OXBRIDGE LLM/BCL CHANCES WITH A BORDERLINE 2:1


Hello,

I completed my LLB from the University Of London external degree program 2 years ago. At the time my family was splitting up and it ruined my mental health. Excuses aside I secured a near borderline 2:1. I know that this is not enough to get into Oxbridge because of the grade cut off. However, I would like to know if the following experience would help my chances any if I were to apply.

I worked at one of the top criminal law firms of my country for a year.

I am legal and corporate director for a nationwide award winning NGO.

I started my countries first ever completely online free legal advice clinic.

I have 3 publications and I have written a chapter in a book on International Commercial Arbitration.

I also was a clerk at the Supreme Court of my country.

Other work experience I do have but is probably not relevant here are:

I write columns on law for a well reputed newspaper in my country

I was the Head Of Growth at my local Bar Council for a year

Hello,

I completed my LLB from the University Of London external degree program 2 years ago. At the time my family was splitting up and it ruined my mental health. Excuses aside I secured a near borderline 2:1. I know that this is not enough to get into Oxbridge because of the grade cut off. However, I would like to know if the following experience would help my chances any if I were to apply.

I worked at one of the top criminal law firms of my country for a year.

I am legal and corporate director for a nationwide award winning NGO.

I started my countries first ever completely online free legal advice clinic.

I have 3 publications and I have written a chapter in a book on International Commercial Arbitration.

I also was a clerk at the Supreme Court of my country.

Other work experience I do have but is probably not relevant here are:

I write columns on law for a well reputed newspaper in my country

I was the Head Of Growth at my local Bar Council for a year
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Gobbledygo...

Hello,

I completed my LLB from the University Of London external degree program 2 years ago. At the time my family was splitting up and it ruined my mental health. Excuses aside I secured a near borderline 2:1. I know that this is not enough to get into Oxbridge because of the grade cut off. However, I would like to know if the following experience would help my chances any if I were to apply.

I worked at one of the top criminal law firms of my country for a year.

I am legal and corporate director for a nationwide award winning NGO.

I started my countries first ever completely online free legal advice clinic.

I have 3 publications and I have written a chapter in a book on International Commercial Arbitration.

I also was a clerk at the Supreme Court of my country.

Other work experience I do have but is probably not relevant here are:

I write columns on law for a well reputed newspaper in my country

I was the Head Of Growth at my local Bar Council for a year


Never hurts trying, but Oxbridge tends to be fairly strict with their minimum grade reqs (they will in any case get more well-qualified applicants that meet the minimum req than they have space for, so it’s not like they have to be lenient in that department). If by “near borderline 2.1” you mean between a 2.2 and 2.1, you’re likely to be filtered out, though. CV stuff tends to be more helpful for US applications. Publications can sometimes help offset poorer academic grades, but this is a qualitative thing rather than a quantitative one.

[quote]Hello,

I completed my LLB from the University Of London external degree program 2 years ago. At the time my family was splitting up and it ruined my mental health. Excuses aside I secured a near borderline 2:1. I know that this is not enough to get into Oxbridge because of the grade cut off. However, I would like to know if the following experience would help my chances any if I were to apply.

I worked at one of the top criminal law firms of my country for a year.

I am legal and corporate director for a nationwide award winning NGO.

I started my countries first ever completely online free legal advice clinic.

I have 3 publications and I have written a chapter in a book on International Commercial Arbitration.

I also was a clerk at the Supreme Court of my country.

Other work experience I do have but is probably not relevant here are:

I write columns on law for a well reputed newspaper in my country

I was the Head Of Growth at my local Bar Council for a year [/quote]<br><br>Never hurts trying, but Oxbridge tends to be fairly strict with their minimum grade reqs (they will in any case get more well-qualified applicants that meet the minimum req than they have space for, so it’s not like they have to be lenient in that department). If by “near borderline 2.1” you mean between a 2.2 and 2.1, you’re likely to be filtered out, though. CV stuff tends to be more helpful for US applications. Publications can sometimes help offset poorer academic grades, but this is a qualitative thing rather than a quantitative one.<br>
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