Chances of getting into Cambridge LLM programme


Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!

[Edited by highmountain on May 18, 2017]

Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!
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Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


Apply for Cambridge as the main choice, and for KCL as your alternative choice. Don't worry, its not that hard for a top student to get into Cambridge compared to getting into Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.

Good luck! You will be fine!
[quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

Apply for Cambridge as the main choice, and for KCL as your alternative choice. Don't worry, its not that hard for a top student to get into Cambridge compared to getting into Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.

Good luck! You will be fine!
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Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


Apply for Cambridge as the main choice, and for KCL as your alternative choice. Don't worry, its not that hard for a top student to get into Cambridge compared to getting into Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.

Good luck! You will be fine!


Thank you for the comment and encouragement!
[quote][quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

Apply for Cambridge as the main choice, and for KCL as your alternative choice. Don't worry, its not that hard for a top student to get into Cambridge compared to getting into Yale, Harvard, and Stanford.

Good luck! You will be fine! [/quote]

Thank you for the comment and encouragement!
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citoyen99
I take a slightly different view. If you miss a First in your undergraduate degree, it's very difficult to get an offer from Cambridge. Cambridge is known to withdraw their offers from students who did not get a 1st. But your profile seems to easily qualify you for the London universities. If so, I'd recommend either LSE or UCL. KCL is considered as a tier below LSE and UCL.
I take a slightly different view. If you miss a First in your undergraduate degree, it's very difficult to get an offer from Cambridge. Cambridge is known to withdraw their offers from students who did not get a 1st. But your profile seems to easily qualify you for the London universities. If so, I'd recommend either LSE or UCL. KCL is considered as a tier below LSE and UCL.
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I take a slightly different view. If you miss a First in your undergraduate degree, it's very difficult to get an offer from Cambridge. Cambridge is known to withdraw their offers from students who did not get a 1st. But your profile seems to easily qualify you for the London universities. If so, I'd recommend either LSE or UCL. KCL is considered as a tier below LSE and UCL.


A first class degree means being in the top 5%. Actually I know someone who got into Cambridge while ranking the 9th. I really don't believe Cambridge is so selective for top students. On the contrary, some top students get a rejection from schools like Columbia, NYU, and ofc Harvard and Yale for unknown reasons regarding personalities, experience, and the feeling of the committee that he won't make a notable alumni one day. Definitely apply to Oxbridge, you will get in.

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[quote]I take a slightly different view. If you miss a First in your undergraduate degree, it's very difficult to get an offer from Cambridge. Cambridge is known to withdraw their offers from students who did not get a 1st. But your profile seems to easily qualify you for the London universities. If so, I'd recommend either LSE or UCL. KCL is considered as a tier below LSE and UCL. [/quote]

A first class degree means being in the top 5%. Actually I know someone who got into Cambridge while ranking the 9th. I really don't believe Cambridge is so selective for top students. On the contrary, some top students get a rejection from schools like Columbia, NYU, and ofc Harvard and Yale for unknown reasons regarding personalities, experience, and the feeling of the committee that he won't make a notable alumni one day. Definitely apply to Oxbridge, you will get in.
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Eppendorf
Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


What is your school?

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[quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

What is your school?
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Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


What is your school?


U of Hong Kong
[quote][quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

What is your school?[/quote]

U of Hong Kong
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Eppendorf
Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


What is your school?


U of Hong Kong


Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
[quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

What is your school?[/quote]

U of Hong Kong[/quote]

Do you have a girlfriend/boyfriend?
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Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping!


What is your school?


U of Hong Kong


Ignore eppendorf. He is a known pathetic troll.

I don't think there is a right answer here. Both of the views above are equally valid. It boils down to the fact that it's always worth a try. Some people get accepted despite not having a first. A lot of people are rejected despite having a first. No hard and fast rule.

GL
[quote][quote][quote]Hi everyone!

Basically I wanna seek you guys' advice on how likely would I be admitted to the LLM programme of Cambridge.

Briefly, I ranked 3rd in my class (~ top 5%) but have missed a First by a very narrow margin, i.e. 0.01 GPA out of 4.3. My law school has been in the top 20 worldwide for years according to Times ranking (not sure if that matters but just as an illustration).

I am currently a research assistant to a retired judge of the highest court of my jurisdiction and have done internships at my jurisdiction's Legislature, and quite a number of international firms. I also got a few publications at leading local law journals.

I ask this because I am deciding whether I should go for KCL this year or have a go for Cambridge next year. Thank you for helping![/quote]

What is your school?[/quote]

U of Hong Kong[/quote]

Ignore eppendorf. He is a known pathetic troll.

I don't think there is a right answer here. Both of the views above are equally valid. It boils down to the fact that it's always worth a try. Some people get accepted despite not having a first. A lot of people are rejected despite having a first. No hard and fast rule.

GL
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