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Will a Korean Student benefit from UK law? What career?

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Hello, this is Joel from Korea. I am currently studying at Singapore.

I am considering many majors for colleges, but I am most interested in studying law in UK.

But I am doubtful because I am a Korean student and I am not a british citizen.

What can I do with UK law degree as a Korean Citizen? What careers can I pursue?


Thank you.

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Bit late on a reply for this, but in the event you're still considering UK law, it greatly depends on where you ultimately see yourself setting down/ practising law?

If you want to practise law in the UK, then attending a UK uni is a no-brainer.

If you want to practise internationally, but eventually (maybe 5/10 years after graduating) go back to Korea, the UK might ber a good starting point because UK and US legal backgrounds are highly respected and useful for travelling and working around the world. But you would have to be very careful about the practice area you pick to specialise in, but that's a different discussion.

If you want to practise in Singapore, then you have to go to one of the select UK universities approved by the Singapore Ministry of Law, otherwise your law degree won't be recognised.

If you want to practise in and live in Korea itself, then you're better off studying at a top Korean law school and preparing for the Korean Bar.

I am a practising English-qualified lawyer who was an international student and studied law in the UK (and then ultimately worked in the UK, Singapore and sometimes with Korea on some cases) - so if you have any questions, feel free to drop me a private message and I'd be happy to advise you.


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