Oxford 2020-2021 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF/


Naz Khan

Admissions Cycle for the BCL opens in 2 days folks!

My Background:
LL.B. graduated in Top 2% of lower rank UK University
LL.M. (September 19 on wards) at Russell Group University on full Scholarship

My dream is to study at Oxford, will be applying for the BCL and MLF!

[Edited by Naz Khan on Mar 19, 2020]

Admissions Cycle for the BCL opens in 2 days folks!

My Background:
LL.B. graduated in Top 2% of lower rank UK University
LL.M. (September 19 on wards) at Russell Group University on full Scholarship

My dream is to study at Oxford, will be applying for the BCL and MLF!
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miki3999

Hi, I will be applying for the MLF as well. I have a First from a non-RG uni and I won a prize for the best dissertation. This year I'm doing an LLM at a RG uni. I wonder what my chances will be haha

Hi, I will be applying for the MLF as well. I have a First from a non-RG uni and I won a prize for the best dissertation. This year I'm doing an LLM at a RG uni. I wonder what my chances will be haha
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Naz Khan

Hi, I will be applying for the MLF as well. I have a First from a non-RG uni and I won a prize for the best dissertation. This year I'm doing an LLM at a RG uni. I wonder what my chances will be haha


Looks like we are in the same boat!

We have just under 4 months to make our applications strong!

[quote]Hi, I will be applying for the MLF as well. I have a First from a non-RG uni and I won a prize for the best dissertation. This year I'm doing an LLM at a RG uni. I wonder what my chances will be haha[/quote]

Looks like we are in the same boat!

We have just under 4 months to make our applications strong!
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I'm from Brazil and applying for the MJur. :D Good luck to us all.

[Edited by Vinícius Barros on Sep 03, 2019]

I'm from Brazil and applying for the MJur. :D Good luck to us all.
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M.lus

I'm in my last year of the LLB at a UK Russell Group and will be applying for the BCL. Good luck everyone! :)

I'm in my last year of the LLB at a UK Russell Group and will be applying for the BCL. Good luck everyone! :)
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miki3999

How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular

How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular
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l24g

Hello guys! To those applying to Mjur and MLF... Do you think we should send two different written works? And do you think it should be directly linked to the program we're applying? As I do not have anything published relating to MLF for example.

I do not know if the same people will be reading both applications.

Hello guys! To those applying to Mjur and MLF... Do you think we should send two different written works? And do you think it should be directly linked to the program we're applying? As I do not have anything published relating to MLF for example.

I do not know if the same people will be reading both applications.
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miki3999

Hello guys! To those applying to Mjur and MLF... Do you think we should send two different written works? And do you think it should be directly linked to the program we're applying? As I do not have anything published relating to MLF for example.

I do not know if the same people will be reading both applications.


Well, this is entirely up to you. The MLF and the MJur are essentially different are will be assessed by different people. The essays must be good, that's for sure

[quote]Hello guys! To those applying to Mjur and MLF... Do you think we should send two different written works? And do you think it should be directly linked to the program we're applying? As I do not have anything published relating to MLF for example.

I do not know if the same people will be reading both applications. [/quote]

Well, this is entirely up to you. The MLF and the MJur are essentially different are will be assessed by different people. The essays must be good, that's for sure
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Mombastic

How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular


No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay.

[quote]How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular[/quote]

No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay.
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Kathrine

No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay.


I am apply to other universities in addition to Oxford, and their admission teams said that personal statement is very important. I have been wondering how to write a creative personal statement as I don't really have a special story to tell. I guess Oxford's approach is more practical.

[quote] No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay. [/quote]

I am apply to other universities in addition to Oxford, and their admission teams said that personal statement is very important. I have been wondering how to write a creative personal statement as I don't really have a special story to tell. I guess Oxford's approach is more practical.
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Kathrine

How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular


My background is quite ordinary, so I don't have a special story to tell the admission team. It'd boring to chronologically state what I have done and so on. I'd like to see if there's any suggestion on this.

[quote]How do you plan on approaching the personal statement? I'm thinking here about its structure in particular[/quote]

My background is quite ordinary, so I don't have a special story to tell the admission team. It'd boring to chronologically state what I have done and so on. I'd like to see if there's any suggestion on this.
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Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!

Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!
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Lawyerfly

Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!


Just go for it :) I think your chances are good!

[Edited by Lawyerfly on Nov 25, 2019]

[quote]Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!
[/quote]

Just go for it :) I think your chances are good!
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Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!


Just go for it :) I think your chances are good!


Thank you, Lawyerfly! I will prepare my supporting documents then. :)

[quote][quote]Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!
[/quote]

Just go for it :) I think your chances are good![/quote]

Thank you, Lawyerfly! I will prepare my supporting documents then. :)
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Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?
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Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?



I did as an explanation at the beginning of the text, on the first page of the document. I don't think we should worry too much about the position of the preface. :D

[Edited by Vinícius Barros on Dec 05, 2019]

[quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]


I did as an explanation at the beginning of the text, on the first page of the document. I don't think we should worry too much about the position of the preface. :D
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Mombastic

Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?



I did as an explanation at the beginning of the text, on the first page of the document. I don't think we should worry too much about the position of the preface. :D


I wrote about 100 words as the intro and got accepted; don't bother too much with that. Just say what the purpose of the paper is and where it's coming from. Good luck!

[quote][quote]Hello guys!

I have a doubt regarding the written work. I am thinking about submitting an extract from a longer essay. In the Admission Web Page they say that the work should be prefaced with a note giving some context. But I don't know whether this preface should be written in a footnote or it could be something like in the first page of the document.

Do you guys have any idea on how to preface these written works?[/quote]


I did as an explanation at the beginning of the text, on the first page of the document. I don't think we should worry too much about the position of the preface. :D[/quote]

I wrote about 100 words as the intro and got accepted; don't bother too much with that. Just say what the purpose of the paper is and where it's coming from. Good luck!
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Mombastic

No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay.


I am apply to other universities in addition to Oxford, and their admission teams said that personal statement is very important. I have been wondering how to write a creative personal statement as I don't really have a special story to tell. I guess Oxford's approach is more practical.


Agree and disagree with the personal statement; in 2018 it said that its scope is to see if the candidate has a reasoned case for the application. Just don't (too!) be cheesy.

[quote][quote] No one cares about the personal statement - it gives a flavour to your app. The crucial document you must work on is the 2k essay. [/quote]

I am apply to other universities in addition to Oxford, and their admission teams said that personal statement is very important. I have been wondering how to write a creative personal statement as I don't really have a special story to tell. I guess Oxford's approach is more practical.[/quote]

Agree and disagree with the personal statement; in 2018 it said that its scope is to see if the candidate has a reasoned case for the application. Just don't (too!) be cheesy.
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Mombastic

Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!


Just go for it :) I think your chances are good!


Good. Go for it!

[quote][quote]Hello!

I am applying to two programmes, the MJur and the MPhil.

Do you guys think I have any chance to get into any of these courses? I am from a Peruvian university and here is some about me.

- Top 5% of my class (ranked 1st out of 115).
- Participation in six moots (reaching semi-finals in two, finals in one, and winning one on investment law)
- Two publications (one book review, and one co-authored publication in a Scopus journal)
- One forthcoming publication in English (hopefully in January 2020 in Transational Dispute Management)
- An specialized course on international arbitration in America (ranked 2nd)
- Experience as assistant teacher in jurisprudence and constitutional law.
- Editorial Board Member of a quite recently formed journal in Australia.
- IELTS Band 8.5

Good luck to all of you!
[/quote]

Just go for it :) I think your chances are good![/quote]

Good. Go for it!
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Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?

[Edited by Pranit Kulkarni2 on Dec 23, 2019]

Hi Mombastic, I am set to apply for Oxford's BCL course and have a query in respect of the 2k written essay. I clarified on the minimum word requirement with Oxford and they said that there isn't any. However, what according to you would be the minimum word strength that they might be looking for? For instance, would a 1100 word essay serve the purpose as long as it is perfectly analytical?
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