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legalpundit
Joined: 17 Nov 2011
Posts: 10
Enlightenment on Choosing Law School
Fri Feb 10, 2012 08:36 AM
Hello,
I have received offers from UCL in Business Laws, QMUL in Commercial Laws and Durham in Masters of Laws. Now seek help from enlightened people on arriving at a correct decision.

Guidance in these aspects a) Reputation b) Quality and Standard of Faculty and Teaching c) Prospects d) Peer Quality.


[Edited by legalpundit on 18 Feb 2012]

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legalpundit
Joined: 17 Nov 2011
Posts: 10
UCL, QMUL or Durham?
Sat Feb 18, 2012 03:07 PM
Hello people.......please respond to this post.......hoping eagerly to see some chitter chatter to my posts:))))
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opeyemi33
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 5
UCL, QMUL or Durham?
Sat Feb 18, 2012 05:40 PM
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nicolasr88
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 9
UCL, QMUL or Durham?
Fri Feb 24, 2012 08:11 PM
Hi! I'm enrolling at QMUL, and although it's not my area of expertise, I do know QM is brilliant for commercial law and related areas. Their Centre for Commercial Law Studies is extremely good and I've found it's widely recognized among senior staff at law firms. Most of my undergrad classmates practice private law and definitely have a preference for QM.

Regarding rankings, I think the Guardian's is very good (www.guardian.co.uk/education/table/2011/may/17/university-gu… but do remember to take all rankings with a pinch of salt, and try to focus on finding professors and research projects that are a good fit for what you really want to take out of your LLM!
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qualifiedlawyer
Joined: 24 Jan 2012
Posts: 17
UCL, QMUL or Durham?
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:24 PM
a) Reputation: All three are very good. Probably UCL is the most externally recognised (certainly outside the UK). But all three rate highly in the tables.
b) Quality and Standard of Faculty and Teaching: It depends on the courses. I think QM scores more highly, particularly in student satisfaction. But it's marginal all round I'd say. They're all supber institutions.
c) Prospects: I don't think it makes a difference (for many careers in the UK). More important is the result you get, and your motivation for doing it.
d) Peer Quality: It depends who you class as peers. I'd probably put UCL and QM above Durham for Law.

For transparency, I should say that I applied to both UCL and QM, but decided to enrol at QM (it was a tough decision though).

[Edited by qualifiedlawyer on 24 Feb 2012]

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legalpundit
Joined: 17 Nov 2011
Posts: 10
UCL, QMUL or Durham?
Wed Mar 14, 2012 05:05 AM
Thanks a lot about the queries......now I can be more focused in choosing the university......are you enroling this year ....if so what r doing about the accomodations..my girlfriend also got into QML...would it be possible for us to share rooms?
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