help : wolverhampton or coventry


mal
which is a better university to pursue an LLM - University of Wolverhampton or Coventry ? and why is it better ?

grateful for any advice :)
which is a better university to pursue an LLM - University of Wolverhampton or Coventry ? and why is it better ?

grateful for any advice :)
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Wheretogo_
Unless you have a very good reason to attend them, neither is good. In fact have a look at their rankings in the link below.

If you are serious in applying to any law school in the UK please consider top 20 institutions only otherwise you are throwing money in the bin! I don't know how people come about with these places no one ever heard of so please do yourself a favour and apply to solid university.

Have a look at the rankings: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=law

I recommend Bristol, Durham, Newcastle and so forth.
Unless you have a very good reason to attend them, neither is good. In fact have a look at their rankings in the link below.

If you are serious in applying to any law school in the UK please consider top 20 institutions only otherwise you are throwing money in the bin! I don't know how people come about with these places no one ever heard of so please do yourself a favour and apply to solid university.

Have a look at the rankings: http://www.thecompleteuniversityguide.co.uk/league-tables/rankings?s=law

I recommend Bristol, Durham, Newcastle and so forth.
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No one has asked about the top 20 Law Schools in UK. The rankings, at best, should be a subjective guide. Certainly not conclusive. Like errrmm... The way you check the dictionary if know something but you're not too sure. You did not answer his question asked by the OP. He asked which University was better. I think it's time we start to think outside the box. Relying on rankings is an intellectual crime.

Im sure there is a reason why this person has limited his/her choice to Coventry and Wolves.

And by the way, I know students who did there LLB at bottom ranked law schools and had training contracts before LPC. I also know a person from Kings who after graduating for 3years, is still looking for a training contract.
No one has asked about the top 20 Law Schools in UK. The rankings, at best, should be a subjective guide. Certainly not conclusive. Like errrmm... The way you check the dictionary if know something but you're not too sure. You did not answer his question asked by the OP. He asked which University was better. I think it's time we start to think outside the box. Relying on rankings is an intellectual crime.

Im sure there is a reason why this person has limited his/her choice to Coventry and Wolves.

And by the way, I know students who did there LLB at bottom ranked law schools and had training contracts before LPC. I also know a person from Kings who after graduating for 3years, is still looking for a training contract.


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Wheretogo_
An LLM is a degree to enhance job prospects in the legal market and the original poster is probably aware of that. Attending any of the schools (wolv or coventry) will not help in any way his or her prospects (assuming that this is what he or she wants).

I will keep reiterating that attending low ranked/ unknown schools is a waste of money and time. While you can say that you know x y and z the truth of the matter is simple: law firms want the best schools possible and the best candidates. While this does not answer the question, students HAVE TO bear this in mind.

In the alternative, if attending any of these schools won't make a difference for the OP (as he or she has experience) then I can't manifest any opinion on either as I have never heard of them, especially for an LLM.

LLM' s are a brand and international degrees. Please attend the best possible schools you can get into, for your own sake.
An LLM is a degree to enhance job prospects in the legal market and the original poster is probably aware of that. Attending any of the schools (wolv or coventry) will not help in any way his or her prospects (assuming that this is what he or she wants).

I will keep reiterating that attending low ranked/ unknown schools is a waste of money and time. While you can say that you know x y and z the truth of the matter is simple: law firms want the best schools possible and the best candidates. While this does not answer the question, students HAVE TO bear this in mind.

In the alternative, if attending any of these schools won't make a difference for the OP (as he or she has experience) then I can't manifest any opinion on either as I have never heard of them, especially for an LLM.

LLM' s are a brand and international degrees. Please attend the best possible schools you can get into, for your own sake.

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law01
Wheretogo, you are right but only partly. . . If the OP wants to work in the UK as a barrister for example then an LLM will add absolutely nothing unless it is from oxbridge or harvard! If however he is not from england and he wants to work as a lawyer in his home country then an llm from coventry or wolverthampton could suffice! With the exception of england the rest of the countries are quite open minded and it is very easy getting a job as a barrister without the need to have an oxbridge degree!
I know people from very low ranked uk universities that will e doing a phd at harvard, are working as solicitors, and who have secured pupillage in london! I even know someone from a uni which is not even in the top 50 and he has NO work experience and he got a Lord Denning scholarship! Which is the most prestigious award a prospective barrister can get!! So the rankings are completely subjective!!
Wheretogo, you are right but only partly. . . If the OP wants to work in the UK as a barrister for example then an LLM will add absolutely nothing unless it is from oxbridge or harvard! If however he is not from england and he wants to work as a lawyer in his home country then an llm from coventry or wolverthampton could suffice! With the exception of england the rest of the countries are quite open minded and it is very easy getting a job as a barrister without the need to have an oxbridge degree!
I know people from very low ranked uk universities that will e doing a phd at harvard, are working as solicitors, and who have secured pupillage in london! I even know someone from a uni which is not even in the top 50 and he has NO work experience and he got a Lord Denning scholarship! Which is the most prestigious award a prospective barrister can get!! So the rankings are completely subjective!!
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Wheretogo_
I am not contesting the exceptions, I am just stating the rule, but as we all know, rules do have exceptions, however, students need to be aware of the realities of the legal profession.

LLM' s are a business and students deserve the best experience possible together with a rigorous education, which is, to a certain extent, provided at leading law schools.
I am not contesting the exceptions, I am just stating the rule, but as we all know, rules do have exceptions, however, students need to be aware of the realities of the legal profession.

LLM' s are a business and students deserve the best experience possible together with a rigorous education, which is, to a certain extent, provided at leading law schools.
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law01
As i said i do agree with you partly. It all depends on where that person wants to work, if he wants to work as a barrister in england then an LLM from any of the two universities he refers will add nothing, but if he wants to work back in his country then maybe it won't matter! But generally i do agree that an LLM is mainly a way of adding the brand name of a top uni on your cv!
As i said i do agree with you partly. It all depends on where that person wants to work, if he wants to work as a barrister in england then an LLM from any of the two universities he refers will add nothing, but if he wants to work back in his country then maybe it won't matter! But generally i do agree that an LLM is mainly a way of adding the brand name of a top uni on your cv!
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Eppendorf
Both schools are really low ranked.
Both schools are really low ranked.
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law01
Eppendorf.... 1) haven't you got tired of trolling every bloody thread? 2) the OP doesn't want us to tell hims that both unis are low ranked! He wants us to help hims choose between the two!!! Just those two!!
Eppendorf.... 1) haven't you got tired of trolling every bloody thread? 2) the OP doesn't want us to tell hims that both unis are low ranked! He wants us to help hims choose between the two!!! Just those two!!
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mal
Thank you for the responses.... I actually had no idea that it was that low ranked...Coventry actually states it is ranked 33rd ? I liked the LLM modules offered and that's why I chose to apply there....I am not from the UK and imagine the ranking won't matter as much but I would prefer to go to a decent University....any idea why it is not highly ranked ?
Thank you for the responses.... I actually had no idea that it was that low ranked...Coventry actually states it is ranked 33rd ? I liked the LLM modules offered and that's why I chose to apply there....I am not from the UK and imagine the ranking won't matter as much but I would prefer to go to a decent University....any idea why it is not highly ranked ?
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law01
They are considered as quite bad universities, they are not even in the top 50, and they even accept people with a 3rd probably! If you can get in a better uni then it's better to avoid these two!
They are considered as quite bad universities, they are not even in the top 50, and they even accept people with a 3rd probably! If you can get in a better uni then it's better to avoid these two!
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I am not contesting the exceptions, I am just stating the rule, but as we all know, rules do have exceptions, however, students need to be aware of the realities of the legal profession.

LLM' s are a business and students deserve the best experience possible together with a rigorous education, which is, to a certain extent, provided at leading law schools.



Did you go to SOAS?
<blockquote>I am not contesting the exceptions, I am just stating the rule, but as we all know, rules do have exceptions, however, students need to be aware of the realities of the legal profession.

LLM' s are a business and students deserve the best experience possible together with a rigorous education, which is, to a certain extent, provided at leading law schools.</blockquote>





Did you go to SOAS?
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