Cambridge LLM vs Oxford MLF


llmguider

any thoughts guys? what would you choose?

any thoughts guys? what would you choose?
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Eppendorf

any thoughts guys? what would you choose?


100% Cambridge.

Reputation is much higher.

Tuition is much lower.

<blockquote>any thoughts guys? what would you choose?</blockquote>

100% Cambridge.

Reputation is much higher.

Tuition is much lower.
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llmguider

hey Eppendorf, thanks

tuition is lower indeed, but it cuts two ways as I am not eligible to apply for ANY of the University-wide scholarships at Cambridge (what the hell really?)

reputation-wise, how exactly do you measure it? did you talk to some employers or is it based on rankings?

hey Eppendorf, thanks

tuition is lower indeed, but it cuts two ways as I am not eligible to apply for ANY of the University-wide scholarships at Cambridge (what the hell really?)

reputation-wise, how exactly do you measure it? did you talk to some employers or is it based on rankings?
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law01

If you mean the oxford BCL then the answer its obvious, the BCL is considered as the best and most challenging post graduate legal course, together with the Harvard LLM. Cambridge has an amazing law department, no doubt, but in regards to which one is the most reputable and the most intellectually challenging then I must say the BCL.

Unless of course you refer to somw other post grad course in oxford eg the MLF, then ignore my post ;p

If you mean the oxford BCL then the answer its obvious, the BCL is considered as the best and most challenging post graduate legal course, together with the Harvard LLM. Cambridge has an amazing law department, no doubt, but in regards to which one is the most reputable and the most intellectually challenging then I must say the BCL.

Unless of course you refer to somw other post grad course in oxford eg the MLF, then ignore my post ;p
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law01

Ok just noticed the MLF, ;p Cambridge it is then ; p

Ok just noticed the MLF, ;p Cambridge it is then ; p
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Jair

Hi llmguider,

In my view, the difference in reputation between Oxford and Cambridge is very little, if any (although it may depend on which country you are from).

The two courses you mention have a totally different focus, so I suggest you choose based on what interests you. As its name shows, MLF has a strong focus on finance. Employers will look at your resume and assume you have a special interest and/or expertise in that field. So if you are planning to specialize in the area of finance, MLF is the way to go. However, if you are just starting your professional career and not sure which area you want to specialize in, then you might wish to take the LLM and study a broader range of subjects.

In my case, as I have already started my career as a finance lawyer and plan to continue working in that field, I applied to the Oxford MLF but not the Cambridge LLM. If I were accepted to both courses, I would chose the Oxford MLF but that's just my opinion.

Hi llmguider,

In my view, the difference in reputation between Oxford and Cambridge is very little, if any (although it may depend on which country you are from).

The two courses you mention have a totally different focus, so I suggest you choose based on what interests you. As its name shows, MLF has a strong focus on finance. Employers will look at your resume and assume you have a special interest and/or expertise in that field. So if you are planning to specialize in the area of finance, MLF is the way to go. However, if you are just starting your professional career and not sure which area you want to specialize in, then you might wish to take the LLM and study a broader range of subjects.

In my case, as I have already started my career as a finance lawyer and plan to continue working in that field, I applied to the Oxford MLF but not the Cambridge LLM. If I were accepted to both courses, I would chose the Oxford MLF but that's just my opinion.
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llmguider


Unless of course you refer to somw other post grad course in oxford eg the MLF, then ignore my post ;p


well, the MLF is effectively half of the BCL (two law electives), you attend same lectures and seminars together with BCL students

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Unless of course you refer to somw other post grad course in oxford eg the MLF, then ignore my post ;p</blockquote>

well, the MLF is effectively half of the BCL (two law electives), you attend same lectures and seminars together with BCL students
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llmguider


In my case, as I have already started my career as a finance lawyer and plan to continue working in that field, I applied to the Oxford MLF but not the Cambridge LLM. If I were accepted to both courses, I would chose the Oxford MLF but that's just my opinion.


Hi Jair, thanks for sharing your opinion
I am really interested in the finance part, although have no idea what it is going to be like. I did some corporate finance-related work, but it had nothing to do with English law..
Im definitely leaning toward the MLF

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In my case, as I have already started my career as a finance lawyer and plan to continue working in that field, I applied to the Oxford MLF but not the Cambridge LLM. If I were accepted to both courses, I would chose the Oxford MLF but that's just my opinion.</blockquote>

Hi Jair, thanks for sharing your opinion
I am really interested in the finance part, although have no idea what it is going to be like. I did some corporate finance-related work, but it had nothing to do with English law..
Im definitely leaning toward the MLF
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