Cambridge LLM 2015-16


iana
Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the MCL course and one of the conditions requires me to send in hard copy an original or certified copy of my undergraduate degree transcript. Is this typical procedure?
Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the MCL course and one of the conditions requires me to send in hard copy an original or certified copy of my undergraduate degree transcript. Is this typical procedure?
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Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the MCL course and one of the conditions requires me to send in hard copy an original or certified copy of my undergraduate degree transcript. Is this typical procedure?


Yes.
<blockquote>Hey everyone, I have been accepted to the MCL course and one of the conditions requires me to send in hard copy an original or certified copy of my undergraduate degree transcript. Is this typical procedure?</blockquote>

Yes.
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iana
Thanks.
Thanks.
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DJoevion
Does anyone here know about Hughes Hall? I just got accepted yesterday...


I've been accepted to Hughes as well...if I get all my funding together perhaps we will meet up : )
<blockquote>Does anyone here know about Hughes Hall? I just got accepted yesterday...</blockquote>

I've been accepted to Hughes as well...if I get all my funding together perhaps we will meet up : )
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iana
Is anyone still awaiting for college membership? My status has been stuck there for almost a month..
Is anyone still awaiting for college membership? My status has been stuck there for almost a month..
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bzp
I don't know if there are still people waiting for admission decisions, but I have just declined my offer from Cambridge!

Good luck to you all!
I don't know if there are still people waiting for admission decisions, but I have just declined my offer from Cambridge!

Good luck to you all!
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Hey guys so i am a conditional offer holder of both bcl and cantab llm. I have just got my result back and unfortunately i got 69% - one per cent short from a first. Should I still send over my transcript to cambridge and oxford? Do people ever get in with 2:1s for cambridge? I heard cambridge is more lenient on that regard?
Hey guys so i am a conditional offer holder of both bcl and cantab llm. I have just got my result back and unfortunately i got 69% - one per cent short from a first. Should I still send over my transcript to cambridge and oxford? Do people ever get in with 2:1s for cambridge? I heard cambridge is more lenient on that regard?
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Dear friend,

People have gotten into Oxbridge with a high 2.1.You definitely stand a chance.
Dear friend,

People have gotten into Oxbridge with a high 2.1.You definitely stand a chance.
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Eppendorf
Dear friend,

People have gotten into Oxbridge with a high 2.1.You definitely stand a chance.


People who get into Oxbridge with a high 2.1 usually have stellar non-law credits such as a second academic degree or outstanding extracurriculars or job experience.

Don't put your hopes up too high.
<blockquote>Dear friend,

People have gotten into Oxbridge with a high 2.1.You definitely stand a chance.</blockquote>

People who get into Oxbridge with a high 2.1 usually have stellar non-law credits such as a second academic degree or outstanding extracurriculars or job experience.

Don't put your hopes up too high.
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I'm an ex candidate on the LLM. All I can say is this - the most frustrating thing about the LLM is that even if you're the top LLB student back in your undergrad uni (excluding Cambridge and Oxford BA Law), the competition during the LLM course is extremely intense and you may end up not even placing in the top 10% of the cohort, let alone in the top 70%. The course is intentionally designed that way - hence the strict entry requirements.
I'm an ex candidate on the LLM. All I can say is this - the most frustrating thing about the LLM is that even if you're the top LLB student back in your undergrad uni (excluding Cambridge and Oxford BA Law), the competition during the LLM course is extremely intense and you may end up not even placing in the top 10% of the cohort, let alone in the top 70%. The course is intentionally designed that way - hence the strict entry requirements.
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waywardMVR
Thanks for saying that, it is really enlightening. I really could not guess that Cambridge's LLM would be difficult and very competitive. In fact I thought it was going to be just parties.
Thanks for saying that, it is really enlightening. I really could not guess that Cambridge's LLM would be difficult and very competitive. In fact I thought it was going to be just parties.
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NaSa19
Hello friends,

Congrats to those who successfully made the cut !!! Reading through this topic really helps me alot !!! This year I will be applying to Cam as well, understanding that the process is tough and competitive.

May you guys shed some light on my concern ? I thought that Cam accepts up to 3 reference letter (in its website), but then the Application Form only allows 2 ? Can my third referee post an additional letter to Cam ?

Also, I graduated in June 2013 and have been working in a law firm since then. I am aware that the current employer can do a reference letter. But I prefer my 2nd letter to be from an official at a local State authority - whom I have worked more closely with since my second year at law school ! So should the 2nd letter come from my current employer or the official ?

Thanks guys !
Hello friends,

Congrats to those who successfully made the cut !!! Reading through this topic really helps me alot !!! This year I will be applying to Cam as well, understanding that the process is tough and competitive.

May you guys shed some light on my concern ? I thought that Cam accepts up to 3 reference letter (in its website), but then the Application Form only allows 2 ? Can my third referee post an additional letter to Cam ?

Also, I graduated in June 2013 and have been working in a law firm since then. I am aware that the current employer can do a reference letter. But I prefer my 2nd letter to be from an official at a local State authority - whom I have worked more closely with since my second year at law school ! So should the 2nd letter come from my current employer or the official ?

Thanks guys !




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NFS92
Hello,

Is it possible to get into Cambridge with GPA 3.18 (plus 2 years work experiences, moot court competitions, publication and bar license)?
Hello,

Is it possible to get into Cambridge with GPA 3.18 (plus 2 years work experiences, moot court competitions, publication and bar license)?
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Eppendorf
Hello,

Is it possible to get into Cambridge with GPA 3.18 (plus 2 years work experiences, moot court competitions, publication and bar license)?


It all depends on your class rank.
<blockquote>Hello,

Is it possible to get into Cambridge with GPA 3.18 (plus 2 years work experiences, moot court competitions, publication and bar license)?</blockquote>

It all depends on your class rank.

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emmamar
Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.
Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.
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Eppendorf
Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.


Your grades fulfill the minimum standards required for an application.

But there's one more problem:

So far you've only told us about your strengths.

But what about your weak points?

That scholarship you missed.

That internship at Freshfields the other guy got.

That journal article you still haven't finished.

That one failed exam in second year.

That chick who's ranked first and is banging the dean and will be getting that letter you're longing for so bad.

I'm sure there's something.

Please tell us what it is.
<blockquote>Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.</blockquote>

Your grades fulfill the minimum standards required for an application.

But there's one more problem:

So far you've only told us about your strengths.

But what about your weak points?

That scholarship you missed.

That internship at Freshfields the other guy got.

That journal article you still haven't finished.

That one failed exam in second year.

That chick who's ranked first and is banging the dean and will be getting that letter you're longing for so bad.

I'm sure there's something.

Please tell us what it is.
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Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.


Your grades fulfill the minimum standards required for an application.

But there's one more problem:

So far you've only told us about your strengths.

But what about your weak points?

That scholarship you missed.

That internship at Freshfields the other guy got.

That journal article you still haven't finished.

That one failed exam in second year.

That chick who's ranked first and is banging the dean and will be getting that letter you're longing for so bad.

I'm sure there's something.

Please tell us what it is.


Epperndorf, where do you get from all the time to troll on each and every post with the same reply?
<blockquote><blockquote>Hi all,

Illuminating reading your posts. Any help on my current situation would be appreciated.

I am at Durham University and have just finished my second year of an LLB. I ranked in the top 7% of my cohort, and ended up with a high 2:1 average, but with strong first class grades in around half of my modules. To put this into context, only 2 people came out with a 1st this year, one was a 70.1.I am confident that with hard work in my final year, a first is within sight. I also had some great experience this summer working with leading academics on a book project, and have recently been shortlisted in an international essay prize.

Please be honest with me regarding my chances in applying for a Cambridge LLM. It would be my dream, and following my work experience this summer I know that research is where my heart is. However, if I am not currently sitting on a first in my second year, would an application be futile?

Thanks in advance.</blockquote>

Your grades fulfill the minimum standards required for an application.

But there's one more problem:

So far you've only told us about your strengths.

But what about your weak points?

That scholarship you missed.

That internship at Freshfields the other guy got.

That journal article you still haven't finished.

That one failed exam in second year.

That chick who's ranked first and is banging the dean and will be getting that letter you're longing for so bad.

I'm sure there's something.

Please tell us what it is.</blockquote>

Epperndorf, where do you get from all the time to troll on each and every post with the same reply?
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To be honest, I don't think any of us has the right answer as to whether someone can be admitted by just looking at grades. If you really do not mind about the 50 pounds, then just apply. Never fail to try basing on an opinion on LLM Guide. I did not have a first class degree but I have been admitted twice to Cambridge. Maybe because I also topped the class at undergraduate and at the bar. Obviously the Graduate Admissions looks at other factors other than grades and since none of us is part of the committee, we are not in the best place to advise. Your credentials look good to me anyway so please apply.
To be honest, I don't think any of us has the right answer as to whether someone can be admitted by just looking at grades. If you really do not mind about the 50 pounds, then just apply. Never fail to try basing on an opinion on LLM Guide. I did not have a first class degree but I have been admitted twice to Cambridge. Maybe because I also topped the class at undergraduate and at the bar. Obviously the Graduate Admissions looks at other factors other than grades and since none of us is part of the committee, we are not in the best place to advise. Your credentials look good to me anyway so please apply.
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petitjaune
I wholeheartedly agree with Optimisticgirl's post. I am also a durham graduate without a first class degree who has been admitted.

Sounds like you have a shot, so it would absolutely be worth applying. Also get friends/professors/careers advisers to read your application and CV.
I wholeheartedly agree with Optimisticgirl's post. I am also a durham graduate without a first class degree who has been admitted.

Sounds like you have a shot, so it would absolutely be worth applying. Also get friends/professors/careers advisers to read your application and CV.
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@ stellarlights

Hey since u made it to cambridge could you please give us prospective applicants any advice regarding the personal statement and the application process? Would be grateful if you could share sum useful info with us:)


Application process is practically online. You will need to fill in the application form that is available at the website after they open application procedures in early September. Unlike at other UK universities, you are not obliged to write a personal statement or a motivation letter as a separate document. To the contrary, the University only requires answers to some questions which in essence are to demonstrate the reasons behind your decision to apply. However, the number of characters is very limited, so it took me quite some time to figure out the message I want to convey in only 500 characters... These questions included the following:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Plus, if you are applying for any of the Cambrdige Trust scholarships, you have a personal statement to write in a separate section B of the application, up to 500 words as well as a separate Gates Scholarship application letter of 500 words.

One of the things I struggled with was to make a two page CV:( that is a prerequisite for Cambridge and you have to upload it with your application - cutting my 5 page CV took quite some time so try to refine your skills in condensing the letters in word:), narrowing things down and cutting loos e of the things you do not need in your CV...

If you have any further questions, let me know ;)



Hi!

Can I ask something? :D

Concerning the personal statement,or well the questions included in the application. It is 500 characters for each of question?

Indeed, can I start fulfilling my application GAO website, save it and continue later? I want to prepare the answers for the questions firstly but like for example i don't have my references yet, so I don't want to submit it yet.

Thank you very much!
<blockquote><blockquote>@ stellarlights

Hey since u made it to cambridge could you please give us prospective applicants any advice regarding the personal statement and the application process? Would be grateful if you could share sum useful info with us:)</blockquote>

Application process is practically online. You will need to fill in the application form that is available at the website after they open application procedures in early September. Unlike at other UK universities, you are not obliged to write a personal statement or a motivation letter as a separate document. To the contrary, the University only requires answers to some questions which in essence are to demonstrate the reasons behind your decision to apply. However, the number of characters is very limited, so it took me quite some time to figure out the message I want to convey in only 500 characters... These questions included the following:

Reason for applying to the course
Career goals and future aspirations
If you participated on a research project during your studies, give outline of the details
Additional information in support of your application

Plus, if you are applying for any of the Cambrdige Trust scholarships, you have a personal statement to write in a separate section B of the application, up to 500 words as well as a separate Gates Scholarship application letter of 500 words.

One of the things I struggled with was to make a two page CV:( that is a prerequisite for Cambridge and you have to upload it with your application - cutting my 5 page CV took quite some time so try to refine your skills in condensing the letters in word:), narrowing things down and cutting loos e of the things you do not need in your CV...

If you have any further questions, let me know ;)</blockquote>



Hi!

Can I ask something? :D

Concerning the personal statement,or well the questions included in the application. It is 500 characters for each of question?

Indeed, can I start fulfilling my application GAO website, save it and continue later? I want to prepare the answers for the questions firstly but like for example i don't have my references yet, so I don't want to submit it yet.

Thank you very much!
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