Cambridge LL.M. 2014 - 2015 Applicants


are there many still awaiting college allocation?

are there many still awaiting college allocation?
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Linas

Again, it takes around 6 days for an offer since being BOGSed.

I am still awaiting college decisions, yes.

Again, it takes around 6 days for an offer since being BOGSed.

I am still awaiting college decisions, yes.
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llmuk14

are there many still awaiting college allocation?

me too, i'm still waiting for a college decision.

<blockquote>are there many still awaiting college allocation?</blockquote>
me too, i'm still waiting for a college decision.
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suinka89

still waiting as well...

still waiting as well...
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hopehopen

Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?

Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?
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neongreen

Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?


Yes, I am. Maybe it means we're on some kind of waiting list for second round offers? Just a guess to keep my hopes up :s

<blockquote>Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?</blockquote>

Yes, I am. Maybe it means we're on some kind of waiting list for second round offers? Just a guess to keep my hopes up :s
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hopehopen

Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?


Yes, I am. Maybe it means we're on some kind of waiting list for second round offers? Just a guess to keep my hopes up :s


I really hope you are right. Though it seems that last year almost everyone left hanging received rejections in first week of April!

<blockquote><blockquote>Is there anyone still awaiting consideration by the Department?</blockquote>

Yes, I am. Maybe it means we're on some kind of waiting list for second round offers? Just a guess to keep my hopes up :s</blockquote>

I really hope you are right. Though it seems that last year almost everyone left hanging received rejections in first week of April!
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Optimistic...

It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?

It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?
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llmcam14

Hello guys,

Have you heard from any college offers from trinity yet for llm students?
Thx

Hello guys,

Have you heard from any college offers from trinity yet for llm students?
Thx
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Eppendorf

It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?


Yes, we can.

<blockquote>It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?</blockquote>

Yes, we can.
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It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?


Yes, we can.


get a life, and get on this website

<blockquote><blockquote>It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?</blockquote>

Yes, we can.</blockquote>

get a life, and get on this website
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Optimistic...

It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?


Yes, we can.


get a life, and get on this website


Goldenbears, Epperndoff is not worth it!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?</blockquote>

Yes, we can.</blockquote>

get a life, and get on this website</blockquote>

Goldenbears, Epperndoff is not worth it!
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Eppendorf

It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?


Yes, we can.


get a life, and get on this website


Get ON?

You mean get OFF, don't you?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>It is unusually quiet in here. Can we assume that all offers have been made at this point?</blockquote>

Yes, we can.</blockquote>

get a life, and get on this website</blockquote>

Get ON?

You mean get OFF, don't you?
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hopehopen

I emailed Ms. Wade since my application is still stuck at 'Awaiting consideration by Department'. Here is her reply:

"Thank you for your email, and my apologies for the delay in confirming the decision to you regarding your LLM application. This is because I am awaiting the decision from the LLM Admissions Committee and it is expected from them this week."

So apparently all decisions have not been made yet.

I emailed Ms. Wade since my application is still stuck at 'Awaiting consideration by Department'. Here is her reply:

"Thank you for your email, and my apologies for the delay in confirming the decision to you regarding your LLM application. This is because I am awaiting the decision from the LLM Admissions Committee and it is expected from them this week."

So apparently all decisions have not been made yet.
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Poiuytrewq

Yes, you are right. Wade finally sent me my offer email yesterday. My Camsis status had changed ages back. I was BOGSed (twice) for ages before that!

Yes, you are right. Wade finally sent me my offer email yesterday. My Camsis status had changed ages back. I was BOGSed (twice) for ages before that!
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x-man

Hey, maybe some of you know about the actual job prospects after getting LLM degree from Cambridge? I googled it, but couldn't find any valuable answer.

If your looking for US law schools, everything is pretty clear - you have networking events, on/off campus interviews, ABA required disclosures for JDs on their jobs and so on. But what about Cambridge? Do they have a career office, which helps international (non-British) students to get jobs at law firms, international organizations, EU institutions in Brussels and so on? I'm just a bit worried that if I am going to pay 20k GBP, will I be able to get a job straight afterwards the graduation?

Hey, maybe some of you know about the actual job prospects after getting LLM degree from Cambridge? I googled it, but couldn't find any valuable answer.

If your looking for US law schools, everything is pretty clear - you have networking events, on/off campus interviews, ABA required disclosures for JDs on their jobs and so on. But what about Cambridge? Do they have a career office, which helps international (non-British) students to get jobs at law firms, international organizations, EU institutions in Brussels and so on? I'm just a bit worried that if I am going to pay 20k GBP, will I be able to get a job straight afterwards the graduation?
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stellarlig...

Hey, maybe some of you know about the actual job prospects after getting LLM degree from Cambridge? I googled it, but couldn't find any valuable answer.

If your looking for US law schools, everything is pretty clear - you have networking events, on/off campus interviews, ABA required disclosures for JDs on their jobs and so on. But what about Cambridge? Do they have a career office, which helps international (non-British) students to get jobs at law firms, international organizations, EU institutions in Brussels and so on? I'm just a bit worried that if I am going to pay 20k GBP, will I be able to get a job straight afterwards the graduation?



Hey x-man,

It is easier if you are already a qualified lawyer in your own jurisdiction (that is within EU) and complete an LLM in UK. However, if you are a non-EU national (despite being a qualified lawyer in your jurisdiction) it can be pretty hard to get a trainee-ship contract that you are paid for.

Additionally, it also depends from the languages you speak and your specialization in a particular field of law. People who do commercial and investment arbitration usually managed to find at least an internship in London (as arbitration is truly international) paid something like 1300 pounds per motnh, but corporate lawyers are having hard times finding a place in top law offices. These slots are usually reserved for top UK graduates, then other EU nationals and only then third state nationals. Bear in mind that the LLM class at Cam usually comprises of over 150 students each year, all of them being pretty exceptional, many of whom want to stay in UK and further develop their careers. Then you have, LSE, Oxford Mjur and BCL class and King's - with an overall student body of over 1000 LLM students - all competing for limited number of places / a stiff competition if you ask me...

if you are planning to stay in UK afterwards, look for opportunities during the summer for next year. Send CVs as soon as you get to Cambridge and you are in a better position to get an internship by the end of the LLM program.

Hope this helped... :D

<blockquote>Hey, maybe some of you know about the actual job prospects after getting LLM degree from Cambridge? I googled it, but couldn't find any valuable answer.

If your looking for US law schools, everything is pretty clear - you have networking events, on/off campus interviews, ABA required disclosures for JDs on their jobs and so on. But what about Cambridge? Do they have a career office, which helps international (non-British) students to get jobs at law firms, international organizations, EU institutions in Brussels and so on? I'm just a bit worried that if I am going to pay 20k GBP, will I be able to get a job straight afterwards the graduation?</blockquote>


Hey x-man,

It is easier if you are already a qualified lawyer in your own jurisdiction (that is within EU) and complete an LLM in UK. However, if you are a non-EU national (despite being a qualified lawyer in your jurisdiction) it can be pretty hard to get a trainee-ship contract that you are paid for.

Additionally, it also depends from the languages you speak and your specialization in a particular field of law. People who do commercial and investment arbitration usually managed to find at least an internship in London (as arbitration is truly international) paid something like 1300 pounds per motnh, but corporate lawyers are having hard times finding a place in top law offices. These slots are usually reserved for top UK graduates, then other EU nationals and only then third state nationals. Bear in mind that the LLM class at Cam usually comprises of over 150 students each year, all of them being pretty exceptional, many of whom want to stay in UK and further develop their careers. Then you have, LSE, Oxford Mjur and BCL class and King's - with an overall student body of over 1000 LLM students - all competing for limited number of places / a stiff competition if you ask me...

if you are planning to stay in UK afterwards, look for opportunities during the summer for next year. Send CVs as soon as you get to Cambridge and you are in a better position to get an internship by the end of the LLM program.

Hope this helped... :D
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law01

hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.

hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.
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stellarlig...

hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.


Not trying to prove a point, but the information given in my previous post actually reflects the experience of people (my friends, non UK graduates) who graduated from mentioned schools (LLM programs) and are currently working in top law offices in London.

Law Society of England and Whales accepts foreign lawyers / check the info on their website for details should you not trust me on this one/ while the question from x-man related NOT to being able to practice as a barrister or a solicitor in UK (for which you need a special qualification) but as an attorney or a law specialist. At least that is how I understood it..

In any event, not even all LLM programs can be but in the same "generally academic" niche as LLMs in International Business Law from LSE and King's are way more practice oriented and focused on training top legal representatives rather then academics in the field. So, it seems the truth is somewhere in the middle...

Hope this will clarify a few things...

<blockquote>hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.</blockquote>

Not trying to prove a point, but the information given in my previous post actually reflects the experience of people (my friends, non UK graduates) who graduated from mentioned schools (LLM programs) and are currently working in top law offices in London.

Law Society of England and Whales accepts foreign lawyers / check the info on their website for details should you not trust me on this one/ while the question from x-man related NOT to being able to practice as a barrister or a solicitor in UK (for which you need a special qualification) but as an attorney or a law specialist. At least that is how I understood it..

In any event, not even all LLM programs can be but in the same "generally academic" niche as LLMs in International Business Law from LSE and King's are way more practice oriented and focused on training top legal representatives rather then academics in the field. So, it seems the truth is somewhere in the middle...

Hope this will clarify a few things...

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law01

hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.


Not trying to prove a point, but the information given in my previous post actually reflects the experience of people (my friends, non UK graduates) who graduated from mentioned schools (LLM programs) and are currently working in top law offices in London.

Law Society of England and Whales accepts foreign lawyers / check the info on their website for details should you not trust me on this one/ while the question from x-man related NOT to being able to practice as a barrister or a solicitor in UK (for which you need a special qualification) but as an attorney or a law specialist. At least that is how I understood it..

In any event, not even all LLM programs can be but in the same "generally academic" niche as LLMs in International Business Law from LSE and King's are way more practice oriented and focused on training top legal representatives rather then academics in the field. So, it seems the truth is somewhere in the middle...

Hope this will clarify a few things...



1) indeed they do accept lawyers qualified in there countries BUT the poster never said he is a qualified lawyer in his country
2) an attorney in the UK is simply the american word for barrister :p you can not practice law in the UK unless you are a barrister or a solicitor OR qualified in your country and passed the relevant criteria required to qualify as a uk barrister/solicitor
3) If you look at the profiles of barristers or solicitors, especially in London you will see that all of them are UK graduates, mainly from oxbridge
4)This comes from a person who aspires to become a barrister and I have all the information on this matter....and barristers in all the chambers I had a mini-pupillage, as well as my tutors, were clear that a master adds nothing UNLESS IT IS THE OXFORD BCL OF THE HARVARD LLM!!

<blockquote><blockquote>hi, what the last post said is not completely accurate....an LLM offers little, maybe even nothing, to your job prospects as a UK solicitor or barrister as you need to complete the LPC or the BPTC in order to be able to practice. Furthermore, an LLM is seen as more academic,therefore it does not add anything, unless it is from Harvard, or maybe the Oxford BCL....but you still need to complete the LPC or the BPTC.</blockquote>

Not trying to prove a point, but the information given in my previous post actually reflects the experience of people (my friends, non UK graduates) who graduated from mentioned schools (LLM programs) and are currently working in top law offices in London.

Law Society of England and Whales accepts foreign lawyers / check the info on their website for details should you not trust me on this one/ while the question from x-man related NOT to being able to practice as a barrister or a solicitor in UK (for which you need a special qualification) but as an attorney or a law specialist. At least that is how I understood it..

In any event, not even all LLM programs can be but in the same "generally academic" niche as LLMs in International Business Law from LSE and King's are way more practice oriented and focused on training top legal representatives rather then academics in the field. So, it seems the truth is somewhere in the middle...

Hope this will clarify a few things...

</blockquote>

1) indeed they do accept lawyers qualified in there countries BUT the poster never said he is a qualified lawyer in his country
2) an attorney in the UK is simply the american word for barrister :p you can not practice law in the UK unless you are a barrister or a solicitor OR qualified in your country and passed the relevant criteria required to qualify as a uk barrister/solicitor
3) If you look at the profiles of barristers or solicitors, especially in London you will see that all of them are UK graduates, mainly from oxbridge
4)This comes from a person who aspires to become a barrister and I have all the information on this matter....and barristers in all the chambers I had a mini-pupillage, as well as my tutors, were clear that a master adds nothing UNLESS IT IS THE OXFORD BCL OF THE HARVARD LLM!!
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