Cambridge LL.M. Applicants 2024-2025


baltojd

My sense is American LLM programs weigh-in more on experience than academics, but not sure. Any general advice from those who were accepted in recent years or from those similarly situated?

[Edited by baltojd on Jan 11, 2024]

My sense is American LLM programs weigh-in more on experience than academics, but not sure. Any general advice from those who were accepted in recent years or from those similarly situated?
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baltojd

Just submitted application, fingers crossed!

Just submitted application, fingers crossed!
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Inactive User

I haven't applied yet but I'll soon. Currently I'm wondering wheter I should use 2 academic references or 1 academic and 1 professional reference. My boss just knows me much better than my undergrad tutor...

I haven't applied yet but I'll soon. Currently I'm wondering wheter I should use 2 academic references or 1 academic and 1 professional reference. My boss just knows me much better than my undergrad tutor...
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Inactive User

I haven't applied yet but I'll soon. Currently I'm wondering wheter I should use 2 academic references or 1 academic and 1 professional reference. My boss just knows me much better than my undergrad tutor...


In my opinion, you should do 1:1. I know from experience that you will be fine.

[quote]I haven't applied yet but I'll soon. Currently I'm wondering wheter I should use 2 academic references or 1 academic and 1 professional reference. My boss just knows me much better than my undergrad tutor... [/quote]

In my opinion, you should do 1:1. I know from experience that you will be fine.
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baltojd

Concur, a 1:1 approach would make the most sense if you have practical experience.

Concur, a 1:1 approach would make the most sense if you have practical experience.
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Inactive User

Thanks everyone! I'll go with a 1:1 approach

Thanks everyone! I'll go with a 1:1 approach
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Has anyone made a group? Also, how have you listed your college preferences? Can someone give me more information on which college to list if I am interested in studying IP.

Has anyone made a group? Also, how have you listed your college preferences? Can someone give me more information on which college to list if I am interested in studying IP.
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Shahenshah

I think most of the group chats via LLM guide are only made after the offers have been handed out in Feb/March of the following year. If someone else knows otherwise, please let me know, but as far as I am aware, colleges do not have a correlation with particular areas of the law. 

Has anyone made a group? Also, how have you listed your college preferences? Can someone give me more information on which college to list if I am interested in studying IP.

I think most of the group chats via LLM guide are only made after the offers have been handed out in Feb/March of the following year. If someone else knows otherwise, please let me know, but as far as I am aware, colleges do not have a correlation with particular areas of the law.&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Has anyone made a group? Also, how have you listed your college preferences? Can someone give me more information on which college to list if I am interested in studying IP. [/quote]
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Shahenshah

Just submitted my application, now the tense wait to make sure my referees actually bother to submit the references. My personal tutor has already missed the first Edinburgh deadline. 8 days till deadline, best of luck everyone!

Just submitted my application, now the tense wait to make sure my referees actually bother to submit the references. My personal tutor has already missed the first Edinburgh deadline. 8 days till deadline, best of luck everyone!
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Shahenshah

Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw. 

Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw.&nbsp;
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momo99

Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw. 
Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine.

[Edited by momo99 on Nov 28, 2023]

[quote]Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw.&nbsp; [/quote] Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine.
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Shahenshah

Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw. 
Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine.


Yeah, I had an academics section of my personal statement but it seemed to forced, so I just switched that to the additional information and did exactly what you suggested for the career goals section. Someone from my university who got into the LLM for the 2023-24 round told me she left the additional information section blank, so clearly it's not necessary to fill it in. 

[quote][quote]Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw.&nbsp; [/quote] Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine. [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, I had an academics section of my personal statement but it seemed to forced, so I just switched that to the additional information and did exactly what you suggested for the career goals section. Someone from my university who got into the LLM for the 2023-24 round told me she left the additional information section blank, so clearly it's not necessary to fill it in.&nbsp;<br>
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momo99

Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw. 
Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine.


Yeah, I had an academics section of my personal statement but it seemed to forced, so I just switched that to the additional information and did exactly what you suggested for the career goals section. Someone from my university who got into the LLM for the 2023-24 round told me she left the additional information section blank, so clearly it's not necessary to fill it in. 

Yeah i also know someone who left it blank and got in so it is not an issue rly

[quote][quote][quote]Also, did the career options and additional information sections throw anyone else off? It was not mentioned anywhere else on the website as far as I saw.&nbsp; [/quote] Yeah I was surprised to see them. But it seems like an advantage in the additional information section just write anything that you felt like inappropriate to write in the PS, or leave it blank it wont disadvantage your position tho. Also about the career goals just summarize it from the PS as i assume you did write about how the LLM gonna improve your career goals or will serve your goals. so just summarize it and you gonna be fine. [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, I had an academics section of my personal statement but it seemed to forced, so I just switched that to the additional information and did exactly what you suggested for the career goals section. Someone from my university who got into the LLM for the 2023-24 round told me she left the additional information section blank, so clearly it's not necessary to fill it in.&nbsp;<br> [/quote]<br>Yeah i also know someone who left it blank and got in so it is not an issue rly
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Creed Brat...

Looks like the deadline is over. Best of luck to everyone! 

Looks like the deadline is over. Best of luck to everyone!&nbsp;
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Shahenshah

Looks like the deadline is over. Best of luck to everyone! 


Best of luck to everyone!

[quote]Looks like the deadline is over. Best of luck to everyone!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>Best of luck to everyone!
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Best of luck to everyone! 1f913


Best of luck to everyone!&nbsp;:nerd-face:<br><br><br>
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blue_sky

What do you guys think when can we expect the application status to change ? In the posts from the last years it seems like there were several stages….

What do you guys think when can we expect the application status to change ? In the posts from the last years it seems like there were several stages….
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baltojd

It seems like the first stage of applicants were notified around March as I recall. I’ve also check with the school on this as I’ve been accepted by Edinburgh but the deposit is due in January so I’m trying to figure out how to work that timeline until I hear back from Cambridge and others without losing my spot. I’ll let you know when the faculty answer.

It seems like the first stage of applicants were notified around March as I recall. I’ve also check with the school on this as I’ve been accepted by Edinburgh but the deposit is due in January so I’m trying to figure out how to work that timeline until I hear back from Cambridge and others without losing my spot. I’ll let you know when the faculty answer.
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Creed Brat...

Just wanted to drop an update - my application status has been changed to ‘under review by department’. 

Just wanted to drop an update - my application status has been changed to ‘under review by department’.&nbsp;
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That’s great, all the best! 1f600

That’s great, all the best!&nbsp;:grinning:
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