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forever

I got an unconditional offer today!
Now, I have to decide between Cambridge and LSE. Very hard choice...

I got an unconditional offer today!
Now, I have to decide between Cambridge and LSE. Very hard choice...

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FleurDuMal

I've also got an offer from Cambridge...but not for the LLM. Still a difficult decision though.

I've also got an offer from Cambridge...but not for the LLM. Still a difficult decision though.
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equity's d...

Why are you finding it so difficult to chose between lse and cambridge? I thought (perhaps incorectly) that the consensus was that Cambridge was much better, no?
Or are there other considerations, like funding, living in the City etc... that are troubling you?

Why are you finding it so difficult to chose between lse and cambridge? I thought (perhaps incorectly) that the consensus was that Cambridge was much better, no?
Or are there other considerations, like funding, living in the City etc... that are troubling you?
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forever

In order to decide I have to take into account the possibility of obtaining a scholarship from a Brazilian entity, which does not grant scholarships for Cambridge. Additionally, the LLM Program of LSE is more popular in Brazil in comparison with Cambridge - considering the number of Brazilians (lawyers and PhDs) that study at Cambridge and LSE. In terms of quality, I think that both are excellent. Im a little bit confused

In order to decide I have to take into account the possibility of obtaining a scholarship from a Brazilian entity, which does not grant scholarships for Cambridge. Additionally, the LLM Program of LSE is more popular in Brazil in comparison with Cambridge - considering the number of Brazilians (lawyers and PhDs) that study at Cambridge and LSE. In terms of quality, I think that both are excellent. I’m a little bit confused…
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FleurDuMal

Why are you finding it so difficult to chose between lse and cambridge? I thought (perhaps incorectly) that the consensus was that Cambridge was much better, no?
Or are there other considerations, like funding, living in the City etc... that are troubling you?


I don't think its quite that straight forward. One of my tutors spent half an hour explaining to me why LSE would be a better choice for me than Cambridge if I was seriously considering socio-legal studies. And she's a tutor that I have a lot of respect for.

<blockquote>Why are you finding it so difficult to chose between lse and cambridge? I thought (perhaps incorectly) that the consensus was that Cambridge was much better, no?
Or are there other considerations, like funding, living in the City etc... that are troubling you?</blockquote>

I don't think its quite that straight forward. One of my tutors spent half an hour explaining to me why LSE would be a better choice for me than Cambridge if I was seriously considering socio-legal studies. And she's a tutor that I have a lot of respect for.
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equity's d...

sure, rankings and university comparisons are a little goofy to begin with, but isn't it accepted that cambridge and oxford comprise tier one unis, so to speak; and lse, ucl, and kcl are the tier two uk players? I think comparing unis within the same tier is pointless, largely because any difference between them is going to be marginal, but it isn't illegitimate to observe that the tiers themselves exist, and to compare unis on that basis, is it?
The same goes with the american unis: comparisons between harvard and yale are largely meanignless, but comparisons between harvard and, say, duke aren't, are they?
Having said all that, I agree that it isn't quite that simple and that one must look to the strengths of each school in the context of one's proposed course of study. Oxford for jurisprdence, cantab for international law etc...

sure, rankings and university comparisons are a little goofy to begin with, but isn't it accepted that cambridge and oxford comprise tier one unis, so to speak; and lse, ucl, and kcl are the tier two uk players? I think comparing unis within the same tier is pointless, largely because any difference between them is going to be marginal, but it isn't illegitimate to observe that the tiers themselves exist, and to compare unis on that basis, is it?
The same goes with the american unis: comparisons between harvard and yale are largely meanignless, but comparisons between harvard and, say, duke aren't, are they?
Having said all that, I agree that it isn't quite that simple and that one must look to the strengths of each school in the context of one's proposed course of study. Oxford for jurisprdence, cantab for international law etc...
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lion

Hi,After 10 Weeks LSE shows under consideration.When it will be decided ? Anybody can inform,

Hi,After 10 Weeks LSE shows under consideration.When it will be decided ? Anybody can inform,
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ntnt

Mine too is still "under consideration." Word on the street is that each LLM programme has its own time frame. Anyone heard about the Human Rights LLM yet?

Mine too is still "under consideration." Word on the street is that each LLM programme has its own time frame. Anyone heard about the Human Rights LLM yet?
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jane.lin

I think "under consideration" is a good news.
I has already got notified about my " being unsuccesful...." on LSE foryou website last month.
Good lucks to those have't gotten the results. I guess you are on the waiting list and have really some chances to get in.

I think "under consideration" is a good news.
I has already got notified about my " being unsuccesful...." on LSE foryou website last month.
Good lucks to those have't gotten the results. I guess you are on the waiting list and have really some chances to get in.
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Artemida

I am wondering if there are still people waiting for a responce from lse. I applied late, but it's been more then 8 weeks since then. Anyone who has news from lse would ease my anxiety!

I am wondering if there are still people waiting for a responce from lse. I applied late, but it's been more then 8 weeks since then. Anyone who has news from lse would ease my anxiety!
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catarina

I am also still waiting for them... But if that can calm you down, if your application is also "under consideration" we still have a chance as that means that they will be considered (that's what told me a person from the Graduation Office)

I am also still waiting for them... But if that can calm you down, if your application is also "under consideration" we still have a chance as that means that they will be considered (that's what told me a person from the Graduation Office)
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Artemida

Thanks a lot for the reply! Good luck to all of us!

Thanks a lot for the reply! Good luck to all of us!

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KRC

I too am still "under consideration" and applied very late so you are not alone.

Does anyone know if it is possible in reality to get a place if you have a 2:1 (and, to be frank, are a fairly mediocre student) at undergraduate?

Good luck

I too am still "under consideration" and applied very late so you are not alone.

Does anyone know if it is possible in reality to get a place if you have a 2:1 (and, to be frank, are a fairly mediocre student) at undergraduate?

Good luck
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Artemida

I think that you fulfil the conditions for admission in the LLM with a 2:1 LLB. Follow the link for more informations: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentRecruitment/country/Default.htm

I think that you fulfil the conditions for admission in the LLM with a 2:1 LLB. Follow the link for more informations: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/studentRecruitment/country/Default.htm
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KRC

I know in theory you can get in with a 2:1 but was unsure what your chances are in practice?

I know in theory you can get in with a 2:1 but was unsure what your chances are in practice?
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Artemida

I know a few people with less than 2:1, who also got offers from LSE, so with a 2:1 you shouldn't have problem. I stongly believe though that there are also other important factors, which play a role (working experience, publications, other activities etc).

I know a few people with less than 2:1, who also got offers from LSE, so with a 2:1 you shouldn't have problem. I stongly believe though that there are also other important factors, which play a role (working experience, publications, other activities etc).
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KRC

That's reassuring thanks! Having seen the statistics for entry in to LSE I was starting to think that a 2:1 may more or less rule me out . I work in the field I've applied for so fingers crossed. Just wishing I had been able to apply earlier now!

That's reassuring thanks! Having seen the statistics for entry in to LSE I was starting to think that a 2:1 may more or less rule me out . I work in the field I've applied for so fingers crossed. Just wishing I had been able to apply earlier now!
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ntnt

I submitted my application in December and my application status is still "under consideration." It seems that all of you have received a reply. Is anyone out there in the same boat as me?

I submitted my application in December and my application status is still "under consideration." It seems that all of you have received a reply. Is anyone out there in the same boat as me?
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catarina

Hy guys.

Did you have LSE's answer? I've got mine yesterday... Not the one I expected. The course was full before my app could be considered. At least I can reinstate for 2008/09 entry without repaying the application fee... Did you have the same answer? or is anyone in the waiting list?

Hy guys.

Did you have LSE's answer? I've got mine yesterday... Not the one I expected. The course was full before my app could be considered. At least I can reinstate for 2008/09 entry without repaying the application fee... Did you have the same answer? or is anyone in the waiting list?
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Artemida

No answer yet.. As far as I know we are not being informed when we are in waiting lists.. :(

No answer yet.. As far as I know we are not being informed when we are in waiting lists.. :(
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