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UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« on: July 29, 2004, 11:06:31 AM »
does anyone know of any good british law schools in central london??

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2004, 11:14:26 AM »
As it so happens... here's a link to TheGuardian's rankings of British law schools, with links to their sites:

http://education.guardian.co.uk/higher/unitable/0,11985,723568,00.html
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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2004, 11:25:19 AM »
And a question for you: how did you find legal internships in London?
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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2004, 11:28:37 AM »
holy crap, look at their "% female students" statistic... 54-65% across the board... those brits have the right idea!

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2004, 11:38:55 AM »
Can you practice in the US w/ a UK law degree?

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2004, 11:48:19 AM »
nonobvious, thanks for the rankings...that really helps. umm..i am a european citizen, not american so it is not a problem for me to work in the EU.
bravesfan21, no i believe you cannot practice law in the us with a uk degree. you can however practice in europe with an american degree i think. at least i know ppl in london who spent a year in london transferring and studying uk law.

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2004, 11:49:10 AM »
actually, i wonder how the uk - us thing works when you study international law. anyone know?

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2004, 11:56:39 AM »
It's relative easy to get a JD in the US and practice in the UK.  An attorney who used to work at my firm recently relocated with her husband, who is originally from the UK.  You just need to take the UK "bar" exam.  She was going to be a solicitor, I'm not sure about barristers, and if you can just take a different certifying exam or whatnot.

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2004, 01:58:08 PM »
Finally a post on which I comment with a degree of authority!

You must have at least two years of work experience in the US before you can take the qualifying exam to transfer to English law (UK law does not exist - Scottish law is different). If you search BPP professional school on the net you can get info on the modules you have to take before you can qualify here.
Technically it's certainly possible, but if you're not working for a big international law firm, expect this tranfer exam to be taken with a certain amount of skepticism by many employers. This is because it is relatively new, and most partners in national firms will not be familiar with it, and will be concerned about a lack of experience in England.
The 'bar' exam does not exist over here. Training is different for solicitors and barristers.
Good luck to all!

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Re: UK LAW SCHOOLS ANYONE???
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2004, 04:20:01 AM »
londongirl, since you are clearly on top of your game, i was wondering if you had any helpful advice on what i have to do to get into a british uni and if you have any recommendations.