BCL at Oxford after LLM in US?


I posted this query initially on the US thread, but realized that the UK thread might be an equally proper forum to discuss the matter, so here goes:

I graduated with an LLM in the US a couple of years back (from NYU) and was wondering whether it would be possible for me to apply to do the BCL or LLM in the UK. Im particularly interested in doing the BCL at Oxford. Im worried about my chances because as I am sure many of you guys are aware, there is a policy in the US that a person who has undertaken an LLM in one US university would almost invariably be rejected if he were to apply to do another, and Id rather not get my hopes up or bother applying if Im bound to be rejected. Most people do the opposite and do their UK education first, so I'm completely without a clue. Does anyone here know Oxfords stance on doing the BCL after doing an LLM in the US? Is it something that is seen favorably or unfavorably, or even neutrally? Also, has anyone here with a US based LLM who has ever applied to do the BCL?

Thanks in advance everyone appreciate all the help that I can get!

I posted this query initially on the US thread, but realized that the UK thread might be an equally proper forum to discuss the matter, so here goes:

I graduated with an LLM in the US a couple of years back (from NYU) and was wondering whether it would be possible for me to apply to do the BCL or LLM in the UK. I’m particularly interested in doing the BCL at Oxford. I’m worried about my chances because as I am sure many of you guys are aware, there is a policy in the US that a person who has undertaken an LLM in one US university would almost invariably be rejected if he were to apply to do another, and I’d rather not get my hopes up or bother applying if I’m bound to be rejected. Most people do the opposite and do their UK education first, so I'm completely without a clue. Does anyone here know Oxford’s stance on doing the BCL after doing an LLM in the US? Is it something that is seen favorably or unfavorably, or even neutrally? Also, has anyone here with a US based LLM who has ever applied to do the BCL?

Thanks in advance everyone – appreciate all the help that I can get!
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AlvinSee

Oxford specifically states that they will not admit to their courses a person who has an equivalent qualification from another UK universities. Since they did not express wider restriction, I would assume that an LLM from NYU wouldn't bar you?

Oxford specifically states that they will not admit to their courses a person who has an equivalent qualification from another UK universities. Since they did not express wider restriction, I would assume that an LLM from NYU wouldn't bar you?
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petaclum

I can't find that information. Are you sure? Can you give the link.

Thanks

I can't find that information. Are you sure? Can you give the link.

Thanks
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Thanks AlvinSee, I would echo petaclum's comment. It would be great to get the link.

Thanks AlvinSee, I would echo petaclum's comment. It would be great to get the link.
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AlvinSee

Hi guys, if you couldn't find it on the Oxford site, then I think it's Cambridge instead. I'm sure one of them did specifically state this. Apologies for the misstatement, but I would assume that Oxon shares the similar approach with Camb.

For a definite answer, maybe you would like to e-mail Mr Paul Burns, academic administrator of the Law Fac at Oxon - paul.burns@law.ox.ac.uk.

Best of luck.

Hi guys, if you couldn't find it on the Oxford site, then I think it's Cambridge instead. I'm sure one of them did specifically state this. Apologies for the misstatement, but I would assume that Oxon shares the similar approach with Camb.

For a definite answer, maybe you would like to e-mail Mr Paul Burns, academic administrator of the Law Fac at Oxon - paul.burns@law.ox.ac.uk.

Best of luck.
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Masha

very strange that they have such a rule. what is the purpose of it? no point.

very strange that they have such a rule. what is the purpose of it? no point.
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Banking

The purpose is to admit students with genuine potential and develop them. Also avoid the situation that people only see them as a "top up" degree-basically get in with an unfair amount of knowledge and get Oxbridge name..also it could meen that there will be unfair competition for other students who will get worse grades just because their classmates are studying the same modules second time around

The purpose is to admit students with genuine potential and develop them. Also avoid the situation that people only see them as a "top up" degree-basically get in with an unfair amount of knowledge and get Oxbridge name..also it could meen that there will be unfair competition for other students who will get worse grades just because their classmates are studying the same modules second time around
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Masha

studying the second time the same subjects - this argument i get, others - not really. what do you mean by "unfair amount of knowledge"?

how, for example, if differs if people have llm from their own countries? to many universities in uk that is important. they think people from some countries can get in any uk master program only after having a master degree in their own countries. but it does mean that they did not study similar subjects there as they are going to.

i am not the one with another uk llm wishing to study in oxford, but i thingk noy to admit a student that has another llm in uk is unfair. and i will not believe it until i see a link:)

studying the second time the same subjects - this argument i get, others - not really. what do you mean by "unfair amount of knowledge"?

how, for example, if differs if people have llm from their own countries? to many universities in uk that is important. they think people from some countries can get in any uk master program only after having a master degree in their own countries. but it does mean that they did not study similar subjects there as they are going to.

i am not the one with another uk llm wishing to study in oxford, but i thingk noy to admit a student that has another llm in uk is unfair. and i will not believe it until i see a link:)
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pedrinus

I am pretty sure there are people that have done two LLM's in the U.S

If you are concerned with that argument, well simply don't even apply with it or just overlook it. The Universities don't have to know that you have an LLM from the same country. If I had done an LLM in the US and later wanted to do another one in the US as well, I would def apply again, but I would not mention the first LLM in my application.

I am sure that there are people who have done two of them.!!

I am pretty sure there are people that have done two LLM's in the U.S

If you are concerned with that argument, well simply don't even apply with it or just overlook it. The Universities don't have to know that you have an LLM from the same country. If I had done an LLM in the US and later wanted to do another one in the US as well, I would def apply again, but I would not mention the first LLM in my application.

I am sure that there are people who have done two of them.!!
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