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qwertyytrewq

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Law school in the United Kingdom
« on: December 19, 2005, 03:10:02 PM »
I am so confused about the process of trying to get a law degree in England.  I have e-mailed a few admin. officers there but really haven't gotten an answer i am able to understand.

the process in the states seems so simple to me...
get an undergrad degree -> take the lsat -> apply to schools you want -> get a jd -> sit for the bar in the state you want -> become a liscensed lawyer


if anybody could lay it out the sameway for an international student to england that would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2005, 03:13:02 PM »
I think you have to be listed in Burke's Peerage to study law. And you have to choose to be either a barrister or solicitor. And you have to enjoy mashed peas.

Europe's higher-ed system, especially the UK's, is whack.
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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2005, 03:19:27 PM »
f-ing mashed peas...always get in the way.


why do you say that UK's is wack?

and wat is burke's peerage?

thanks by the way.

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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2005, 03:40:18 PM »
f-ing mashed peas...always get in the way.


why do you say that UK's is wack?

and wat is burke's peerage?

thanks by the way.

European educational systems are more whack than those in the U.S. because they're so stratified. They start putting kids in college and vocational tracks fairly young, and higher-ed opportunities aren't as available as they are in the U.S. The UK especially is beginning to move toward a more egalitarian model of colleges and universities, but it will take a while.

Burke's Peerage is a listing of the geneaology of the aristocracy. Noble snobs like to use this book to hold things against commoners. You don't have to be listed in Burke's to study law in the UK, but it probably doesn't hurt.
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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2005, 03:54:15 PM »
i've learned something new today. 

thank u both for the info.

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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2005, 11:38:30 AM »
thanks anabelle...

do you think you could explain the diff bw a barrister and a solicitor

and what exactly does CPE, GDL, LPC and BVC stand for.

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Re: Law school in the United Kingdom
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2005, 11:42:56 AM »
Basically all that nonsense means you should get a student visa for the sates and work on becoming a lawyer and getting citizenship.

And here they only ask you smoking or non, not solicitor or barrister.