LLM and SQE


Hi,

I am doing my LLB from India. My end goal is to work in UK in a Law Firm. Should I do an LLM from a UK University or should I pursue a Law Conversion Degree so that it helps me to gain knowledge and pass the SQE? Also is it compulsory to give the SQE if I want to work as an associate in a Law Firm in the UK?

Please advise

Hi,

I am doing my LLB from India. My end goal is to work in UK in a Law Firm. Should I do an LLM from a UK University or should I pursue a Law Conversion Degree so that it helps me to gain knowledge and pass the SQE? Also is it compulsory to give the SQE if I want to work as an associate in a Law Firm in the UK?

Please advise
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miki3999

Hi,

If you want to work in the UK, you should do the conversion course and then sit the SQE. The LLM is not necessary at all.

Hi,<br><br>If you want to work in the UK, you should do the conversion course and then sit the SQE. The LLM is not necessary at all.
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Hi,

If you want to work in the UK, you should do the conversion course and then sit the SQE. The LLM is not necessary at all.


Thank you for the reply!
I recently came across a course being offered by the Nottingham Trent University called the Advanced LLM Legal Practice, wherein they are giving you a Masters Qualification as well as help us prepare for the SQE 1 and SQE 2. So should I pursue that?
Will it increase my chances of getiing employed in Uk and clearing the SQE?

[quote]Hi,<br><br>If you want to work in the UK, you should do the conversion course and then sit the SQE. The LLM is not necessary at all. [/quote]<br><br>Thank you for the reply!<br>I recently came across a course being offered by the Nottingham Trent University called the Advanced LLM Legal Practice, wherein they are giving you a Masters Qualification as well as help us prepare for the SQE 1 and SQE 2. So should I pursue that?<br>Will it increase my chances of getiing employed in Uk and clearing the SQE?
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miki3999

Yeah you could try that. This is course is also offered by a number of legal practice-only universities, such as the University of Law or BPP law school. I'm not sure whether the LLM will increase your chances of getting employed, as law firms take numerous factors into consideration while deciding to employ someone or not. Ideally, you should try to apply to the law firms now, and, in case they decide to employ you, they will then fund your law conversion course as well as the SQE 2. In fact, there is a decent number of so-called "international" applicants getting training contracts every year in the UK.

[Edited by miki3999 on Jul 05, 2021]

Yeah you could try that. This is course is also offered by a number of legal practice-only universities, such as the University of Law or BPP law school. I'm not sure whether the LLM will increase your chances of getting employed, as law firms take numerous factors into consideration while deciding to employ someone or not. Ideally, you should try to apply to the law firms now, and, in case they decide to employ you, they will then fund your law conversion course as well as the SQE 2. In fact, there is a decent number of so-called "international" applicants getting training contracts every year in the UK.
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Hi,

I am doing my LLB from India. My end goal is to work in UK in a Law Firm. Should I do an LLM from a UK University or should I pursue a Law Conversion Degree so that it helps me to gain knowledge and pass the SQE? Also is it compulsory to give the SQE if I want to work as an associate in a Law Firm in the UK?

Please advise


Hey! I am planning for the same, can we connect?

[quote]Hi,

I am doing my LLB from India. My end goal is to work in UK in a Law Firm. Should I do an LLM from a UK University or should I pursue a Law Conversion Degree so that it helps me to gain knowledge and pass the SQE? Also is it compulsory to give the SQE if I want to work as an associate in a Law Firm in the UK?

Please advise [/quote]<br><br>Hey! I am planning for the same, can we connect?
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