Cambridge 2009-2010


cann

oh I am so on! sorry, couldnt find a good one of Lois, gonna have to make do with my face in the meantime

oh I am so on! sorry, couldnt find a good one of Lois, gonna have to make do with my face in the meantime
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Santa

Well hello

Well hello
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many thanks for the comments; kosvo and norway as far as I know.


Do you know these norwegians Cann? How many are they and do you have an idea about their credentials (which uni, grades, work ex etc.)

Cheers!

<blockquote>many thanks for the comments; kosvo and norway as far as I know.</blockquote>

Do you know these norwegians Cann? How many are they and do you have an idea about their credentials (which uni, grades, work ex etc.)

Cheers!
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Cedric

oh I am so on! sorry, couldnt find a good one of Lois, gonna have to make do with my face in the meantime

I would have preferred Lois: NOT !

For once Santa is right: well hello, Sweden ! :)

<blockquote>oh I am so on! sorry, couldnt find a good one of Lois, gonna have to make do with my face in the meantime</blockquote>
I would have preferred Lois: NOT !

For once Santa is right: well hello, Sweden ! :)
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cann

boys boys boys, Lois is yet to come, saving the best for last :)

The person from Norway shares the same credentials as me, moderate amount of working experience; I have been employed at Lexis Nexis for five months, whilst I think she had done the odd thing, not so much here and there, but only there. We have more of less identical marks, strong 2.1 and firsts.

To be perfectly honest I was very surprised she was accepted as I would consider both our applications rather average, but don't forget that non eu-students will pay twice the amount, hence sounds business logic for the university.

Where are you from?

boys boys boys, Lois is yet to come, saving the best for last :)

The person from Norway shares the same credentials as me, moderate amount of working experience; I have been employed at Lexis Nexis for five months, whilst I think she had done the odd thing, not so much here and there, but only there. We have more of less identical marks, strong 2.1 and firsts.

To be perfectly honest I was very surprised she was accepted as I would consider both our applications rather average, but don't forget that non eu-students will pay twice the amount, hence sounds business logic for the university.

Where are you from?
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boys boys boys, Lois is yet to come, saving the best for last :)

The person from Norway shares the same credentials as me, moderate amount of working experience; I have been employed at Lexis Nexis for five months, whilst I think she had done the odd thing, not so much here and there, but only there. We have more of less identical marks, strong 2.1 and firsts.

To be perfectly honest I was very surprised she was accepted as I would consider both our applications rather average, but don't forget that non eu-students will pay twice the amount, hence sounds business logic for the university.

Where are you from?


Thanks for the info cann!

I am from Norway, hence my interest for the norwegian applicant;)

Oh, by the way - you don't seeme average at all. In Norway, and I presume Sweden as well, there is almost noe one with straight A's, as opposed to the grade system in US. (Not sure about UK scale, but there a good first can make up for a 2:1, whilst in Norway if you recieve one B an A average is mathematically impossible!)

Anyways, it's reassuring to hear that a fellow student with the abovementioned credentials gets accepted at cam! Good luck to you cann (and to me for next year - when I am applying)

<blockquote>boys boys boys, Lois is yet to come, saving the best for last :)

The person from Norway shares the same credentials as me, moderate amount of working experience; I have been employed at Lexis Nexis for five months, whilst I think she had done the odd thing, not so much here and there, but only there. We have more of less identical marks, strong 2.1 and firsts.

To be perfectly honest I was very surprised she was accepted as I would consider both our applications rather average, but don't forget that non eu-students will pay twice the amount, hence sounds business logic for the university.

Where are you from?</blockquote>

Thanks for the info cann!

I am from Norway, hence my interest for the norwegian applicant;)

Oh, by the way - you don't seeme average at all. In Norway, and I presume Sweden as well, there is almost noe one with straight A's, as opposed to the grade system in US. (Not sure about UK scale, but there a good first can make up for a 2:1, whilst in Norway if you recieve one B an A average is mathematically impossible!)

Anyways, it's reassuring to hear that a fellow student with the abovementioned credentials gets accepted at cam! Good luck to you cann (and to me for next year - when I am applying)
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Tigerland

Hi,

For the academic conditions... do you think they will be, for example, 'conditional upon a first class degree' or will it be to a specific percentage (e.g. 73% average)?

Hi,

For the academic conditions... do you think they will be, for example, 'conditional upon a first class degree' or will it be to a specific percentage (e.g. 73% average)?
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cann

Oh, by the way - you don't seeme average at all. In Norway, and I presume Sweden as well, there is almost noe one with straight A's, as opposed to the grade system in US. (Not sure about UK scale, but there a good first can make up for a 2:1, whilst in Norway if you recieve one B an A average is mathematically impossible!)

Anyways, it's reassuring to hear that a fellow student with the abovementioned credentials gets accepted at cam! Good luck to you cann (and to me for next year - when I am applying)


well to be accepted you will need to have more or less straight A's in everything, hence being top 2% of your year. obviously there are others factors to be considered beyond academic, like work experience and country or origin in regards to what tuition fees you will pay etc.

I am sure you will be absolutely fine, best of luck with your upcoming application

Oh, by the way - you don't seeme average at all. In Norway, and I presume Sweden as well, there is almost noe one with straight A's, as opposed to the grade system in US. (Not sure about UK scale, but there a good first can make up for a 2:1, whilst in Norway if you recieve one B an A average is mathematically impossible!)

Anyways, it's reassuring to hear that a fellow student with the abovementioned credentials gets accepted at cam! Good luck to you cann (and to me for next year - when I am applying)


well to be accepted you will need to have more or less straight A's in everything, hence being top 2% of your year. obviously there are others factors to be considered beyond academic, like work experience and country or origin in regards to what tuition fees you will pay etc.

I am sure you will be absolutely fine, best of luck with your upcoming application
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tom247hk

Hey
I'm not sure what criteria they use but I just got an offer from Cambridge. I am English so I expected I should be at the back of the line as they like to get an international class.

I also got into
Boston Uni and
UCL.

which one would you guys chose?

Hey
I'm not sure what criteria they use but I just got an offer from Cambridge. I am English so I expected I should be at the back of the line as they like to get an international class.

I also got into
Boston Uni and
UCL.

which one would you guys chose?
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jj2009

Hey
I'm not sure what criteria they use but I just got an offer from Cambridge. I am English so I expected I should be at the back of the line as they like to get an international class.

I also got into
Boston Uni and
UCL.

which one would you guys chose?

Is that even a question? Cambridge of course.

<blockquote>Hey
I'm not sure what criteria they use but I just got an offer from Cambridge. I am English so I expected I should be at the back of the line as they like to get an international class.

I also got into
Boston Uni and
UCL.

which one would you guys chose?</blockquote>
Is that even a question? Cambridge of course.
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M_T_Cicero

It isn't that simple at postgraduate level. The whole issue is based on what you want from the course and who offers the right modules so to give us any chance of helping you would have to supply us with info like what you are looking to specialise in and what you want to do when you are finished...

It isn't that simple at postgraduate level. The whole issue is based on what you want from the course and who offers the right modules so to give us any chance of helping you would have to supply us with info like what you are looking to specialise in and what you want to do when you are finished...
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mickynox

I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks

I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks
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well to be accepted you will need to have more or less straight A's in everything, hence being top 2% of your year. obviously there are others factors to be considered beyond academic, like work experience and country or origin in regards to what tuition fees you will pay etc.


Where does this 2% come from? Oxbridge, unlike many US universities, does not ask for a ranking, and asks for more "individual" documents, like the writing sample in Oxford. I'd tend to think acceptance is mostly on a case-by-case basis

<blockquote>well to be accepted you will need to have more or less straight A's in everything, hence being top 2% of your year. obviously there are others factors to be considered beyond academic, like work experience and country or origin in regards to what tuition fees you will pay etc.
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Where does this 2% come from? Oxbridge, unlike many US universities, does not ask for a ranking, and asks for more "individual" documents, like the writing sample in Oxford. I'd tend to think acceptance is mostly on a case-by-case basis
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cann

Where does this 2% come from? Oxbridge, unlike many US universities, does not ask for a ranking, and asks for more "individual" documents, like the writing sample in Oxford. I'd tend to think acceptance is mostly on a case-by-case basis

Oxbridge require students to graduate, or have graduated with a first be be accepted. In the UK around 2% of the graduating law students will achieve a first as a final classficiation, hence as much as your individual basis idea might work in regards to non-academic achievements, a first is crucial to be further considered.

Where does this 2% come from? Oxbridge, unlike many US universities, does not ask for a ranking, and asks for more "individual" documents, like the writing sample in Oxford. I'd tend to think acceptance is mostly on a case-by-case basis

Oxbridge require students to graduate, or have graduated with a first be be accepted. In the UK around 2% of the graduating law students will achieve a first as a final classficiation, hence as much as your individual basis idea might work in regards to non-academic achievements, a first is crucial to be further considered.
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I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks


Works for me. What happened?

<blockquote>I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks</blockquote>

Works for me. What happened?
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tom247hk

well, i plan to move into international law primarily with the UNDP or the UNHCR. If that doesn't work i will have to become a boring banking lawyer for a firm or work in-house.

Also, as I am english from London I do not particularly want to study in london or cambridge but I appreciate that they are good schools. My first degree was from Durham University and I specifically chose it to get out of London.

what's wrong with Boston U?

well, i plan to move into international law primarily with the UNDP or the UNHCR. If that doesn't work i will have to become a boring banking lawyer for a firm or work in-house.

Also, as I am english from London I do not particularly want to study in london or cambridge but I appreciate that they are good schools. My first degree was from Durham University and I specifically chose it to get out of London.

what's wrong with Boston U?
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Also, as I am english from London I do not particularly want to study in london or cambridge but I appreciate that they are good schools.

what's wrong with Boston U?


I understand your interest in looking away from home. That makes perfect sense. I don't know whether a Boston U LLM will have cache outside of the New England region (i.e., Boston area) of the U.S. Might be worth calling the school and asking if you could speak with a couple of alumni who work in the human rights field; those alumni could probably give you some insight into the viability of entry into that field with a Boston U LLM. Boston is a great city, and I know you would love your time there. Remember, though, not to bring any tea with you, lest it forcefully be taken from you and thrown into Boston Harbor. Those Bostonians have long memories.

Finally, I doubt you will become a boring banking lawyer -- Those jobs seem to be falling off a cliff lately, at least in the U.S. However, the bank-ruptcy lawyers certainly are doing unbelievably well right now. I'm not sure there will be any banks left if they continue to plummet as they have been doing lately.

<blockquote>Also, as I am english from London I do not particularly want to study in london or cambridge but I appreciate that they are good schools.

what's wrong with Boston U?</blockquote>

I understand your interest in looking away from home. That makes perfect sense. I don't know whether a Boston U LLM will have cache outside of the New England region (i.e., Boston area) of the U.S. Might be worth calling the school and asking if you could speak with a couple of alumni who work in the human rights field; those alumni could probably give you some insight into the viability of entry into that field with a Boston U LLM. Boston is a great city, and I know you would love your time there. Remember, though, not to bring any tea with you, lest it forcefully be taken from you and thrown into Boston Harbor. Those Bostonians have long memories.

Finally, I doubt you will become a boring banking lawyer -- Those jobs seem to be falling off a cliff lately, at least in the U.S. However, the bank-ruptcy lawyers certainly are doing unbelievably well right now. I'm not sure there will be any banks left if they continue to plummet as they have been doing lately.
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Do you know if one can accept an offer in a university, say Queen Mary, and then cancel such acceptance once the Oxbridge offer arrives? Or is acceptance like marriage?

Do you know if one can accept an offer in a university, say Queen Mary, and then cancel such acceptance once the Oxbridge offer arrives? Or is acceptance like marriage?
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I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks


The admitted students group works ok now, please try again. 14 people have signed up until now.

Invitation link: www.lawyrs.net/groupinvite/129

<blockquote>I am trying and trying acceding to www.lawyrs.net because I'd like to join the admitted students in the group of Cam LLM 2010. I cannot connect because I've always an error message which appears. Am I the only one? Does the group work for you? Thanks</blockquote>

The admitted students group works ok now, please try again. 14 people have signed up until now.

Invitation link: www.lawyrs.net/groupinvite/129
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inspired

I urge everyone who has received an offer for the Cambridge LLM 2009/2010 to join the dedicated Facebook group. Link: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=75890311368&ref=ts

I urge everyone who has received an offer for the Cambridge LLM 2009/2010 to join the dedicated Facebook group. Link: http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/group.php?gid=75890311368&ref=ts

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