LLM acceptance chances


Hello everyone,

I am a 2nd year LLB student from a low ranking university in England.
My average in first year was 72, in semester 1 of my 2nd year it was 76 and in semester 2 it ought to be between 76 and 82.
For my opinional modules I have always picked the harder ones which I thought would look better on my transcript and would be more useful in the future.

I'm hoping to get an average of 77-82 in my third year which should be doable if I increase my work a little.

I was wondering if you think I have a good chance of getting into the LLM programme in Cambridge and LSE and what my chances are of getting into the BCL course at Oxford.
All 3 universities require 1st for their entry requirements but I'm wondering if I have a good chance of getting in considering my university is low-ranking? (I initially applied there for art, not law but then switched which is why I didnt pay attention to its ranking, its not really relevant for art courses.)

Unfortunately because of the coronavirus I have no vacation schemes or mini-pupillages in place for this summer.
I went to school in france and then did my Abitur (similar to the bacalaureat) in Germany. I am a native speaker in english, german and french which may give me a bit of an edge over other students(?).


Thanks in advance for your input!

Hello everyone,

I am a 2nd year LLB student from a low ranking university in England.
My average in first year was 72, in semester 1 of my 2nd year it was 76 and in semester 2 it ought to be between 76 and 82.
For my opinional modules I have always picked the harder ones which I thought would look better on my transcript and would be more useful in the future.

I'm hoping to get an average of 77-82 in my third year which should be doable if I increase my work a little.

I was wondering if you think I have a good chance of getting into the LLM programme in Cambridge and LSE and what my chances are of getting into the BCL course at Oxford.
All 3 universities require 1st for their entry requirements but I'm wondering if I have a good chance of getting in considering my university is low-ranking? (I initially applied there for art, not law but then switched which is why I didnt pay attention to its ranking, its not really relevant for art courses.)

Unfortunately because of the coronavirus I have no vacation schemes or mini-pupillages in place for this summer.
I went to school in france and then did my Abitur (similar to the bacalaureat) in Germany. I am a native speaker in english, german and french which may give me a bit of an edge over other students(?).


Thanks in advance for your input!
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lawdev

You should 100% apply to the places you mentioned with the grades you have. It’s possible to get onto the BCL having been to Anglia Ruskin or Nottingham Trent, so long as you have a 1st.

You should 100% apply to the places you mentioned with the grades you have. It’s possible to get onto the BCL having been to Anglia Ruskin or Nottingham Trent, so long as you have a 1st.
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itisea

Hi, I was in roughly same position as you heading into my final year. I had achieved 76 and 75% respectively in my first two years at a lower-ranking university and initially doubted my chances. I received an offer from Lse conditional on gaining a first-class degree which was turned into an unconditional due to the coronavirus disruption. 
I would say really focus on your personal statement, and keep up the amazing grades and you will have a very very strong chance of getting into LSE. 
I applied for Cambridge but sadly got rejected, but there is always a strong chance if you are on course for a first. 

Hi,&nbsp;<div>I was in roughly same position as you heading into my final year. I had achieved 76 and 75% respectively in my first two years at a lower-ranking university and initially doubted my chances.&nbsp;</div><div>I received an offer from Lse conditional on gaining a first-class degree which was turned into an unconditional due to the coronavirus disruption.&nbsp;<br>I would say really focus on your personal statement, and keep up the amazing grades and you will have a very very strong chance of getting into LSE.&nbsp;<br>I applied for Cambridge but sadly got rejected, but there is always a strong chance if you are on course for a first.&nbsp;</div><div><br><br></div>
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You should 100% apply to the places you mentioned with the grades you have. It’s possible to get onto the BCL having been to Anglia Ruskin or Nottingham Trent, so long as you have a 1st.

Thanks, that's really really helpful! I seem to remember that Anglia Ruskin is lower in the ranking than my uni so there is hope yet!1f64f
Do you know anyone personally who managed from Nottingham Trent or Anglia Ruskin to get in?

[Edited by Aspiringbarrister on May 04, 2020]

[quote]You should 100% apply to the places you mentioned with the grades you have. It’s possible to get onto the BCL having been to Anglia Ruskin or Nottingham Trent, so long as you have a 1st. [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Thanks, that's really really helpful! I seem to remember that Anglia Ruskin is lower in the ranking than my uni so there is hope yet!:pray:</div><div><br></div><div>Do you know anyone personally who managed from Nottingham Trent or Anglia Ruskin to get in?</div><div><br></div>
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Hi, I was in roughly same position as you heading into my final year. I had achieved 76 and 75% respectively in my first two years at a lower-ranking university and initially doubted my chances. I received an offer from Lse conditional on gaining a first-class degree which was turned into an unconditional due to the coronavirus disruption. 
I would say really focus on your personal statement, and keep up the amazing grades and you will have a very very strong chance of getting into LSE. 
I applied for Cambridge but sadly got rejected, but there is always a strong chance if you are on course for a first. 


Hey, Thanks for the reply and all the information you posted, I really appreciate it!
Congratulations on being taken into LSE, thats incredible! I hope you enjoy all the courses they offer (theres such a nice wide variety to choose from as well)!
Did you have any internships / mini pupillages etc under your belt? I'm lacking those, apart from marhsalling and volunteering in court once every week I don't really have any other legal work experience at the moment.. 

Thanks in advance!

[Edited by Aspiringbarrister on May 04, 2020]

[quote]Hi,&nbsp;<div>I was in roughly same position as you heading into my final year. I had achieved 76 and 75% respectively in my first two years at a lower-ranking university and initially doubted my chances.&nbsp;</div><div>I received an offer from Lse conditional on gaining a first-class degree which was turned into an unconditional due to the coronavirus disruption.&nbsp;<br>I would say really focus on your personal statement, and keep up the amazing grades and you will have a very very strong chance of getting into LSE.&nbsp;<br>I applied for Cambridge but sadly got rejected, but there is always a strong chance if you are on course for a first.&nbsp;</div><div><br><br></div> [/quote]<div><br></div><div>Hey, Thanks for the reply and all the information you posted, I really appreciate it!</div><div><br></div><div>Congratulations on being taken into LSE, thats incredible! I hope you enjoy all the courses they offer (theres such a nice wide variety to choose from as well)!</div><div><br></div><div>Did you have any internships / mini pupillages etc under your belt? I'm lacking those, apart from marhsalling and volunteering in court once every week I don't really have any other legal work experience at the moment..&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Thanks in advance!</div><div><br></div>
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itisea

Thank you! I hope so as well, very excited! When I was applying I had no internships or mini-pupillages, though I had some on and off law work experiences, here and there with a few local firms. I had some marshalling experience as well, but overall not really any drastic amount of legal experience. I did, on the other hand, have some best in year academic modules and prizes, and tried to show some passion for further study. I would be more than happy to connect with you on Linkedin and share my personal statement if you would like. I understand completely the stress of being in a lower ranking university and having a lack of experience but trust me it will all work out! 

Thank you! I hope so as well, very excited!&nbsp;<div>When I was applying I had no internships or mini-pupillages, though I had some on and off law work experiences, here and there with a few local firms.&nbsp;</div><div>I had some marshalling experience as well, but overall not really any drastic amount of legal experience.&nbsp;</div><div>I did, on the other hand, have some best in year academic modules and prizes, and tried to show some passion for further study.&nbsp;</div><div>I would be more than happy to connect with you on Linkedin and share my personal statement if you would like.&nbsp;</div><div>I understand completely the stress of being in a lower ranking university and having a lack of experience but trust me it will all work out!&nbsp;</div><div><div><br></div><div><br></div></div>
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Thank you! I hope so as well, very excited! When I was applying I had no internships or mini-pupillages, though I had some on and off law work experiences, here and there with a few local firms. I had some marshalling experience as well, but overall not really any drastic amount of legal experience. I did, on the other hand, have some best in year academic modules and prizes, and tried to show some passion for further study. I would be more than happy to connect with you on Linkedin and share my personal statement if you would like. I understand completely the stress of being in a lower ranking university and having a lack of experience but trust me it will all work out! 



Thank you so much, that would be great! I'll try sending you a private message on this website (not sure if thats possible). 

[Edited by Aspiringbarrister on May 07, 2020]

[quote]Thank you! I hope so as well, very excited!&nbsp;<div>When I was applying I had no internships or mini-pupillages, though I had some on and off law work experiences, here and there with a few local firms.&nbsp;</div><div>I had some marshalling experience as well, but overall not really any drastic amount of legal experience.&nbsp;</div><div>I did, on the other hand, have some best in year academic modules and prizes, and tried to show some passion for further study.&nbsp;</div><div>I would be more than happy to connect with you on Linkedin and share my personal statement if you would like.&nbsp;</div><div>I understand completely the stress of being in a lower ranking university and having a lack of experience but trust me it will all work out!&nbsp;</div><div><div>[/quote]<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div>Thank you so much, that would be great! I'll try sending you a private message on this website (not sure if thats possible).&nbsp;</div><div><br></div></div>
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