Cam v. Ox


Penny

Got offers from both, don't know which one to choose.
Hope to get some advice!
Thank you in advance:)

Got offers from both, don't know which one to choose.
Hope to get some advice!
Thank you in advance:)
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Bender

There's been at least a little discussion of this issue in another recent thread, which may at least be worth reading:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/44192

I think to get useful advice, though, you'll have to spell out a little bit more information: what areas of law are you interested in? Do you have a preference regarding the teaching styles? What do you want to do afterwards? (And where?)

Otherwise, you're just opening yourself up to mindless voting (usually along long-established party lines), and quasi-insane ramblings (i.e., "I don't want to have to explain to people what 'BCL' means all my life").

There's been at least a little discussion of this issue in another recent thread, which may at least be worth reading:

http://www.llm-guide.com/board/44192

I think to get useful advice, though, you'll have to spell out a little bit more information: what areas of law are you interested in? Do you have a preference regarding the teaching styles? What do you want to do afterwards? (And where?)

Otherwise, you're just opening yourself up to mindless voting (usually along long-established party lines), and quasi-insane ramblings (i.e., "I don't want to have to explain to people what 'BCL' means all my life").
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Penny

Will concentrate on jurisprudence, public law and comparative law. No preferrence for teaching method and planning to do a JD in the US afterwards:)
Thanks!

Will concentrate on jurisprudence, public law and comparative law. No preferrence for teaching method and planning to do a JD in the US afterwards:)
Thanks!
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Bender

Oxford.

Oxford.
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Lazarus

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treatise

The BCL is the most highly regarded masters law degree in the UK. It is also the most highly esteemed law degree among UK barristers. This is what I have been told by the academics and barristers I have met. My tutors in Oxford told me that the Oxford law faculty regards the BCL as the finest taught postgraduate law degree in the world -- that's debatable but my point in telling you this is to let you know BCL's reputation among academics. And there is no doubt that Oxford is world renown for its jurisprudence. And in public law, it is certainly one of the best in the UK. Having said all that, I am currently doing the BCL. So there may be an inference of bias.

The BCL is the most highly regarded masters law degree in the UK. It is also the most highly esteemed law degree among UK barristers. This is what I have been told by the academics and barristers I have met. My tutors in Oxford told me that the Oxford law faculty regards the BCL as the finest taught postgraduate law degree in the world -- that's debatable but my point in telling you this is to let you know BCL's reputation among academics. And there is no doubt that Oxford is world renown for its jurisprudence. And in public law, it is certainly one of the best in the UK. Having said all that, I am currently doing the BCL. So there may be an inference of bias.
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Lazarus

Treatise - how would you sum up your year on the BCL so far?
Are you thinking of the MPhil?

Treatise - how would you sum up your year on the BCL so far?
Are you thinking of the MPhil?
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treatise

Please take a look at my previous 3-4 posts:
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/43270/last/#post-43394

For some subjects, tutorials take place in Michaelmas (comparative human rights, evidence etc), for others in Hilary (jurisprudence, corporate finance etc) or Trinity (restitution etc). Dont worry about it.

Didn't apply for the MPhil. I dont think there is a value add if you don't want to be an academic or do a DPhil; but there are needless to say intellectual benefits. I would rather do an LLM in a top-tier law school in the US or work in a law firm or chambers or even apply directly to join the academia.

Please take a look at my previous 3-4 posts:
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/43270/last/#post-43394

For some subjects, tutorials take place in Michaelmas (comparative human rights, evidence etc), for others in Hilary (jurisprudence, corporate finance etc) or Trinity (restitution etc). Dont worry about it.

Didn't apply for the MPhil. I dont think there is a value add if you don't want to be an academic or do a DPhil; but there are needless to say intellectual benefits. I would rather do an LLM in a top-tier law school in the US or work in a law firm or chambers or even apply directly to join the academia.
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