Folks,I didn't make it either, Melb. Don't worry, it isn't the end of the world; the vast majority of successful people in the law don't have degrees from Oxbridge!
I just got off the phone Ms Wade, who confirmed that I won't be receiving an offer.
Strange as it sounds, I'm not as disappointed as I thought I might be. Truth be told, I really feel that I have much more to learn working at my law firm right now and I was slightly uncomfortable at the prospect of leaving in October and returning to study before I'd really consolidated my JD degree. I'm not even 18 months out of law school, so it really was too soon anyway. Perhaps it was best that I only applied to Cambridge.
It's been said on this forum that US schools look a little more broadly at the applications, and take work experience and other non-academic achievements into account more that the UK schools do. I was just shy of first class honours anyway, so I would have counted myself very lucky to be admitted to Cambridge. Now's not the time to be making decisions, but I may just put my head down, backside up, and hone my legal skills for another year or so and then throw my hat in the ring at Harvard and Yale. Who knows, I might even try Oxford too. We'll see.
To Beicon, The Nagle, TimeWillTell, JulietteH and all the rest of you - it's been a pleasure. I'll also be forever grateful to my Mum, who helped me prepare my application and has ridden all the bumps along the way.
I congratulate those who have been offered a place and have my fingers crossed for those who haven't has a response yet.
Best of luck to those still waiting!