Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


backtolife

Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you!


Just for you to know - On the Cambridge LLM website it says:
"These language requirements are mandatory both as to the level of ability which must be demonstrated and the time at which proof of meeting those standards must be submitted. Applications will not be considered unless they are compliant in both these respects. Given the exceptionally large number of applications for the Cambridge LLM programme, we are not able to entertain requests for individual waivers of these requirements no matter how compelling the circumstances."

[quote]Hello everyone! I would like to understand my chances of getting into Cambridge.
- I have a TOEFL score of 109. (with at least 25 in each section)
- Rank as the 4th out of 139.
- 1 year of professional experience.
Would my TOEFL score hinder my chances? since they need a 110?
Thank you![/quote]

Just for you to know - On the Cambridge LLM website it says:
"These language requirements are mandatory both as to the level of ability which must be demonstrated and the time at which proof of meeting those standards must be submitted. Applications will not be considered unless they are compliant in both these respects. Given the exceptionally large number of applications for the Cambridge LLM programme, we are not able to entertain requests for individual waivers of these requirements no matter how compelling the circumstances."
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Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM??

Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM??
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Inactive User

Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM??


I think you should check out these two sites.

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-papers-and-designations.html

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html

[quote]Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM?? [/quote]

I think you should check out these two sites.

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-papers-and-designations.html

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html
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Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM??


I think you should check out these two sites.

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-papers-and-designations.html

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html


Thank you very much.

[quote][quote]Hello does anyone know were I can look the courses of the Cambridge LLM?? [/quote]

I think you should check out these two sites.

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-papers-and-designations.html

http://www.llm.law.cam.ac.uk/about-the-cambridge-llm-programme/subject-forum.html [/quote]

Thank you very much.
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Does anyone know if International Environmental Law course of Cambridge LLM is worldwide recognize. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if Cambridge is a quite good university in this particular subject among others such us Invesment and Finance Law.

Regards,

Does anyone know if International Environmental Law course of Cambridge LLM is worldwide recognize. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if Cambridge is a quite good university in this particular subject among others such us Invesment and Finance Law.

Regards,
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napot

Hi guys,

Have you already heard of someone who got in even with a score below the required minimum ? Current Cambridge LLMers maybe ?

Cambridge seems quite clear on the website that meeting the language requirement is a strict condition for an application to be considered but at the same time they say they may offer admission with a language condition, so it's rather unclear...

Also, I studied a year abroad in the UK and worked 6 months within the legal department of bank in London, so I wonder whether they may take that into account to balance my 108...

Many thanks for sharing any info !

Hi guys,

Have you already heard of someone who got in even with a score below the required minimum ? Current Cambridge LLMers maybe ?

Cambridge seems quite clear on the website that meeting the language requirement is a strict condition for an application to be considered but at the same time they say they may offer admission with a language condition, so it's rather unclear...

Also, I studied a year abroad in the UK and worked 6 months within the legal department of bank in London, so I wonder whether they may take that into account to balance my 108...

Many thanks for sharing any info !
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napot

Does anyone know if International Environmental Law course of Cambridge LLM is worldwide recognize. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if Cambridge is a quite good university in this particular subject among others such us Invesment and Finance Law.

Regards,


I am not very familiar with programmes in Environmental Law, but as far as I know I am not aware of a particular reputation Cambridge would have in this regard, as others would, such as Berkeley for example.
However I am pretty confident that the Cambridge brand will be sufficient here.

Best

[quote]Does anyone know if International Environmental Law course of Cambridge LLM is worldwide recognize. I was wondering if anyone can tell me if Cambridge is a quite good university in this particular subject among others such us Invesment and Finance Law.

Regards,[/quote]

I am not very familiar with programmes in Environmental Law, but as far as I know I am not aware of a particular reputation Cambridge would have in this regard, as others would, such as Berkeley for example.
However I am pretty confident that the Cambridge brand will be sufficient here.

Best
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Inactive User

Good luck to all of us, who submitted an application :)

Good luck to all of us, who submitted an application :)
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username_i...

Good luck to all of us, who submitted an application :)


Yes, indeed. Alea iacta est.

GL

[quote]Good luck to all of us, who submitted an application :)[/quote]

Yes, indeed. Alea iacta est.

GL
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username_i...

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

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Inactive User

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!



I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)

[quote]I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

[/quote]

I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)
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username_i...

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!



I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)



I thought the same about the Gates Scholarship. But I suppose there is no harm in trying. I think you don't need to worry. Here's a scenario: you have uploaded something called a 'CV' under the 'CV' section but it turns out it is something completely different. A judgment in R v Lipman, say, that you mislabelled :-D. The system will stop asking you to upload the 'CV'. But it may be possible (given the delay) that someone at the GAO checks the documents. As in, they have a quick look at it and if it looks like a transcript/CV/language test etc. they will cross it off the list you need to send over. In case that is not how it works there will come a point when the documents will be reviewed and I think that if there are any problems you will simply be asked to upload the document again. You have not missed the deadline (sort of) and you just made a mistake. It happens and I think that they may be sympathetic.

Hope that helps :-)

[quote][quote]I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

[/quote]

I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)
[/quote]


I thought the same about the Gates Scholarship. But I suppose there is no harm in trying. I think you don't need to worry. Here's a scenario: you have uploaded something called a 'CV' under the 'CV' section but it turns out it is something completely different. A judgment in R v Lipman, say, that you mislabelled :-D. The system will stop asking you to upload the 'CV'. But it may be possible (given the delay) that someone at the GAO checks the documents. As in, they have a quick look at it and if it looks like a transcript/CV/language test etc. they will cross it off the list you need to send over. In case that is not how it works there will come a point when the documents will be reviewed and I think that if there are any problems you will simply be asked to upload the document again. You have not missed the deadline (sort of) and you just made a mistake. It happens and I think that they may be sympathetic.

Hope that helps :-)
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Inactive User

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!



I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)



I thought the same about the Gates Scholarship. But I suppose there is no harm in trying. I think you don't need to worry. Here's a scenario: you have uploaded something called a 'CV' under the 'CV' section but it turns out it is something completely different. A judgment in R v Lipman, say, that you mislabelled :-D. The system will stop asking you to upload the 'CV'. But it may be possible (given the delay) that someone at the GAO checks the documents. As in, they have a quick look at it and if it looks like a transcript/CV/language test etc. they will cross it off the list you need to send over. In case that is not how it works there will come a point when the documents will be reviewed and I think that if there are any problems you will simply be asked to upload the document again. You have not missed the deadline (sort of) and you just made a mistake. It happens and I think that they may be sympathetic.

Hope that helps :-)


Thanks for the optimistic response, I guess I am just overthinking :-)

[quote][quote][quote]I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

[/quote]

I understand your concerns, I feel the same: having to wait until March...
I ended up deciding not to apply for a Gates Scholarship, thinking that I have no chance of getting one)) But I said that I want to be considered for funding.

I have another concern since yesterday: I was wondering whether the Graduate Admissions Office will contact us in case there are any problems with the uploaded documents (I don't know, maybe if they have troubles opening them, or the worst, in case wrong documents have been uploaded). Maybe these are unnecessary concerns, but since there is no possibility to see and make sure that the right documents were uploaded, I feel kind of uneasy.

Thanks :)
[/quote]


I thought the same about the Gates Scholarship. But I suppose there is no harm in trying. I think you don't need to worry. Here's a scenario: you have uploaded something called a 'CV' under the 'CV' section but it turns out it is something completely different. A judgment in R v Lipman, say, that you mislabelled :-D. The system will stop asking you to upload the 'CV'. But it may be possible (given the delay) that someone at the GAO checks the documents. As in, they have a quick look at it and if it looks like a transcript/CV/language test etc. they will cross it off the list you need to send over. In case that is not how it works there will come a point when the documents will be reviewed and I think that if there are any problems you will simply be asked to upload the document again. You have not missed the deadline (sort of) and you just made a mistake. It happens and I think that they may be sympathetic.

Hope that helps :-) [/quote]

Thanks for the optimistic response, I guess I am just overthinking :-)
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Pjoedi

I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!



Haha I appreciate your effort to keep this thread alive! :)

I personally did tick the box that I want to be considered for funding, but I have no idea how that will work out. I haven't applied for the Gates Scholarship, mostly because I thought it was too much work for such a small chance to get it. I will be applying for scholarships in my own country as well, and if I don't get any scholarships, I will just go for a student loan, because I feel like a Cambridge degree would be a pretty good investment.

Anyway, I really don't know how I'm going to stay sane until March. I feel like my application is quite strong, but at the same time, all applications will probably be pretty impressive (like you were saying). So yeah, I'm just going to be anxious the next couple of months..

So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :)

[quote]I wish this post wasn't this dead. But, then again, there is not much to talk about at this point. Still, let's see if I can get a discussion going - to pass the time :-) .

As far as I know the chances of getting an offer are about 36%. That's not at all bad. Then there is about a 50% chance that an offer-holder will actually meet the conditions of the offer and accept it. The chances were about 7% for my LLB so it seems that the math is not that bad. But I suppose that the vast majority of applications will be really good given that most of the applicants are well on their way to get a First/have a First.

The chances to obtain a Gates Cambridge Scholarship are about 1,5% for non-UK non-US applicants. I guess that's the end of that :-D. At least the chances are slightly higher to get an interview. That would be fun.

Have you guys applied for the Gates Scholarship? Also, I wonder, is there anyone who actually did not tick the box that they want to be considered for funding? :-) Do you think that there is anything which may help your chances? Or anything which can hurt you? (Not looking for specifics! Honestly just trying not to go nuts till March).

There goes my pathetic attempt at starting a discussion. Don't leave me hanging!

[/quote]

Haha I appreciate your effort to keep this thread alive! :)

I personally did tick the box that I want to be considered for funding, but I have no idea how that will work out. I haven't applied for the Gates Scholarship, mostly because I thought it was too much work for such a small chance to get it. I will be applying for scholarships in my own country as well, and if I don't get any scholarships, I will just go for a student loan, because I feel like a Cambridge degree would be a pretty good investment.

Anyway, I really don't know how I'm going to stay sane until March. I feel like my application is quite strong, but at the same time, all applications will probably be pretty impressive (like you were saying). So yeah, I'm just going to be anxious the next couple of months..

So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :)
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username_i...



Haha I appreciate your effort to keep this thread alive! :)

I personally did tick the box that I want to be considered for funding, but I have no idea how that will work out. I haven't applied for the Gates Scholarship, mostly because I thought it was too much work for such a small chance to get it. I will be applying for scholarships in my own country as well, and if I don't get any scholarships, I will just go for a student loan, because I feel like a Cambridge degree would be a pretty good investment.

Anyway, I really don't know how I'm going to stay sane until March. I feel like my application is quite strong, but at the same time, all applications will probably be pretty impressive (like you were saying). So yeah, I'm just going to be anxious the next couple of months..

So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :)

Yep. However we get the finance, it is well worth it. I won't have much time to moan about the application till Christmas. There's that. Who else is starting their BCL application?

I'm sure your application is great. I won't speculate as to the quality of mine. Pointless. :-)

I applied for a couple of reasons but I feel I can't say much - Big Brother might be watching. :-) Mosty it is because I am interested in some of the modules Cambridge LLM offers. As it includes aspects of international law there is hardly a better place than Cambridge. An LLM from Cambridge or BCL from Oxford would obviously be a great thing career-wise.

Would be happy to chat privately in more detail ;-). Not really willing to post a condensed version of my PS here. :-)

[/quote]

Haha I appreciate your effort to keep this thread alive! :)

I personally did tick the box that I want to be considered for funding, but I have no idea how that will work out. I haven't applied for the Gates Scholarship, mostly because I thought it was too much work for such a small chance to get it. I will be applying for scholarships in my own country as well, and if I don't get any scholarships, I will just go for a student loan, because I feel like a Cambridge degree would be a pretty good investment.

Anyway, I really don't know how I'm going to stay sane until March. I feel like my application is quite strong, but at the same time, all applications will probably be pretty impressive (like you were saying). So yeah, I'm just going to be anxious the next couple of months..

So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :) [/quote]

Yep. However we get the finance, it is well worth it. I won't have much time to moan about the application till Christmas. There's that. Who else is starting their BCL application?

I'm sure your application is great. I won't speculate as to the quality of mine. Pointless. :-)

I applied for a couple of reasons but I feel I can't say much - Big Brother might be watching. :-) Mosty it is because I am interested in some of the modules Cambridge LLM offers. As it includes aspects of international law there is hardly a better place than Cambridge. An LLM from Cambridge or BCL from Oxford would obviously be a great thing career-wise.

Would be happy to chat privately in more detail ;-). Not really willing to post a condensed version of my PS here. :-)
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napot

Hi guys,

Have you already heard of someone who got in even with a score below the required minimum ? Current Cambridge LLMers maybe ?

Cambridge seems quite clear on the website that meeting the language requirement is a strict condition for an application to be considered but at the same time they say they may offer admission with a language condition, so it's rather unclear...

Also, I studied a year abroad in the UK and worked 6 months within the legal department of bank in London, so I wonder whether they may take that into account to balance my 108...

Many thanks for sharing any info !


Hi guys,

Do you think it's possible to receive an offer with a language condition if we narrowly missed the required TOEFL score ? Or do you think that means automatic rejection ?

Thanks !

[quote]Hi guys,

Have you already heard of someone who got in even with a score below the required minimum ? Current Cambridge LLMers maybe ?

Cambridge seems quite clear on the website that meeting the language requirement is a strict condition for an application to be considered but at the same time they say they may offer admission with a language condition, so it's rather unclear...

Also, I studied a year abroad in the UK and worked 6 months within the legal department of bank in London, so I wonder whether they may take that into account to balance my 108...

Many thanks for sharing any info !
[/quote]

Hi guys,

Do you think it's possible to receive an offer with a language condition if we narrowly missed the required TOEFL score ? Or do you think that means automatic rejection ?

Thanks !
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Vari57



A CV is uploaded to the self-service account after submission.

You are supposed to write any additional information under "any additional information" which means things like any written work, mooting experience, anything that you want them to know.



@Legal life, thank you! So, I can submit the CV till a week after I submit the main application, right?
Also, how do I differentiate "additional information" column from what I write in my CV, any idea?


Remember that applications close on 15th November regardless so it is in your best interest to stick to the deadline.

There is no requirement for you to have to write anything in that column. If you think you have already covered everything, feel free to leave it blank.



Hello LegalLife,

I had been under the impression that 15th November was the deadline for "Gradsaf" applications, as opposed to for supporting documents?

I ask because I sent in my Gradsaf and uploaded my CV/transcripts on the 14th but my referees took a few days longer to upload their references on my behalf. When I checked the Cambridge website, it stated that uploading supporting docs post-deadline but within the 7 day window was acceptable.

Was my understanding incorrect and have I therefore doomed my application from the offing? What a waste of £50 if true!

As an aside, I was wondering if you could tell me if having a training contract with a Magic Circle law firm is helpful for one's chances of receiving an offer or if this is very common for applicants (i.e. most already have something like this secured for the future, in advance of applying for the LLM)?

In terms of funding, would having been selected for (but declined for personal reasons) a scholarship from LSE worth £30,000 for 2016/17 be helpful? Or are past awards not considered? I mentioned this in the "awards" section on the Gradsaf form. Would this be taken into consideration vis-a-vis an offer or is it not of any worth in the decision process for offers?

Also, how long should I expect to be at the "awaiting consideration by department" stage? Should I be past it already and could the fact that I am not be an indication that the Department are not going to consider my application because my references were submitted post-deadline but within the 7 day window, as per the foregoing?

I am a bit concerned based upon what you wrote above that I may not even be considered or will be considered only after the majority/all offers have already been determined and thus will be waiting till March to learn about a foregone conclusion!!!

All the best,

Vari

[Edited by Vari57 on Nov 25, 2016]

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Hi guys,
I couldn't find the CV column in Cambridge app form. Can anyone tell me where is one supposed to upload the CV?

Also, what is one supposed to write in the third essay question -"any additional information"? [/quote]

A CV is uploaded to the self-service account after submission.

You are supposed to write any additional information under "any additional information" which means things like any written work, mooting experience, anything that you want them to know.[/quote]


@Legal life, thank you! So, I can submit the CV till a week after I submit the main application, right?
Also, how do I differentiate "additional information" column from what I write in my CV, any idea? [/quote]

Remember that applications close on 15th November regardless so it is in your best interest to stick to the deadline.

There is no requirement for you to have to write anything in that column. If you think you have already covered everything, feel free to leave it blank.[/quote]


Hello LegalLife,

I had been under the impression that 15th November was the deadline for "Gradsaf" applications, as opposed to for supporting documents?

I ask because I sent in my Gradsaf and uploaded my CV/transcripts on the 14th but my referees took a few days longer to upload their references on my behalf. When I checked the Cambridge website, it stated that uploading supporting docs post-deadline but within the 7 day window was acceptable.

Was my understanding incorrect and have I therefore doomed my application from the offing? What a waste of £50 if true!

As an aside, I was wondering if you could tell me if having a training contract with a Magic Circle law firm is helpful for one's chances of receiving an offer or if this is very common for applicants (i.e. most already have something like this secured for the future, in advance of applying for the LLM)?

In terms of funding, would having been selected for (but declined for personal reasons) a scholarship from LSE worth £30,000 for 2016/17 be helpful? Or are past awards not considered? I mentioned this in the "awards" section on the Gradsaf form. Would this be taken into consideration vis-a-vis an offer or is it not of any worth in the decision process for offers?

Also, how long should I expect to be at the "awaiting consideration by department" stage? Should I be past it already and could the fact that I am not be an indication that the Department are not going to consider my application because my references were submitted post-deadline but within the 7 day window, as per the foregoing?

I am a bit concerned based upon what you wrote above that I may not even be considered or will be considered only after the majority/all offers have already been determined and thus will be waiting till March to learn about a foregone conclusion!!!

All the best,

Vari
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Vari57

So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :)


Hey,

I was just really interested in the modules on offer - especially the 'angle' taken. For instance, many of the courses - while covering the 'black-letter' of the law to a superb degree - also sought to situate it within a broader context, for instance by looking at the history of the development of WTO Law.

I found this approach appealing, mainly because I already have a training contract for a Magic Circle firm and so don't need the degree to get a job. To that end, while I would take majority corporate/European/international law modules, I am looking t wade my feet a little beyond the black-letter - while obviously going over it extensively as well.

As to ambitions for the future, well as stated I will be taking up the training contract I secured earlier this year..

[Edited by Vari57 on Nov 25, 2016]

[quote]So, another question to discuss: why did you guys apply to Cambridge? What are your ambitions for the future? Just curious! :) [/quote]

Hey,

I was just really interested in the modules on offer - especially the 'angle' taken. For instance, many of the courses - while covering the 'black-letter' of the law to a superb degree - also sought to situate it within a broader context, for instance by looking at the history of the development of WTO Law.

I found this approach appealing, mainly because I already have a training contract for a Magic Circle firm and so don't need the degree to get a job. To that end, while I would take majority corporate/European/international law modules, I am looking t wade my feet a little beyond the black-letter - while obviously going over it extensively as well.

As to ambitions for the future, well as stated I will be taking up the training contract I secured earlier this year..
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Hey everyone :)

Does anyone remember for sure how many characters we were allowed to write for the "Additional information" section?
Now I am looking at my pdf application form, and it says 999/1500, but I remember that there was a 1000-character limit. Is there a mistake on my application form, or was the limit really 1500 characters?

Thanks :)

Hey everyone :)

Does anyone remember for sure how many characters we were allowed to write for the "Additional information" section?
Now I am looking at my pdf application form, and it says 999/1500, but I remember that there was a 1000-character limit. Is there a mistake on my application form, or was the limit really 1500 characters?

Thanks :)
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Hey everyone :)

Does anyone remember for sure how many characters we were allowed to write for the "Additional information" section?
Now I am looking at my pdf application form, and it says 999/1500, but I remember that there was a 1000-character limit. Is there a mistake on my application form, or was the limit really 1500 characters?

Thanks :)


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[quote]Hey everyone :)

Does anyone remember for sure how many characters we were allowed to write for the "Additional information" section?
Now I am looking at my pdf application form, and it says 999/1500, but I remember that there was a 1000-character limit. Is there a mistake on my application form, or was the limit really 1500 characters?

Thanks :)[/quote]

The same thing )
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