UCL vs. King's


Ninja

I know it is a question as old as the world.

I got into both (unexpectedly), and I know nobody can decide for me...but could you please help?;)

I know it is a question as old as the world.

I got into both (unexpectedly), and I know nobody can decide for me...but could you please help?;)
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Alexkos

What is your sphere of specialization?

What is your sphere of specialization?
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Ninja

Competition law & corporate law
(Emphasis on competition).

TNX very much for replying

Competition law & corporate law
(Emphasis on competition).

TNX very much for replying
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Alexkos

I`ve read somewhere on this forum, that King`s is slightly better in that sphere, whereas UCL is exceptionally outstanding in International Law. Though, these two are both within the best unis in th UK, so you`ll never lose.
Another obvius advice is that it might be a great idea to go and see which uni`s atmosphere you like most.

There is another important issue to bear in mind: what are your plans for future career like?

Btw, why not applying to LSE for competition law with its great connections to economics?

I`ve read somewhere on this forum, that King`s is slightly better in that sphere, whereas UCL is exceptionally outstanding in International Law. Though, these two are both within the best unis in th UK, so you`ll never lose.
Another obvius advice is that it might be a great idea to go and see which uni`s atmosphere you like most.

There is another important issue to bear in mind: what are your plans for future career like?

Btw, why not applying to LSE for competition law with its great connections to economics?
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Ninja

Well I thought I it would be great to get into either one of those two so I did not prepare for this decision. Then I have almost decidet to go to KCL, but the rankings confused me as UCL is sometimes ranked much higher. Any thoughts on that?

I might try for the LSE, but I doubt that I can get in, my grades are a bit lower than required.

Thanks again

Well I thought I it would be great to get into either one of those two so I did not prepare for this decision. Then I have almost decidet to go to KCL, but the rankings confused me as UCL is sometimes ranked much higher. Any thoughts on that?

I might try for the LSE, but I doubt that I can get in, my grades are a bit lower than required.

Thanks again
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Brainy Smu...

Well I thought I it would be great to get into either one of those two so I did not prepare for this decision. Then I have almost decidet to go to KCL, but the rankings confused me as UCL is sometimes ranked much higher. Any thoughts on that?

I might try for the LSE, but I doubt that I can get in, my grades are a bit lower than required.

Thanks again


galadriel,

First you must ask yourself these three questions.

1. Out of the two, competition law or corporate law, which one suits my need?
2. What uni has the most desirable modules?
3. If I am going to spend a year in London, how will these programmes benefit me?

It is true that applicants on this website did speak upon KCL having a comparative advantage in competition law within the UK and possibly the EU. However, between the two, the median of applicants on this website would choose UCL, by far. If you apply to LSE, based on your immediate contemplation of deciding where you prefer to be, you will be three-times more confused as you are now. Do not worsen your disposition by adding on another uni. Save yourself the grief and figure out which one was your backup..?

<blockquote>Well I thought I it would be great to get into either one of those two so I did not prepare for this decision. Then I have almost decidet to go to KCL, but the rankings confused me as UCL is sometimes ranked much higher. Any thoughts on that?

I might try for the LSE, but I doubt that I can get in, my grades are a bit lower than required.

Thanks again
</blockquote>

galadriel,

First you must ask yourself these three questions.

1. Out of the two, competition law or corporate law, which one suits my need?
2. What uni has the most desirable modules?
3. If I am going to spend a year in London, how will these programmes benefit me?

It is true that applicants on this website did speak upon KCL having a comparative advantage in competition law within the UK and possibly the EU. However, between the two, the median of applicants on this website would choose UCL, by far. If you apply to LSE, based on your immediate contemplation of deciding where you prefer to be, you will be three-times more confused as you are now. Do not worsen your disposition by adding on another uni. Save yourself the grief and figure out which one was your backup..?

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Ninja

Thank you, very much, I agree with you grately. i do not think LSE programe suits me that much, to be honest I am much better at law than at economy.

I just got confused by the rankings (did not pay much attention to them earlier) stating that (not all of them ofcourse) UCL is much better than KCL. and I can not figure out why.

I just do not want to pick KCL and then find out that everyone but me have always known that UCL is better :)

Thank you, very much, I agree with you grately. i do not think LSE programe suits me that much, to be honest I am much better at law than at economy.

I just got confused by the rankings (did not pay much attention to them earlier) stating that (not all of them ofcourse) UCL is much better than KCL. and I can not figure out why.

I just do not want to pick KCL and then find out that everyone but me have always known that UCL is better :)
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Brainy Smu...

Thank you, very much, I agree with you grately. i do not think LSE programe suits me that much, to be honest I am much better at law than at economy.

I just got confused by the rankings (did not pay much attention to them earlier) stating that (not all of them ofcourse) UCL is much better than KCL. and I can not figure out why.

I just do not want to pick KCL and then find out that everyone but me have always known that UCL is better :)


Right now, would be a perfect time to research both unis. I would put both unis in separate windows and put them side-by-side and compare the pros and cons step-by-step.

<blockquote>Thank you, very much, I agree with you grately. i do not think LSE programe suits me that much, to be honest I am much better at law than at economy.

I just got confused by the rankings (did not pay much attention to them earlier) stating that (not all of them ofcourse) UCL is much better than KCL. and I can not figure out why.

I just do not want to pick KCL and then find out that everyone but me have always known that UCL is better :)</blockquote>

Right now, would be a perfect time to research both unis. I would put both unis in separate windows and put them side-by-side and compare the pros and cons step-by-step.
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Ninja

yes, it is high time I did that. thank you all for your advice.

yes, it is high time I did that. thank you all for your advice.
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Greeklaw

KCL is regarded as the best law school in the UK when it comes to competition law, mainly because of Prof. Richard Whish. However, there are strong rumors that Prof. Whish is leaving King's in August. This is the reason why I didn't apply to KCL at all, although I would had I not known the above information. I'm also interested in competition and corporate law, and by checking its offered modules, i didn't think that KCL has a lot to offer in terms of corporate law. So, in case you are contemplating accepting the offer of KCL, you might want to check if the above info is indeed accurate. My source is the following:
http://chillingcompetition.com/2012/11/13/antitrust-rumours/

KCL is regarded as the best law school in the UK when it comes to competition law, mainly because of Prof. Richard Whish. However, there are strong rumors that Prof. Whish is leaving King's in August. This is the reason why I didn't apply to KCL at all, although I would had I not known the above information. I'm also interested in competition and corporate law, and by checking its offered modules, i didn't think that KCL has a lot to offer in terms of corporate law. So, in case you are contemplating accepting the offer of KCL, you might want to check if the above info is indeed accurate. My source is the following:
http://chillingcompetition.com/2012/11/13/antitrust-rumours/
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Ninja

Thank you,very much,for this very i
mportant info!! I will most definitely check it out.

Thank you,very much,for this very i
mportant info!! I will most definitely check it out.

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UCL all the way; when I was applying several academics I know told me to steer clear of King's at the moment, apparently the law department has gone way down hill and is surviving on reputation more than anything.

UCL all the way; when I was applying several academics I know told me to steer clear of King's at the moment, apparently the law department has gone way down hill and is surviving on reputation more than anything.

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