Admitted to Cambridge 2010/2011


Folks,

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.

Cheers,

Melbsolicitor
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!

Best of luck to those still waiting!

<blockquote>Folks,

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.

Cheers,

Melbsolicitor
</blockquote>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!

Best of luck to those still waiting!
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Dear fellow applicants,

I just received the news and I was unsuccessful. I will not see or be seen anywhere near the campus of the University of Cambridge either anytime soon or probably ever at this point. Nevertheless, as Melb says, the disappointment is not overwhelming. I half way expected it and I am glad to have received an answer, though I had to make the much dreaded call! I felt that that was a bit unfair. They obviously decided and could have let me know... It was wonderful to sharing this experience with you and I am quite sad I won't get to meet you in person. I wish you all a terrific future, at Cambridge or elsewhere. I bid you all a farewell!

Un grande abbraccio a tutti!

Giulia

Dear fellow applicants,

I just received the news and I was unsuccessful. I will not see or be seen anywhere near the campus of the University of Cambridge either anytime soon or probably ever at this point. Nevertheless, as Melb says, the disappointment is not overwhelming. I half way expected it and I am glad to have received an answer, though I had to make the much dreaded call! I felt that that was a bit unfair. They obviously decided and could have let me know... It was wonderful to sharing this experience with you and I am quite sad I won't get to meet you in person. I wish you all a terrific future, at Cambridge or elsewhere. I bid you all a farewell!

Un grande abbraccio a tutti!

Giulia
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♥ ma...

:( i'm so sorry for those who didn't make it!!
i wish you all the best! xxx

:( i'm so sorry for those who didn't make it!!
i wish you all the best! xxx
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flims

Melb, JulietteH - I am really sorry to hear about the answers you've got. In any case, any answer is better than no answer. I simply can't get through to SW...

Melb - I do think you're right. After having spent less than two years at a law firm, you still have loads to learn and it is still fun. If I were you (and perhaps even if I were me, but single:)), I would go for US schools next year. They attribute much more value to the experience people have, extracurricular, etc.

LLMblogger - yep, I am off to Oxford (accepted their offer today). I am really, really lucky as Oxford has always been my first choice (because of the tutors), but I wanted to know all my options before having to make the decision, in particular since as I understand Cambridge is considered to be way better in law than Oxf.

Anyway, once again congratulations to everybody who has made it and my best wishes to those who yet have not. The last thing I wanted to say is that I know lots of people who have applied two years in a row: the first year - all rejections, but after the second year they went to excellent schools. Keep trying and the best of luck!

Melb, JulietteH - I am really sorry to hear about the answers you've got. In any case, any answer is better than no answer. I simply can't get through to SW...

Melb - I do think you're right. After having spent less than two years at a law firm, you still have loads to learn and it is still fun. If I were you (and perhaps even if I were me, but single:)), I would go for US schools next year. They attribute much more value to the experience people have, extracurricular, etc.

LLMblogger - yep, I am off to Oxford (accepted their offer today). I am really, really lucky as Oxford has always been my first choice (because of the tutors), but I wanted to know all my options before having to make the decision, in particular since as I understand Cambridge is considered to be way better in law than Oxf.

Anyway, once again congratulations to everybody who has made it and my best wishes to those who yet have not. The last thing I wanted to say is that I know lots of people who have applied two years in a row: the first year - all rejections, but after the second year they went to excellent schools. Keep trying and the best of luck!

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beicon

Melbsolicitor, sorry to hear about your rejection.

At least now you wont be waking up at 3am and start to move furniture around your flat. But Im glad youve handled it rather well and Im sure youll do great at your law firm. It is a shame though were not meeting in London later this year.

Best of luck with your future applications should you actually decide to give it another try in the future.

Melbsolicitor, sorry to hear about your rejection.

At least now you won’t be waking up at 3am and start to move furniture around your flat. But I’m glad you’ve handled it rather well and I’m sure you’ll do great at your law firm. It is a shame though we’re not meeting in London later this year.

Best of luck with your future applications should you actually decide to give it another try in the future.
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lil81

Congrats to all who got in. I plan on reapplying in October for next year entry. Do you think I stand a chance or it will be a waste of time because I have been rejected before.

Tbh, I did not really expect to get an offer. I am presently in my final year at the University of Nottingham. I applied with my second year results and my average for the year was 65.4. Not that great for Cambridge I know. But this year, I am almost on a first from my first semester results and I don't have to do much to graduate with an overall first. I am going on to do the LPC course at College of Law, Birmingham in September. I just decided to apply this time as a trial.

Do you think that even if I graduate with a first this year, the fact that my second year average is not too high coupled with the fact that I was rejected before ruin my chances of getting in for 2011-2012? That's getting me quite worried


Opinions will be highly appreciated.


TocB, I think anyone who has been rejected before will still stand a good chance. I have been rejected 5 years ago despite graduating top of my class. But this time round, I have 5 years of working experience and I made it. I had been pessimistic, but my boss wanted me to give it a try. He gave me a lecture against being "once bitten, twice shy". So I gave it another try..

I am sorry too to hear the news for some. I would understand as I had been turned down before.. So I concentrated on work instead and end up being considered by my boss to go for an LLM this year. But i guess opportunities come when you least expect it.. So all the best, guys!

<blockquote>Congrats to all who got in. I plan on reapplying in October for next year entry. Do you think I stand a chance or it will be a waste of time because I have been rejected before.

Tbh, I did not really expect to get an offer. I am presently in my final year at the University of Nottingham. I applied with my second year results and my average for the year was 65.4. Not that great for Cambridge I know. But this year, I am almost on a first from my first semester results and I don't have to do much to graduate with an overall first. I am going on to do the LPC course at College of Law, Birmingham in September. I just decided to apply this time as a trial.

Do you think that even if I graduate with a first this year, the fact that my second year average is not too high coupled with the fact that I was rejected before ruin my chances of getting in for 2011-2012? That's getting me quite worried


Opinions will be highly appreciated.</blockquote>

TocB, I think anyone who has been rejected before will still stand a good chance. I have been rejected 5 years ago despite graduating top of my class. But this time round, I have 5 years of working experience and I made it. I had been pessimistic, but my boss wanted me to give it a try. He gave me a lecture against being "once bitten, twice shy". So I gave it another try..

I am sorry too to hear the news for some. I would understand as I had been turned down before.. So I concentrated on work instead and end up being considered by my boss to go for an LLM this year. But i guess opportunities come when you least expect it.. So all the best, guys!
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LLMblogger

Is anyone else still waiting for an official offer letter from BoGS? My Camsis still says that I have been recommended for an offer subject to BoGS' approval. It's been that way for several weeks. I wonder what's taking them so long!

Is anyone else still waiting for an official offer letter from BoGS? My Camsis still says that I have been recommended for an offer subject to BoGS' approval. It's been that way for several weeks. I wonder what's taking them so long!
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♥ ma...

i haven't gotten the letter either, but then again my camsis still says that my papers are with the degree committee...

i haven't gotten the letter either, but then again my camsis still says that my papers are with the degree committee...
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Lolly

Hello,

Another question. I understand there are 2 five week holidays during the LLM course. My understanding is that you do not stay at the colleges during this time- could anyone direct me to any info on this/know the answer?

Cheers!

Hello,

Another question. I understand there are 2 five week holidays during the LLM course. My understanding is that you do not stay at the colleges during this time- could anyone direct me to any info on this/know the answer?

Cheers!
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monhl

Is anyone else still waiting for an official offer letter from BoGS? My Camsis still says that I have been recommended for an offer subject to BoGS' approval. It's been that way for several weeks. I wonder what's taking them so long!


Don´t worry, I received the email offer mid-January and I am still waiting for the letter, moreover my Camsis still reads "papers with degree committee" :) I just guess they are in an extreme backlog at Cambridge..

<blockquote>Is anyone else still waiting for an official offer letter from BoGS? My Camsis still says that I have been recommended for an offer subject to BoGS' approval. It's been that way for several weeks. I wonder what's taking them so long!
</blockquote>

Don´t worry, I received the email offer mid-January and I am still waiting for the letter, moreover my Camsis still reads "papers with degree committee" :) I just guess they are in an extreme backlog at Cambridge..
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Hi guys!
I am admitted to both cambridge and oxford. The latter asks me to reply before 30 April. But I haven't received cam's official letter yet!

When can we expect to hear funding decisions of Cambridge? Any older thread on this issue? Thanks a lot!

Hi guys!
I am admitted to both cambridge and oxford. The latter asks me to reply before 30 April. But I haven't received cam's official letter yet!

When can we expect to hear funding decisions of Cambridge? Any older thread on this issue? Thanks a lot!
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LLMblogger

Congrats on the offers!

I have found the Cambridge Graduate Union forum to be quite interesting (though it is a pain to navigate): http://www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk/forum/

They have a search engine, which makes it a little more accessible.

From what I understand, funding decisions can come as late as a month before the start of your course.

Good luck

Congrats on the offers!

I have found the Cambridge Graduate Union forum to be quite interesting (though it is a pain to navigate): http://www.gradunion.cam.ac.uk/forum/

They have a search engine, which makes it a little more accessible.

From what I understand, funding decisions can come as late as a month before the start of your course.

Good luck
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thanks for sharing LLMbloger :-)

If the scholarship result will come out so late, I will definitely go for Oxford because I have secured a funding there (though not much).

thanks for sharing LLMbloger :-)

If the scholarship result will come out so late, I will definitely go for Oxford because I have secured a funding there (though not much).
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wols

You mean the cambridge trusts are still making decisions? This is interesting news. Can a person from a commonwealth country rely on he Cambridge trust for funding? I need to know cos i have been very worried about the funding issue.
Informed replies to this enquiries would be appreciated.

You mean the cambridge trusts are still making decisions? This is interesting news. Can a person from a commonwealth country rely on he Cambridge trust for funding? I need to know cos i have been very worried about the funding issue.
Informed replies to this enquiries would be appreciated.
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Hey, just thought I'd update and give you guys a heads up, I received the offer letter and booklet today. So the dates so far are:

6th January - acceptance email from from Ms Wade
20th April - CAMSIS updated by BGS but still seeking college membership

24th April - received the formal offer in the post

Will update once college membership is confirmed.

To all who found out they didn't get in this week, it sucks. After reading all your posts for the past months it would've been a pleasure to see you all in October. Nevertheless I wish you all well for the future, and as I always say, things always have a funny way of working out in the end.

Hey, just thought I'd update and give you guys a heads up, I received the offer letter and booklet today. So the dates so far are:

6th January - acceptance email from from Ms Wade
20th April - CAMSIS updated by BGS but still seeking college membership

24th April - received the formal offer in the post

Will update once college membership is confirmed.

To all who found out they didn't get in this week, it sucks. After reading all your posts for the past months it would've been a pleasure to see you all in October. Nevertheless I wish you all well for the future, and as I always say, things always have a funny way of working out in the end.
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LLMblogger

Congrats london student and thanks for keeping us posted. It must be such a relief! Hope you get the college of your choice now!

Congrats london student and thanks for keeping us posted. It must be such a relief! Hope you get the college of your choice now!
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littledoll

Still no CAMSIS update... has anyone heard anything? I am wondering if they simply forgot to update mine. To those of you who have already receved the formal letter, how much time do you have to accept or decline?

Still no CAMSIS update... has anyone heard anything? I am wondering if they simply forgot to update mine. To those of you who have already receved the formal letter, how much time do you have to accept or decline?
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Dew-Deuce

Same here I have not got any email, nor any updates in my CAMSIS!!!! Does it mean that I am rejected??? anyone knows the process, please kindly give me a heads-up!! thxxx

Same here I have not got any email, nor any updates in my CAMSIS!!!! Does it mean that I am rejected??? anyone knows the process, please kindly give me a heads-up!! thxxx
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littledoll

I have received the email already in January, so it's just a matter of time I guess until the official letter arrives.
If you haven't heard at all and you need to know urgently, I would call Ms. Wade. She is really nice and always helpful!

I have received the email already in January, so it's just a matter of time I guess until the official letter arrives.
If you haven't heard at all and you need to know urgently, I would call Ms. Wade. She is really nice and always helpful!
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Dew-Deuce

Congrats with you!!! So could you please provide me her contact number I really want to know any decisions on my application as soon as possible so that I can make a decision to go to the LSE instead!!! thanks in advance!!

Congrats with you!!! So could you please provide me her contact number I really want to know any decisions on my application as soon as possible so that I can make a decision to go to the LSE instead!!! thanks in advance!!
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