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Tel: 01223 330039 is the number of the Degree Committe admin, Alison Hirst

Tel: 01223 330039 is the number of the Degree Committe admin, Alison Hirst
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LouS

Did you call her? If yes, what did she say?

Congrats!

[Edited by LouS on Mar 17, 2017]

Did you call her? If yes, what did she say?

Congrats!
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Hannah Dau...

I have called her at least 4 times since this process began, can someone from the UK kindly call her and ask when PhD applicants can expect to hear back. I think the only thing worse than seeing UCDC at this stage is application unsuccessful considering how dragged out the process has been!

I have called her at least 4 times since this process began, can someone from the UK kindly call her and ask when PhD applicants can expect to hear back. I think the only thing worse than seeing UCDC at this stage is application unsuccessful considering how dragged out the process has been!
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PMA1

received Oxford offer


Congratulations! Has anyone else heard about Oxford? They said both successful and unsuccessful applicants would know today, but I have not heard anything from them...

[quote]received Oxford offer[/quote]

Congratulations! Has anyone else heard about Oxford? They said both successful and unsuccessful applicants would know today, but I have not heard anything from them...
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LouS

I heard that a handful of people received offers for Mphil and MSt degrees today but others haven't.

I heard that a handful of people received offers for Mphil and MSt degrees today but others haven't.
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jjjxxx

Thank you guys. I know another guy who received Dphil offer today as well. It seems Oxford send offers one by one and at different period of time. So I suppose there might be chances that offers be released the other day. Good luck!

Thank you guys. I know another guy who received Dphil offer today as well. It seems Oxford send offers one by one and at different period of time. So I suppose there might be chances that offers be released the other day. Good luck!
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LegalLife

I have called her at least 4 times since this process began, can someone from the UK kindly call her and ask when PhD applicants can expect to hear back. I think the only thing worse than seeing UCDC at this stage is application unsuccessful considering how dragged out the process has been!


Called her but she did not pick!

[quote]I have called her at least 4 times since this process began, can someone from the UK kindly call her and ask when PhD applicants can expect to hear back. I think the only thing worse than seeing UCDC at this stage is application unsuccessful considering how dragged out the process has been![/quote]

Called her but she did not pick!
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LegalLife

Anyone still at DC?

Anyone still at DC?
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LouS

I am...

I am...
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LouS

I just called and they told me that the decisions will be finalised by the end of the week...

I just called and they told me that the decisions will be finalised by the end of the week...
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Gollu

Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website.

Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website.
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Gollu

A law applicant on the grad cafe mentioned that he called the degree committee and they told him that its a possible rejection if no communication has been recieved and if the status is stuck at DC. That is quite disappointing to hear. However lets hope for the best!

A law applicant on the grad cafe mentioned that he called the degree committee and they told him that its a possible rejection if no communication has been recieved and if the status is stuck at DC. That is quite disappointing to hear. However lets hope for the best!
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joeyman365

Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website.


That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.

[quote]Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website. [/quote]

That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.
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Gollu

Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website.


That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.


Okay. But this was frm the international applicant list. The ones that are posted online so far. Most applicants are for science and history among other departments. Cambridge trust has none for law either.

[Edited by Gollu on Mar 21, 2017]

[quote][quote]Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website. [/quote]

That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.[/quote]

Okay. But this was frm the international applicant list. The ones that are posted online so far. Most applicants are for science and history among other departments. Cambridge trust has none for law either.
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joeyman365

Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website.


That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.


Okay. But this was frm the international applicant list. The ones that are posted online so far. Most applicants are for science and history among other departments. Cambridge trust has none for law either.


Ah! I didn't know they'd posted anyone other than Americans. Cambridge Trust, however, does have two law PhDs posted. Perhaps you are searching under "law" but they are listed under "legal studies".

Edit: Where is the international list for Gates? I can only find the Americans and it says other countries will be announced in early April.

[Edited by joeyman365 on Mar 21, 2017]

[quote][quote][quote]Its interesting to know that none frm law have been awarded the gates scholarship as per the website. [/quote]

That's because they've only announced the American scholars. After the rise of Legal Realism, many American academics do not believe that law is a discipline worthy of a PhD. Thus American schools do not recruit PhD in law students and Americans hoping to work in the US are better served taking PhDs in other subjects.[/quote]

Okay. But this was frm the international applicant list. The ones that are posted online so far. Most applicants are for science and history among other departments. Cambridge trust has none for law either. [/quote]

Ah! I didn't know they'd posted anyone other than Americans. Cambridge Trust, however, does have two law PhDs posted. Perhaps you are searching under "law" but they are listed under "legal studies".

Edit: Where is the international list for Gates? I can only find the Americans and it says other countries will be announced in early April.
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LegalLife

Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week.

Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week.
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joeyman365

Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week.


Finally. Something seems to have gone wrong with their admissions process this year. The LLMs are in a similar state of purgatory.

Fingers crossed for all the board members!

[Edited by joeyman365 on Mar 21, 2017]

[quote]Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week. [/quote]

Finally. Something seems to have gone wrong with their admissions process this year. The LLMs are in a similar state of purgatory.

Fingers crossed for all the board members!
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Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week.


I sincerely hope they will. 3 days (including today) left then.

[Edited by arsenewenger on Mar 22, 2017]

[quote]Talked to Alison and she says that all PHD students shall know their fate by end of this week. [/quote]

I sincerely hope they will. 3 days (including today) left then.
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Hannah Dau...

Guys, spoke to Alison today my application was passed onto institute of criminology (part of the law faculty albeit distinct). I realised in Jan that I made that mistake by submitting to Law and thought they'd reject me on that basis. My application is now being reviewed by them, so not sure if that is good or bad. My hopeful side is saying if my application was bad they would've just rejected not passed it to a different course (PhD in law vs PhD in criminology). I think this means I will be waiting longer, but ever hopeful!

Can't wait to start reading, got BOGS or offer from you guys, staying hopeful!

Guys, spoke to Alison today my application was passed onto institute of criminology (part of the law faculty albeit distinct). I realised in Jan that I made that mistake by submitting to Law and thought they'd reject me on that basis. My application is now being reviewed by them, so not sure if that is good or bad. My hopeful side is saying if my application was bad they would've just rejected not passed it to a different course (PhD in law vs PhD in criminology). I think this means I will be waiting longer, but ever hopeful!

Can't wait to start reading, got BOGS or offer from you guys, staying hopeful!
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LegalLife

Guys, spoke to Alison today my application was passed onto institute of criminology (part of the law faculty albeit distinct). I realised in Jan that I made that mistake by submitting to Law and thought they'd reject me on that basis. My application is now being reviewed by them, so not sure if that is good or bad. My hopeful side is saying if my application was bad they would've just rejected not passed it to a different course (PhD in law vs PhD in criminology). I think this means I will be waiting longer, but ever hopeful!

Can't wait to start reading, got BOGS or offer from you guys, staying hopeful!


That is quite interesting and quite honestly, very nice of them to take the time and effort to do that especially since Criminology is not part of the Faculty of Law, although they are just right next to each other. I am quite impressed by their action as another department would technically just reject it.

I am even more hopeful that you shall get an offer in the circumstances.

For the rest of us, the wait continues, albeit not hoepful.

[quote]Guys, spoke to Alison today my application was passed onto institute of criminology (part of the law faculty albeit distinct). I realised in Jan that I made that mistake by submitting to Law and thought they'd reject me on that basis. My application is now being reviewed by them, so not sure if that is good or bad. My hopeful side is saying if my application was bad they would've just rejected not passed it to a different course (PhD in law vs PhD in criminology). I think this means I will be waiting longer, but ever hopeful!

Can't wait to start reading, got BOGS or offer from you guys, staying hopeful![/quote]

That is quite interesting and quite honestly, very nice of them to take the time and effort to do that especially since Criminology is not part of the Faculty of Law, although they are just right next to each other. I am quite impressed by their action as another department would technically just reject it.

I am even more hopeful that you shall get an offer in the circumstances.

For the rest of us, the wait continues, albeit not hoepful.
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