Cambridge LLM 2015-16


I just received a conditional offer from Cambridge. I am still doing my LLB, and one of the conditions was an academic requirement to graduate with a certain GPA. However, they have set the requirement ridiculously high (actually, it is mathematically impossible to obtain). What do you guys recommend?


I remember reading a very similar post in the 2013 or 2014 board. From memory, they wrote to Miss Wade or the BoGS and it was sorted out. Perhaps you could also PM whoever posted, and see how it worked out? Good luck though!!
<blockquote>I just received a conditional offer from Cambridge. I am still doing my LLB, and one of the conditions was an academic requirement to graduate with a certain GPA. However, they have set the requirement ridiculously high (actually, it is mathematically impossible to obtain). What do you guys recommend? </blockquote>

I remember reading a very similar post in the 2013 or 2014 board. From memory, they wrote to Miss Wade or the BoGS and it was sorted out. Perhaps you could also PM whoever posted, and see how it worked out? Good luck though!!
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The Facebook Group for the class is https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Join in on the fun!
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LLM2015/16
The Facebook Group for the class is https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Join in on the fun!


Optimisticgirl, I went through the offer conditions and did not find any medical requirements (general health statement from a doctor/ immunization) like they have in US. Do you know anything about it?
<blockquote>The Facebook Group for the class is https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Join in on the fun!</blockquote>

Optimisticgirl, I went through the offer conditions and did not find any medical requirements (general health statement from a doctor/ immunization) like they have in US. Do you know anything about it?
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The Facebook Group for the class is https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Join in on the fun!


Optimisticgirl, I went through the offer conditions and did not find any medical requirements (general health statement from a doctor/ immunization) like they have in US. Do you know anything about it?


There is no medical requirement for Cambridge except if you eventually become a Commonwealth Scholar.
<blockquote><blockquote>The Facebook Group for the class is https://www.facebook.com/groups/614215312056870/
Join in on the fun!</blockquote>

Optimisticgirl, I went through the offer conditions and did not find any medical requirements (general health statement from a doctor/ immunization) like they have in US. Do you know anything about it?</blockquote>

There is no medical requirement for Cambridge except if you eventually become a Commonwealth Scholar.
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petitjaune
I just received a conditional offer from Cambridge. I am still doing my LLB, and one of the conditions was an academic requirement to graduate with a certain GPA. However, they have set the requirement ridiculously high (actually, it is mathematically impossible to obtain). What do you guys recommend?


That is really unfortunate - I am sorry cambridge have put you in that position. First thing: don't let it undermine the fact that you got an offer - that in itself is a great achievement. What you'll need to do is call Ms Wade and speak to her on the phone and explain the situation. In your shoes, I would look to do anything I could to campaign Cambridge to change your offer conditions. That might include getting some of your professors to write to cambridge on your behalf, or get your law faculty involved. Perhaps one or both of your referees could send an email? Those are the sorts of things I would be looking into.

I was in an analogous situation last year - the GAO imposed a (non-academic) condition that was impossible for me to meet. I spent a few months pressing cambridge, and the eventual outcome for me was that they deferred my offer for one year. In my situation that was the only possible outcome that could have worked. In your case - cambridge will need to recognise that it would unfair for them to make you an offer that cannot physically be achieved. I would be arguing that they need to amend the condition to something that can be achieved.

If you need any more info feel free to send me a PM. good luck
<blockquote>I just received a conditional offer from Cambridge. I am still doing my LLB, and one of the conditions was an academic requirement to graduate with a certain GPA. However, they have set the requirement ridiculously high (actually, it is mathematically impossible to obtain). What do you guys recommend? </blockquote>

That is really unfortunate - I am sorry cambridge have put you in that position. First thing: don't let it undermine the fact that you got an offer - that in itself is a great achievement. What you'll need to do is call Ms Wade and speak to her on the phone and explain the situation. In your shoes, I would look to do anything I could to campaign Cambridge to change your offer conditions. That might include getting some of your professors to write to cambridge on your behalf, or get your law faculty involved. Perhaps one or both of your referees could send an email? Those are the sorts of things I would be looking into.

I was in an analogous situation last year - the GAO imposed a (non-academic) condition that was impossible for me to meet. I spent a few months pressing cambridge, and the eventual outcome for me was that they deferred my offer for one year. In my situation that was the only possible outcome that could have worked. In your case - cambridge will need to recognise that it would unfair for them to make you an offer that cannot physically be achieved. I would be arguing that they need to amend the condition to something that can be achieved.

If you need any more info feel free to send me a PM. good luck

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Guys, I got BOGs'd today for the MCL, I applied to the LLM too.

I guess they took their time with applications from south america. Still waiting for the admission mail.

Are there any other candidates for the MCL?? If someone received a letter already, how long did they take to send it from the moment your status changed??

Best of lucks!
Guys, I got BOGs'd today for the MCL, I applied to the LLM too.

I guess they took their time with applications from south america. Still waiting for the admission mail.

Are there any other candidates for the MCL?? If someone received a letter already, how long did they take to send it from the moment your status changed??

Best of lucks!
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galli
Guys, I got BOGs'd today for the MCL, I applied to the LLM too.

I guess they took their time with applications from south america. Still waiting for the admission mail.

Are there any other candidates for the MCL?? If someone received a letter already, how long did they take to send it from the moment your status changed??

Best of lucks!


congrats! I am also an MCL applicant from South America, but my status remains unchanged. Since the MCL has very few slots, I'm not even sure whether they will make an offer for another South American, but the fact they are still "BOGS-ing" people has a bright side. Let's see.
<blockquote>Guys, I got BOGs'd today for the MCL, I applied to the LLM too.

I guess they took their time with applications from south america. Still waiting for the admission mail.

Are there any other candidates for the MCL?? If someone received a letter already, how long did they take to send it from the moment your status changed??

Best of lucks!</blockquote>

congrats! I am also an MCL applicant from South America, but my status remains unchanged. Since the MCL has very few slots, I'm not even sure whether they will make an offer for another South American, but the fact they are still "BOGS-ing" people has a bright side. Let's see.
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Keep your hopes up, I'm sure they will still continue sending offers to latin american candidates... I realise it's a pretty competitive program but I am sure they are still reviewing applications.

:)
Keep your hopes up, I'm sure they will still continue sending offers to latin american candidates... I realise it's a pretty competitive program but I am sure they are still reviewing applications.

:)
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EPLDA
Just got my conditional offer!!!!

Got BOGS-ed around early March, and just found out about the conditional offer 5 minutes ago! Am so very excited and best of luck to all :)
Just got my conditional offer!!!!

Got BOGS-ed around early March, and just found out about the conditional offer 5 minutes ago! Am so very excited and best of luck to all :)
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AuraLawyer
My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now.
My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now.
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Mr SU
My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now.



Exactly the question I wanted to ask! I am in the same boat with you. I wonder where the boat is taking us to - North? West? East? South?

Please can anybody help???
<blockquote>My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now. </blockquote>


Exactly the question I wanted to ask! I am in the same boat with you. I wonder where the boat is taking us to - North? West? East? South?

Please can anybody help???
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Nana89
I would not worry about this, I think it just means that they are finally dealing with your applications and all that remains is for them to officially approve them. When I talked to the admissions office they said that the academic decisions are made by the departments and that the board of graduate studies just gives the final seal of approval. They specifically said that once the department recommends the candidate for admission the board does not go back on those decisions. They merely check that everything is in order with your application i.e. that you haven´t submitted false references or something like that. So when you are BOGSed you are essentially in - unless there is something extremely wrong with your application like false references or very insufficient grades.
I would not worry about this, I think it just means that they are finally dealing with your applications and all that remains is for them to officially approve them. When I talked to the admissions office they said that the academic decisions are made by the departments and that the board of graduate studies just gives the final seal of approval. They specifically said that once the department recommends the candidate for admission the board does not go back on those decisions. They merely check that everything is in order with your application i.e. that you haven´t submitted false references or something like that. So when you are BOGSed you are essentially in - unless there is something extremely wrong with your application like false references or very insufficient grades.
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Nana89
So I think what is happening with your application is that they have started to deal with it and you will probably get an offer tomorrow.
So I think what is happening with your application is that they have started to deal with it and you will probably get an offer tomorrow.
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LLM2015/16
Does anyone know how may students usually enroll to the LLM class? How big is it?
Does anyone know how may students usually enroll to the LLM class? How big is it?
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AuraLawyer
So I think what is happening with your application is that they have started to deal with it and you will probably get an offer tomorrow.


Thank you very much for the comforting information. Hope to see a status change to an offer soon.
<blockquote>So I think what is happening with your application is that they have started to deal with it and you will probably get an offer tomorrow. </blockquote>

Thank you very much for the comforting information. Hope to see a status change to an offer soon.
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AuraLawyer
My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now.



Exactly the question I wanted to ask! I am in the same boat with you. I wonder where the boat is taking us to - North? West? East? South?

Please can anybody help???


Please update once your status change again. Wish we would get a good news soon.
<blockquote><blockquote>My status got changed from "awaiting DECISION by the BoGS/the degree committee is satisfied..." to "awaiting APPROVAL by the BGS - without any note about satisfying the application" what does it mean? Has anybody status changed like this? I'm quite worried now. </blockquote>


Exactly the question I wanted to ask! I am in the same boat with you. I wonder where the boat is taking us to - North? West? East? South?

Please can anybody help???</blockquote>

Please update once your status change again. Wish we would get a good news soon.
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Hey tigers,

I am a student of the Master programme at the Comenius University, Faculty of Law in Bratislava, Slovak Republic (I am clearly convinced that probably none of you have had ever heard about it, so pray do not worry about that).

I am thinking about applying for the Oxon MJur and the Cantab. LLM Programme (I would rather use the word dream, but nevertheless)

I´ve graduated with a 1:1 (or a pretty similar equivalent) in Law (LLB) and I am expecting to get the same degree at the end of my Master Studies. Given the rankings of our University a surprising number of students have previously been offered a place at the Oxbridge and Ivy League schools as well. I did my Erasmus at the University of Vienna,too, therefore my command of English and German is quite on equal terms along with some French to add to the mix.
My personal working experience includes a four-month internship at Allen & Overy Slovakia and a six-month paralegal job at an international law firm with its main seat in Germany. I did work during this summer as a student clerk at a District Court, too.
I am also planning to do an internship at a rather important governmental agency and have undertook several extracurricular activities, such as participating in a one - year education programme in politics and public Service, qualified as a runner - up at the National Negotiation Competition and worked as a deputy editor with the university magazine. I am still expecting to improve my credentials a little bit further for I still have some time.

Thanks for the feedback and the best of luck in your future kids !
Hey tigers,

I am a student of the Master programme at the Comenius University, Faculty of Law in Bratislava, Slovak Republic (I am clearly convinced that probably none of you have had ever heard about it, so pray do not worry about that).

I am thinking about applying for the Oxon MJur and the Cantab. LLM Programme (I would rather use the word dream, but nevertheless)

I´ve graduated with a 1:1 (or a pretty similar equivalent) in Law (LLB) and I am expecting to get the same degree at the end of my Master Studies. Given the rankings of our University a surprising number of students have previously been offered a place at the Oxbridge and Ivy League schools as well. I did my Erasmus at the University of Vienna,too, therefore my command of English and German is quite on equal terms along with some French to add to the mix.
My personal working experience includes a four-month internship at Allen & Overy Slovakia and a six-month paralegal job at an international law firm with its main seat in Germany. I did work during this summer as a student clerk at a District Court, too.
I am also planning to do an internship at a rather important governmental agency and have undertook several extracurricular activities, such as participating in a one - year education programme in politics and public Service, qualified as a runner - up at the National Negotiation Competition and worked as a deputy editor with the university magazine. I am still expecting to improve my credentials a little bit further for I still have some time.

Thanks for the feedback and the best of luck in your future kids !
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My CAMSIS status still reads "Awaiting Consideration by the Department". Any other Indian applicant in the same boat? So far only three Indian applicants seem to have gone to the BoGS stage.

When I had called the BoGS last evening (16:00 GMT), they gave a generic reply confirming that all the offers will be made by 15th March.


Same for me...what does it mean? According to the "how to apply" page "All Cambridge LLM application decisions will be released by 15 March 2015 for the 2015-2016 programme"...and..."If your application is unsuccessful, you will learn about this decision first on your online self-service page". Fine. But when???? Usually no news is good news, but i kinda feel that, in this case, no news by tomorrow night will automatically imply a rejection...?
<blockquote>My CAMSIS status still reads "Awaiting Consideration by the Department". Any other Indian applicant in the same boat? So far only three Indian applicants seem to have gone to the BoGS stage.

When I had called the BoGS last evening (16:00 GMT), they gave a generic reply confirming that all the offers will be made by 15th March.</blockquote>

Same for me...what does it mean? According to the "how to apply" page "All Cambridge LLM application decisions will be released by 15 March 2015 for the 2015-2016 programme"...and..."If your application is unsuccessful, you will learn about this decision first on your online self-service page". Fine. But when???? Usually no news is good news, but i kinda feel that, in this case, no news by tomorrow night will automatically imply a rejection...?
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paxromana
My CAMSIS status still reads "Awaiting Consideration by the Department". Any other Indian applicant in the same boat? So far only three Indian applicants seem to have gone to the BoGS stage.

When I had called the BoGS last evening (16:00 GMT), they gave a generic reply confirming that all the offers will be made by 15th March.


Same for me...what does it mean? According to the "how to apply" page "All Cambridge LLM application decisions will be released by 15 March 2015 for the 2015-2016 programme"...and..."If your application is unsuccessful, you will learn about this decision first on your online self-service page". Fine. But when???? Usually no news is good news, but i kinda feel that, in this case, no news by tomorrow night will automatically imply a rejection...?


I guess the rejections have started rolling out too. An applicant from the UK just posted on last year's Cambridge thread saying that he was rejected yesterday. From the previous years' threads it appears that few offers are made even after 15th March.

Has anyone whose CAMSIS status hasn't changed written to the BoGS / Ms. Wade yet?
<blockquote><blockquote>My CAMSIS status still reads "Awaiting Consideration by the Department". Any other Indian applicant in the same boat? So far only three Indian applicants seem to have gone to the BoGS stage.

When I had called the BoGS last evening (16:00 GMT), they gave a generic reply confirming that all the offers will be made by 15th March.</blockquote>

Same for me...what does it mean? According to the "how to apply" page "All Cambridge LLM application decisions will be released by 15 March 2015 for the 2015-2016 programme"...and..."If your application is unsuccessful, you will learn about this decision first on your online self-service page". Fine. But when???? Usually no news is good news, but i kinda feel that, in this case, no news by tomorrow night will automatically imply a rejection...? </blockquote>

I guess the rejections have started rolling out too. An applicant from the UK just posted on last year's Cambridge thread saying that he was rejected yesterday. From the previous years' threads it appears that few offers are made even after 15th March.

Has anyone whose CAMSIS status hasn't changed written to the BoGS / Ms. Wade yet?
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Just got my conditional offer!!!!

Got BOGS-ed around early March, and just found out about the conditional offer 5 minutes ago! Am so very excited and best of luck to all :)


Congratulations!!!!! :)


Has anyone heard about Colleges yet? I just found out I was accepted into Jesus College.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!!
<blockquote>Just got my conditional offer!!!!

Got BOGS-ed around early March, and just found out about the conditional offer 5 minutes ago! Am so very excited and best of luck to all :)</blockquote>

Congratulations!!!!! :)


Has anyone heard about Colleges yet? I just found out I was accepted into Jesus College.

Good luck to everyone else still waiting!!
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