LSE - LLM 2014/2015 Applicants


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I submitted my application to LSE (LLM 2014/2015) on the 15th October and it was completed on the 16th.

Has anyone else applied to LSE?
I submitted my application to LSE (LLM 2014/2015) on the 15th October and it was completed on the 16th.

Has anyone else applied to LSE?
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akenn
Hey, I did. Apparently they don't reply for at least a month, so I guess we just have to play the waiting game !
Hey, I did. Apparently they don't reply for at least a month, so I guess we just have to play the waiting game !
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dmpart
Hey, if u applied in October, you are most likely to get the response in December (approx. 6 weeks)
Hey, if u applied in October, you are most likely to get the response in December (approx. 6 weeks)
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cjbn
Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.
Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.
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akenn
Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.

If I were in your position, I would accept the offer from QMUL for now, and then see what happens with LSE. If you don't get LSE and go to QMUL, then no harm done. And if you do go to LSE instead, it's not like there will be any penalty for telling QMUL you won't actually be going there. And because you should know relatively soon, it's not like they'll be greatly inconvenienced - they will still be receiving new applications for quite a while.
<blockquote>Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.</blockquote>
If I were in your position, I would accept the offer from QMUL for now, and then see what happens with LSE. If you don't get LSE and go to QMUL, then no harm done. And if you do go to LSE instead, it's not like there will be any penalty for telling QMUL you won't actually be going there. And because you should know relatively soon, it's not like they'll be greatly inconvenienced - they will still be receiving new applications for quite a while.
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akenn
Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.

If I were in your position, I would accept the offer from QMUL for now, and then see what happens with LSE. If you don't get LSE and go to QMUL, then no harm done. And if you do go to LSE instead, it's not like there will be any penalty for telling QMUL you won't actually be going there. And because you should know relatively soon, it's not like they'll be greatly inconvenienced - they will still be receiving new applications for quite a while.

And as for how long you will have to wait, it's a question of 'how long is a piece of string' ? Pardon the cliché ! From what I understand, the open nature of apllications that at the start of the admissions process they first screen applications for the ones they don't want, and reject them first. They also give offers to the ones they definitely do want. The ones they are less certain of either way are simply retained and weighed against incoming applications, and then either accepted or rejected when weighed against a greater pool of applications. From what I've heard, this process continues until all the available places have been offered and accepted. In general, LSE takes about eight weeks to make an application decision. This is why accepting and then declining your offer from QMUL won't make too much difference to them as long as you hear from LSE before Christmas (which is highly probable if you sent your references last week). Best of luck !
<blockquote><blockquote>Yesterday I received a mail stating that my application was missing the references. I sent them by FEDEX last Thursday so I'm just waiting. How much longer would you think I'll have a decision?
I received an unconditional offer from Queen Mary and they said I just have one month to accept or decline. But I haven't heard from LSE so I don't know what to do with the offer. Can i ask them for more time to answer it? If I receive the offer from QMUL how good are my chances at LSE? I'm applying for the LLM in Public International Law.</blockquote>
If I were in your position, I would accept the offer from QMUL for now, and then see what happens with LSE. If you don't get LSE and go to QMUL, then no harm done. And if you do go to LSE instead, it's not like there will be any penalty for telling QMUL you won't actually be going there. And because you should know relatively soon, it's not like they'll be greatly inconvenienced - they will still be receiving new applications for quite a while. </blockquote>
And as for how long you will have to wait, it's a question of 'how long is a piece of string' ? Pardon the cliché ! From what I understand, the open nature of apllications that at the start of the admissions process they first screen applications for the ones they don't want, and reject them first. They also give offers to the ones they definitely do want. The ones they are less certain of either way are simply retained and weighed against incoming applications, and then either accepted or rejected when weighed against a greater pool of applications. From what I've heard, this process continues until all the available places have been offered and accepted. In general, LSE takes about eight weeks to make an application decision. This is why accepting and then declining your offer from QMUL won't make too much difference to them as long as you hear from LSE before Christmas (which is highly probable if you sent your references last week). Best of luck !
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sydllm
Hi everyone. I've finalised my application and I'm now waiting for my referees to upload their references. Do the referees have to provide their references on university letterhead, even if they submit it online through Embark and using their academic email addresses? One of my referees cannot use the official letterhead (institution's policy). My understanding was that only hard copies and those uploaded from non-academic email addresses have to be on official letterhead. Thanks and good luck to everyone!
Hi everyone. I've finalised my application and I'm now waiting for my referees to upload their references. Do the referees have to provide their references on university letterhead, even if they submit it online through Embark and using their academic email addresses? One of my referees cannot use the official letterhead (institution's policy). My understanding was that only hard copies and those uploaded from non-academic email addresses have to be on official letterhead. Thanks and good luck to everyone!
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anshul218
Hey how much weightage does a reference carry if its from a visiting faculty at law school? And what if the faculty has taught you for 4 years and knows you well?
Hey how much weightage does a reference carry if its from a visiting faculty at law school? And what if the faculty has taught you for 4 years and knows you well?
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Kalomich
Hello,

If anyone has received any final response from LSE, please let the rest of us know.

I submitted my application on 19/11 and I'm waiting the fourth e-mail the next days.


M.
Hello,

If anyone has received any final response from LSE, please let the rest of us know.

I submitted my application on 19/11 and I'm waiting the fourth e-mail the next days.


M.
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lawman123
Being a current LLM student at LSE, I think I can give you some answers. I think the first responses come at mid-January. Personally I applied at December and I received my offer mid-February. Last year the applications close around February, but I know a lot of people who applied then and were accepted (with the same requirements as the others). Also, there is no harm to accept the other offers, most people do so, you can withdraw later. And my suggestion as for the order of preference (although not impartial): LSE, UCL, KCL (of course depending on the specialism someone want to follow) and then by far QM. Think that QM accepts 800 people, UCL 400, LSE 250 and I think KCL around 100 (I'm not sure enough). And see the modules in which you are interested
Being a current LLM student at LSE, I think I can give you some answers. I think the first responses come at mid-January. Personally I applied at December and I received my offer mid-February. Last year the applications close around February, but I know a lot of people who applied then and were accepted (with the same requirements as the others). Also, there is no harm to accept the other offers, most people do so, you can withdraw later. And my suggestion as for the order of preference (although not impartial): LSE, UCL, KCL (of course depending on the specialism someone want to follow) and then by far QM. Think that QM accepts 800 people, UCL 400, LSE 250 and I think KCL around 100 (I'm not sure enough). And see the modules in which you are interested
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Milo
Hey guys,

I'm applying to LSE this year, and I'm reviewing my Personal Statement.
Do you guys have any recommendation for the length of a good personal statement? They don't set any word limit but mine seems quite overlong with about 1,300 words. :(

Thank you very much.
Hey guys,

I'm applying to LSE this year, and I'm reviewing my Personal Statement.
Do you guys have any recommendation for the length of a good personal statement? They don't set any word limit but mine seems quite overlong with about 1,300 words. :(

Thank you very much.
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law01
Hey guys,

I'm applying to LSE this year, and I'm reviewing my Personal Statement.
Do you guys have any recommendation for the length of a good personal statement? They don't set any word limit but mine seems quite overlong with about 1,300 words. :(

Thank you very much.



They do actually! They want it to be 1000-1500 words so yours is just fine :)
<blockquote>Hey guys,

I'm applying to LSE this year, and I'm reviewing my Personal Statement.
Do you guys have any recommendation for the length of a good personal statement? They don't set any word limit but mine seems quite overlong with about 1,300 words. :(

Thank you very much.</blockquote>


They do actually! They want it to be 1000-1500 words so yours is just fine :)
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Milo
Thank you law01 for your response.

I have another question regarding recommender registration in the application form of LSE.
On page 5 of 11 of the Application Form, item number 33, they ask us to provide 2 of our referees' names if known, but the problem is that I already registered my referees using the online reference service found in Step 3 in the left-hand column (as they suggested).
Do I need to provide my referees' names and email addresses again on page 5? I'm afraid that they'd send a duplicate email to my referees and they might be confused.

Anyone that has submitted the form, please help me out with this.
Thank you very much.
Thank you law01 for your response.

I have another question regarding recommender registration in the application form of LSE.
On page 5 of 11 of the Application Form, item number 33, they ask us to provide 2 of our referees' names if known, but the problem is that I already registered my referees using the online reference service found in Step 3 in the left-hand column (as they suggested).
Do I need to provide my referees' names and email addresses again on page 5? I'm afraid that they'd send a duplicate email to my referees and they might be confused.

Anyone that has submitted the form, please help me out with this.
Thank you very much.
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law01
Thank you law01 for your response.

I have another question regarding recommender registration in the application form of LSE.
On page 5 of 11 of the Application Form, item number 33, they ask us to provide 2 of our referees' names if known, but the problem is that I already registered my referees using the online reference service found in Step 3 in the left-hand column (as they suggested).
Do I need to provide my referees' names and email addresses again on page 5? I'm afraid that they'd send a duplicate email to my referees and they might be confused.

Anyone that has submitted the form, please help me out with this.
Thank you very much.



hi again, if i remember correctly, you do not need to put down their names again if you have done the registration part!
to be honest though, sending them multiple emails requiring references is not necessarily a bad think, as i had to wait about one month for my second referee to sent his reference!
<blockquote>Thank you law01 for your response.

I have another question regarding recommender registration in the application form of LSE.
On page 5 of 11 of the Application Form, item number 33, they ask us to provide 2 of our referees' names if known, but the problem is that I already registered my referees using the online reference service found in Step 3 in the left-hand column (as they suggested).
Do I need to provide my referees' names and email addresses again on page 5? I'm afraid that they'd send a duplicate email to my referees and they might be confused.

Anyone that has submitted the form, please help me out with this.
Thank you very much.</blockquote>


hi again, if i remember correctly, you do not need to put down their names again if you have done the registration part!
to be honest though, sending them multiple emails requiring references is not necessarily a bad think, as i had to wait about one month for my second referee to sent his reference!
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merdzi
Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!
Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!
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law01
Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!



Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s
<blockquote>Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!</blockquote>


Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s
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merdzi
OK, at least it feels a bit comforting knowing that such things are happening to them! I would appreciate it if you could share it here once you get a reply :)
OK, at least it feels a bit comforting knowing that such things are happening to them! I would appreciate it if you could share it here once you get a reply :)
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Milo
Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!



Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s


Right, my first referee submitted his reference and I've already got the confirmation from the school. The same problem happens to my second referee. I wrote to Mr.Bell too but hasn't got any response so far.
<blockquote><blockquote>Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!</blockquote>


Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s</blockquote>

Right, my first referee submitted his reference and I've already got the confirmation from the school. The same problem happens to my second referee. I wrote to Mr.Bell too but hasn't got any response so far.
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law01
Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!



Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s


Right, my first referee submitted his reference and I've already got the confirmation from the school. The same problem happens to my second referee. I wrote to Mr.Bell too but hasn't got any response so far.



same situation here, I wrote to mr.Bell as well....
<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hello guys! First of all, good luck to you all with your applications.

I am experiencing certain problems with the LSE application tracker. I received the fourth email giving my access to LSE for YOU, where I can see which documents are still missing. My second reference was submitted at some point between 4-10 Nov, but it still doesn't show that they had received it. My referee checked again and confirmed that it is submitted and it shows a 'processing' status. I know it takes them some time to sort and allocate documents to applications, but they also say that I should give it approximately 10 working days to do the processing. However, it has been more than that now, and I cannot find an email address where I could contact them. All I managed to find is their Online Enquirer system that is supposed to give you access to the email requests once you can't find an answer to your question. And even there, once I reach that point, it keeps showing the message 'Sorry, the server is unable to process your request. Please try again later'.

Anyone had similar problems and/or suggestion how to solve it?

Thanks!</blockquote>


Hi,

I have exactly the same problem with you, when my first referee submitted the reference it appeared within 1-2 days, but now its been more than 2 weeks since my second referee submitted but still nothing. I found the email of the person who is in charge of the LLM admissions and I emailed him about a week ago but i did't get any reply :s</blockquote>

Right, my first referee submitted his reference and I've already got the confirmation from the school. The same problem happens to my second referee. I wrote to Mr.Bell too but hasn't got any response so far.</blockquote>


same situation here, I wrote to mr.Bell as well....
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anshul218
We're all in the same boat..
I emailed them through the Application Tracker help page but no reply yet..

I think you guys can check the document processing time link which is there at the bottom of the LSE for You on the Application Tracker.
They are updating what documents they're currently processing.
Maybe that can give you an idea..
We're all in the same boat..
I emailed them through the Application Tracker help page but no reply yet..

I think you guys can check the document processing time link which is there at the bottom of the LSE for You on the Application Tracker.
They are updating what documents they're currently processing.
Maybe that can give you an idea..

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