Cambridge LLM; Non-UK LLB degrees


RalphL

Hello. I have done some research on the Cambridge LLM website. The entry requirements for non-UK LLB degree include a first class honours, just like those with a British degree.

The problem I'm facing is that the LLM entry requirement for my country (Mauritius) is at least a four-year bachelor's degree.
However, just like many other countries, the LLB offered by my university (University of Mauritius) is only 3 years long.

By the way, the University of Mauritius is the only one in the world to teach Mauritian Law and is thus 'the' place to study if you intend to practise law in Mauritius.

Assuming I fortunately achieve a first class honours in my 3-year LLB (a feat accomplished very rarely by the law students of the University of Mauritius- only around ten times in 25 years), will my application for a Cambridge LLM be rejected based on that one criterion of a compulsory 4-year Bachelor's degree?

Do you think that they will take into consideration the fact that the only university which teaches Mauritian Law in the world offers a 3-year and not 4-year LLB program?

As a comparison, the entry requirements for South Africa is a 3-year first degree. I cannot understand why this difference for Mauritius.

Is any one else facing the same problems with entry requirements?

I'll be glad if any one could help.

Hello. I have done some research on the Cambridge LLM website. The entry requirements for non-UK LLB degree include a first class honours, just like those with a British degree.

The problem I'm facing is that the LLM entry requirement for my country (Mauritius) is at least a four-year bachelor's degree.
However, just like many other countries, the LLB offered by my university (University of Mauritius) is only 3 years long.

By the way, the University of Mauritius is the only one in the world to teach Mauritian Law and is thus 'the' place to study if you intend to practise law in Mauritius.

Assuming I fortunately achieve a first class honours in my 3-year LLB (a feat accomplished very rarely by the law students of the University of Mauritius- only around ten times in 25 years), will my application for a Cambridge LLM be rejected based on that one criterion of a compulsory 4-year Bachelor's degree?

Do you think that they will take into consideration the fact that the only university which teaches Mauritian Law in the world offers a 3-year and not 4-year LLB program?

As a comparison, the entry requirements for South Africa is a 3-year first degree. I cannot understand why this difference for Mauritius.

Is any one else facing the same problems with entry requirements?

I'll be glad if any one could help.
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Cam11

Hi, they usually require references to state that you were placed in the top 5-10% of cohort.

Hi, they usually require references to state that you were placed in the top 5-10% of cohort.
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law01

Hi, they usually require references to state that you were placed in the top 5-10% of cohort.


I believe that the OP's issue is that his course lasts 3 years, while the general requirement for his country in order to be enrolled in Cambridge is 4 years

<blockquote>Hi, they usually require references to state that you were placed in the top 5-10% of cohort. </blockquote>

I believe that the OP's issue is that his course lasts 3 years, while the general requirement for his country in order to be enrolled in Cambridge is 4 years
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raradream

I think you'd be okay, simply because admissions would know that different LLBs at different universities all over the world vary! The LLB in my home country is only 3 years long too, and I know people who've made it into the Cambridge LLM before in the past. With regard to getting with a first class...they're extremely rare in my country too, only the top 2% get that classification. So, essentially, I'm another hopeful thinking that I might still have a chance to get in, even though I don't have a first class LLB - because my marks put me in the top 7% of my class anyhow.

I think you'd be okay, simply because admissions would know that different LLBs at different universities all over the world vary! The LLB in my home country is only 3 years long too, and I know people who've made it into the Cambridge LLM before in the past. With regard to getting with a first class...they're extremely rare in my country too, only the top 2% get that classification. So, essentially, I'm another hopeful thinking that I might still have a chance to get in, even though I don't have a first class LLB - because my marks put me in the top 7% of my class anyhow.
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AKM1993

Hello,

Can someone please guide me - I want to pursue LLM in Jurisprudence and Competition Law - this isn't a usual combination that is why I am having a tough time in deciding which college would an ideal one - Yale Law School, University College of London, LSE or Cambridge.

Hello,

Can someone please guide me - I want to pursue LLM in Jurisprudence and Competition Law - this isn't a usual combination that is why I am having a tough time in deciding which college would an ideal one - Yale Law School, University College of London, LSE or Cambridge.
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law01

Hello,

Can someone please guide me - I want to pursue LLM in Jurisprudence and Competition Law - this isn't a usual combination that is why I am having a tough time in deciding which college would an ideal one - Yale Law School, University College of London, LSE or Cambridge.


If you can get in Yale then without a doubt go to Yale, Cambridge would be my second choice

<blockquote>Hello,

Can someone please guide me - I want to pursue LLM in Jurisprudence and Competition Law - this isn't a usual combination that is why I am having a tough time in deciding which college would an ideal one - Yale Law School, University College of London, LSE or Cambridge. </blockquote>

If you can get in Yale then without a doubt go to Yale, Cambridge would be my second choice
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AKM1993

Thank you so much for your response. Is Yale the best option in all respect? I have heard Yale is comparatively more expensive than other options.

Can you please explain as far as faculty and course is concerned for competition and jurisprudence which college will be most suitable ? Would you not at all recommend UCL ?

Thank you so much for your response. Is Yale the best option in all respect? I have heard Yale is comparatively more expensive than other options.

Can you please explain as far as faculty and course is concerned for competition and jurisprudence which college will be most suitable ? Would you not at all recommend UCL ?
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Yale LLM is academia oriented.They prepare you for a career in academia. If your goal is to practise ,then Harvard is the best in the business.

As regards UK,I would suggest that you apply to Oxbridge.

Oxford is unrivalled when it comes to teaching jurisprudence.

Yale LLM is academia oriented.They prepare you for a career in academia. If your goal is to practise ,then Harvard is the best in the business.

As regards UK,I would suggest that you apply to Oxbridge.

Oxford is unrivalled when it comes to teaching jurisprudence.
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