LLM LONDON MET OR NOTTINGHAM


ANGIEGR

Hi ,
I am very confused , I want to attend a llm in maritime law but i cannot decide london met or nottingham?what is more recognised and more easy to find a job?Also,do you know the cost of living in nottingham and london?
Thanks all
I m waiting

Hi ,
I am very confused , I want to attend a llm in maritime law but i cannot decide london met or nottingham?what is more recognised and more easy to find a job?Also,do you know the cost of living in nottingham and london?
Thanks all
I m waiting

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smpaine1

I don't know about Maritime Law specifically, but Nottingham is generally regarded as a much better Law School, and is the 4th best in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide.

The cost of living is considerably cheaper in Nottingham also.

I don't know about Maritime Law specifically, but Nottingham is generally regarded as a much better Law School, and is the 4th best in the UK according to the Times Good University Guide.

The cost of living is considerably cheaper in Nottingham also.
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Pharrell

In my opinion-Nottingham.

In my opinion-Nottingham.
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Without a doubt - Nottingham. Reputation speaks volumes in this industry, and Nottingham is one of the best in the country (4th) I believe!

Without a doubt - Nottingham. Reputation speaks volumes in this industry, and Nottingham is one of the best in the country (4th) I believe!
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Nottingham (although the law school is ranked joint no.10 in the new Times newspaper leagues...if rankings are important to you).

You don't mention Southampton...it's better than both for maritime law.

Nottingham (although the law school is ranked joint no.10 in the new Times newspaper leagues...if rankings are important to you).

You don't mention Southampton...it's better than both for maritime law.
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Brett

I agree - Nottingham is by a long way the better law school, anybody will recognise the difference between an LLM from a very good redbrick and one from an ex-poly which should make you significantly more employable as a result.

I agree - Nottingham is by a long way the better law school, anybody will recognise the difference between an LLM from a very good redbrick and one from an ex-poly which should make you significantly more employable as a result.
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TiGGer

If you dont plan to stay in England, it doesnt matter where you do it anyway. Its the international experience that counts in that case. This redbrick thing is only known in the UK. For me as a German it is the title "LL.M." from England what increases your salary. Apart from that your marks do count more than the Uni anyway.

If you dont plan to stay in England, it doesnt matter where you do it anyway. Its the international experience that counts in that case. This redbrick thing is only known in the UK. For me as a German it is the title "LL.M." from England what increases your salary. Apart from that your marks do count more than the Uni anyway.
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Brett

I'm sorry, that's just wrong, and quite frankly ridiculous. I think an LL.M from a top 5 Uni (Nottingham) is quite obviously going to be held in higher regard than one from a Univeristy outside the top 50! Plus generally the fact of the matter is that better Universities produce better results, so either way you look at it a higher ranked University is worth a lot more to your CV.

I'm sorry, that's just wrong, and quite frankly ridiculous. I think an LL.M from a top 5 Uni (Nottingham) is quite obviously going to be held in higher regard than one from a Univeristy outside the top 50! Plus generally the fact of the matter is that better Universities produce better results, so either way you look at it a higher ranked University is worth a lot more to your CV.
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TiGGer

Might be right for the UK, but I know for sure that in Continental Europe it is almost not relevant where you graduate from as long as your marks are outstanding (ie at least high upper second class). It is the international experience which is important. For example, I graduated in Germany and am doing my LLM in England. BUT I will never work in a common law field as the liability risk is far too high for law firms. What they want to see is that you are flexible enough to study and live for a longer period of time in a foreign country and most important that you have sufficient English language skills. The way you achieve these goals, i.e. where you study, which course and also if you do an LL.M. or an MSc or MCL or whatever, usually doesn't matter.
But I know that in England students are - frankly speaking - crazy about University rankings; however, a friend of mine graduated from Oxford with a 2:2 and she said she gets no invitations to interviews at all. That shows that reputation is certainly not more important than actual performance!
I agree, however, that a LL.M. with distinction from Cambridge is surely a big plus, but a LL.M. from a different country (given that you are English) is, I guess, much more impressive.

Might be right for the UK, but I know for sure that in Continental Europe it is almost not relevant where you graduate from as long as your marks are outstanding (ie at least high upper second class). It is the international experience which is important. For example, I graduated in Germany and am doing my LLM in England. BUT I will never work in a common law field as the liability risk is far too high for law firms. What they want to see is that you are flexible enough to study and live for a longer period of time in a foreign country and most important that you have sufficient English language skills. The way you achieve these goals, i.e. where you study, which course and also if you do an LL.M. or an MSc or MCL or whatever, usually doesn't matter.
But I know that in England students are - frankly speaking - crazy about University rankings; however, a friend of mine graduated from Oxford with a 2:2 and she said she gets no invitations to interviews at all. That shows that reputation is certainly not more important than actual performance!
I agree, however, that a LL.M. with distinction from Cambridge is surely a big plus, but a LL.M. from a different country (given that you are English) is, I guess, much more impressive.
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A Jones

As an ex-student on the LLM programme at Nottingham I can highly recommend it. The LLM has a wide range of options and the law school has an excellent reputation outside of the University. I really enjoyed the programme and found that the flexibility built into the programme allowed me to tailor it to my own interests and my future career plans. Have a look at the website!

As an ex-student on the LLM programme at Nottingham I can highly recommend it. The LLM has a wide range of options and the law school has an excellent reputation outside of the University. I really enjoyed the programme and found that the flexibility built into the programme allowed me to tailor it to my own interests and my future career plans. Have a look at the website!
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motion

Hi,

I did my LLM in Nottingham four years ago and I have to say that apart from the excellent academic programme, the very managable and reasonable cost of living was definitely a bonus point!

Hi,

I did my LLM in Nottingham four years ago and I have to say that apart from the excellent academic programme, the very managable and reasonable cost of living was definitely a bonus point!
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lmwoods

I am surprised nobody seems to think that learning something in the field in which you are interested is relevant in the choice of an instititution. If that is a consideration, then going to an institution with a recognised strength in that particular field is relevant. In that context, there are a number of institutions with courses or degrees in maritime law. Having said that Cardiff and Southampton both have very strong reputations in the field. By the way, Nottingham is way better than London Met in terms of standing, which may impact on the average intellectual quality of students the LLM programmes attract which in turn may affect the learning experience.

I am surprised nobody seems to think that learning something in the field in which you are interested is relevant in the choice of an instititution. If that is a consideration, then going to an institution with a recognised strength in that particular field is relevant. In that context, there are a number of institutions with courses or degrees in maritime law. Having said that Cardiff and Southampton both have very strong reputations in the field. By the way, Nottingham is way better than London Met in terms of standing, which may impact on the average intellectual quality of students the LLM programmes attract which in turn may affect the learning experience.
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