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


antigone
Hello everyone,

i just got a conditionnal offer from king s collège and learned today that i fulfilled the english requirements for kcl !

However, nothing yet from queen Mary and ucl!
For lse, i m wailisted and i heard that my chances To go there are almost non existent... So i ll accept the offer !

See u their for thé ones who got offers !
Hello everyone,

i just got a conditionnal offer from king s collège and learned today that i fulfilled the english requirements for kcl !

However, nothing yet from queen Mary and ucl!
For lse, i m wailisted and i heard that my chances To go there are almost non existent... So i ll accept the offer !

See u their for thé ones who got offers !


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Rabichou
Hello everyone,

i just got a conditionnal offer from king s collège and learned today that i fulfilled the english requirements for kcl !

However, nothing yet from queen Mary and ucl!
For lse, i m wailisted and i heard that my chances To go there are almost non existent... So i ll accept the offer !

See u their for thé ones who got offers !




Hi Antigone, I am also on the waiting list for LSE and I would like to know how did you learn that your chances are almost non existent? I have no idea whether or not I have a chance to go there but it is not so bad if I dont because I was admitted at KCL too
Thanks in advance for you answer and maybe see you in KCL next year!
<blockquote>Hello everyone,

i just got a conditionnal offer from king s collège and learned today that i fulfilled the english requirements for kcl !

However, nothing yet from queen Mary and ucl!
For lse, i m wailisted and i heard that my chances To go there are almost non existent... So i ll accept the offer !

See u their for thé ones who got offers !


</blockquote>

Hi Antigone, I am also on the waiting list for LSE and I would like to know how did you learn that your chances “are almost non existent”? I have no idea whether or not I have a chance to go there but it is not so bad if I don’t because I was admitted at KCL too…
Thanks in advance for you answer and maybe see you in KCL next year!
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Good Gosh


i can't comment as to conflicts of law/restitution/insolvency, but i am taking HR classes and i LOVE the courses i am taking. i have to say that the LSE has the best/widest provision of HR classes, especially compared to oxbridge. it really is fantastic, and the diverse student body is definitely a huge addition.

as for cambridge vs lse. for the llm i would - for HR law at least - go for lse. i think the big advantage to cambridge as an undergraduate is the supervision system, which you don't get as an llm. lse is mainly taught in a seminar system which is much more interactive than the cambridge lecture system (though cambridge llms do get some occasional seminars). that said, if you've never experienced oxbridge go there if you really fancy wearing a gown and eating at high table. either way, you can't go wrong.

congrats again!


Thank you for your kind reply! What about the the doctorate programme in LSE - is it difficult for a LLM student to secure a place with a supervisor for the PhD? Also when does a student normally apply for the PhD? Some time ago a lecturer from Cambridge came to my school as a guest lecturer and he subsequently held an informal session with us talking about postgraduate admissions. I was told that the normal route would be that LLM students apply in September the year they commence their LLM studies indicating on the form that they will be "expected first class honours holders". Does the same apply to LSE?

Thanks again!

Re Glau912, I'm not sure what conditions are set for others. I think it depends on the grading system of your university and also the strength of your application aside from your academic credentials. I come from Hong Kong and whilst our law faculty is considered the best in the region, after all it is nothing but a regional school. I don't think the conditions set have anything to do with the reputation of my university.

Good luck with your application!


re: the phd, i'm not really sure about the details, but i imagine you would apply before january in the year of your llm. as for precise grade requirements, best check online.

in any case the most important thing for doctoral studies is to think through what you would like to research, and work on coming up with an interesting proposal. consider which academic you'd like to supervise you, and why. best of luck
<blockquote><blockquote>

i can't comment as to conflicts of law/restitution/insolvency, but i am taking HR classes and i LOVE the courses i am taking. i have to say that the LSE has the best/widest provision of HR classes, especially compared to oxbridge. it really is fantastic, and the diverse student body is definitely a huge addition.

as for cambridge vs lse. for the llm i would - for HR law at least - go for lse. i think the big advantage to cambridge as an undergraduate is the supervision system, which you don't get as an llm. lse is mainly taught in a seminar system which is much more interactive than the cambridge lecture system (though cambridge llms do get some occasional seminars). that said, if you've never experienced oxbridge go there if you really fancy wearing a gown and eating at high table. either way, you can't go wrong.

congrats again!</blockquote>

Thank you for your kind reply! What about the the doctorate programme in LSE - is it difficult for a LLM student to secure a place with a supervisor for the PhD? Also when does a student normally apply for the PhD? Some time ago a lecturer from Cambridge came to my school as a guest lecturer and he subsequently held an informal session with us talking about postgraduate admissions. I was told that the normal route would be that LLM students apply in September the year they commence their LLM studies indicating on the form that they will be "expected first class honours holders". Does the same apply to LSE?

Thanks again!

Re Glau912, I'm not sure what conditions are set for others. I think it depends on the grading system of your university and also the strength of your application aside from your academic credentials. I come from Hong Kong and whilst our law faculty is considered the best in the region, after all it is nothing but a regional school. I don't think the conditions set have anything to do with the reputation of my university.

Good luck with your application!</blockquote>

re: the phd, i'm not really sure about the details, but i imagine you would apply before january in the year of your llm. as for precise grade requirements, best check online.

in any case the most important thing for doctoral studies is to think through what you would like to research, and work on coming up with an interesting proposal. consider which academic you'd like to supervise you, and why. best of luck
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Ashni
I've just received an unconditional offer from QMUL!!! Very happy :)
I've just received an unconditional offer from QMUL!!! Very happy :)
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BlackWolf

re: the phd, i'm not really sure about the details, but i imagine you would apply before january in the year of your llm. as for precise grade requirements, best check online.

in any case the most important thing for doctoral studies is to think through what you would like to research, and work on coming up with an interesting proposal. consider which academic you'd like to supervise you, and why. best of luck


Thanks again for your kind reply!

And congratulations, Ashni!
<blockquote>
re: the phd, i'm not really sure about the details, but i imagine you would apply before january in the year of your llm. as for precise grade requirements, best check online.

in any case the most important thing for doctoral studies is to think through what you would like to research, and work on coming up with an interesting proposal. consider which academic you'd like to supervise you, and why. best of luck</blockquote>

Thanks again for your kind reply!

And congratulations, Ashni!
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TochB
My cousin received a conditional offer from KCL, namely that she obtains a grade of "Very Competent" on her BPTC. She studied in Canada and did the GDL here in England. Is this normal?
My cousin received a conditional offer from KCL, namely that she obtains a grade of "Very Competent" on her BPTC. She studied in Canada and did the GDL here in England. Is this normal?
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LBB
I've just received an unconditional offer from QMUL!!! Very happy :)


Congrats Ashni.
I am super happy that I've received offers from all the 4 schools!!! Relieve from all the hard work from last year. Now I am taking the time to choose, specially between LSE and Kings. I know I have to analyze several aspects to decide which school is better for me. But, any additional help would be great!!!
Tks! LBB
<blockquote>I've just received an unconditional offer from QMUL!!! Very happy :)</blockquote>

Congrats Ashni.
I am super happy that I've received offers from all the 4 schools!!! Relieve from all the hard work from last year. Now I am taking the time to choose, specially between LSE and Kings. I know I have to analyze several aspects to decide which school is better for me. But, any additional help would be great!!!
Tks! LBB
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Dear colleagues,

I have just received an offer from King's! Heading to London in September, amazing!

Thank you all for the support, specially LBB and Laura for the posts.

Best regards,

Last Minute App
Dear colleagues,

I have just received an offer from King's! Heading to London in September, amazing!

Thank you all for the support, specially LBB and Laura for the posts.

Best regards,

Last Minute App
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LBB
Dear colleagues,

I have just received an offer from King's! Heading to London in September, amazing!

Thank you all for the support, specially LBB and Laura for the posts.

Best regards,

Last Minute App



Congrats!!!
<blockquote>Dear colleagues,

I have just received an offer from King's! Heading to London in September, amazing!

Thank you all for the support, specially LBB and Laura for the posts.

Best regards,

Last Minute App</blockquote>


Congrats!!!
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amber_fox
I will be applying to Queen Mary and UCL this week.
Queen Mary requires two references. Will my chances be any bigger if a send three academic references?

Also does anybody know if there is a point in sending an application to LSE now? I see a lot of people are waitlisted, but their program is still open?
I will be applying to Queen Mary and UCL this week.
Queen Mary requires two references. Will my chances be any bigger if a send three academic references?

Also does anybody know if there is a point in sending an application to LSE now? I see a lot of people are waitlisted, but their program is still open?
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Hy amber_fox,

I suggest that you review the prospectus carefully and try to identify anything to the contrary in terms of an additional reference. I have read an US law school prospectus indicating "please do not submitt more than two recommendation letters". If the prospectus is silent in this respect, I don't see a problem, but I would look for a different source for the 3rd reference (an employeer reference, for exemple, instead of 3 references from academic sources).

With respect to LSE, I believe you shoud apply ASAP, we never know if we don't try!

Good luck!

Best regards,

Last Minute App
Hy amber_fox,

I suggest that you review the prospectus carefully and try to identify anything to the contrary in terms of an additional reference. I have read an US law school prospectus indicating "please do not submitt more than two recommendation letters". If the prospectus is silent in this respect, I don't see a problem, but I would look for a different source for the 3rd reference (an employeer reference, for exemple, instead of 3 references from academic sources).

With respect to LSE, I believe you shoud apply ASAP, we never know if we don't try!

Good luck!

Best regards,

Last Minute App
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P_Martini
Yes, absolutely apply!

I used two references, both academic, and I encourage you to make sure that they are great. I cannot give particular advice as I have no inside knowledge of the preferences of the LSE admissions officers, but I would think that three references (if allowed) is unnecessary unless you have significant or very different non-law work experience that should be explained. More is not always better. Better is better.
Yes, absolutely apply!

I used two references, both academic, and I encourage you to make sure that they are great. I cannot give particular advice as I have no inside knowledge of the preferences of the LSE admissions officers, but I would think that three references (if allowed) is unnecessary unless you have significant or very different non-law work experience that should be explained. More is not always better. Better is better.
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Ashni
Hi there

I've received an email from UCL's director of graduate taught programmes who has recommended to the admissions office that I be offered a place. A formal letter of offer is to follow in the mail within 6 weeks or so. Has anyone else received communication from UCL in this format? Did you receive the formal letter of offer as indicated? I've received an unconditional offer from QMUL which I haven't accepted yet. I don't know whether to take the risk and wait for the UCL letter.
Hi there

I've received an email from UCL's director of graduate taught programmes who has recommended to the admissions office that I be offered a place. A formal letter of offer is to follow in the mail within 6 weeks or so. Has anyone else received communication from UCL in this format? Did you receive the formal letter of offer as indicated? I've received an unconditional offer from QMUL which I haven't accepted yet. I don't know whether to take the risk and wait for the UCL letter.
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ck980
I received a rejection from KCL today telling me that I do not meet the academic requirements, I hold a 2.1 Law degree, and that's what they require on their website. Has anyone else experienced this?
At a loss as to what to do now!
I received a rejection from KCL today telling me that I do not meet the academic requirements, I hold a 2.1 Law degree, and that's what they require on their website. Has anyone else experienced this?
At a loss as to what to do now!
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LBB
Hi there

I've received an email from UCL's director of graduate taught programmes who has recommended to the admissions office that I be offered a place. A formal letter of offer is to follow in the mail within 6 weeks or so. Has anyone else received communication from UCL in this format? Did you receive the formal letter of offer as indicated? I've received an unconditional offer from QMUL which I haven't accepted yet. I don't know whether to take the risk and wait for the UCL letter.


Hi Ashni. The same thing happened to me and I've received the letter with the offer weeks later. I understand this is an offer. I suggest you call UCL to explain your situation. They are very helpfull over the phone.
regards.
<blockquote>Hi there

I've received an email from UCL's director of graduate taught programmes who has recommended to the admissions office that I be offered a place. A formal letter of offer is to follow in the mail within 6 weeks or so. Has anyone else received communication from UCL in this format? Did you receive the formal letter of offer as indicated? I've received an unconditional offer from QMUL which I haven't accepted yet. I don't know whether to take the risk and wait for the UCL letter.</blockquote>

Hi Ashni. The same thing happened to me and I've received the letter with the offer weeks later. I understand this is an offer. I suggest you call UCL to explain your situation. They are very helpfull over the phone.
regards.
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Ashni
Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?
Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?
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LBB
Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?


I know. I totally agree with you... The letter mentioned conditions that are the general requirements, which I had already fulfilled in my application. Again, it was a very strange way to offer a place. I was not worried because I've decided to accept the offer from LSE. In any case, I have to say that Ms. Jane was very nice on the phone. Good luck!
<blockquote>Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?</blockquote>

I know. I totally agree with you... The letter mentioned conditions that are the general requirements, which I had already fulfilled in my application. Again, it was a very strange way to offer a place. I was not worried because I've decided to accept the offer from LSE. In any case, I have to say that Ms. Jane was very nice on the phone. Good luck!
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Interalia
Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?


UCL probably did it that way because (i) it takes time to issue a formal offer and (ii) they're afraid potential students would accept offers from other universities in the meantime, especially since the offers from universities other than UCL usually contain a deadline upon which to convey acceptance thereby pressuring students to accept even though UCL might be their first choice.

Honestly, once you recieve the "recommendation" email, the actual offer should be a mere formality.
<blockquote>Thank you LBB!! I was quite excited when i received the email from UCL but it's such an odd way of giving applicants news. You don't know whether to be happy or anxious! I will give London a call tonight; I'm in Australia so the timing can be a little tricky. In your letter did you have any conditions?</blockquote>

UCL probably did it that way because (i) it takes time to issue a formal offer and (ii) they're afraid potential students would accept offers from other universities in the meantime, especially since the offers from universities other than UCL usually contain a deadline upon which to convey acceptance thereby pressuring students to accept even though UCL might be their first choice.

Honestly, once you recieve the "recommendation" email, the actual offer should be a mere formality.
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Pluto
I received a rejection from KCL today telling me that I do not meet the academic requirements, I hold a 2.1 Law degree, and that's what they require on their website. Has anyone else experienced this?
At a loss as to what to do now!


Don't they say you need a 'good' 2.1? If so, that gives the flexibility to rejects 2.1. holders. Also, it depends on where you got your degree. Eg. a 2.1 from an ex-poly is generally not felt to equate to a 2.1 from the better law schools (academic snobbery is rife in the UK).

Email them and request an explanation for why you didn't meet the academic criteria though.

Also have a look at some law schools outside London: eg. Notts, Aberdeen, Warwick. With a 2.1 you'll get into top 10 law school somewhere.
<blockquote>I received a rejection from KCL today telling me that I do not meet the academic requirements, I hold a 2.1 Law degree, and that's what they require on their website. Has anyone else experienced this?
At a loss as to what to do now!</blockquote>

Don't they say you need a 'good' 2.1? If so, that gives the flexibility to rejects 2.1. holders. Also, it depends on where you got your degree. Eg. a 2.1 from an ex-poly is generally not felt to equate to a 2.1 from the better law schools (academic snobbery is rife in the UK).

Email them and request an explanation for why you didn't meet the academic criteria though.

Also have a look at some law schools outside London: eg. Notts, Aberdeen, Warwick. With a 2.1 you'll get into top 10 law school somewhere.
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i too received an acknowledgement email from UCL.still waiting for the formal letter to arrive by post.hope it arrives soon.
i had actually accepted an offer from QM, because i thought i wouldnt make it to any of the others. but now that i received it from UCL i will be going for this then.does anyone know how can i reject the offer from QM now? wil it be a problem?
i too received an acknowledgement email from UCL.still waiting for the formal letter to arrive by post.hope it arrives soon.
i had actually accepted an offer from QM, because i thought i wouldnt make it to any of the others. but now that i received it from UCL i will be going for this then.does anyone know how can i reject the offer from QM now? wil it be a problem?
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