Cambridge LL.M. Applicants 2022-2023


I have to say I am beginning to lose hope. I also checked and I'm "under review".

I think Cambridge have been inundated with applications by loads of people waiting for covid restrictions to abate, so we have to compete with 2 or 3 years of stellar students who had been holding back their applications. Plus, their strike didn't help.

By the time they get to my application, they've probably read 500 excellent applications and have given out their offers. I think it becomes a numbers game. 2639

[quote]I have to say I am beginning to lose hope. I also checked and I'm "under review".<br><br>I think Cambridge have been inundated with applications by loads of people waiting for covid restrictions to abate, so we have to compete with 2 or 3 years of stellar students who had been holding back their applications. Plus, their strike didn't help.<br><br>By the time they get to my application, they've probably read 500 excellent applications and have given out their offers. I think it becomes a numbers game.&nbsp;:frowning-face: [/quote]
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I know that waiting is frustrating, but isn’t it a bit much to bash them this much for not much else (I’m not sure what other chaos is referred to with the PhD and MCL) than being somewhat later in updating to PAO status than previous years? The uni has had periods of industrial action and this is also the first year since covid with fairly decent prospects of normal in-person teaching and other activities for the whole academic year, making it reasonable to assume a higher application base than normal. They might therefore also have seen the need to readjust how many offers they can give out without the risk of getting completely oversubscribed. I’m sure more applicants than usual would also be harder to properly evaluate now that more applicants would have more or less their entire undergrad affected by covid. I don’t find it particularly unreasonable if they decided that they needed more time for their final decisions, as they’re not exactly bound by any ‘precedents’ from past decisions. PAO status is in any case manually changed and could be affected by something as simple as someone being sick at the moment. Several applicants might well be at PAO already without an update on their portal yet. Surely what matters is rather the offer in the end?

Also consider that some applicants might be stuck in “review” for a fairly long time because of the hidden waiting list. I can agree that they could get much better with informing about the existence of this list when that time comes, though… I’m sure it would be helpful to many applicants if they hired one more person in the administration to met the realities of the increased workload over there.

[quote]I know that waiting is frustrating, but isn’t it a bit much to bash them this much for not much else (I’m not sure what other chaos is referred to with the PhD and MCL) than being somewhat later in updating to PAO status than previous years? The uni has had periods of industrial action and this is also the first year since covid with fairly decent prospects of normal in-person teaching and other activities for the whole academic year, making it reasonable to assume a higher application base than normal. They might therefore also have seen the need to readjust how many offers they can give out without the risk of getting completely oversubscribed. I’m sure more applicants than usual would also be harder to properly evaluate now that more applicants would have more or less their entire undergrad affected by covid. I don’t find it particularly unreasonable if they decided that they needed more time for&nbsp;their final decisions, as they’re not exactly bound by any ‘precedents’ from past decisions. PAO status is in any case manually changed and could be affected by something as simple as someone being sick at the moment. Several applicants might well be at PAO already without an update on their portal yet. Surely what matters is rather the offer in the end?<br><br>Also consider that some applicants might be stuck in “review” for a fairly long time because of the hidden waiting list. I can agree that they could get much better with informing about the existence of this list when that time comes, though… I’m sure it would be helpful to many applicants if they hired one more person in the administration to met the realities of the increased workload over there.<br> [/quote]
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My application is still under review. Hoping for positive response. What's the status though ? 

My application is still under review. Hoping for positive response. What's the status though ?&nbsp;
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hehehe

My application is still under review. Hoping for positive response. What's the status though ? 


I think it's pretty clear that noone has the answer to this question.

[quote]My application is still under review. Hoping for positive response. What's the status though ?&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I think it's pretty clear that noone has the answer to this question.
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Isn’t the MCL application process supposed to happen before LLM because there might be people who have applied for both, and might want to withdraw their LLM application after getting the MCL?

Isn’t the MCL application process supposed to happen before LLM because there might be people who have applied for both, and might want to withdraw their LLM application after getting the MCL?
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KJLLM2022

Isn’t the MCL application process supposed to happen before LLM because there might be people who have applied for both, and might want to withdraw their LLM application after getting the MCL?


One MCL applicant moved to PAO

[quote]Isn’t the MCL application process supposed to happen before LLM because there might be people who have applied for both, and might want to withdraw their LLM application after getting the MCL? [/quote]<br><br>One MCL applicant moved to PAO<br>
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anon1234

in usual years mcl does move before llm but this year they have officially changed the mcl decision date to end of April so no

in usual years mcl does move before llm but this year they have officially changed the mcl decision date to end of April so no
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anon1234

Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!!

Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!!
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svb4ever97

Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!!


yes, I did! Fyi I applied for the MCL and LLM. While my LLM application is still under review, MCL has moved to PAO stage. Best of luck to everyone still waiting!!!

[quote]Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!! [/quote]<br><br>yes, I did! Fyi I applied for the MCL and LLM. While my LLM application is still under review, MCL has moved to PAO stage. Best of luck to everyone still waiting!!!
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Brandeis

Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!!


yes, I did! Fyi I applied for the MCL and LLM. While my LLM application is still under review, MCL has moved to PAO stage. Best of luck to everyone still waiting!!!


Congratulations for the MCL, wonderful!! And very helpful to know that

[quote][quote]Seems like mcl is moving along now someone else just moved to pao. When will they start updatinf llm again!!!! [/quote]<br><br>yes, I did! Fyi I applied for the MCL and LLM. While my LLM application is still under review, MCL has moved to PAO stage. Best of luck to everyone still waiting!!! [/quote]<br><br>Congratulations for the MCL, wonderful!! And very helpful to know that
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voctor

Moved to PAO as well! Best of luck to everyone else 

Moved to PAO as well! Best of luck to everyone else&nbsp;<br><br>
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!LLM2022

Moved to PAO as well! Best of luck to everyone else 



Congrats!!! Have you applied for the MCL or the LLM program?

[Edited by !LLM2022 on Mar 10, 2022]

[quote]Moved to PAO as well! Best of luck to everyone else&nbsp;<br><br> [/quote]<br><br>Congrats!!! Have you applied for the MCL or the LLM program?
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voctor

Hi - I applied only to MCL 

Hi - I applied only to MCL&nbsp;
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seriouslyl...

Congratulations to everyone who moved to PAO for the MCL!! At least we know that the admissions team is working today1f9231f923 I am really hoping it means that LLM starts getting updates soon too!

Congratulations to everyone who moved to PAO for the MCL!! At least we know that the admissions team is working today:rolling-on-the-floor-laughing::rolling-on-the-floor-laughing:&nbsp;I am really hoping it means that LLM starts getting updates soon too!
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anon1234

any llm updates today???

any llm updates today???
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Mallord

Still showing "under review" for LLM. 

Still showing "under review" for LLM.&nbsp;
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Elleellel'...

Still under review

Still under review
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JF1804

Still "under review" here too.

Still "under review" here too.
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jastied

Under review for LLM

Under review for LLM
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!LLM2022

Under review..

Under review..
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