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Dear all,

I graduated with a 2:2 but I did excellent in Intellectual Property Law (which is the field I want to specialize in). My grades are not impressive due to mental illness, not that I would use it as an excuse. I wonder, would the fact that I ranked top 10 in my entire country's bar exam help me secure a place there at Cambridge or Oxford, if I may kindly ask for your opinions?

Any suggestion or opinion would be much appreciated.

Best regards.

Dear all,

I graduated with a 2:2 but I did excellent in Intellectual Property Law (which is the field I want to specialize in). My grades are not impressive due to mental illness, not that I would use it as an excuse. I wonder, would the fact that I ranked top 10 in my entire country's bar exam help me secure a place there at Cambridge or Oxford, if I may kindly ask for your opinions?

Any suggestion or opinion would be much appreciated.

Best regards.
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miki3999

Hi,

Oxbridge places a big emphasis on grades (especially LLB grades) and usually even candidates with firsts end up rejected (the minimum for most courses is a high 2:1, but the majority of applicants are usually first-class degree holders). In addition, professional courses/professional experience are normally not really taken into consideration. I am not sure how they would view mitigating circumstances, but there would be special rules applicable to you; I think it would be worth sending them an email!



Regarding your IP grade, I think it is worth a shot if you'd like to do a course on that specifically (I think Oxford has a PG IP course which I think could be interesting for you). Try to have a look at these and maybe they would be of interest to you, especially because such courses would take your professional qualifications into consideration as well. 

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/pgdip-intellectual-property-law-and-practice?wssl=1

[Edited by miki3999 on Oct 20, 2022]

Hi,<br><br>Oxbridge places a big emphasis on grades (especially LLB grades) and usually even candidates with firsts end up rejected (the minimum for most courses is a high 2:1, but the majority of applicants are usually first-class degree holders). In addition, professional courses/professional experience are normally not really taken into consideration. I am not sure how they would view mitigating circumstances, but there would be special rules applicable to you; I think it would be worth sending them an email!<br>
<div><br><br>Regarding your IP grade, I think it is worth a shot if you'd like to do a course on that specifically (I think Oxford has a PG IP course which I think could be interesting for you). Try to have a look at these and maybe they would be of interest to you, especially because such courses would take your professional qualifications into consideration as well.&nbsp;<br><br>https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/pgdip-intellectual-property-law-and-practice?wssl=1</div>
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Hi,

Oxbridge places a big emphasis on grades (especially LLB grades) and usually even candidates with firsts end up rejected (the minimum for most courses is a high 2:1, but the majority of applicants are usually first-class degree holders). In addition, professional courses/professional experience are normally not really taken into consideration. I am not sure how they would view mitigating circumstances, but there would be special rules applicable to you; I think it would be worth sending them an email!



Regarding your IP grade, I think it is worth a shot if you'd like to do a course on that specifically (I think Oxford has a PG IP course which I think could be interesting for you). Try to have a look at these and maybe they would be of interest to you, especially because such courses would take your professional qualifications into consideration as well. 

https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/pgdip-intellectual-property-law-and-practice?wssl=1


Dear miki3999, 

I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and advice. I looked at the program's link; pardon me, but is it a diploma? It's not an LL.M., is it?

[quote]Hi,<br><br>Oxbridge places a big emphasis on grades (especially LLB grades) and usually even candidates with firsts end up rejected (the minimum for most courses is a high 2:1, but the majority of applicants are usually first-class degree holders). In addition, professional courses/professional experience are normally not really taken into consideration. I am not sure how they would view mitigating circumstances, but there would be special rules applicable to you; I think it would be worth sending them an email!<br>
<div><br><br>Regarding your IP grade, I think it is worth a shot if you'd like to do a course on that specifically (I think Oxford has a PG IP course which I think could be interesting for you). Try to have a look at these and maybe they would be of interest to you, especially because such courses would take your professional qualifications into consideration as well.&nbsp;<br><br>https://www.ox.ac.uk/admissions/graduate/courses/pgdip-intellectual-property-law-and-practice?wssl=1</div> [/quote]<br><br>Dear miki3999,&nbsp;<br><br>I sincerely appreciate your thoughts and advice. I looked at the program's link; pardon me, but is it a diploma? It's not an LL.M., is it?<br><br>
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miki3999

yes it is a certificate, not an LLM

yes it is a certificate, not an LLM
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One simple quesiton ,I am very sure I was 5% of my LLB university fo all cohort  ,but is there any official document from LLB university to prove that ?or how did you prove that?thanks

One simple quesiton ,I am very sure I was 5% of my LLB university fo all cohort&nbsp; ,but is there any official document from LLB university to prove that ?or how did you prove that?thanks
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