LSE, UCL, QM and Kings - applications for 2011-2012


LBB

Hello everyone,

I'm getting very late in the process... Is there any chances of admission at LSE / UCL / Kings if I apply within the comming week?

I know that may have received offers (both conditional and unconditional) from King's and so on...

Any comments are welcome.

Thanks!


I think you still have chances. Apply A.S.A.P.
Good luck.

<blockquote>Hello everyone,

I'm getting very late in the process... Is there any chances of admission at LSE / UCL / Kings if I apply within the comming week?

I know that may have received offers (both conditional and unconditional) from King's and so on...

Any comments are welcome.

Thanks!</blockquote>

I think you still have chances. Apply A.S.A.P.
Good luck.
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I agree! A friend of mine was accepted into King's although the application reached them very last minute:) Good luck!

I agree! A friend of mine was accepted into King's although the application reached them very last minute:) Good luck!
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To keep you guys posted. I received an offer from Kings today. However, haven't heard anything from LSE or UCL. The waiting kills me. Kings would probably be my second or third choice, LSE def first.
Has anyone heard from LSE?

To keep you guys posted. I received an offer from Kings today. However, haven't heard anything from LSE or UCL. The waiting kills me. Kings would probably be my second or third choice, LSE def first.
Has anyone heard from LSE?
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KM81

Nopes I havent heard anything either .. also waiting for LSE - got an offer from Kings back in November .. When did you apply to the LSE Legal artist?

Nopes I havent heard anything either .. also waiting for LSE - got an offer from Kings back in November .. When did you apply to the LSE Legal artist?
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Nopes I havent heard anything either .. also waiting for LSE - got an offer from Kings back in November .. When did you apply to the LSE Legal artist?


I applied to all three at the end of November. Kings seems to be the easiest to get in, speeking from a German background. I wasn't really suprised to get the offer.

<blockquote>Nopes I havent heard anything either .. also waiting for LSE - got an offer from Kings back in November .. When did you apply to the LSE Legal artist?</blockquote>

I applied to all three at the end of November. Kings seems to be the easiest to get in, speeking from a German background. I wasn't really suprised to get the offer.
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girlindia

Hey.. I applied to UCL by post, and from the courier site it shows that it has been delivered a week ago.. i havent received any acknowledgement letter / email from the university.. should i be worried??

Hey.. I applied to UCL by post, and from the courier site it shows that it has been delivered a week ago.. i havent received any acknowledgement letter / email from the university.. should i be worried??
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Good Gosh

no you shouldn't. everything has been shut for xmas and papers will start to be processed next week. relax.

no you shouldn't. everything has been shut for xmas and papers will start to be processed next week. relax.
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Dear LLB and Laura,

Thank you very much for your comments, I am encouraged now!

Best,

Last Minute App

Dear LLB and Laura,

Thank you very much for your comments, I am encouraged now!

Best,

Last Minute App
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Mireia

Dear LLB and Laura,

Thank you very much for your comments, I am encouraged now!

Best,

Last Minute App


Ok, now you're all scaring me so much... how come is applying now considered "last minute"? (Besides LSE) I've read KCL closing date is 31 March, and QMUL 4 April!
Would applying for QMUL by february be considered "late"???

<blockquote>Dear LLB and Laura,

Thank you very much for your comments, I am encouraged now!

Best,

Last Minute App</blockquote>

Ok, now you're all scaring me so much... how come is applying now considered "last minute"? (Besides LSE) I've read KCL closing date is 31 March, and QMUL 4 April!
Would applying for QMUL by february be considered "late"???
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Hi Mireia,

I think that King's disclaimer gives us a good point to be considered: "The application deadline is 31 March 2011.
(...) Competition for places on the LLM at King's is high and all places may already be filled if you apply late in the cycle".

What is preventing you from completion in January? In my case, I have been waiting for a referee letter for a couple of weeks, but I can't wait any longer. I will probably ask for someone's else reference.

Personally, I believe that I will be submitting the application "late in the cycle", taking into account that many students have received offers already. I know some people that applied in March and managed to succeed, but it gets more difficult as time passes on (the quota of a specific country can be reached, LLMs with same credentials may have received offers already, etc).

Regards,

Last Minute App

Hi Mireia,

I think that King's disclaimer gives us a good point to be considered: "The application deadline is 31 March 2011.
(...) Competition for places on the LLM at King's is high and all places may already be filled if you apply late in the cycle".

What is preventing you from completion in January? In my case, I have been waiting for a referee letter for a couple of weeks, but I can't wait any longer. I will probably ask for someone's else reference.

Personally, I believe that I will be submitting the application "late in the cycle", taking into account that many students have received offers already. I know some people that applied in March and managed to succeed, but it gets more difficult as time passes on (the quota of a specific country can be reached, LLMs with same credentials may have received offers already, etc).

Regards,

Last Minute App
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antigone

Hey,

One of my friend applied in march for UCL last year and was accepted. Moreover, a fellow intern at my law firm told me he applied in april for QM and was also accepted.
So don't worry! it is better to have a perfect application and submit it in march than do it in a rush and submit it in january!

I hope we ll all receive offers! i havent got answers yet...

Hey,

One of my friend applied in march for UCL last year and was accepted. Moreover, a fellow intern at my law firm told me he applied in april for QM and was also accepted.
So don't worry! it is better to have a perfect application and submit it in march than do it in a rush and submit it in january!

I hope we ll all receive offers! i havent got answers yet...
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IHTA1984

Generally, LSE and UCL are at least one level above QM and King's in terms of prestige. It doesn't matter whether QM or King's is 'stronger' in a particular area or offers some courses that LSE or UCL doesn't. Prestige is all that counts when it comes to doing am LLM.

Generally, LSE and UCL are at least one level above QM and King's in terms of prestige. It doesn't matter whether QM or King's is 'stronger' in a particular area or offers some courses that LSE or UCL doesn't. Prestige is all that counts when it comes to doing am LLM.
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KM81

Looks like LSE has been sending a batch of offers as from the 11th of Jan

Looks like LSE has been sending a batch of offers as from the 11th of Jan
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I got waitlisted at LSE last week. They told me my application will be re-evaluated in 6 weeks but from the message board it sounds like it may take a lot longer than this. I've already gotten into KCL and UCL and I'm waiting to hear from Oxford/Cambridge. I'm an American attorney and hope to return to the States one day to practice law. Does anyone know how American law firms view the different schools? Is LSE that much better than KCL and UCL?

I got waitlisted at LSE last week. They told me my application will be re-evaluated in 6 weeks but from the message board it sounds like it may take a lot longer than this. I've already gotten into KCL and UCL and I'm waiting to hear from Oxford/Cambridge. I'm an American attorney and hope to return to the States one day to practice law. Does anyone know how American law firms view the different schools? Is LSE that much better than KCL and UCL?
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Medland

Keenanlorenz: Being from Canada I can offer a somewhat-North American perspective. LSE is a much stronger brand here while KCL and UCL are relatively unknown. I don't know what the situation is in the US however.

If you don't mind me asking, when did you apply? I'm still waiting for a response.

Thanks, and good luck with your application.

Medland

Keenanlorenz: Being from Canada I can offer a somewhat-North American perspective. LSE is a much stronger brand here while KCL and UCL are relatively unknown. I don't know what the situation is in the US however.

If you don't mind me asking, when did you apply? I'm still waiting for a response.

Thanks, and good luck with your application.

Medland

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Medland,

Thanks for the insight. I figured this was the case. I sent in my LSE application on the 31st of October.

Now that I've been waitlisted at LSE, does anyone know a way that I might improve my chances of acceptance? I was thinking of submitting an additional writing sample and reference even though my wait list letter stated that this wouldn't be necessary. I figure additional submissions might emphasis how much I want to get into the program. Thoughts?

Medland,

Thanks for the insight. I figured this was the case. I sent in my LSE application on the 31st of October.

Now that I've been waitlisted at LSE, does anyone know a way that I might improve my chances of acceptance? I was thinking of submitting an additional writing sample and reference even though my wait list letter stated that this wouldn't be necessary. I figure additional submissions might emphasis how much I want to get into the program. Thoughts?
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Medland

Keenanlorenz: Personally, I don't think there's much that can be done. I certainly would try to avoid annoying anyone with too many unecessary inquiries or bombarding them with extra documents. Since your application was in early, I think it'll be evaluated on merit and not on program space like applications that are still being submitted. I would just pray (meditatite, etc. or whatever you do) that you ultimately get a favourable decision.

Keenanlorenz: Personally, I don't think there's much that can be done. I certainly would try to avoid annoying anyone with too many unecessary inquiries or bombarding them with extra documents. Since your application was in early, I think it'll be evaluated on merit and not on program space like applications that are still being submitted. I would just pray (meditatite, etc. or whatever you do) that you ultimately get a favourable decision.
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Medland,

I certainly won't bombard LSE with too many extra documents but I still feel that an additional reference or essay may be helpful. As for my background: I graduated law school in 2009 with a 3.5/4.0 GPA, which put me in the top 20% of my class. I was on the law review, moot court board and published an article on Free Speech that was submitted to the US Supreme Court. I spent most of my three years in school either clerking for a judge or working at a law firm. Since graduating I have been working at a civil litigation firm in Colorado. Unlike you, I do not have much knowledge of finance and would be using my LLM to boost this deficiency. My lack of experience in finance may be a red flag for admissions. I am sure the program is very competitive this year given the terrible global economic situation. Good luck, K

Medland,

I certainly won't bombard LSE with too many extra documents but I still feel that an additional reference or essay may be helpful. As for my background: I graduated law school in 2009 with a 3.5/4.0 GPA, which put me in the top 20% of my class. I was on the law review, moot court board and published an article on Free Speech that was submitted to the US Supreme Court. I spent most of my three years in school either clerking for a judge or working at a law firm. Since graduating I have been working at a civil litigation firm in Colorado. Unlike you, I do not have much knowledge of finance and would be using my LLM to boost this deficiency. My lack of experience in finance may be a red flag for admissions. I am sure the program is very competitive this year given the terrible global economic situation. Good luck, K
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Medland

Good luck! I'm sure having a publication is viewed quite favourably. As for the documents, I would go for it if you think you could give them something special that would set you apart. Other than that, I wouldn't bother (thats my personal opinion though, I could be totally wrong!).

What specialism are you interested in?

Good luck! I'm sure having a publication is viewed quite favourably. As for the documents, I would go for it if you think you could give them something special that would set you apart. Other than that, I wouldn't bother (thats my personal opinion though, I could be totally wrong!).

What specialism are you interested in?
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Inactive User

HEY! I received an unconditional offer from LSE today, and I was wondering when I should confirm my attendance as I am also waiting for results from other schools.

Thanks, and good luck to all!

HEY! I received an unconditional offer from LSE today, and I was wondering when I should confirm my attendance as I am also waiting for results from other schools.

Thanks, and good luck to all!
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