Stirling or Kent - Senior LLB


tracyb

Pros and cons?

Pros and cons?
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tracyb

OK, I know this is a LLM Guide forum, but I reasoned that some of you folks may have graduated from either of Kent or Stirling. I am contemplating coming from Canada to complete the accelerated LLB for graduates and have received offers from each of these schools. I was just wondering if there were characteristics of each, or pros and cons of each school, that would help me reach a decision....
How does a "hybrid" degree from a Scots uni translate to the rest of UK?

OK, I know this is a LLM Guide forum, but I reasoned that some of you folks may have graduated from either of Kent or Stirling. I am contemplating coming from Canada to complete the accelerated LLB for graduates and have received offers from each of these schools. I was just wondering if there were characteristics of each, or pros and cons of each school, that would help me reach a decision....
How does a "hybrid" degree from a Scots uni translate to the rest of UK?
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lmwoods

Scotland has a different legal system from England and Wales (and Northern Ireland is again different). This means is you qualify in one bit of the UK you can't automatically practise in another bit. I know a number of Scottish universities do offer an English or combined degree, but I'm not sure that applies to the 2 year LLB. Both are reputable institutions; unless someone tells you different, you might be making choices on location and university type (Stirling is in a small town; kent is a campus institution in the south of England). My guess is Kent is bigger than Stirling, too. Kent may be more expensive because of the London factor. Other than that, tossing a coin is one way to choose!

Scotland has a different legal system from England and Wales (and Northern Ireland is again different). This means is you qualify in one bit of the UK you can't automatically practise in another bit. I know a number of Scottish universities do offer an English or combined degree, but I'm not sure that applies to the 2 year LLB. Both are reputable institutions; unless someone tells you different, you might be making choices on location and university type (Stirling is in a small town; kent is a campus institution in the south of England). My guess is Kent is bigger than Stirling, too. Kent may be more expensive because of the London factor. Other than that, tossing a coin is one way to choose!
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tracyb

Thank you very much for the info. and for the point of view. I do realize that Scots law is quite different (in some respects), but am open to the thought of either practising there in the end or coming back to Canada and writing "conversion" exams (will have to do them for either university, so 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other). I like the idea of getting a bit of a different flavour with a Scots law degree (similar to our Quebec law concepts??:). I do also realize the differences in the sizes of the two universities - which makes me lean even closer to Stirling for a more cozy or personalized experience. I hope to be able to chat to my professors, etc. I think I'm getting more comfortable with the idea. Thanks very much.

Thank you very much for the info. and for the point of view. I do realize that Scots law is quite different (in some respects), but am open to the thought of either practising there in the end or coming back to Canada and writing "conversion" exams (will have to do them for either university, so 6 of one 1/2 dozen of the other). I like the idea of getting a bit of a different flavour with a Scots law degree (similar to our Quebec law concepts??:). I do also realize the differences in the sizes of the two universities - which makes me lean even closer to Stirling for a more cozy or personalized experience. I hope to be able to chat to my professors, etc. I think I'm getting more comfortable with the idea. Thanks very much.
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