Cambridge LLM 2019 - 2020 Applicants


Optimistic
Any update?
Any update?
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Rimbaud
Any update?


Last year admission decisions began to be sent out in the first week of February but the deadline for submitting an application was earlier (15th of November I think). Given the fact that this year's deadline was on the 5th of December, perhaps this year's admission decisions will arrive later in February.
[quote]Any update?[/quote]

Last year admission decisions began to be sent out in the first week of February but the deadline for submitting an application was earlier (15th of November I think). Given the fact that this year's deadline was on the 5th of December, perhaps this year's admission decisions will arrive later in February.
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IP92
Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received

[Edited by IP92 on Jan 12, 2019]

Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received
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CPD
Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received


I haven’t received anything about my application or the availability of courses. Have you?
[quote]Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received[/quote]

I haven’t received anything about my application or the availability of courses. Have you?
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Dhingmal
I have a question regarding the reasons for applying section. When you reviewed your application as a pdf before submitting, did the reasons for applying show without paragraph division. I am worried because it shows my essay as a whole without any paragraphs. Will it not destroy the structure and essence of it?
I have a question regarding the reasons for applying section. When you reviewed your application as a pdf before submitting, did the reasons for applying show without paragraph division. I am worried because it shows my essay as a whole without any paragraphs. Will it not destroy the structure and essence of it?
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sd967
Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received


I received an email regarding the availability of scholarships, but nothing regarding my application. I am not expecting anything until mid-February.
[quote]Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received[/quote]

I received an email regarding the availability of scholarships, but nothing regarding my application. I am not expecting anything until mid-February.
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Rimbaud
I have a question regarding the reasons for applying section. When you reviewed your application as a pdf before submitting, did the reasons for applying show without paragraph division. I am worried because it shows my essay as a whole without any paragraphs. Will it not destroy the structure and essence of it?


Yes, their online platform converts the text into a single paragraph. Since this is the case for all candidates, if they like what they read, you do not have to worry about its structure being lost without the paragraphs.

I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested?

[Edited by Rimbaud on Jan 14, 2019]

[quote]I have a question regarding the reasons for applying section. When you reviewed your application as a pdf before submitting, did the reasons for applying show without paragraph division. I am worried because it shows my essay as a whole without any paragraphs. Will it not destroy the structure and essence of it? [/quote]

Yes, their online platform converts the text into a single paragraph. Since this is the case for all candidates, if they like what they read, you do not have to worry about its structure being lost without the paragraphs.

I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested?
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Dhingmal
Thanks a lot!
Thanks a lot!
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sd967


I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested?


I discussed my academic interests for research and linked it with the research of some professors. I avoided mentioning literature because I found it irrelevant to my personal reasons for applying. You?
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I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested? [/quote]

I discussed my academic interests for research and linked it with the research of some professors. I avoided mentioning literature because I found it irrelevant to my personal reasons for applying. You?
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IP92
Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received


I haven’t received anything about my application or the availability of courses. Have you?

Me neither. Only an e-mail relating to scholarship opportunities.
[quote][quote]Hi, everybody! Has anybody received any e-mail from Cambridge after submitting the application? Other than the one which confirmed the application had been received[/quote]

I haven’t received anything about my application or the availability of courses. Have you?[/quote]
Me neither. Only an e-mail relating to scholarship opportunities.
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Rimbaud


I discussed my academic interests for research and linked it with the research of some professors. I avoided mentioning literature because I found it irrelevant to my personal reasons for applying. You?


I began by mentioning the expertise of a couple faculty members as an example and by stating that the programme's academic curriculum is aligned with my academic interests which I illustrated by mentioning a current debate that I find intriguing for each area. I also added a couple of authors whose writings I find relevant.
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I discussed my academic interests for research and linked it with the research of some professors. I avoided mentioning literature because I found it irrelevant to my personal reasons for applying. You?[/quote]

I began by mentioning the expertise of a couple faculty members as an example and by stating that the programme's academic curriculum is aligned with my academic interests which I illustrated by mentioning a current debate that I find intriguing for each area. I also added a couple of authors whose writings I find relevant.
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obvious
I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested?


I took a slightly 'out of left field' approach and introduced the reviewer to a case study highlighting some interesting legal issues that are arising as a result of advances in certain technologies. I then briefly explained how certain papers at Cambridge would be useful for developing foundational knowledge to solve some of these issues.

However, I am a practising technology lawyer and not an academic. I assume it is more effective for me to leverage my industry knowledge and link it back to the course content rather than highlighting my research interests or familiarity with academic staff, which is an approach that would work better for others.
[quote]I was wondering, how in depth did everyone illustrate their academic interests in the 'Reasons for Applying'? Did you mention any current debates or academic literature in which you are interested? [/quote]

I took a slightly 'out of left field' approach and introduced the reviewer to a case study highlighting some interesting legal issues that are arising as a result of advances in certain technologies. I then briefly explained how certain papers at Cambridge would be useful for developing foundational knowledge to solve some of these issues.

However, I am a practising technology lawyer and not an academic. I assume it is more effective for me to leverage my industry knowledge and link it back to the course content rather than highlighting my research interests or familiarity with academic staff, which is an approach that would work better for others.
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Zk11
yeah, good prediction. Would be nice to hear from them before march.

Any update?


Last year admission decisions began to be sent out in the first week of February but the deadline for submitting an application was earlier (15th of November I think). Given the fact that this year's deadline was on the 5th of December, perhaps this year's admission decisions will arrive later in February.
yeah, good prediction. Would be nice to hear from them before march.

[quote][quote]Any update?[/quote]

Last year admission decisions began to be sent out in the first week of February but the deadline for submitting an application was earlier (15th of November I think). Given the fact that this year's deadline was on the 5th of December, perhaps this year's admission decisions will arrive later in February. [/quote]
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miki3999
Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript?
Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript?
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CPD
Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript?


In general, the LLM programme page states that ‘the LLM Admissions Committee can consider your application only on the basis of grades provided at the time you apply’ in the FAQ section. Hence, I don’t think it’s really an option. You can always try and send them an email to double check, though.
[quote]Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript? [/quote]

In general, the LLM programme page states that ‘the LLM Admissions Committee can consider your application only on the basis of grades provided at the time you apply’ in the FAQ section. Hence, I don’t think it’s really an option. You can always try and send them an email to double check, though.
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miki3999
Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript?


In general, the LLM programme page states that ‘the LLM Admissions Committee can consider your application only on the basis of grades provided at the time you apply’ in the FAQ section. Hence, I don’t think it’s really an option. You can always try and send them an email to double check, though.


Yeah, that's what I thought. Thank though!
[quote][quote]Do you think it's still possible to upload a new transcript? [/quote]

In general, the LLM programme page states that ‘the LLM Admissions Committee can consider your application only on the basis of grades provided at the time you apply’ in the FAQ section. Hence, I don’t think it’s really an option. You can always try and send them an email to double check, though.[/quote]

Yeah, that's what I thought. Thank though!
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F_Cvl
Hey guys! When do you think our applications will be likely to move to the next step (degree committee review)?
Hey guys! When do you think our applications will be likely to move to the next step (degree committee review)?
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CPD
Hey guys! When do you think our applications will be likely to move to the next step (degree committee review)?


I think we should expect some progress around next week or so, judging by the time taken for the review process to get started and the later application deadline this year. The sooner the better, though.
[quote]Hey guys! When do you think our applications will be likely to move to the next step (degree committee review)?[/quote]

I think we should expect some progress around next week or so, judging by the time taken for the review process to get started and the later application deadline this year. The sooner the better, though.
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Anyone heard anything? Last year rejections were emailed around this time.
Anyone heard anything? Last year rejections were emailed around this time.
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Mombastic
Anyone heard anything? Last year rejections were emailed around this time.


I remember the results were released in mid-February. I'd suggest calling the law school and ask if that's the case for this year too :)

[Edited by Mombastic on Feb 04, 2019]

[quote]Anyone heard anything? Last year rejections were emailed around this time. [/quote]

I remember the results were released in mid-February. I'd suggest calling the law school and ask if that's the case for this year too :)
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