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flori

Hello Beicon, hello everyone,



What do you mean by decent reputation? Does decent reputation comprise universities such as UCL, KCL, QML, LSE, Cambridge, Oxford??? Or only second tier universities? If you mean second tier universities, it's possible that you're right... I based my statement on first tier schools.


The law school is in the top quintile according to the relevant rankings. That probably makes it second tier, but so are some of the universities mentioned in your post ;-)


Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university?


Because a "decent" university is actually the right place for the majority of prospective students. Neither a superb one, nor a crappy one, but a decent one. The reason for this could be easily explained by toying around with some bell curves etc.

Furthermore I think that any further discussion is pointless, as long as we don't know the original poster's actual goals - not everyone wants to become an Oxbridge graduate. Maybe any LLM from the UK or Canada would do in order to be king in the home legal market or the LLM is the proper vehicle to get away from home, to find the right partner, to explore the "Real Ale"-culture on a government scholarship - whatever... (I have actually seen people pursuing LLM degrees for all of these reasons)

Bye
flori

Hello Beicon, hello everyone,


<blockquote>
What do you mean by decent reputation? Does decent reputation comprise universities such as UCL, KCL, QML, LSE, Cambridge, Oxford??? Or only second tier universities? If you mean second tier universities, it's possible that you're right... I based my statement on first tier schools.
</blockquote>

The law school is in the top quintile according to the relevant rankings. That probably makes it second tier, but so are some of the universities mentioned in your post ;-)

<blockquote>
Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university?
</blockquote>

Because a "decent" university is actually the right place for the majority of prospective students. Neither a superb one, nor a crappy one, but a decent one. The reason for this could be easily explained by toying around with some bell curves etc.

Furthermore I think that any further discussion is pointless, as long as we don't know the original poster's actual goals - not everyone wants to become an Oxbridge graduate. Maybe any LLM from the UK or Canada would do in order to be king in the home legal market or the LLM is the proper vehicle to get away from home, to find the right partner, to explore the "Real Ale"-culture on a government scholarship - whatever... (I have actually seen people pursuing LLM degrees for all of these reasons)

Bye
flori
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beicon

I think it's really stupid to attack beicon like this. He is has been a top contributor to the llm-guide board for many years and this board wouldn't be as useful if there weren't people like him who actually have done an LLM and know what they are talking about.

Beicon, please don't stop posting here, there are many others who appreciate your help!


Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it!!!

<blockquote>I think it's really stupid to attack beicon like this. He is has been a top contributor to the llm-guide board for many years and this board wouldn't be as useful if there weren't people like him who actually have done an LLM and know what they are talking about.

Beicon, please don't stop posting here, there are many others who appreciate your help!</blockquote>

Thanks for the support. I really appreciate it!!!
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beicon

The law school is in the top quintile according to the relevant rankings. That probably makes it second tier, but so are some of the universities mentioned in your post ;-)



Furthermore I think that any further discussion is pointless, as long as we don't know the original poster's actual goals - not everyone wants to become an Oxbridge graduate. Maybe any LLM from the UK or Canada would do in order to be king in the home legal market or the LLM is the proper vehicle to get away from home, to find the right partner, to explore the "Real Ale"-culture on a government scholarship - whatever... (I have actually seen people pursuing LLM degrees for all of these reasons)



Hi Flori.

Just out of curiosity, which one of the law schools I mentioned is "decent" in your opinion?

I just wanna know what others think of certain universities. In my opinion, first tier schools would comprise: Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, King's and UCL. QM would be a first-ish tier school... kindda hard to say it's second tier, but then again kindda hard to say it first... but that's only my opinion.

I've had people tell me that only Oxbridge count as top notch. Others included LSE, whereas others included UCL... some've mentioned KCL... of course it all depends on what you wanna study and countless other factors...

But, in my opinion, however, if you have a law firm-oriented career, what matters the most is the overall reputation of the school.

Now, regarding what you've said about decent universities being the right place for the majority of prospective students, I think you're right. Not everybody has what it takes to get offers from top notch school...

My point, however, is that you shouldn't start out aiming at only "decent" universities. Of course, if the concept of "decent" is anything other than Oxbridge, then maybe "decent" is a good option. If that is the case, I went to a "decent" university myself as I'm an UCL graduate... kicked in the ass by Oxbridge and LSE...

And I couldn't agree more when you say that people do LLMs for a myriad of reasons, some of which others may find stupid or a waste of time and money. In the end, nevertheless, it is all about personal choice and personal opinion.

</blockquote>

The law school is in the top quintile according to the relevant rankings. That probably makes it second tier, but so are some of the universities mentioned in your post ;-)

<blockquote>

Furthermore I think that any further discussion is pointless, as long as we don't know the original poster's actual goals - not everyone wants to become an Oxbridge graduate. Maybe any LLM from the UK or Canada would do in order to be king in the home legal market or the LLM is the proper vehicle to get away from home, to find the right partner, to explore the "Real Ale"-culture on a government scholarship - whatever... (I have actually seen people pursuing LLM degrees for all of these reasons)

</blockquote>

Hi Flori.

Just out of curiosity, which one of the law schools I mentioned is "decent" in your opinion?

I just wanna know what others think of certain universities. In my opinion, first tier schools would comprise: Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, King's and UCL. QM would be a first-ish tier school... kindda hard to say it's second tier, but then again kindda hard to say it first... but that's only my opinion.

I've had people tell me that only Oxbridge count as top notch. Others included LSE, whereas others included UCL... some've mentioned KCL... of course it all depends on what you wanna study and countless other factors...

But, in my opinion, however, if you have a law firm-oriented career, what matters the most is the overall reputation of the school.

Now, regarding what you've said about decent universities being the right place for the majority of prospective students, I think you're right. Not everybody has what it takes to get offers from top notch school...

My point, however, is that you shouldn't start out aiming at only "decent" universities. Of course, if the concept of "decent" is anything other than Oxbridge, then maybe "decent" is a good option. If that is the case, I went to a "decent" university myself as I'm an UCL graduate... kicked in the ass by Oxbridge and LSE...

And I couldn't agree more when you say that people do LLMs for a myriad of reasons, some of which others may find stupid or a waste of time and money. In the end, nevertheless, it is all about personal choice and personal opinion.
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flori

Hello Beicon,


Just out of curiosity, which one of the law schools I mentioned is "decent" in your opinion?


None, as all of them are better than "decent" - most are very good, whilst Oxford and Cambridge are excellent.


My point, however, is that you shouldn't start out aiming at only "decent" universities. Of course, if the concept of "decent" is anything other than Oxbridge, then maybe "decent" is a good option. If that is the case, I went to a "decent" university myself as I'm an UCL graduate... kicked in the ass by Oxbridge and LSE...


Whilst I agree, that it is not a bad thing if people aim for punching above their weight, many people - whatever the ambitions - are simply not good enough to be among the best 5%. Sure, attaining a place at Oxbridge might be the right goal for the best 10-15%, people outside this group should follow other goals (Like very good instead of decent, decent instead of ok, ok instead of crappy ...)

Bye
flori

Hello Beicon,

<blockquote>
Just out of curiosity, which one of the law schools I mentioned is "decent" in your opinion?
</blockquote>

None, as all of them are better than "decent" - most are very good, whilst Oxford and Cambridge are excellent.

<blockquote>
My point, however, is that you shouldn't start out aiming at only "decent" universities. Of course, if the concept of "decent" is anything other than Oxbridge, then maybe "decent" is a good option. If that is the case, I went to a "decent" university myself as I'm an UCL graduate... kicked in the ass by Oxbridge and LSE...
</blockquote>

Whilst I agree, that it is not a bad thing if people aim for punching above their weight, many people - whatever the ambitions - are simply not good enough to be among the best 5%. Sure, attaining a place at Oxbridge might be the right goal for the best 10-15%, people outside this group should follow other goals (Like very good instead of decent, decent instead of ok, ok instead of crappy ...)

Bye
flori
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Pit Possum

Before you blab on any further, you should first have a look at my history here on LLM guide. I've been coming to this forum for quite a long time now and have always tried my best to help people out.

Ok, you're right that the thread talks about entry requirements. But have you actually had a look at how poorly written the initial post was? I'm not trying to hurt the person who wrote it nor am I trying to be rude. But we gotta be realistic here! If you can't manage to write a two-sentence post properly and you can't get more than 5 in the written exam, you may get offers from a few "decent" law schools, but you're not gonna be able to keep up with the course. Not even in a decent law school.

Im not a native English speaker and Im sure I make plenty of mistakes when Im either writing or speaking. But I think Ive learned enough to get around pretty fine.

Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university? When you settle for "decent" right at first, you're not pushing yourself to the limit. Why dont you put time and effort on learning the language before you apply? Learn the language and aim high. Go for the best universities around. If you still fail after that, maybe you can start thinking about decent universities.

If people come here just to hear compliments, then Im sorry. But Im actually trying to help. I dont think telling the guy: Hey, dont worry. With your 5 you can get offers from x, y and z (being x, y and z universities that will add nothing to your CV or your life and will only make you waste time and money) is the best way to go about helping people.

I was just telling the truth. I wasnt being rude to either the original poster or Flori. If thats how my post came across, Im sorry. But Im not gonna lie and they the guy hes got a shot when I truly believe he doesnt.

My first post here on LLM Guide was asking people what they thought about my chances of getting into LLM programs. And Im truly grateful to those that replied honestly, saying that based on what Id told them I was very unlikely to get offers from Cambridge and Oxford. I wasn't pissed off at them for that.

Now, if you still want to barge in and pretend to be Mr. I know it all, fine. Be my guest. Ive finished my LLM anyways. The only reason Im here is to try to pass forward a bit of what Ive learned regarding applications, requirements and the LLM. If the only people around to read these posts are like you, who want nothing but to butt in and talk bulls***t, then Im done.


Wow...I actually wanted to challenge your arguments, but your threat that you would leave the forum if you faced any more criticism has completely caught me off guard. Plus, I feel kind of sad that only Head2 has answered your call for support. Thus, I'm even more inclined to give in and join the jubilant crowd...

But enough with this chit-chat.

It's perfectly fine to tell someone that, in your view, he should aim for a top notch university. It's perfectly fine to tell someone that his level of English might not be sufficient to follow an average llm class. And it's perfectly fine to tell someone "the truth", i.e. to frankly point out any hindrances on his way to obtaining a master's degree. I have never advocated a different approach.

The only problem is: You did none of that. You did not answer the question like this: "Well, you could get a master's degree from an average university, but you should keep in mind that, regarding your level of English, you might have problems following the classes. Also, you might not benefit from this particular llm in your future career. That's why I recommend that you buckle up and aim for a very good university." On the contrary, you made that decision for him by telling him that he is going to get nowwhere in the UK, of course without mentioning any of the points which you produced later on to substantiate your view. That's what was wrong with your statement, at least in my view.

I simply pointed out that flaw. Due to time constraints, it may not have been the most diplomatic way of putting it, but it was still way more friendly than your answer to the original post and, of course, the answer you have given to me. I have not pretended to be "Mr. I know it all", and I have not intended to offend you. Furthermore, I certainly did not give a general evaluation of the overall quality of your answers on this forum. Finally, I neither did criticise you in general nor was I rude. I'm afraid the same does not apply to you.

Your reference to the amount of time you spend on this forum does not back up your view, and it certainly does not justify the quality of your particular answer. It's not even an argument. The same applies to your personal insults. That and the fact that you act like a prima donna makes it hard to take your view seriously.

Maybe you had a bad day or something, who knows. Anyway, from my point of view, there's no point in debating this any further.

Bye

<blockquote>Before you blab on any further, you should first have a look at my history here on LLM guide. I've been coming to this forum for quite a long time now and have always tried my best to help people out.

Ok, you're right that the thread talks about entry requirements. But have you actually had a look at how poorly written the initial post was? I'm not trying to hurt the person who wrote it nor am I trying to be rude. But we gotta be realistic here! If you can't manage to write a two-sentence post properly and you can't get more than 5 in the written exam, you may get offers from a few "decent" law schools, but you're not gonna be able to keep up with the course. Not even in a “decent” law school.

I’m not a native English speaker and I’m sure I make plenty of mistakes when I’m either writing or speaking. But I think I’ve learned enough to get around pretty fine.

Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university? When you settle for "decent" right at first, you're not pushing yourself to the limit. Why don’t you put time and effort on learning the language before you apply? Learn the language and aim high. Go for the best universities around. If you still fail after that, maybe you can start thinking about “decent” universities.

If people come here just to hear compliments, then I’m sorry. But I’m actually trying to help. I don’t think telling the guy: “Hey, don’t worry. With your 5 you can get offers from x, y and z (being x, y and z universities that will add nothing to your CV or your life and will only make you waste time and money)” is the best way to go about helping people.

I was just telling the truth. I wasn’t being rude to either the original poster or Flori. If that’s how my post came across, I’m sorry. But I’m not gonna lie and they the guy he’s got a shot when I truly believe he doesn’t.

My first post here on LLM Guide was asking people what they thought about my chances of getting into LLM programs. And I’m truly grateful to those that replied honestly, saying that based on what I’d told them I was very unlikely to get offers from Cambridge and Oxford. I wasn't pissed off at them for that.

Now, if you still want to barge in and pretend to be Mr. I know it all, fine. Be my guest. I’ve finished my LLM anyways. The only reason I’m here is to try to pass forward a bit of what I’ve learned regarding applications, requirements and the LLM. If the only people around to read these posts are like you, who want nothing but to butt in and talk bulls***t, then I’m done.
</blockquote>

Wow...I actually wanted to challenge your arguments, but your threat that you would leave the forum if you faced any more criticism has completely caught me off guard. Plus, I feel kind of sad that only Head2 has answered your call for support. Thus, I'm even more inclined to give in and join the jubilant crowd...

But enough with this chit-chat.

It's perfectly fine to tell someone that, in your view, he should aim for a top notch university. It's perfectly fine to tell someone that his level of English might not be sufficient to follow an average llm class. And it's perfectly fine to tell someone "the truth", i.e. to frankly point out any hindrances on his way to obtaining a master's degree. I have never advocated a different approach.

The only problem is: You did none of that. You did not answer the question like this: "Well, you could get a master's degree from an average university, but you should keep in mind that, regarding your level of English, you might have problems following the classes. Also, you might not benefit from this particular llm in your future career. That's why I recommend that you buckle up and aim for a very good university." On the contrary, you made that decision for him by telling him that he is going to get nowwhere in the UK, of course without mentioning any of the points which you produced later on to substantiate your view. That's what was wrong with your statement, at least in my view.

I simply pointed out that flaw. Due to time constraints, it may not have been the most diplomatic way of putting it, but it was still way more friendly than your answer to the original post and, of course, the answer you have given to me. I have not pretended to be "Mr. I know it all", and I have not intended to offend you. Furthermore, I certainly did not give a general evaluation of the overall quality of your answers on this forum. Finally, I neither did criticise you in general nor was I rude. I'm afraid the same does not apply to you.

Your reference to the amount of time you spend on this forum does not back up your view, and it certainly does not justify the quality of your particular answer. It's not even an argument. The same applies to your personal insults. That and the fact that you act like a prima donna makes it hard to take your view seriously.

Maybe you had a bad day or something, who knows. Anyway, from my point of view, there's no point in debating this any further.

Bye
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studyv

I just want to point out that in some countries especially in Austria, the main reason of doing a LL.M. is to gain English language skills and to get a degree. Furthermore I spoke to several attorneys within big law firms and everybody told me it doesnt care at which university you do your degree as long it is not such a magical place like Oxbridge and maybe LSE. Moreover they even said it might not care which courses you chose (commercial law would be appreciated). To sum it up a good first law degree from Austria and one year at a second tier university the UK is enough to get several top job offers.

Maybe this might be also the goal of the original poster.

Cheers and sorry for my mistakes.

I just want to point out that in some countries especially in Austria, the main reason of doing a LL.M. is to gain English language skills and to get a degree. Furthermore I spoke to several attorneys within big law firms and everybody told me it doesn’t care at which university you do your degree as long it is not such a magical place like Oxbridge and maybe LSE. Moreover they even said it might not care which courses you chose (commercial law would be appreciated). To sum it up a good first law degree from Austria and one year at a second tier university the UK is enough to get several top job offers.

Maybe this might be also the goal of the original poster.

Cheers and sorry for my mistakes.

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beicon

Before you blab on any further, you should first have a look at my history here on LLM guide. I've been coming to this forum for quite a long time now and have always tried my best to help people out.

Ok, you're right that the thread talks about entry requirements. But have you actually had a look at how poorly written the initial post was? I'm not trying to hurt the person who wrote it nor am I trying to be rude. But we gotta be realistic here! If you can't manage to write a two-sentence post properly and you can't get more than 5 in the written exam, you may get offers from a few "decent" law schools, but you're not gonna be able to keep up with the course. Not even in a decent law school.

Im not a native English speaker and Im sure I make plenty of mistakes when Im either writing or speaking. But I think Ive learned enough to get around pretty fine.

Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university? When you settle for "decent" right at first, you're not pushing yourself to the limit. Why dont you put time and effort on learning the language before you apply? Learn the language and aim high. Go for the best universities around. If you still fail after that, maybe you can start thinking about decent universities.

If people come here just to hear compliments, then Im sorry. But Im actually trying to help. I dont think telling the guy: Hey, dont worry. With your 5 you can get offers from x, y and z (being x, y and z universities that will add nothing to your CV or your life and will only make you waste time and money) is the best way to go about helping people.

I was just telling the truth. I wasnt being rude to either the original poster or Flori. If thats how my post came across, Im sorry. But Im not gonna lie and they the guy hes got a shot when I truly believe he doesnt.

My first post here on LLM Guide was asking people what they thought about my chances of getting into LLM programs. And Im truly grateful to those that replied honestly, saying that based on what Id told them I was very unlikely to get offers from Cambridge and Oxford. I wasn't pissed off at them for that.

Now, if you still want to barge in and pretend to be Mr. I know it all, fine. Be my guest. Ive finished my LLM anyways. The only reason Im here is to try to pass forward a bit of what Ive learned regarding applications, requirements and the LLM. If the only people around to read these posts are like you, who want nothing but to butt in and talk bulls***t, then Im done.


Wow...I actually wanted to challenge your arguments, but your threat that you would leave the forum if you faced any more criticism has completely caught me off guard. Plus, I feel kind of sad that only Head2 has answered your call for support. Thus, I'm even more inclined to give in and join the jubilant crowd...

But enough with this chit-chat.

It's perfectly fine to tell someone that, in your view, he should aim for a top notch university. It's perfectly fine to tell someone that his level of English might not be sufficient to follow an average llm class. And it's perfectly fine to tell someone "the truth", i.e. to frankly point out any hindrances on his way to obtaining a master's degree. I have never advocated a different approach.

The only problem is: You did none of that. You did not answer the question like this: "Well, you could get a master's degree from an average university, but you should keep in mind that, regarding your level of English, you might have problems following the classes. Also, you might not benefit from this particular llm in your future career. That's why I recommend that you buckle up and aim for a very good university." On the contrary, you made that decision for him by telling him that he is going to get nowwhere in the UK, of course without mentioning any of the points which you produced later on to substantiate your view. That's what was wrong with your statement, at least in my view.

I simply pointed out that flaw. Due to time constraints, it may not have been the most diplomatic way of putting it, but it was still way more friendly than your answer to the original post and, of course, the answer you have given to me. I have not pretended to be "Mr. I know it all", and I have not intended to offend you. Furthermore, I certainly did not give a general evaluation of the overall quality of your answers on this forum. Finally, I neither did criticise you in general nor was I rude. I'm afraid the same does not apply to you.

Your reference to the amount of time you spend on this forum does not back up your view, and it certainly does not justify the quality of your particular answer. It's not even an argument. The same applies to your personal insults. That and the fact that you act like a prima donna makes it hard to take your view seriously.

Maybe you had a bad day or something, who knows. Anyway, from my point of view, there's no point in debating this any further.

Bye


I didn't even read through your entire post... I rushed through it and decided to reply straight away.

I didn't threat to leave the forum... all I said is that if there's no-one around that actually needs help, but only people that act like they know it all, then there was no point in coming back.

I know my presence here is insignificant, just as yours and everybody else's also are... this thing will continue regardless of any of us...

But as it turns out, I found some people that needed a hand and replied to several posts with actual advice yesterday. So I've decided to stick around for a bit longer... don't need anyone's support. I don't need nor do I want people to write anything supporting me (though I appreciate Head2 showing his/her support).

I don't even know you... you don't even know me... You started being rude for no reason and I simply replied in the same way. Who knows... if we knew each other in person we could even be friends...

However, I do have to agree with you on three things:

i. maybe you didn't mean to be rude, but that's how your message came across at least in my opinion; ergo, my rude reply.

ii. if you'd written your post the way you just did this last one, I would've actually agreed with you that maybe I should've elaborated more before saying he'd get nowhere with that grade... instead of nowhere I shouldve mentioned some universities names couldve said also that English isnt only an entry requirement, but actually something you need for the course. Anyways, couldve done a million things different.

iii. there's no point in discussing this any further.

And just to show that Im willing to stop this nonsense and that maybe I've misinterpreted your rudeness in the first post, I'm just gonna ignore the explicit rudeness you've shown in your last message and, hopefully, end this pointless discussion once and for all.

<blockquote><blockquote>Before you blab on any further, you should first have a look at my history here on LLM guide. I've been coming to this forum for quite a long time now and have always tried my best to help people out.

Ok, you're right that the thread talks about entry requirements. But have you actually had a look at how poorly written the initial post was? I'm not trying to hurt the person who wrote it nor am I trying to be rude. But we gotta be realistic here! If you can't manage to write a two-sentence post properly and you can't get more than 5 in the written exam, you may get offers from a few "decent" law schools, but you're not gonna be able to keep up with the course. Not even in a “decent” law school.

I’m not a native English speaker and I’m sure I make plenty of mistakes when I’m either writing or speaking. But I think I’ve learned enough to get around pretty fine.

Furthermore, why on earth are you gonna spend time and money on a "decent" university? When you settle for "decent" right at first, you're not pushing yourself to the limit. Why don’t you put time and effort on learning the language before you apply? Learn the language and aim high. Go for the best universities around. If you still fail after that, maybe you can start thinking about “decent” universities.

If people come here just to hear compliments, then I’m sorry. But I’m actually trying to help. I don’t think telling the guy: “Hey, don’t worry. With your 5 you can get offers from x, y and z (being x, y and z universities that will add nothing to your CV or your life and will only make you waste time and money)” is the best way to go about helping people.

I was just telling the truth. I wasn’t being rude to either the original poster or Flori. If that’s how my post came across, I’m sorry. But I’m not gonna lie and they the guy he’s got a shot when I truly believe he doesn’t.

My first post here on LLM Guide was asking people what they thought about my chances of getting into LLM programs. And I’m truly grateful to those that replied honestly, saying that based on what I’d told them I was very unlikely to get offers from Cambridge and Oxford. I wasn't pissed off at them for that.

Now, if you still want to barge in and pretend to be Mr. I know it all, fine. Be my guest. I’ve finished my LLM anyways. The only reason I’m here is to try to pass forward a bit of what I’ve learned regarding applications, requirements and the LLM. If the only people around to read these posts are like you, who want nothing but to butt in and talk bulls***t, then I’m done.
</blockquote>

Wow...I actually wanted to challenge your arguments, but your threat that you would leave the forum if you faced any more criticism has completely caught me off guard. Plus, I feel kind of sad that only Head2 has answered your call for support. Thus, I'm even more inclined to give in and join the jubilant crowd...

But enough with this chit-chat.

It's perfectly fine to tell someone that, in your view, he should aim for a top notch university. It's perfectly fine to tell someone that his level of English might not be sufficient to follow an average llm class. And it's perfectly fine to tell someone "the truth", i.e. to frankly point out any hindrances on his way to obtaining a master's degree. I have never advocated a different approach.

The only problem is: You did none of that. You did not answer the question like this: "Well, you could get a master's degree from an average university, but you should keep in mind that, regarding your level of English, you might have problems following the classes. Also, you might not benefit from this particular llm in your future career. That's why I recommend that you buckle up and aim for a very good university." On the contrary, you made that decision for him by telling him that he is going to get nowwhere in the UK, of course without mentioning any of the points which you produced later on to substantiate your view. That's what was wrong with your statement, at least in my view.

I simply pointed out that flaw. Due to time constraints, it may not have been the most diplomatic way of putting it, but it was still way more friendly than your answer to the original post and, of course, the answer you have given to me. I have not pretended to be "Mr. I know it all", and I have not intended to offend you. Furthermore, I certainly did not give a general evaluation of the overall quality of your answers on this forum. Finally, I neither did criticise you in general nor was I rude. I'm afraid the same does not apply to you.

Your reference to the amount of time you spend on this forum does not back up your view, and it certainly does not justify the quality of your particular answer. It's not even an argument. The same applies to your personal insults. That and the fact that you act like a prima donna makes it hard to take your view seriously.

Maybe you had a bad day or something, who knows. Anyway, from my point of view, there's no point in debating this any further.

Bye</blockquote>

I didn't even read through your entire post... I rushed through it and decided to reply straight away.

I didn't threat to leave the forum... all I said is that if there's no-one around that actually needs help, but only people that act like they know it all, then there was no point in coming back.

I know my presence here is insignificant, just as yours and everybody else's also are... this thing will continue regardless of any of us...

But as it turns out, I found some people that needed a hand and replied to several posts with actual advice yesterday. So I've decided to stick around for a bit longer... don't need anyone's support. I don't need nor do I want people to write anything supporting me (though I appreciate Head2 showing his/her support).

I don't even know you... you don't even know me... You started being rude for no reason and I simply replied in the same way. Who knows... if we knew each other in person we could even be friends...

However, I do have to agree with you on three things:

i. maybe you didn't mean to be rude, but that's how your message came across at least in my opinion; ergo, my rude reply.

ii. if you'd written your post the way you just did this last one, I would've actually agreed with you that maybe I should've elaborated more before saying he'd get nowhere with that grade... instead of nowhere I should’ve mentioned some universities names… could’ve said also that English isn’t only an entry requirement, but actually something you need for the course…. Anyways, could’ve done a million things different.

iii. there's no point in discussing this any further.

And just to show that I’m willing to stop this nonsense and that maybe I've misinterpreted your rudeness in the first post, I'm just gonna ignore the explicit rudeness you've shown in your last message and, hopefully, end this pointless discussion once and for all.
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Hi,

I think we should stop hijacking this thread with personal attacks and irrelevant issues (perhaps you guys can take this somewhere else?) and get back to the thread topic, shall we? :)

I will be pursuing my bar qualifications in Australia and would like to know if the IETLS is required before you undertake the academic requirements or when you undertake the PLC requirments?

Thanks :)

Hi,

I think we should stop hijacking this thread with personal attacks and irrelevant issues (perhaps you guys can take this somewhere else?) and get back to the thread topic, shall we? :)

I will be pursuing my bar qualifications in Australia and would like to know if the IETLS is required before you undertake the academic requirements or when you undertake the PLC requirments?

Thanks :)
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Hi,

I think we should stop hijacking this thread with personal attacks and irrelevant issues (perhaps you guys can take this somewhere else?) and get back to the thread topic, shall we? :)

I will be pursuing my bar qualifications in Australia and would like to know if the IETLS is required before you undertake the academic requirements or when you undertake the PLC requirments?

Thanks :)


Sorry, but I don't think you've noticed that the last post here with "personal attacks" is dated almost twenty days ago... I reckon that discussion is over. No need to bring it up again with a post like yours. I don't mean to be rude, please! Nor do I want to start another fight.

About your question, there may be people here who know the answer but I'd advise you to post that question on the appropriate forum (this is the UK-Ireland forum, not Australia).

See ya.

<blockquote>Hi,

I think we should stop hijacking this thread with personal attacks and irrelevant issues (perhaps you guys can take this somewhere else?) and get back to the thread topic, shall we? :)

I will be pursuing my bar qualifications in Australia and would like to know if the IETLS is required before you undertake the academic requirements or when you undertake the PLC requirments?

Thanks :)</blockquote>

Sorry, but I don't think you've noticed that the last post here with "personal attacks" is dated almost twenty days ago... I reckon that discussion is over. No need to bring it up again with a post like yours. I don't mean to be rude, please! Nor do I want to start another fight.

About your question, there may be people here who know the answer but I'd advise you to post that question on the appropriate forum (this is the UK-Ireland forum, not Australia).

See ya.
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Sure thing ;)

Sure thing ;)
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