I know this topic has been somewhat over-flogged. However, I feel inclined to provide more context about my situation in order to get well rounded advice from individuals who have current information about the process.
In 2015, I graduated from the law faculty of a reputable university in Nigeria with a very high 2:1 - CGPA is 4.4/5.0 (about 88%) narrowly missing a first with 0.1 point but as 2nd best in a class of 340 students. In my penultimate and final years, my GPAs were really high firsts. I have also been called to bar in Nigeria since last year with a 2:1 in my bar exams. I am interested in pursuing the International Law LLM concentration at Cambridge, due to my focus on civil liberties and human rights. I have sufficient experience in grassroots and high level advocacy (at the UN and with other reputable international NGOs) as I have managed a human rights NGO in Nigeria for the past 3 years.
I would appreciate your opinion on my chances of getting in, as I know that academic excellence is the most critical consideration at Cambridge. Should I bother at all?
[Edited by Purplish on Jul 28, 2017]