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TC chances - BA & LLB from Uni of Strathclyde
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Posted - 17 March 2017 15:34
I am looking for some advice on what my chances are of getting a City Firm TC?
My Scottish Higher Results equate to ABB at A-Level.
I have 2 degrees from the University of Strathclyde as follows:
2:1 BA (Hons) Management Science (Strathclyde Business School)
YR 1 - 59.83% avg
YR 2 - 62.5% avg
YR 3 - 61.62% avg
YR 4 - 65.1% avg
NB I have 3 classes with 40's passes!
LLB LAW PASS with MERIT (avg 64.5%) - YR 1,2,3 & 4 all mid 60's
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I have also worked for 5 years and studied my LLB part-time.
Will the Uni I went to go against me? If so would an LLM from Queen Mary or Kings help with this?
I think MC & SC are out of the question but would other top 25 consider or should I be aiming for lower firms like top 50 or 100?
Any help would be appreciated.
Roscoe P. Coltrane
Posted - 24 March 2017 20:28
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I'm guessing your LLB with merit is equivalent to a 2:1?
I think you're correct to skip MC/SC as no 1st and no degree from Oxbridge.
I think you're correct to apply in top 25 but suggest you also apply much lower in top 100.
Look for firms that you like and that you think might like the look of your application.
Maclay Murray & Spens London office, BLP, Eversheds, Taylor Wessing, Mishcon de Reya, Clyde & Co are all worth an application.
Size isn't the only factor - there are some good corporate boutiques out there who struggle a bit for applicants because so many look only at size. Try Ingram Winter Green LLP for example.
I didn't grasp whether you still need to convert to English law. If so, the distance learning course at Northumbria is very good (if you can get off work to attend the 14 days' of classes/exams spread throughout the year).