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Old 20-06-2020, 02:06 PM
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hmm cos I was only offered KCL LLM. May I ask what is KCL well known for?
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Yeah until I recently came across a few Singaporean KCL FCH in the US internationals drawing more than 30k per month at 2-3pqe.

Made me eat my words and swallow the paper it is worth on
30k can you imagine how that fattens the bank balance every month?

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Yeah until I recently came across a few Singaporean KCL FCH in the US internationals drawing more than 30k per month at 2-3pqe.

Made me eat my words and swallow the paper it is worth on
30k can you imagine how that fattens the bank balance every month?
For avoidance of doubt, $30k SGD per month. I saw the payslip.
Not rupiah, not taiwan dollars, not rupee
They are Singaporean chinese, not angmoh

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Old 20-06-2020, 02:13 PM
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Yes. i've (we have all) said as much. But our dear junior here wants to take it as part of his NUS LLB+LLM joint degree course. If so, then we should try to help him out as best we can, no?
Agreed. I think for the other OP who wanted to take an LLM in UK after your LLB, if you're just doing it for the experience and your parents got the money to waste then by all means go ahead. A LLM may not give you much of an edge but it's your $$. A Masters doesn't do any harm if you make sure you have a TC when you come back.
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Hi guys! I've received uni offers from NUS and LSE for law (messed up oxbridge interviews :/ ) and am currently of two minds as to which to pursue. My parents want me to go overseas (they can afford it, but my heart hurts thinking bout the fees).

On one hand, while going to LSE is appealing bc of the international outlook, diversity, culture, etc. etc.) but then again there are also the issues of:

1) the real possibility of not being able to succeed in the UK for MC TCs given that I'm not an angmoh,
2) industry uncertainty arising from brexit even if I get a UK TC,
3) becoming a local second class lawyer if I cmi in the uk (+ the difficulty in passing bar part a + lack of local network)
4) the matter of costs.

Clearly then, NUS law is the right choice no? I was just wondering what y'all would do in my shoes. Could ya'll please help me out and lemme see if my reasoning makes sense and give me some social proof or disproof?

Thank you so much in advance!
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Old 20-06-2020, 02:24 PM
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Hi guys! I've received uni offers from NUS and LSE for law (messed up oxbridge interviews :/ ) and am currently of two minds as to which to pursue. My parents want me to go overseas (they can afford it, but my heart hurts thinking bout the fees).

On one hand, while going to LSE is appealing bc of the international outlook, diversity, culture, etc. etc.) but then again there are also the issues of:

1) the real possibility of not being able to succeed in the UK for MC TCs given that I'm not an angmoh,
2) industry uncertainty arising from brexit even if I get a UK TC,
3) becoming a local second class lawyer if I cmi in the uk (+ the difficulty in passing bar part a + lack of local network)
4) the matter of costs.

Clearly then, NUS law is the right choice no? I was just wondering what y'all would do in my shoes. Could ya'll please help me out and lemme see if my reasoning makes sense and give me some social proof or disproof?

Thank you so much in advance!
Wait... if your parents can afford it (and I assume they are lawyers), then isnít it a no brainer that you should go overseas to do law?
Or can you reapply to Oxbridge in another year?
Itís no point going in this Sept everything is online learning thereís no proper experience
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Old 20-06-2020, 02:25 PM
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1 - llm dont help ur career, its not a req to become a qualified person. if u farked up ur llb with 2:2 and/or going to delisted uni, anyone who knows anything wont fall for ur kcl llm. i got friend who did kcl llm and now end up do community law in chinatown bucket shop. u think u can sian ur way into big 4 u wait long long hor.

nb if its the nus one can overseas during 4yrs llb ie to cornell or nyu just do whatever u want lah. its not like theres some secret formula of llb and llm subject combis that unlock higher salary and make ur kukubird bigger. who tf is gonna tell u here employers are looking out for columbia llm in intl tax? lawyer to be cannot make an argument and sell urself, go and study dentistry instead lah.

2 - dun be lazy sack of shyt re: part a. if u studied for ur llb like that not only is ur llb not worth the paper its printed on, ur gonna be like those goondus who retake part a several times until they realise how to pass the papers. no one is gonna tell u any magic combi or secret. why tf i wanna help someone who just gonna compete with me for rlt/tc? better u bang ur thick skull trying over and over again and eventually giving up.

tldr sinkies need u to point them, unzip, and hold their kukubirds while they pee. farking hell might as well just ask us to plan ur bloody career from start to finish for yall
So has anyone retaken and passed all one shot. Assuming you failed 4.
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Hi guys! I've received uni offers from NUS and LSE for law (messed up oxbridge interviews :/ ) and am currently of two minds as to which to pursue. My parents want me to go overseas (they can afford it, but my heart hurts thinking bout the fees).

On one hand, while going to LSE is appealing bc of the international outlook, diversity, culture, etc. etc.) but then again there are also the issues of:

1) the real possibility of not being able to succeed in the UK for MC TCs given that I'm not an angmoh,
2) industry uncertainty arising from brexit even if I get a UK TC,
3) becoming a local second class lawyer if I cmi in the uk (+ the difficulty in passing bar part a + lack of local network)
4) the matter of costs.

Clearly then, NUS law is the right choice no? I was just wondering what y'all would do in my shoes. Could ya'll please help me out and lemme see if my reasoning makes sense and give me some social proof or disproof?

Thank you so much in advance!
Depends on what you want in terms of your future career.

If you wish to try for a tc in London, then go to LSE. While it is true that you may not get into a magic circle firms right from the get go, getting a TC at at a silver circle firm will still afford you the opportunity to transition into magic circle once you gain a few years pqe. Also, let's be real.. you'll have have a better life as a trainee in london than in SG.

... and most of my batch mates from LSE who did well (high 2.1, FCH - which is what you'll need for applications to MC/SC firms anyway) still got TCs in SG Big4

If you want to practice in SG, NUS for sure. No questions about it.
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Wait... if your parents can afford it (and I assume they are lawyers), then isnít it a no brainer that you should go overseas to do law?
Or can you reapply to Oxbridge in another year?
Itís no point going in this Sept everything is online learning thereís no proper experience
Ah they aren't lawyers! Uhmm. My parents can pay for it, but it would probably mean that they would be left without savings... that's the problem and the reason why I am so reluctant.

On reapplying, I'm plan to do it! I was planning on doing NUS law this year and then seeing how the cards fall again for oxbridge come Jan 21. But my parents still want me to go to LSE instead of NUS law. Their reasoning is that if I don't get into Oxbridge in 21, I wont be able to go to LSE bc they would probably blacklist me for being a no show this sept...

So my idea is to take NUS law, use the online semester as a kind of pre-u training for the oxbridge interviews, and see how the cards fall. But ofc, the opp cost of this choice is what happens if I cmi oxbridge again... So I guess what I'm really asking is are the prospects for LSE that good that it would trump a NUS education and justify the exorbitant international fees? Bc from what I understand, if I decide to come back (or cmi overseas in the worst case scenario) the LSE degree is kinda trash compared to NUS...
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Hi guys! I've received uni offers from NUS and LSE for law (messed up oxbridge interviews :/ ) and am currently of two minds as to which to pursue. My parents want me to go overseas (they can afford it, but my heart hurts thinking bout the fees).
was in the exact same position as you were. Take the LSE and get the JD to Columbia.
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