaw, a leader in the field of European Law. It is also holds the Europa Institute, the oldest European Law centred research facility of its kind. www.law.ed.ac.uk/europa/
A large number of the faculty at Edinburgh are specialists in European law and it also has a very active student research community in the field, too.
Though not based in England, Scotland is a great alternative to London. Edinburgh is an excellent small city with all of the nightlife and arts that London shares. It is much easier for travel, too. Since it is European law, it will be the same law no matter if you are taught in England or Scotland so you are not restricted to England.
Best of luck with your applications.
Hi Sergionap,
I will copy my reply to some else's post regarding European Law at Edinburgh and hope this helps a bit.
Definitely go with Edinburgh. It is home to Prof Jo Shaw, a leader in the field of European Law. It is also holds the Europa Institute, the oldest European Law centred research facility of its kind. www.law.ed.ac.uk/europa/
A large number of the faculty at Edinburgh are specialists in European law and it also has a very active student research community in the field, too.
Though not based in England, Scotland is a great alternative to London. Edinburgh is an excellent small city with all of the nightlife and arts that London shares. It is much easier for travel, too. Since it is European law, it will be the same law no matter if you are taught in England or Scotland so you are not restricted to England.
Best of luck with your applications.
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SergioNap
Thank you veri much EDIpostgrad...

That s so helpful
Thank you veri much EDIpostgrad...

That s so helpful
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oma

Definitely go with Edinburgh. It is home to Prof Jo Shaw, a leader in the field of European Law. It is also holds the Europa Institute, the oldest European Law centred research facility of its kind. www.law.ed.ac.uk/europa/


Edi, after reading some of your previous posts, I have the feeling that 99% of your statements can be summarized as "Edinburgh is great". I'm sure it is, but it's getting kinda boring.
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Definitely go with Edinburgh. It is home to Prof Jo Shaw, a leader in the field of European Law. It is also holds the Europa Institute, the oldest European Law centred research facility of its kind. www.law.ed.ac.uk/europa/</blockquote>

Edi, after reading some of your previous posts, I have the feeling that 99% of your statements can be summarized as "Edinburgh is great". I'm sure it is, but it's getting kinda boring.
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