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'Elitism'.. that's hypocritical BS coming from someone who argues 'british superiority'.
Out of curiosity - since you did gain entry into the LLM, why have you not chosen to study media law to build on your undergraduate studies? It would have strengthened your expertise and provided a clearer career path for you. Someone else might have a different opinion but for me personally I think it leaves you a little out in limbo with the broad range of LLM subjects you've taken (especially when you are not intending to gain legal qualifications to work as a lawyer).
I suppose if you were to go directly into journalism after completion of the LLM, you could go into legal reporting since you now have a deeper understanding of the law in the subjects you've chosen. There wouldn't be a media organisation out there who would dispute your legal knowledge with an LLM under your belt.
golfpro - I'm glad I'm not the only one who feels that same way.
oh man "rouge" makes me sound like a French can-can dancer.
If you were the supervisor looking for a PhD student, wouldn't you want the best?
But like I said, make contact with them and build a rapport. It never hurts to try.
By the way it doesn't hurt to try an application. Call the potential supervisors, talk with them, make your presence known. See if they'll let you come around and show you around the lab, meet the lab group etc, build a rapport.
You could have 10 masters degrees, a kindergarten graduation certificate and 2 dolla' and a biscuit and you still wouldn't score a PhD project if you performed below standard required.
Just earlier I was laughing at rjb203 spitting the dummy about "british superiority" in another thread, and here you are actually saying "i think it is clear who is in England and who is not". And to his or her credit, rjb203 had the courage to apologise after realising the mistake.
"To be considered for the LLM programme, candidates should normally have obtained either a Law Degree or a Joint Honours Degree with a major Law component from an approved University or Institution, at the standard of Class 2 Division I or higher (or of an equivalent standard)."
"The minimum entry requirement for the LL.M. is normally a First class degree in law from a UK university, or the equivalent from an overseas institution.
The LL.M. Admissions Committee does consider applications from those with a non-Law first degree, provided that in addition to their degree they have either substantial relevant professional legal experience or have obtained a professional legal qualification with the equivalent of a First Class result. However, a first degree in Law is the preferred preparation for the Cambridge LL.M."
And just so we know exactly where we stand, here are some quotes from the other universities you mentioned - Cambridge and Durham:
"The LL.M., as a Masters degree, is intended for those who wish to pursue further legal studies after completing their first degree in law, including those who are considering an academic career or intend to practice law."
Yes it does not matter what you think the system is. It is clear you're on the other side of Mars at the moment.
What matters are the direct references I posted from the websites you specifically mentioned yourself.
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