International Reputation of LSE & King's


FleurDuMal

Hi guys,

OK, I'm beginning to feel there's no definitive answer to this, but which university has the better international reputation amongst academia (as opposed to law firms)?

One minute I'm being told it's LSE, then I'm being told it's King's, then I'm being told that they're both on an equal footing! Confusing.

I have an offer from both, and I really like the course at Kings as its socio-legal offering is far more comprehensive than LSEs, but something tells me the LSE LLM would be of more use if I wanted to go and do my PhD internationally (the US in particular). So, my heart says Kings, but my head says LSE.

Hi guys,

OK, I'm beginning to feel there's no definitive answer to this, but which university has the better international reputation amongst academia (as opposed to law firms)?

One minute I'm being told it's LSE, then I'm being told it's King's, then I'm being told that they're both on an equal footing! Confusing.

I have an offer from both, and I really like the course at Kings as its socio-legal offering is far more comprehensive than LSEs, but something tells me the LSE LLM would be of more use if I wanted to go and do my PhD internationally (the US in particular). So, my heart says Kings, but my head says LSE.
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george k.

If the cost is an indication the tuition of the LSE llm is approaching 8,000 pounds while the King's llm costs 4,800 pounds and they are both in London. But this can be misleading as a criterion because the UCL llm which has a higher ranking than that of King's cost 3,250 pounds(about). LSE appears higher in newspaper(Guardian and Times) rankinkins and is more expensive- so if you judje by the eathly standards of fame and fortune you should go there. In my native Greece LSE is very famous although I would not say that it has a model legal market. I would say LSE.

If the cost is an indication the tuition of the LSE llm is approaching 8,000 pounds while the King's llm costs 4,800 pounds and they are both in London. But this can be misleading as a criterion because the UCL llm which has a higher ranking than that of King's cost 3,250 pounds(about). LSE appears higher in newspaper(Guardian and Times) rankinkins and is more expensive- so if you judje by the eathly standards of fame and fortune you should go there. In my native Greece LSE is very famous although I would not say that it has a model legal market. I would say LSE.
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FleurDuMal

If the cost is an indication the tuition of the LSE llm is approaching 8,000 pounds while the King's llm costs 4,800 pounds and they are both in London. But this can be misleading as a criterion because the UCL llm which has a higher ranking than that of King's cost 3,250 pounds(about). LSE appears higher in newspaper(Guardian and Times) rankinkins and is more expensive- so if you judje by the eathly standards of fame and fortune you should go there. In my native Greece LSE is very famous although I would not say that it has a model legal market. I would say LSE.


Well, I'm trying to abstract international reputation from things like cost, quality of teaching and league tables. I'm at King's at the moment, and know people at LSE, so I'm aware of the standards of teaching (high, though not intensive, at both), and I've got the cost covered regardless. Also, league tables rarely translate precisely to international rep (although there is a loose relationship between the two).

I suppose the only really accurate answer I can get is from academics themselves, but sometimes these things filter through to us lowly students (:

<blockquote>If the cost is an indication the tuition of the LSE llm is approaching 8,000 pounds while the King's llm costs 4,800 pounds and they are both in London. But this can be misleading as a criterion because the UCL llm which has a higher ranking than that of King's cost 3,250 pounds(about). LSE appears higher in newspaper(Guardian and Times) rankinkins and is more expensive- so if you judje by the eathly standards of fame and fortune you should go there. In my native Greece LSE is very famous although I would not say that it has a model legal market. I would say LSE.</blockquote>

Well, I'm trying to abstract international reputation from things like cost, quality of teaching and league tables. I'm at King's at the moment, and know people at LSE, so I'm aware of the standards of teaching (high, though not intensive, at both), and I've got the cost covered regardless. Also, league tables rarely translate precisely to international rep (although there is a loose relationship between the two).

I suppose the only really accurate answer I can get is from academics themselves, but sometimes these things filter through to us lowly students (:
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george k.

As far as costs and rankings are concernede the correct term would be British reputation since the cost is measured in pounds- a singulary insular coin-and are low compared wit6htheir American equivalents and the rankings are from British newspapers-Times and Guardian- although with international editions and readership. Quality of teaching is more difficult to assess. Academics are can judge fellow academics but that creates a circular situation. The product is to be assessed by the buyer-this is an expression that is included albeit in slightly different wording in Hobbes, not some vulgar layman of the present. By the way how do you find King's atmospere?

As far as costs and rankings are concernede the correct term would be British reputation since the cost is measured in pounds- a singulary insular coin-and are low compared wit6htheir American equivalents and the rankings are from British newspapers-Times and Guardian- although with international editions and readership. Quality of teaching is more difficult to assess. Academics are can judge fellow academics but that creates a circular situation. The product is to be assessed by the buyer-this is an expression that is included albeit in slightly different wording in Hobbes, not some vulgar layman of the present. By the way how do you find King's atmospere?
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