LSE applicants 2013/2014


I received my fourth email on 20th December.
I have also been accepted into NYU@NUS (with scholarship) and NYU and I am awaiting responses from Oxbridge.
At this stage I am thinking NYU@NUS, but I am having a lot of trouble making the decision!!
I received my fourth email on 20th December.
I have also been accepted into NYU@NUS (with scholarship) and NYU and I am awaiting responses from Oxbridge.
At this stage I am thinking NYU@NUS, but I am having a lot of trouble making the decision!!
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bluecrown
Thank you for the info and congratulations on the NYU/NUS admission and scholarship! That is one of the best programs, so whichever you choose (as you are still waiting for Oxbridge) will lead you to a great path.
Thank you for the info and congratulations on the NYU/NUS admission and scholarship! That is one of the best programs, so whichever you choose (as you are still waiting for Oxbridge) will lead you to a great path.
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blade09
I received my fourth email on 20th December.
I have also been accepted into NYU@NUS (with scholarship) and NYU and I am awaiting responses from Oxbridge.
At this stage I am thinking NYU@NUS, but I am having a lot of trouble making the decision!!


Hi there! It is a tough decision! I'm waiting to hear back from Columbia but thinking that I make take up my offer from LSE. Any thoughts?
<blockquote>I received my fourth email on 20th December.
I have also been accepted into NYU@NUS (with scholarship) and NYU and I am awaiting responses from Oxbridge.
At this stage I am thinking NYU@NUS, but I am having a lot of trouble making the decision!!</blockquote>

Hi there! It is a tough decision! I'm waiting to hear back from Columbia but thinking that I make take up my offer from LSE. Any thoughts?
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newstuff
I might be wrong but from what I've heard the academic standard in London is quite different from that of a top-14 universities in the USA. A friend of mine that studied in LSE told me he had 1 class per week and he was left basically to to whatever he wanted. No one really cared about LLM students and the coursework was minimal.

I have googled this matter and it appears that some say that LSE stands for "Let's See Europe" implying that you have lots of free time to travel.

Again, this is information that I got from people that actually studied an LLM in LSE. However, I cannot guarantee it's accuracy.

I hope this helps.
I might be wrong but from what I've heard the academic standard in London is quite different from that of a top-14 universities in the USA. A friend of mine that studied in LSE told me he had 1 class per week and he was left basically to to whatever he wanted. No one really cared about LLM students and the coursework was minimal.

I have googled this matter and it appears that some say that LSE stands for "Let's See Europe" implying that you have lots of free time to travel.

Again, this is information that I got from people that actually studied an LLM in LSE. However, I cannot guarantee it's accuracy.

I hope this helps.

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Brainy Smu...
The US/Canada and the UK/EU have two completely different approaches to the LLM. Unfortunately for the UK, it is starting to adopt US tendencies by focusing mostly on a BPTC/LPC qualification than the LLM. The LLM is devalued and purposely designed for foreigners to stimulate the economy. It is rumored that more US law schools will establish two year programmes for foreign attorneys. Being admitted to the bar or being called to the bar is beginning to be the median for law students around the world.

Canada/US approach to the LLM is moreso a specialised area that holds no value to employers but the individual who pursued the LLM. More Canadians leave Canada for the factor of not gaining an articling contract (same as a training contract in the UK) in order to practice law in Canada. However their southern neighbors do it slightly different. In the US it is vital to have work-related experience, however, but, it is not needed to practice unless you are a US citizen.

LSE is definitely regarded by employers around the world. Unfortunately in the US, employers regard LSE for economics not law. Take this into consideration; the LSE acronym is not regarded by ordinary Americans, only US scholars. In support to "let's see Europe", ordinary people who are unfamilar with LSE would interpreted it as a new acronym.

Primarily, the law programmes where people get their rankings from regards the JD or LLB not the LLM. It is reckless to rely on rankings that only give bias surveys on unis. Do not get me wrong. LSE is an exceptional uni but what LSE does not tell you is the cost. Living in London is expensive and if you do not have a plan after graduation. You only wasted your time for nothing.

Good luck!
The US/Canada and the UK/EU have two completely different approaches to the LLM. Unfortunately for the UK, it is starting to adopt US tendencies by focusing mostly on a BPTC/LPC qualification than the LLM. The LLM is devalued and purposely designed for foreigners to stimulate the economy. It is rumored that more US law schools will establish two year programmes for foreign attorneys. Being admitted to the bar or being called to the bar is beginning to be the median for law students around the world.

Canada/US approach to the LLM is moreso a specialised area that holds no value to employers but the individual who pursued the LLM. More Canadians leave Canada for the factor of not gaining an articling contract (same as a training contract in the UK) in order to practice law in Canada. However their southern neighbors do it slightly different. In the US it is vital to have work-related experience, however, but, it is not needed to practice unless you are a US citizen.

LSE is definitely regarded by employers around the world. Unfortunately in the US, employers regard LSE for economics not law. Take this into consideration; the LSE acronym is not regarded by ordinary Americans, only US scholars. In support to "let's see Europe", ordinary people who are unfamilar with LSE would interpreted it as a new acronym.

Primarily, the law programmes where people get their rankings from regards the JD or LLB not the LLM. It is reckless to rely on rankings that only give bias surveys on unis. Do not get me wrong. LSE is an exceptional uni but what LSE does not tell you is the cost. Living in London is expensive and if you do not have a plan after graduation. You only wasted your time for nothing.

Good luck!
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Hello people. I was wondering whether its too late to apply for LSE. What do you guys think? Anybody applied after February and got an accept?
Hello people. I was wondering whether its too late to apply for LSE. What do you guys think? Anybody applied after February and got an accept?
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soso14886
I spoke to someone on a different website who applied in March last year, ended up getting wait-listed and eventually accepted by mid-June.

Obviously a lot of spots have already been taken up, but there's no harm in applying, especially if you're a strong candidate.
I spoke to someone on a different website who applied in March last year, ended up getting wait-listed and eventually accepted by mid-June.

Obviously a lot of spots have already been taken up, but there's no harm in applying, especially if you're a strong candidate.
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I spoke to someone on a different website who applied in March last year, ended up getting wait-listed and eventually accepted by mid-June.

Obviously a lot of spots have already been taken up, but there's no harm in applying, especially if you're a strong candidate.


Yupp, applying. LSE is super quick! Received my thid mail already. If I get my Referees to upload by tomorrow, maybe I can get the procedure started soon. Looks like LSE is anyway really fast. Really hope they dont reject my Application super quickly too. *sigh*

Thanks anyway soso14886. Much appreciated. :)
<blockquote>I spoke to someone on a different website who applied in March last year, ended up getting wait-listed and eventually accepted by mid-June.

Obviously a lot of spots have already been taken up, but there's no harm in applying, especially if you're a strong candidate.</blockquote>

Yupp, applying. LSE is super quick! Received my thid mail already. If I get my Referees to upload by tomorrow, maybe I can get the procedure started soon. Looks like LSE is anyway really fast. Really hope they dont reject my Application super quickly too. *sigh*

Thanks anyway soso14886. Much appreciated. :)
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bluecrown
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bluecrown
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soso14886
Hi guys,

Has there been an instance when LSE reached a decision before the ordinary 6 to 8-week period? It seems that KCL also has this rule but I received an unconditional offer in 2 weeks from the time I completed the application. Thanks.


Yes, that happens. I received my offer for the LLM within 6 weeks of applying. Someone else I know received an offer within 4 weeks. It varies based on your profile and how much they want/like your application.
<blockquote>Hi guys,

Has there been an instance when LSE reached a decision before the ordinary 6 to 8-week period? It seems that KCL also has this rule but I received an unconditional offer in 2 weeks from the time I completed the application. Thanks.</blockquote>

Yes, that happens. I received my offer for the LLM within 6 weeks of applying. Someone else I know received an offer within 4 weeks. It varies based on your profile and how much they want/like your application.
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bluecrown
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mcmk1
Has anyone, or does anyone know of anyone who got a place on the LSE LLM while it said 'limited availability'? I've been waiting for a reference to get back and now i'm freaking out!
Has anyone, or does anyone know of anyone who got a place on the LSE LLM while it said 'limited availability'? I've been waiting for a reference to get back and now i'm freaking out!
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Limited availability? I haven't received my fourth email yet and its already reached limited availability. GREAT!
Limited availability? I haven't received my fourth email yet and its already reached limited availability. GREAT!
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mcmk1
I haven't even submitted yet because there's something wrong with the system......!
I haven't even submitted yet because there's something wrong with the system......!
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Tetr4
LSE adopts a rolling admissions system. You should ask you recommender to submit the reference online. Should they require a formal letter in paper, they will let you know in the offer letter. Hurry!

I submitted all my documents online by application time. Later, when my offer was grated, I had time to submit the original documents by post.
LSE adopts a rolling admissions system. You should ask you recommender to submit the reference online. Should they require a formal letter in paper, they will let you know in the offer letter. Hurry!

I submitted all my documents online by application time. Later, when my offer was grated, I had time to submit the original documents by post.
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bluecrown
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Tetr4
LSE adopts a rolling admissions system. You should ask you recommender to submit the reference online. Should they require a formal letter in paper, they will let you know in the offer letter. Hurry!

I submitted all my documents online by application time. Later, when my offer was grated, I had time to submit the original documents by post.


How long did it take LSE to respond to you with the offer from the time you received the 4th email? Two helpful persons in the thread said they received theirs in 5-6 weeks. Thanks. :)


Yes. In my case: 4th e-mail on Dec 3rd, offer on January 4th. But, as I said, my offer was to be confirmed upon receipt of the original documents.
<blockquote><blockquote>LSE adopts a rolling admissions system. You should ask you recommender to submit the reference online. Should they require a formal letter in paper, they will let you know in the offer letter. Hurry!

I submitted all my documents online by application time. Later, when my offer was grated, I had time to submit the original documents by post.</blockquote>

How long did it take LSE to respond to you with the offer from the time you received the 4th email? Two helpful persons in the thread said they received theirs in 5-6 weeks. Thanks. :)</blockquote>

Yes. In my case: 4th e-mail on Dec 3rd, offer on January 4th. But, as I said, my offer was to be confirmed upon receipt of the original documents.
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bluecrown
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Tetr4
Three weeks. I live in Brazil... European applicants probably receive the package before...
Three weeks. I live in Brazil... European applicants probably receive the package before...
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