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I've just been put on the waitlist at LSE for their LLM program. Does anyone whether there is anything I can do to increase my chances of being accepted when they re-evaluate my application in a few weeks. I was thinking of sending in an additional writing sample and/or recommendation. Thanks, K

I've just been put on the waitlist at LSE for their LLM program. Does anyone whether there is anything I can do to increase my chances of being accepted when they re-evaluate my application in a few weeks. I was thinking of sending in an additional writing sample and/or recommendation. Thanks, K
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BlackWolf

Would you mind telling me when you'd applied? I've submitted my whole application on 16 Nov and still have not yet received any reply. I am made aware from some of the forum posts here that some who have applied in mid-November have already received decisions from the admission office.

Which makes me worried as each day goes by.

Would you mind telling me when you'd applied? I've submitted my whole application on 16 Nov and still have not yet received any reply. I am made aware from some of the forum posts here that some who have applied in mid-November have already received decisions from the admission office.

Which makes me worried as each day goes by.
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KM81

Blackwolf - you shouldnt worry - I completed my application around the 15th of November and I only just received an offer on the 11th .. They have a very slow process at the LSE ..

Blackwolf - you shouldnt worry - I completed my application around the 15th of November and I only just received an offer on the 11th .. They have a very slow process at the LSE ..
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Good Gosh

if you hear if you're in within two months of applying that does not count as 'slow' guys! in any case congrats on admission and good luck to those waitlisted..

if you hear if you're in within two months of applying that does not count as 'slow' guys! in any case congrats on admission and good luck to those waitlisted..
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KM81

well compared to king's where a reply is given sometimes within a week - LSE's admission process does seem a bit slow

well compared to king's where a reply is given sometimes within a week - LSE's admission process does seem a bit slow
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dasein1979

HEY! I just checked the website, and was given an unconditional offer!!! Would any one know when I am supposed to confirm my attendance, as I am also waiting for word from other schools!

Good luck to everyone!

HEY! I just checked the website, and was given an unconditional offer!!! Would any one know when I am supposed to confirm my attendance, as I am also waiting for word from other schools!

Good luck to everyone!
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krof

Thank you, Dasein1979!
I was nervously waiting for an email from LSE, but then, after reading your post, I checked the LSE website and discovered with great pleasure that I was admitted to the LLM - original admission offer letter sent on 11.1.2011.

BTW, for those of you who are considering (or may consider in the future) asking for a deferral, I was admitted to LSE last year, requested a deferral (request denied after a week or so), and again admitted this year. Puzzling policy, to say the least.

Thank you, Dasein1979!
I was nervously waiting for an email from LSE, but then, after reading your post, I checked the LSE website and discovered with great pleasure that I was admitted to the LLM - original admission offer letter sent on 11.1.2011.

BTW, for those of you who are considering (or may consider in the future) asking for a deferral, I was admitted to LSE last year, requested a deferral (request denied after a week or so), and again admitted this year. Puzzling policy, to say the least.
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I applied on October 31 and got wait listed January 4. I'm applying from the United States. Not sure if that makes a difference.

I applied on October 31 and got wait listed January 4. I'm applying from the United States. Not sure if that makes a difference.
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Good Gosh

yeah krof i agree that's strange. i'll be at the lse next year too..see you there! good luck to all waitlisted..

yeah krof i agree that's strange. i'll be at the lse next year too..see you there! good luck to all waitlisted..
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gttuni

LSE's world ranking has been falling...any clue why? I've got a conditional offer but am not considering.

LSE's world ranking has been falling...any clue why? I've got a conditional offer but am not considering.
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krof

That would be a significant factor to weigh. Would you please specify which ranking/s are you referring to?

Thank you,

Krof

That would be a significant factor to weigh. Would you please specify which ranking/s are you referring to?

Thank you,

Krof
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gttuni

Times Higher Education Rankings

World - 86
Arts & Humanities - 26

World University Rankings

World - 80
Arts & Humanities - 33

The University of Edinburgh is higher than LSE is all these rankings. Just an observation since I have to make a decision between KCL, Edinburgh and LSE.

Times Higher Education Rankings

World - 86
Arts & Humanities - 26

World University Rankings

World - 80
Arts & Humanities - 33

The University of Edinburgh is higher than LSE is all these rankings. Just an observation since I have to make a decision between KCL, Edinburgh and LSE.
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Good Gosh

i would severely caution you paying any mind to those rankings. for one the lse will always underperform in global rankings as it is a specialist institution. if rankings are that important, focus on the law rankings, where you'll find that lse is the best rated law department when it comes to research, that it has a much broader course selection compared to the oxbridge llm/bcl, and that its teaching quality is very good too. finally, its student body is behind only oxbridge in terms of selection, and even that is arguable. i know of many lse llm'ers who turned down places on the oxford BCL or cambridge LLM. if it comes to lse vs. edinburgh for an llm place, there's no competition. the only UK universities I would perhaps consider for an LLM over LSE would be oxford, cambridge, or UCL. but i would still end up picking the lse..

i would severely caution you paying any mind to those rankings. for one the lse will always underperform in global rankings as it is a specialist institution. if rankings are that important, focus on the law rankings, where you'll find that lse is the best rated law department when it comes to research, that it has a much broader course selection compared to the oxbridge llm/bcl, and that its teaching quality is very good too. finally, its student body is behind only oxbridge in terms of selection, and even that is arguable. i know of many lse llm'ers who turned down places on the oxford BCL or cambridge LLM. if it comes to lse vs. edinburgh for an llm place, there's no competition. the only UK universities I would perhaps consider for an LLM over LSE would be oxford, cambridge, or UCL. but i would still end up picking the lse..
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IHTA1984

law is not 'arts and humanities'. but 'social sciences'.

law is not 'arts and humanities'. but 'social sciences'.
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cynmy

Hi Krof!!!
I just received a conditional offer last week!
But i am considering to defer my offer. It is difficult??? What reasons -basis on your experience- could you considere will be acceptable???
Thanks!!!

Cynthia

Thank you, Dasein1979!
I was nervously waiting for an email from LSE, but then, after reading your post, I checked the LSE website and discovered with great pleasure that I was admitted to the LLM - original admission offer letter sent on 11.1.2011.

BTW, for those of you who are considering (or may consider in the future) asking for a deferral, I was admitted to LSE last year, requested a deferral (request denied after a week or so), and again admitted this year. Puzzling policy, to say the least.

Hi Krof!!!
I just received a conditional offer last week!
But i am considering to defer my offer. It is difficult??? What reasons -basis on your experience- could you considere will be acceptable???
Thanks!!!

Cynthia

<blockquote>Thank you, Dasein1979!
I was nervously waiting for an email from LSE, but then, after reading your post, I checked the LSE website and discovered with great pleasure that I was admitted to the LLM - original admission offer letter sent on 11.1.2011.

BTW, for those of you who are considering (or may consider in the future) asking for a deferral, I was admitted to LSE last year, requested a deferral (request denied after a week or so), and again admitted this year. Puzzling policy, to say the least.</blockquote>
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cacr210

Hello all,

I got waitlisted today also. Does anyone know what are my chances of being admitted?

Thanks in advance!

Hello all,

I got waitlisted today also. Does anyone know what are my chances of being admitted?

Thanks in advance!


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krof

Hi Cynthia!
First of all, congratulations!
In truth, I don't think I can figure out a bullet-proof circumstance that may secure a deferral.
Only, I would suggest that you avoid last year's explanation of mine, namely that my employer was willing to contribute to finance my LLM only on the condition that I worked for it one more year - it didn't work (although I guess that other instances of financial hardship might be considered more favourably).
The only thing I can infer from my history with LSE is that, even if you're denied a deferral, this does not necessarily mean that you're a 'borderline' admitted candidate.

Good luck!

Krof

Hi Krof!!!
I just received a conditional offer last week!
But i am considering to defer my offer. It is difficult??? What reasons -basis on your experience- could you considere will be acceptable???
Thanks!!!

Cynthia

Hi Cynthia!
First of all, congratulations!
In truth, I don't think I can figure out a bullet-proof circumstance that may secure a deferral.
Only, I would suggest that you avoid last year's explanation of mine, namely that my employer was willing to contribute to finance my LLM only on the condition that I worked for it one more year - it didn't work (although I guess that other instances of financial hardship might be considered more favourably).
The only thing I can infer from my history with LSE is that, even if you're denied a deferral, this does not necessarily mean that you're a 'borderline' admitted candidate.

Good luck!

Krof

<blockquote>Hi Krof!!!
I just received a conditional offer last week!
But i am considering to defer my offer. It is difficult??? What reasons -basis on your experience- could you considere will be acceptable???
Thanks!!!

Cynthia

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Good Gosh

someone i know deferred their place two years in a row at lse. the first for personal reasons, the second time for medical reasons..

someone i know deferred their place two years in a row at lse. the first for personal reasons, the second time for medical reasons..
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C_Lawyer

I'm not sure if that's the place I should write this but...

I applied to LSE in late January and did not get any response yet... Do you think this is ok or do you think they are making me wait instead of putting me in a waitlist?

I'm not sure if that's the place I should write this but...

I applied to LSE in late January and did not get any response yet... Do you think this is ok or do you think they are making me wait instead of putting me in a waitlist?
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