LLM (QMUL, DURHAM, UCL) to Training Contract 2021-2022


Hi, i am a student from the USA, i am interested in becoming a solicitor in London with my ultimate goal being to get into Biglaw, i have been admitted into the LLM at Queen Mary University of London and Durham University, also my application responses are pending at UCL and LSE, my question is: Would doing an LLM at any of those school give me a good chance of getting a training contract or is getting one next to impossible unless i do an LLB? P.S. I know that i would have to do the SQE too.

[Edited by Max Colorado on Jan 18, 2021]

Hi, i am a student from the USA, i am interested in becoming a solicitor in London with my ultimate goal being to get into Biglaw, i have been admitted into the LLM at Queen Mary University of London and Durham University, also my application responses are pending at UCL and LSE, my question is: Would doing an LLM at any of those school give me a good chance of getting a training contract or is getting one next to impossible unless i do an LLB? P.S. I know that i would have to do the SQE too.
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Hey there - I’m in Biglaw in London, although at a US firm. If you get in, you should without a doubt go to LSE or UCL (preference for LSE) - that would definitely give you the best chances to get a training contract. I assume you’ll need to do the GDL, unless the SQE would trump that (might need to check).
Happy to walk you through the process - we’ve had people who got TCs at our firm without doing an LLM in the U.K. and just off the back of US undergraduate degree. It really depends how you present yourself on your CV - I’m happy to take a look at your applications when the time comes, if it helps. 

Hey there - I’m in Biglaw in London, although at a US firm. If you get in, you should without a doubt go to LSE or UCL (preference for LSE) - that would definitely give you the best chances to get a training contract. I assume you’ll need to do the GDL, unless the SQE would trump that (might need to check).<br>Happy to walk you through the process - we’ve had people who got TCs at our firm without doing an LLM in the U.K. and just off the back of US undergraduate degree. It really depends how you present yourself on your CV - I’m happy to take a look at your applications when the time comes, if it helps.&nbsp;
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