Choice of colleges for LL.M. at Cambridge


hemera

Hello all

Cambridge asks for every applicant to indicate two colleges she wishes to be considered for, if admitted to the LLM programme. I do not understand if there exists any differentiation in the level of instruction provided to students belonging to different colleges though enrolled in the same course. Could anyone please elaborate on this aspect? And any pointers on the choice of colleges would also be welcome.

Thanks!

Hello all

Cambridge asks for every applicant to indicate two colleges she wishes to be considered for, if admitted to the LLM programme. I do not understand if there exists any differentiation in the level of instruction provided to students belonging to different colleges though enrolled in the same course. Could anyone please elaborate on this aspect? And any pointers on the choice of colleges would also be welcome.

Thanks!
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susiee

This topic has been discussed in previous posts. check out http://www.llm-guide.com/board/35029

Unlike undergraduates, ALL your academic instruction will take place in the law faculty, not your college. So from an academic point of view it doesn't make any difference which college you go to.

However, it does make a difference socially, as your college tends to be the place where you make most of your friends and spend your time. So look at factors like the location of the college, and its graduate housing, rents; whether they tend to take lots of LL.Ms. Some colleges are known to be rich (Trinity, St Johns), which has its own advantages in terms of funding extracurricular activities etc. Try not to pick a college that is further away from the city centre (e.g. Girton), as it's hard to commute in the cold :)

Having said that, I'm sure you'll have a great time regardless of which college you end up in. Best of luck!

This topic has been discussed in previous posts. check out http://www.llm-guide.com/board/35029

Unlike undergraduates, ALL your academic instruction will take place in the law faculty, not your college. So from an academic point of view it doesn't make any difference which college you go to.

However, it does make a difference socially, as your college tends to be the place where you make most of your friends and spend your time. So look at factors like the location of the college, and its graduate housing, rents; whether they tend to take lots of LL.Ms. Some colleges are known to be rich (Trinity, St Johns), which has its own advantages in terms of funding extracurricular activities etc. Try not to pick a college that is further away from the city centre (e.g. Girton), as it's hard to commute in the cold :)

Having said that, I'm sure you'll have a great time regardless of which college you end up in. Best of luck!
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equity's d...

Im on the LLM for october 2008. I will be in st johns. it was my first choice because of the history, tradition, size etc... None of which are tewrribly good reasons, but like the poster says above, college choice really isn't all that important for LLm's--except those that are FAR away from campus.

Im on the LLM for october 2008. I will be in st johns. it was my first choice because of the history, tradition, size etc... None of which are tewrribly good reasons, but like the poster says above, college choice really isn't all that important for LLm's--except those that are FAR away from campus.
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hjscotland

equity, how come you have had a decision from Cambridge already? Did you apply really early?

equity, how come you have had a decision from Cambridge already? Did you apply really early?
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equity's d...

I got in last year and had to defer until this year

I got in last year and had to defer until this year
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hjscotland

thanks! phew!

thanks! phew!
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hemera

Thank you both Susiee and Equity. I shall look into the aspects recommended by you before i assign preferences to the colleges i would like to study in. I am just not updated with Cambridge's best, i guess.

And Equity, congratulations for making it to Cambridge. No small feat, this!

Thank you both Susiee and Equity. I shall look into the aspects recommended by you before i assign preferences to the colleges i would like to study in. I am just not updated with Cambridge's best, i guess.

And Equity, congratulations for making it to Cambridge. No small feat, this!
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