Cambridge 08: Anyone heard yet?


sydneycat

Thanks HJ. Am looking forward to when news finally breaks about admissions. I've been checking Camsis frequently, but by the look of the other posts it seems the first thing we'll get is an email.

Thanks HJ. Am looking forward to when news finally breaks about admissions. I've been checking Camsis frequently, but by the look of the other posts it seems the first thing we'll get is an email.
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sydneycat

Hi guys. As part of my aim to torture myself by constantly looking at camsis/ blogs etc to see if any information about admissions has come out, I found and thought you might be interested in this note on the law faculty website. I guess there is a while to wait. We might even hear from Oxford first, even though their application forms were due almost two months after Cambridge's:

"The Law Faculty will finalise all LL.M. application decisions by 15 April 2008 for the 2008-09 LL.M. course. Prior to this time, you can check the status of your application on your online self-service page, which is accessible through the Board of Graduate Studies website. You will receive a username and password for the self service page from the Board of Graduate Studies once they have logged receipt of your application.

If the Law Faculty decides to offer you a place on the LL.M. course, this will be confirmed on your online self-service page. Since the Law Faculty e-mails successful applicants directly, in practice you will likely find out in the first instance about your offer by e-mail. This will be followed up by a formal offer letter from the Board of Graduate Studies. This can take several weeks, so applicants who have received e-mail notification of their offer should not be concerned about a delay.

If your application is unsuccessful, you can find out about this decision first on your online self-service page. You will also receive e-mail confirmation from the Board of Graduate Studies. The Law Faculty does not e-mail unsuccessful applicants.

If you have not found out by April 15th whether your application has been successful, please check this website again for any revisions to the timetable."

Now I'll be paranoid that everytime I log onto Camsis it will be a rejection! :)

Hi guys. As part of my aim to torture myself by constantly looking at camsis/ blogs etc to see if any information about admissions has come out, I found and thought you might be interested in this note on the law faculty website. I guess there is a while to wait. We might even hear from Oxford first, even though their application forms were due almost two months after Cambridge's:

"The Law Faculty will finalise all LL.M. application decisions by 15 April 2008 for the 2008-09 LL.M. course. Prior to this time, you can check the status of your application on your online self-service page, which is accessible through the Board of Graduate Studies website. You will receive a username and password for the self service page from the Board of Graduate Studies once they have logged receipt of your application.

If the Law Faculty decides to offer you a place on the LL.M. course, this will be confirmed on your online self-service page. Since the Law Faculty e-mails successful applicants directly, in practice you will likely find out in the first instance about your offer by e-mail. This will be followed up by a formal offer letter from the Board of Graduate Studies. This can take several weeks, so applicants who have received e-mail notification of their offer should not be concerned about a delay.

If your application is unsuccessful, you can find out about this decision first on your online self-service page. You will also receive e-mail confirmation from the Board of Graduate Studies. The Law Faculty does not e-mail unsuccessful applicants.

If you have not found out by April 15th whether your application has been successful, please check this website again for any revisions to the timetable."

Now I'll be paranoid that everytime I log onto Camsis it will be a rejection! :)
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hjscotland

thanks for highlighting this information. It seems they are going to take a while this year. Perhaps they have an unusually high number of applicants?

thanks for highlighting this information. It seems they are going to take a while this year. Perhaps they have an unusually high number of applicants?

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Setareh

Hey,
i recently joined LLM guide, and it's great to see the amount of activity here!! well, fingers crossed for everyone....

there's another site, lawyrs.net, for networking among law students and professionals, and i just created a group there for the Cambridge LLM 2008, check this out:

http://www.lawyrs.net/llmguide/56
yours,
Setareh

Hey,
i recently joined LLM guide, and it's great to see the amount of activity here!! well, fingers crossed for everyone....

there's another site, lawyrs.net, for networking among law students and professionals, and i just created a group there for the Cambridge LLM 2008, check this out:

http://www.lawyrs.net/llmguide/56
yours,
Setareh
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Inactive User

Hi everyone. I'm doing the Cambridge LLM at the minute. From what I can recall of last year's admission process, I received word of acceptance around mid-February. I actually e mailed the Law School directly and shortly afterwards received an e mail with the offer letter attached - my camsis account wasn't updated to reflect this for a while though. Also, letters by post tended to arrive around six weeks after they were posted and seemed to have come to Ireland via Sweden!

Hi everyone. I'm doing the Cambridge LLM at the minute. From what I can recall of last year's admission process, I received word of acceptance around mid-February. I actually e mailed the Law School directly and shortly afterwards received an e mail with the offer letter attached - my camsis account wasn't updated to reflect this for a while though. Also, letters by post tended to arrive around six weeks after they were posted and seemed to have come to Ireland via Sweden!
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jrmorton

mschuster43 -- Just curious if you applied to UCL or LSE, and whether you were accepted. I'm a US law student as well, and was accepted into both, but still waiting on Cambridge. If yes, any idea which you are planning on attending???

I'm in a similar position as you-- better law school (Top 100), a bit lower ranking, but undergraduate grades were not so hot...

mschuster43 -- Just curious if you applied to UCL or LSE, and whether you were accepted. I'm a US law student as well, and was accepted into both, but still waiting on Cambridge. If yes, any idea which you are planning on attending???

I'm in a similar position as you-- better law school (Top 100), a bit lower ranking, but undergraduate grades were not so hot...
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JR-
Outside of the US, I only applied to Oxford and Cambridge. At present, I haven't received an acceptance/rejection from either.
If you don't mind my asking - why are you considering the English schools? I'm looking at the LLM/BCl as a means to enter academia at some point in the future.
-Mike

JR-
Outside of the US, I only applied to Oxford and Cambridge. At present, I haven't received an acceptance/rejection from either.
If you don't mind my asking - why are you considering the English schools? I'm looking at the LLM/BCl as a means to enter academia at some point in the future.
-Mike
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jrmorton

For a couple reasons-- my primary interest is in Int'l Banking & Finance and I'd ultimately like to do legal work relating to offshore banking, private placements, hedge funds, etc. Most of the firms that specialize in this area are London-based. And, in order to practice in the offshore banking islands (Cayman, Jersey, etc.), you have to have a Commonwealth degree and three yrs practice experience. Plus, like you, I ultimately would like to become a professor of law-- however, I always thought that would be a perfect "second" career. Lastly, I know a couple people who live over in London and absolutely love it-- so, it'll be nice to have some friends across the pond and try something new/different.

For a couple reasons-- my primary interest is in Int'l Banking & Finance and I'd ultimately like to do legal work relating to offshore banking, private placements, hedge funds, etc. Most of the firms that specialize in this area are London-based. And, in order to practice in the offshore banking islands (Cayman, Jersey, etc.), you have to have a Commonwealth degree and three yrs practice experience. Plus, like you, I ultimately would like to become a professor of law-- however, I always thought that would be a perfect "second" career. Lastly, I know a couple people who live over in London and absolutely love it-- so, it'll be nice to have some friends across the pond and try something new/different.
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sydneycat

While we're all still waiting (patiently, or in my case painfully) I was wondering if people had any idea when they usually announce cambridge trust awards? I've seen some other threads on this site that mention it in around June, but I'm interested to know. Specifically, I wonder if we need to accept the offer before we're considered or if we are notified before the acceptance date?

While we're all still waiting (patiently, or in my case painfully) I was wondering if people had any idea when they usually announce cambridge trust awards? I've seen some other threads on this site that mention it in around June, but I'm interested to know. Specifically, I wonder if we need to accept the offer before we're considered or if we are notified before the acceptance date?
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yaiza242

Is there any hope of getting an answer before March 15th? When is this torture going to finish?

Is there any hope of getting an answer before March 15th? When is this torture going to finish?
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hjscotland

I know its painful, but I'd try and forget about it if possible. I'm trying to put it to the back of my mind!

Best of Luck.

PS - Anyone who has news, can you please post it as soon as you get it?

I know its painful, but I'd try and forget about it if possible. I'm trying to put it to the back of my mind!

Best of Luck.

PS - Anyone who has news, can you please post it as soon as you get it?
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Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?

Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?

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sydneycat

Hi. I see you that you have another post on this topic in another stream. I was hoping that people could keep this thread just for cambridge applicants who are waiting for responses please! I'm sure someone will be able to address your questions on the other post. Thanks!

Hi. I see you that you have another post on this topic in another stream. I was hoping that people could keep this thread just for cambridge applicants who are waiting for responses please! I'm sure someone will be able to address your questions on the other post. Thanks!
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namrepus

I am also waiting for the result from Cambridge LLM.

Fingers crossed.

I am also waiting for the result from Cambridge LLM.

Fingers crossed.
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claret8

Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?



Am sorry if this sinks your boat mate, but I would have to say that it would be best for you to not harbour any realistic hopes with regard to getting into the BCL...I know for a fact that even an Oxford undergraduate ranked 43 out of 280 would not even have a sniff of a chance of getting a place. I would say you would at least need to come within the top 5 out of 300 in your year at Reading, coupled with fantastic work experience and related extra-curriculars (mooting at a national or international level, or publication). Indeed that is quite the standard profile of the BCL student - top 5 of Uni at a very good/exceptional Uni with plenty of relevant work experience (mini pupillages, vac schemes, even full time employment) and extracurricular activities

<blockquote>Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?

</blockquote>

Am sorry if this sinks your boat mate, but I would have to say that it would be best for you to not harbour any realistic hopes with regard to getting into the BCL...I know for a fact that even an Oxford undergraduate ranked 43 out of 280 would not even have a sniff of a chance of getting a place. I would say you would at least need to come within the top 5 out of 300 in your year at Reading, coupled with fantastic work experience and related extra-curriculars (mooting at a national or international level, or publication). Indeed that is quite the standard profile of the BCL student - top 5 of Uni at a very good/exceptional Uni with plenty of relevant work experience (mini pupillages, vac schemes, even full time employment) and extracurricular activities
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jasonjb

Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?


I'm curiour. Why are you so set on Oxford? LSE and UCL are fantastic places to study? What about Cambridge? It has a great LLM, as good as Oxford as far as I'm concerned. Also, I think the BCL is for a certain type of person (not necessarily the best either) and if you're not that person (and I'm not saying that you're not), then don't sweat it!!

<blockquote>Okay I've been reading the posts and replies on this forum with interest for a while now and, although I know this is digressing slightly from the topic, I will like to know what you guys think my chances are of getting into Oxford (BCL)/ LSE (LLM).

I graduated last year from the University of Reading with a high 2.1. My final year results were 4As, a B and a C, however my 1st and 2nd year results are nothing to write home about due to documented extenuating circumstances (Else, I might have gotten a first!!! ;-). I havent got a lot of UK legal experience but I have done a couple of legal internships in Africa and volunteer work. I already have an unconditional offer from UCL (and this was before I even got my 2.1) which I have deferred. I am currently working as a researcher for a financial consultant in the City.

I really really want to go to Oxford and although my referees are confident of my chances, I wanted to find out from you guys so I would really appreciate your honest opinion as I am tearing my hair out with worry at the moment!!!

P.S - I have recently been advised by my uni that I ranked 43 out of 300 in my year. Is this information that might aid my application or will it hinder it?

</blockquote>
I'm curiour. Why are you so set on Oxford? LSE and UCL are fantastic places to study? What about Cambridge? It has a great LLM, as good as Oxford as far as I'm concerned. Also, I think the BCL is for a certain type of person (not necessarily the best either) and if you're not that person (and I'm not saying that you're not), then don't sweat it!!
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Blueprint

Curious: What would be the distinction between a Cantab type of student and an Oxon type?

Curious: What would be the distinction between a Cantab type of student and an Oxon type?
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rafaello

Back to the question in the topic...

Has anyone received an offer from Cambrigde, or at least any information? I know that they gave themselves deadline till 15 April to make all the decisions, however some of my friends who applied in past years got their offers/rejections in February-March...

Back to the question in the topic...

Has anyone received an offer from Cambrigde, or at least any information? I know that they gave themselves deadline till 15 April to make all the decisions, however some of my friends who applied in past years got their offers/rejections in February-March...
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namrepus

At the moment I haven't heard anybody receives a rejection or an offer.

At the moment I haven't heard anybody receives a rejection or an offer.
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jrmorton

I have not yet received a decision, and applied back in December.

I have not yet received a decision, and applied back in December.
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