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Law degree completed - considering architecture!

Postby clmollöy » Mon Jun 02, 2003 5:23 am

Any opinions on how my background in law could be of relevance in architecture? Or have the last four years of study been a waste of time as far as my proposed change in direction is concerned?

Also, I am considering studying architecture in Germany - has anybody already studied architecture there? If so, I would be interested to hear your views on the courses offered there. Views from others, who feel qualified to comment on the matter, would also be welcome!

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Postby LOB » Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:20 am

Planning law i suppose
become a barrister & specialise in planning law?
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Postby sw101 » Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:18 am

have you studied law for four years and now plan on beginning a degree in architecture from scratch? (just to verify)

law is a part of architectural degree courses. contract law, the incredible subtleties of offers and invitations to treat, and whatever else one needs to know to realise that you need to hire a lawyer to cover your ass. i dont think a background in law would help much in progressing through architecture, but if you did choose to work as an architect then a background in law would be a great asset. in the real world of big bad people, architecture becomes more of a business than an art-form.

i myself will soon complete my degree, and am considering doing follow on courses in structural engineering, business, and law, so as to make myself not only more employable, but also more capable of starting a firm of my own, which i think is the aspiration of most architecture students.

also clmoll-curious square, i think the fact that you've survived four years of law would make the study of architecture easier for you. if you have a strong work ethic, like to and are able to read and study journals and literature as it comes out, and if you are able to bullshit your way around lecturers like barristers are able to around the court system (400 quid an hour i heard once from an unreliable source) then i think you'd do fine.

just as a point of interest, what made you decide to change your career path so dramatically? and are you qualified in law?

whatever you decide, good luck.
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Postby sw101 » Tue Jun 03, 2003 2:21 am

ignore my first question and my last. just read the title of the thread.

also, ignore the fact that i'm replying at 2.18am. i'm starting my new job in the morning and cant get to sleep. so sue me :)
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