Cambridge LLM 2017 - 2018 Applicants


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Dear All,

I think it is important that Cambridge hears about how badly they have handled their application process this year. I believe that as much as I loved this university, we must accept that the process this year has been very disappointing, largely confusing and clearly messy.

To that end, feel free to drop an email to the following people with feedback.

1. Professor Harris, the LLM Course Director. He is a very lovely gentleman who will try to make things work.
pah1007@cam.ac.uk

2. Professor Richard Fentiman
Chair of the Faculty Board.
rgf1000@cam.ac.uk

3. Professor Kenneth Armstrong
Chair of the famous Degree Committee
kaa40@cam.ac.uk

4. Dr D de Cogan
Deputy Director of the LLM
dad34@cam.ac.uk

5. Dr Kristy Hughes
Deputy Director of the LLM
kh391@cam.ac.uk


I emailed Ms. Wade cc'ing all the dignitaries above to provide a general feedback (based on LegalLife's advice) on the overall LLM application processing process to which Miss Wade replied as follows:
"As you might be aware, formal offer notifications are sent to successful applicants by the Graduate Admissions Office, rather than by the Faculty of Law, because it is the GAO who sets offers for the LLM, following recommendation by the Faculty. The Faculty and the GAO are working to process all decisions as quickly as possible, following our consideration of all LLM applications by 15 March. However, we appreciate that this can take time given the two stage process, and that applicants are understandably keen to know the outcome of their applications as soon as possible. We will therefore consult the Graduate Admissions Office to see whether it would be possible for the Faculty to send informal offer notifications to successful applicants prior to the formal offer from the GAO."
I hope we will hear from them soon.

While I can't speak for everyone, thanks for doing what I was considering doing but wasn't ready to handle the heat. The wait is getting to me, my parents think I am didn't get the admission, my mentor looks at me as if waiting for an answer but is too polite to enquire until I tell him. Am getting too antsy, non productive and too much turmoil.


I know it's easy to say and hard to do but try and stay focused. There's nothing we can do about the results, so why worry? You know how the song goes: 'In every life we have some trouble - But when you worry you make it double' :-)

Exercise, burying yourself in work, some vices - it all helps.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

[quote][quote][quote]Dear All,

I think it is important that Cambridge hears about how badly they have handled their application process this year. I believe that as much as I loved this university, we must accept that the process this year has been very disappointing, largely confusing and clearly messy.

To that end, feel free to drop an email to the following people with feedback.

1. Professor Harris, the LLM Course Director. He is a very lovely gentleman who will try to make things work.
pah1007@cam.ac.uk

2. Professor Richard Fentiman
Chair of the Faculty Board.
rgf1000@cam.ac.uk

3. Professor Kenneth Armstrong
Chair of the famous Degree Committee
kaa40@cam.ac.uk

4. Dr D de Cogan
Deputy Director of the LLM
dad34@cam.ac.uk

5. Dr Kristy Hughes
Deputy Director of the LLM
kh391@cam.ac.uk [/quote]

I emailed Ms. Wade cc'ing all the dignitaries above to provide a general feedback (based on LegalLife's advice) on the overall LLM application processing process to which Miss Wade replied as follows:
"As you might be aware, formal offer notifications are sent to successful applicants by the Graduate Admissions Office, rather than by the Faculty of Law, because it is the GAO who sets offers for the LLM, following recommendation by the Faculty. The Faculty and the GAO are working to process all decisions as quickly as possible, following our consideration of all LLM applications by 15 March. However, we appreciate that this can take time given the two stage process, and that applicants are understandably keen to know the outcome of their applications as soon as possible. We will therefore consult the Graduate Admissions Office to see whether it would be possible for the Faculty to send informal offer notifications to successful applicants prior to the formal offer from the GAO."
I hope we will hear from them soon. [/quote]
While I can't speak for everyone, thanks for doing what I was considering doing but wasn't ready to handle the heat. The wait is getting to me, my parents think I am didn't get the admission, my mentor looks at me as if waiting for an answer but is too polite to enquire until I tell him. Am getting too antsy, non productive and too much turmoil. [/quote]

I know it's easy to say and hard to do but try and stay focused. There's nothing we can do about the results, so why worry? You know how the song goes: 'In every life we have some trouble - But when you worry you make it double' :-)

Exercise, burying yourself in work, some vices - it all helps.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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Masomo

Thanks a lot for the support @username_is_use it's much appreciated .

Thanks a lot for the support @username_is_use it's much appreciated .
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Ashter92

@Callbhockq Thanks so much man. Really appreciate it.

@Callbhockq Thanks so much man. Really appreciate it.
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ma22

@Callbhockq Thank you ! :)

@Callbhockq Thank you ! :)
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stavmar

Did Mrs Wade get back to you today???

Did Mrs Wade get back to you today???
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Vari57

Did Mrs Wade get back to you today???


I certainly haven't heard from her, still #ForeverDC. I'm literally at the end of my tether with this university. The admissions process has been utterly shambolic.

[quote]Did Mrs Wade get back to you today???[/quote]

I certainly haven't heard from her, still #ForeverDC. I'm literally at the end of my tether with this university. The admissions process has been utterly shambolic.
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Fedup

How many applicants are still at UCDC? Why are we not getting any replies, but are kept in limbo for eternity?

How many applicants are still at UCDC? Why are we not getting any replies, but are kept in limbo for eternity?
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JamesMB

Ms Wade's willingness to respond to Callbhockq's email re our frustrations, but not to our own emails re applications is especially annoying, particularly in light of the fact that she answered the first few. Grr.

Ms Wade's willingness to respond to Callbhockq's email re our frustrations, but not to our own emails re applications is especially annoying, particularly in light of the fact that she answered the first few. Grr.
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ma22

Ms Wade's willingness to respond to Callbhockq's email re our frustrations, but not to our own emails re applications is especially annoying, particularly in light of the fact that she answered the first few. Grr.


Precisely :(

[quote]Ms Wade's willingness to respond to Callbhockq's email re our frustrations, but not to our own emails re applications is especially annoying, particularly in light of the fact that she answered the first few. Grr.[/quote]

Precisely :(
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ik0214

I honestly thought this week would be the last #foreverDC week, but the way it has been the last two days in all probability it's going to be a #foreverDC March! :(

I honestly thought this week would be the last #foreverDC week, but the way it has been the last two days in all probability it's going to be a #foreverDC March! :(
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username_i...

I bet they're waiting for April 1st to make fake offers :-D

#ForeverDC

I bet they're waiting for April 1st to make fake offers :-D

#ForeverDC
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Jcm

No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?

No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?
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No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?


I am confused too! While Ms. Wade has already informally advised some of the applicants of the outcomes, why is it that all of a sudden she needs to seek permission from the GAO and the rest of the emails are held up? Or does it mean that the remaining emails all symbolize rejections or waiting lists? @confused.com

[quote]No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?[/quote]

I am confused too! While Ms. Wade has already informally advised some of the applicants of the outcomes, why is it that all of a sudden she needs to seek permission from the GAO and the rest of the emails are held up? Or does it mean that the remaining emails all symbolize rejections or waiting lists? @confused.com
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sbn414

No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?


My status changed today from "Awaiting consideration by the Board of Graduate Studies" to "Application awaiting approval by BGS". Whatever that means.

[Edited by sbn414 on Mar 23, 2017]

[quote]No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?[/quote]

My status changed today from "Awaiting consideration by the Board of Graduate Studies" to "Application awaiting approval by BGS". Whatever that means.
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lawgradpt

No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?


My status changed today from "Awaiting consideration by the Board of Graduate Studies" to "Application awaiting approval by GGS". Whatever that means.


Mine, however, even though I will receive a conditional offer (according to Ms Wade) remains UCDC

[quote][quote]No one heard back from them today? :( I'm a little bit confused.. if we are still dc, does that mean that we have to pass BOGS stage as well? Or due to their delay we'll be notified if we were successful oe not without BOGS stage?[/quote]

My status changed today from "Awaiting consideration by the Board of Graduate Studies" to "Application awaiting approval by GGS". Whatever that means. [/quote]

Mine, however, even though I will receive a conditional offer (according to Ms Wade) remains UCDC
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MissM

Dear all, I have been following this thread for quite some time now and I'd like to thank you for sharing. I feel it is my turn now. I am still UCDC and Ms Wade haven't replied yet to the email I sent on Tuesday at 3:45 UK time. I don't know what to think but will keep you posted. Good Luck! M.

Dear all, I have been following this thread for quite some time now and I'd like to thank you for sharing. I feel it is my turn now. I am still UCDC and Ms Wade haven't replied yet to the email I sent on Tuesday at 3:45 UK time. I don't know what to think but will keep you posted. Good Luck! M.
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lawgradpt

Dear all, I have been following this thread for quite some time now and I'd like to thank you for sharing. I feel it is my turn now. I am still UCDC and Ms Wade haven't replied yet to the email I sent on Tuesday at 3:45 UK time. I don't know what to think but will keep you posted. Good Luck! M.


What I have found strange is that Ms Wade has only responded to announce that applicants will receive conditional offers. It would make more sense that she would respond to those who had been rejected (since its bad enough having to wait beyond the deadline but its even worst if the wait hasn't paid off).

Therefore, my conclusion is that either everyone of us still at UCDC will receive conditional offers or, indeed, this whole process is being conducted in an even worst manner that it already seems to be.

[quote]Dear all, I have been following this thread for quite some time now and I'd like to thank you for sharing. I feel it is my turn now. I am still UCDC and Ms Wade haven't replied yet to the email I sent on Tuesday at 3:45 UK time. I don't know what to think but will keep you posted. Good Luck! M.[/quote]

What I have found strange is that Ms Wade has only responded to announce that applicants will receive conditional offers. It would make more sense that she would respond to those who had been rejected (since its bad enough having to wait beyond the deadline but its even worst if the wait hasn't paid off).

Therefore, my conclusion is that either everyone of us still at UCDC will receive conditional offers or, indeed, this whole process is being conducted in an even worst manner that it already seems to be.
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backtolife

Dear All,

I think it is important that Cambridge hears about how badly they have handled their application process this year. I believe that as much as I loved this university, we must accept that the process this year has been very disappointing, largely confusing and clearly messy.

To that end, feel free to drop an email to the following people with feedback.

1. Professor Harris, the LLM Course Director. He is a very lovely gentleman who will try to make things work.
pah1007@cam.ac.uk

2. Professor Richard Fentiman
Chair of the Faculty Board.
rgf1000@cam.ac.uk

3. Professor Kenneth Armstrong
Chair of the famous Degree Committee
kaa40@cam.ac.uk

4. Dr D de Cogan
Deputy Director of the LLM
dad34@cam.ac.uk

5. Dr Kristy Hughes
Deputy Director of the LLM
kh391@cam.ac.uk


I emailed Ms. Wade cc'ing all the dignitaries above to provide a general feedback (based on LegalLife's advice) on the overall LLM application processing process to which Miss Wade replied as follows:
"As you might be aware, formal offer notifications are sent to successful applicants by the Graduate Admissions Office, rather than by the Faculty of Law, because it is the GAO who sets offers for the LLM, following recommendation by the Faculty. The Faculty and the GAO are working to process all decisions as quickly as possible, following our consideration of all LLM applications by 15 March. However, we appreciate that this can take time given the two stage process, and that applicants are understandably keen to know the outcome of their applications as soon as possible. We will therefore consult the Graduate Admissions Office to see whether it would be possible for the Faculty to send informal offer notifications to successful applicants prior to the formal offer from the GAO."
I hope we will hear from them soon.


All right, I just called both the GAO and the Law Faculty. The GAO said clearly, that the decision is within the DC and that they cannot update any status before receiving a decision from them. They did not yet receive all of the decisions, neither were they aware of anyone asking them whether they may give informal offer notifications. The lady at the Law Faculty said that Ms Wade is working through "hundreds of applications". When I asked whether "working through" means that the decision making process is over, she said that she "cannot" tell me that. So apparently they ARE still making decisions and trying to blame the GAO for the delay. Very nice.

[Edited by backtolife on Mar 23, 2017]

[quote][quote]Dear All,

I think it is important that Cambridge hears about how badly they have handled their application process this year. I believe that as much as I loved this university, we must accept that the process this year has been very disappointing, largely confusing and clearly messy.

To that end, feel free to drop an email to the following people with feedback.

1. Professor Harris, the LLM Course Director. He is a very lovely gentleman who will try to make things work.
pah1007@cam.ac.uk

2. Professor Richard Fentiman
Chair of the Faculty Board.
rgf1000@cam.ac.uk

3. Professor Kenneth Armstrong
Chair of the famous Degree Committee
kaa40@cam.ac.uk

4. Dr D de Cogan
Deputy Director of the LLM
dad34@cam.ac.uk

5. Dr Kristy Hughes
Deputy Director of the LLM
kh391@cam.ac.uk [/quote]

I emailed Ms. Wade cc'ing all the dignitaries above to provide a general feedback (based on LegalLife's advice) on the overall LLM application processing process to which Miss Wade replied as follows:
"As you might be aware, formal offer notifications are sent to successful applicants by the Graduate Admissions Office, rather than by the Faculty of Law, because it is the GAO who sets offers for the LLM, following recommendation by the Faculty. The Faculty and the GAO are working to process all decisions as quickly as possible, following our consideration of all LLM applications by 15 March. However, we appreciate that this can take time given the two stage process, and that applicants are understandably keen to know the outcome of their applications as soon as possible. We will therefore consult the Graduate Admissions Office to see whether it would be possible for the Faculty to send informal offer notifications to successful applicants prior to the formal offer from the GAO."
I hope we will hear from them soon. [/quote]

All right, I just called both the GAO and the Law Faculty. The GAO said clearly, that the decision is within the DC and that they cannot update any status before receiving a decision from them. They did not yet receive all of the decisions, neither were they aware of anyone asking them whether they may give informal offer notifications. The lady at the Law Faculty said that Ms Wade is working through "hundreds of applications". When I asked whether "working through" means that the decision making process is over, she said that she "cannot" tell me that. So apparently they ARE still making decisions and trying to blame the GAO for the delay. Very nice.
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m_1234

To everyone who is still waiting , I have a feeling that they will make all the decisions first then send out acceptance or rejections. Because I got an offer through e-mail but my self service still says under degree consideration. So I guess you guys just have to wait it out a bit more :(

To everyone who is still waiting , I have a feeling that they will make all the decisions first then send out acceptance or rejections. Because I got an offer through e-mail but my self service still says under degree consideration. So I guess you guys just have to wait it out a bit more :(
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MissM

Not ALL decisions (acceptations/rejections) since (according to this thread) some (if not most) people have already received decisions (offers) through their Camsis.

[Edited by MissM on Mar 23, 2017]

Not ALL decisions (acceptations/rejections) since (according to this thread) some (if not most) people have already received decisions (offers) through their Camsis.
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