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  1. I'm really sorry to hear that mate (and I don't think you sounded rude - it seems very infuriating). It definitely sounds unfair and congratulations for doing as well as you are. Have you tried talking to the teachers about this? Surely they will sympathise? After all, it reflects well on them if their student(s) make it to unis like Cambridge. Otherwise is there any chance you could report your school to the IB? I'm sure they'll care if your school is doing nothing to prepare you for TOK, especially if they make meaningless predictions. As for the predicted grades, I'm afraid that is in you
  2. I believe it is the JD that you will need to do. Look up the Bar website for the State that you would like to practice in, eg if you want to be in Wall Street I believe you'll need to look into the New York Bar (sorry if I'm wrong, my geography of America is not very good!) But I believe it is a JD you would need. Have a look at this site, it may help as well - http://www.aspiringsolicitors.co.uk/interested-new-york-bar/ @American Author, whilst that is a good set of subjects for law... who exactly are you talking to?
  3. I wouldn't think it as much a problem as boys not being equally restricted, my stance is that I don't think girls should be restricted as much as they are. I mean if they turned up to school in underwear alone (age depending I'm sure the other guys wouldn't mind, but nevertheless) they would be berated for it being inappropriate, just as if a male turned up in his underwear. But the 10cm rule is possibly too harsh, if they wish to wear that, and it isn't as short as their underwear, then why not? Are they to be punished for what they like to wear? Surely the problem lies with those who find it
  4. (about law) Hi everyone! I don't know if there's much demand for this at the moment but here it is - I'm a law student, so at some point someone on this site will be interested in studying law (or will have already signed up for it but now want a little more info about what they signed up for!) I remember seeing a similar thread done on here a couple years ago by my good friend (and mentor) Arrowhead, and I seriously recommend you to look for that if you have the time and questions, but now it's my turn, so any questions about studying law or anything relevant, ask away Be sure to qu
  5. I would say that some level of English is necessary, but not HL at IB or even total fluency - they have the IELTS to test your English capabilities. I would say English is useful for law due to its similarity in terms of the skill needed for analysis and essay writing. This could be achieved through a number of subjects - economics, history, philosophy, politics to name but a few. Other subjects are surprisingly relevant due to the analytical mindset required - eg maths and chemistry. So I would say no subjects are essential, let alone at HL, however make sure there is at least one subject t
  6. Cool! Well I think if law is not the profession for you then you can afford a little less weight to the factor of reputation! Go for the place that you like best and think you'd excel at imo.
  7. Hey, you're exactly right to say that location isn't the only thing you should look at, although if given the chance to see all of your options I recommend you do as I personally went for the Uni that I thought felt right for me, where I thought I would excel best at, and I don't regret my choice. Others I know (such as Arrowhead on here) didn't let location be his deciding factor, and he decided to go for a very prestigious (non-campus) London uni over a less prestigious campus uni as he recognised the importance of prestige (especially in law) over location. I know that contrasts with my dec
  8. Hey! 1) IMO, whilst SL Mathematics is of course better given the same grade, and MAYBE at a push even the grade below, my advice would be to drop to Studies and maximise your grades. This is because these places have very high requirements and that point or two can make all the difference. Also, despite transferrable skills etc (maths showing an analytical mindset and a challenge and ability to find solutions to problems blah blah blah) it isn't really essential for law, and I might even tentatively suggest that I doubt they'll even really notice/understand the difference between you saying
  9. Hey King. a) Yes you can do law after economics. The way that would work is that you would do your undergraduate degree, and after that do a GDL (Graduate Diploma in Law) which basically converts you to law (ie, catching you up on law as you didn't do a law degree.) Only thing with this, naturally, is that it'll take another year and over £10k of your money. Also, you would only really do this degree if you wanted to be a lawyer afterwards, whereas doing a law degree as your undergrad doesn't necessarily mean you have to be a lawyer as it's a very marketable degree which gives you plenty o
  10. Hey! I'm not international myself so I can't really say from experience, just what I've heard/observed. Whilst firms are not allowed to obviously discriminate against you for being international, in practical terms I would say it does have an impact to some extent because international students are a bit more of a risk/investment to them - higher fees, maybe have to sponsor you etc. I don't know much about it but it seems that this does mean that if it comes down to being between you and someone who is not international if all else is the same they'll go with the other person imo. Obviousl
  11. Hey! Literally two things: (1) read your textbook/syllabus. (2) exam technique - ask your teacher to provide you with some markschemes so you can understand what they're looking for. In my first yr of ESS I did not thoroughly go through the content with discipline, nor did i understand the exam technique, I would waffle through all the questions and hope it got me through it - it doesn't. But ESS is pretty easy - I did those two things I mentioned above and got a level 7 without too much difficulty!! That's literally all you need for ESS, a bit of common sense and a lot of regurgitation
  12. Whilst I agree that getting into a serious relationship is probably a bad move for focusing on your studies (plus, many relationships don't pass the test of distance when it comes to Uni...), I don't think you should be as strong as saying only date when you are ready to marry - live a little!! Have fun, have flings, have passion and romance! Plus, whilst its possible you're unlikely to find your destined spouse first time you try dating someone! Just enjoy yourself. And yeah, stay safe
  13. No no, I said all BUT the first five months. I was single for the first 5 months, and then for basically half of IB1 and all of IB2 I was in the relationship. Probably wouldn't recommend it though - it was good fun but it often got very stressful particularly around exam time, plus it proves to be a big distraction from your work. You have decades for romance, but your grades are decided in these few years, so I'd focus on that. Doesn't mean you can't have a bit of fun, just saying relationships tend to distract you more ^^
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