LLM entrance 2:2, career advice


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Hi everyone,

I need some 'career advice'.
I recently graduated with a 2:2 for my LLB at London Metropolitan University.
I'm trying to think of my career options. I initially wanted to be a barrister but have sort of given up on the idea since its too competetive. Being a sollicitor seems boring to me, but well paid if u get in the right firms.
I have all the odds stacked against me for getting a good job it seems, a low grade, a really bad uni, I'm 29 with not as much work experience as i would like (because of personal issues), and I did my degree in 6 years (taking 3years off in between to work for my international fees). Some of that time i still registered (not to lose my place) and they have the subjects marked as failed, but i never went in. they dont want to take the failed modules off my list even though i wasnt there.
anyways, i decided maybe my best option is to go for a LLM in International economic law, or international business law, and work for any big financial multinational firm in their law department. (mostly for the money I made this decision and wider and quicker options for well paid jobs then the real legal route)

Question is: what GOOD universities in London would take me on for a LLM with a 2:2 (56%). also: is it crazy to not follow the legal route (bar or sollicitor)?

thanks for any advice/ thoughts. I've just been feeling very down after getting my final grades recently.

Hi everyone,

I need some 'career advice'.
I recently graduated with a 2:2 for my LLB at London Metropolitan University.
I'm trying to think of my career options. I initially wanted to be a barrister but have sort of given up on the idea since its too competetive. Being a sollicitor seems boring to me, but well paid if u get in the right firms.
I have all the odds stacked against me for getting a good job it seems, a low grade, a really bad uni, I'm 29 with not as much work experience as i would like (because of personal issues), and I did my degree in 6 years (taking 3years off in between to work for my international fees). Some of that time i still registered (not to lose my place) and they have the subjects marked as failed, but i never went in. they dont want to take the failed modules off my list even though i wasnt there.
anyways, i decided maybe my best option is to go for a LLM in International economic law, or international business law, and work for any big financial multinational firm in their law department. (mostly for the money I made this decision and wider and quicker options for well paid jobs then the real legal route)

Question is: what GOOD universities in London would take me on for a LLM with a 2:2 (56%). also: is it crazy to not follow the legal route (bar or sollicitor)?

thanks for any advice/ thoughts. I've just been feeling very down after getting my final grades recently.
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Dear Sara,

First of all, just chill. :)

56% is definitely not a very bad score for some good universities like Queen Mary, Warwick, Kent and the like. Generally, the cut off percentage for these universities is 55%. I understand that you have graduated from London so you must be having some contacts where you can do running internships and chances are you will get absorbed after your Masters.

As a caution, I must tell you that grades alone don't determine your admittance and it is also how your SOP and LORs are written that play a visible role.

Hope that helped!

Dear Sara,

First of all, just chill. :)

56% is definitely not a very bad score for some good universities like Queen Mary, Warwick, Kent and the like. Generally, the cut off percentage for these universities is 55%. I understand that you have graduated from London so you must be having some contacts where you can do running internships and chances are you will get absorbed after your Masters.

As a caution, I must tell you that grades alone don't determine your admittance and it is also how your SOP and LORs are written that play a visible role.

Hope that helped!
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