Cambridge MCL v. Oxford MLF


AayushT1

Hi everyone.

So I have received acceptances from both - the Cambridge MCL and the Oxford MLF. I am currently quite confused between the two, and wanted some insight from you guys on how I can make a right decision.

I know there is an earlier thread on this subject - but seems quite dated and didn't address most points. I wish to start my private practice career in corporate law.

Thanks in advance.

Hi everyone.

So I have received acceptances from both - the Cambridge MCL and the Oxford MLF. I am currently quite confused between the two, and wanted some insight from you guys on how I can make a right decision.

I know there is an earlier thread on this subject - but seems quite dated and didn't address most points. I wish to start my private practice career in corporate law.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi Aayush - I have been accepted to the Oxford MLF, and am still under review for MCL. If it helps, I'm going to accept Oxford and not wait around any more for Cambridge, because (i) the MLF course is more extensive and contains non-law components; and (ii) Oxford's branding (especially in India) is better than Cambridge, although whether MLF > MCL for London firms is upto debate and can swing either way. Both degrees are relatively new so we don't have much of an alumni base yet to make a decision in that regard. But from what I've heard from MLF and MCL alumni is that the MLF seems to be more personal i.e. they assign you a tutor/mentor from the same field who is an MLF alumni, and the community in general seems more close knit. Hope this helps!

Hi Aayush - I have been accepted to the Oxford MLF, and am still under review for MCL. If it helps, I'm going to accept Oxford and not wait around any more for Cambridge, because (i) the MLF course is more extensive and contains non-law components; and (ii) Oxford's branding (especially in India) is better than Cambridge, although whether MLF > MCL for London firms is upto debate and can swing either way. Both degrees are relatively new so we don't have much of an alumni base yet to make a decision in that regard. But from what I've heard from MLF and MCL alumni is that the MLF seems to be more personal i.e. they assign you a tutor/mentor from the same field who is an MLF alumni, and the community in general seems more close knit. Hope this helps!
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miki3999

The MLF is a great course. I don't know much about the MCL though. Note also that most London firms do not really care about your masters degree. If you want to be a barrister, however, I think the MLF is a better option due to Oxford's slightly better branding in the chambers (specially the BCL's).

The MLF is a great course. I don't know much about the MCL though. Note also that most London firms do not really care about your masters degree. If you want to be a barrister, however, I think the MLF is a better option due to Oxford's slightly better branding in the chambers (specially the BCL's).
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I would also choose Oxford MLF as its curriculum is broader in terms of finance/business related subjects which would be very beneficial for a corporate lawyer! 

I would also choose Oxford MLF as its curriculum is broader in terms of finance/business related subjects which would be very beneficial for a corporate lawyer! 
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LLM NO2

Oxford ,of course ,MLF also related business ,finance ,agree with Miki

Oxford ,of course ,MLF also related business ,finance ,agree with Miki
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