KCL or UCL


Ruedi2014
I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience?
I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience?
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Mark W
I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience?


Probably lots of people.

I'm from the UK and have offers from both and wouldn't go to KCL in a million years. But Kings' does seem to be more well-known internationally (same with LSE, which I also wouldn't choose over UCL in a million years).
<blockquote>I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience? </blockquote>

Probably lots of people.

I'm from the UK and have offers from both and wouldn't go to KCL in a million years. But Kings' does seem to be more well-known internationally (same with LSE, which I also wouldn't choose over UCL in a million years).

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ltoobe
The same applies to LSE
It seems that people know LSE more than UCL, however, i would prefer UCL over LSE definitely. As far as i know in the US the firms regard LSE as superior to UCL or King's but i don't think this is true, especially with regards to UCL.
Are you going to do a general LLM or with a specialism?
The same applies to LSE
It seems that people know LSE more than UCL, however, i would prefer UCL over LSE definitely. As far as i know in the US the firms regard LSE as superior to UCL or King's but i don't think this is true, especially with regards to UCL.
Are you going to do a general LLM or with a specialism?
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bluecrown
I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience?

Yes, in my home country in Asia, LSE is highly regarded and KCL is well-known. But UCL is not known except for very few people and unless you are talking to the UK-educated ones. It appears that UCL's prestige does not (yet) transcend borders, which is very interesting because in most cases, a school's prestige and reputation transcend borders even without advertising; just by those facts alone.
<blockquote>I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience? </blockquote>
Yes, in my home country in Asia, LSE is highly regarded and KCL is well-known. But UCL is not known except for very few people and unless you are talking to the UK-educated ones. It appears that UCL's prestige does not (yet) transcend borders, which is very interesting because in most cases, a school's prestige and reputation transcend borders even without advertising; just by those facts alone.
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SPAR
Between KCL and UCL, UCL... Between LSE and the other two, LSE by faaaaar...
Between KCL and UCL, UCL... Between LSE and the other two, LSE by faaaaar...
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FrankieRM
Guys,

I take the opportunity to bother you, last year applicants.

I would like to know, apart from judgments on quality of these llm programmes (I will apply only to LSE) what are the placement opportunities after 1 year of study in one of these unis.

I would like to focus on intn business law, and I am not interested ONLY in opportunities in London (I understand it is almost impossible to get a job there) but also back in my home town. can anyone tell me sth more about job fairs/career offiices etc?

Thanks in advance,
f
Guys,

I take the opportunity to bother you, last year applicants.

I would like to know, apart from judgments on quality of these llm programmes (I will apply only to LSE) what are the placement opportunities after 1 year of study in one of these unis.

I would like to focus on intn business law, and I am not interested ONLY in opportunities in London (I understand it is almost impossible to get a job there) but also back in my home town. can anyone tell me sth more about job fairs/career offiices etc?

Thanks in advance,
f
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doublewe
I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience?


That is my general impression of the situation in Switzerland as well. I, too, have offers from KCL and UCL, and I'd be inclined to go with UCL (if no other offers come in). My reasoning is, among other things, that KCL has more Swiss students than other universities in the UK due to the joint programme of KCL and UZH, and that might to some extent defeat the point of an LL.M. in the UK.
<blockquote>I have offers from UCL and KCL. I am an attorney in Switzerland. Asked some friends in the UK and they said UCL was slightly better than KCL for law. However, I talked to the partners in our firm in Switzerland and they just dont know UCL at all (literally no one). KCL on the other hand is a uni everbody seemed to know. Someone with the same experience? </blockquote>

That is my general impression of the situation in Switzerland as well. I, too, have offers from KCL and UCL, and I'd be inclined to go with UCL (if no other offers come in). My reasoning is, among other things, that KCL has more Swiss students than other universities in the UK due to the joint programme of KCL and UZH, and that might to some extent defeat the point of an LL.M. in the UK.
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sark
In my humble opinion:

LSE
UCL
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KCL
In my humble opinion:

LSE
UCL
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KCL
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Lawful123
King's just came top in the UK for world-leading research (REF 2014). In recent years King's has taken a reputational hit but thanks to new appointments and new transnational direction, it's back up there!
Plus Somerset house where the school is based is the most beautiful building in London!
King's just came top in the UK for world-leading research (REF 2014). In recent years King's has taken a reputational hit but thanks to new appointments and new transnational direction, it's back up there!
Plus Somerset house where the school is based is the most beautiful building in London!
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sark
Rankings are tricky. UCL is the 5th best university in the whole world according to QS, 11th in law. LSE is the 7th best in law in the world.
Rankings are tricky. UCL is the 5th best university in the whole world according to QS, 11th in law. LSE is the 7th best in law in the world.
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Lawful123
Agreed but it's nice to see King's back up there again! KCL, UCL and LSE are all really great law schools. It's often best therefore to go with a combined choice of which programme/academics/campus/location looks like it'd best suit you. Again often not an easy decision to call but point is you'd probably be happy with whichever choice you make between these three.
Agreed but it's nice to see King's back up there again! KCL, UCL and LSE are all really great law schools. It's often best therefore to go with a combined choice of which programme/academics/campus/location looks like it'd best suit you. Again often not an easy decision to call but point is you'd probably be happy with whichever choice you make between these three.
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sark
Agreed but it's nice to see King's back up there again! KCL, UCL and LSE are all really great law schools. It's often best therefore to go with a combined choice of which programme/academics/campus/location looks like it'd best suit you. Again often not an easy decision to call but point is you'd probably be happy with whichever choice you make between these three.


Fair enough then. I would have applied to KCL (probably instead of QMUL) if they offered a general Public International Law LLM. They have some very interesting international law scholars.
<blockquote>Agreed but it's nice to see King's back up there again! KCL, UCL and LSE are all really great law schools. It's often best therefore to go with a combined choice of which programme/academics/campus/location looks like it'd best suit you. Again often not an easy decision to call but point is you'd probably be happy with whichever choice you make between these three. </blockquote>

Fair enough then. I would have applied to KCL (probably instead of QMUL) if they offered a general Public International Law LLM. They have some very interesting international law scholars.
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