Oxford 2023-2024 BCL/MSCs/MJUR/MPHIL/MLF Applicants


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Rejected, so Cambridge it is.

The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.

Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise! 


im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day?

[quote]Rejected, so Cambridge it is.<br><br>The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.<br><br>Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day?
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Bandicoot

Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.

Rejected, so Cambridge it is.

The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.

Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise! 


im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day?

Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.<br><br>[quote][quote]Rejected, so Cambridge it is.<br><br>The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.<br><br>Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day? [/quote]
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Mate, even if we take your purported case at its very highest, your responses and (lack of) reasoning to people here very strongly suggests that the weakest link of your application is your written work...

Have you read that person's submitted writing sample?

I perfectly get your point.

And they can do that. It’s their Uni, they decide.

But they just shouldn’t claim to have an admissions sustém based on academic merit if that’s how admissions unfold. If you’re gonna cut some slack for applicants because they didn’t go into top law schools, that’s alright, just not meritocratic.

What bothers me is the lying. The falsehood about the selection criteria. The lack of intellectual honesty on their website and the whole pretending to be serious and decent act they play.


I suggest that your view of 'merit' is rather narrow if you define 'merit' as 'going to a top law school'.

I go to Cambridge. I've met Cambridge (and Oxford) students who wouldn't be able to reason their way out of a paper bag even if their life depended on it. Likewise, I've met and interacted with many students from many other universities around the world — some of which I daresay are quite a bit less 'prestigious', if you will — who are amazingly competent and would absolutely put me to shame.

Going to a 'top university' isn't everything, and viewing someone's application more favourably on the basis that they went to a top university (or vice versa, as you propose) sure as hell isn't meritocratic either.


Listen, I don’t wanna go into detail here, but of course it’s not just the law school. There is class rank, recommendations, extracurriculars, and many other factors that I know that all point to same conclusion, and even reinforce it.

Mate, even if we take your purported case at its very highest, your responses and (lack of) reasoning to people here very strongly suggests that the weakest link of your application is your written work...<br><br>Have you read that person's submitted writing sample?<br><br>[quote][quote][quote]I perfectly get your point.<br><br>And they can do that. It’s their Uni, they decide.<br><br>But they just shouldn’t claim to have an admissions sustém based on academic merit if that’s how admissions unfold. If you’re gonna cut some slack for applicants because they didn’t go into top law schools, that’s alright, just not meritocratic.<br><br>What bothers me is the lying. The falsehood about the selection criteria. The lack of intellectual honesty on their website and the whole pretending to be serious and decent act they play. [/quote]<br><br>I suggest that your view of 'merit' is rather narrow if you define 'merit' as 'going to a top law school'.<br><br>I go to Cambridge. I've met Cambridge (and Oxford) students who wouldn't be able to reason their way out of a paper bag even if their life depended on it. Likewise, I've met and interacted with many students from many other universities around the world — some of which I daresay are quite a bit less 'prestigious', if you will — who are amazingly competent and would absolutely put me to shame.<br><br>Going to a 'top university' isn't everything, and viewing someone's application more favourably on the basis that they went to a top university (or vice versa, as you propose) sure as hell isn't meritocratic either. [/quote]<br><br>Listen, I don’t wanna go into detail here, but of course it’s not just the law school. There is class rank, recommendations, extracurriculars, and many other factors that I know that all point to same conclusion, and even reinforce it. [/quote]
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RHeulwen

Congratulations to everyone with offers and to everyone who applied!!! Particularly to those from ex-poly universities like myself, it's an amazing achievement. 

My 'magic button' disappeared Wednesday morning and I still haven't heard anything, so I presume a rejection is coming my way.  

[Edited by RHeulwen on Mar 18, 2023]

Congratulations to everyone with offers and to everyone who applied!!! Particularly to those from ex-poly universities like myself, it's an amazing achievement.&nbsp;<br><br>My 'magic button' disappeared Wednesday morning and I still haven't heard anything, so I presume a rejection is coming my way.&nbsp;&nbsp;
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njl

Hi Bandicoot, fellow Australian here, do you happen to know when your button disappeared? Thanks! 

Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.

Rejected, so Cambridge it is.

The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.

Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise! 


im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day?

Hi Bandicoot, fellow Australian here, do you happen to know when your button disappeared? Thanks!&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.<br><br>[quote][quote]Rejected, so Cambridge it is.<br><br>The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.<br><br>Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day? [/quote] [/quote]
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Bandicoot

Tuesday.

Hi Bandicoot, fellow Australian here, do you happen to know when your button disappeared? Thanks! 

Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.



im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day?

Tuesday.<br><br>[quote]Hi Bandicoot, fellow Australian here, do you happen to know when your button disappeared? Thanks!&nbsp;<br><br>[quote]Yep, would have been 15.08 UK time. Australian applicant, so I was sleeping.<br><br>[quote][quote]Rejected, so Cambridge it is.<br><br>The button theory seems to have held true this year but in reverse - Tuesday/Wednesday rejections, Thursday/Friday acceptances.<br><br>Best wishes to you all, whether successful or otherwise!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>im sorry to hear this. I’m assuming you got the email earlier in the day? [/quote] [/quote] [/quote]
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Andtototoo

I must say that the thing that most disappoints me about this process is the fact that, after extending offers to the “chosen ones,” Admissions sent out a few rejections and then has let the rest of us “dangle.”  As an attorney here in the United States who has been a trial lawyer for over fifteen years, and a member of three Bars, including California (which, with New York and Florida are the three hardest bars to pass in the US) my dignity has been offended.  And, yes, Phi Beta Kappa at Yale.  I wanted to take the BCL in order to make a transition to being a barrister in the UK.  I rather feel that I’ve earned my stripes and it bugs me that I am being “dissed.”  Not a way to treat people, imo.

I must say that the thing that most disappoints me about this process is the fact that, after extending offers to the “chosen ones,” Admissions sent out a few rejections and then has let the rest of us “dangle.” &nbsp;As an attorney here in the United States who has been a trial lawyer for over fifteen years, and a member of three Bars, including California (which, with New York and Florida are the three hardest bars to pass in the US) my dignity has been offended. &nbsp;And, yes, Phi Beta Kappa at Yale. &nbsp;I wanted to take the BCL in order to make a transition to being a barrister in the UK. &nbsp;I rather feel that I’ve earned my stripes and it bugs me that I am being “dissed.” &nbsp;Not a way to treat people, imo.
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Templeman2...

I must say that the thing that most disappoints me about this process is the fact that, after extending offers to the “chosen ones,” Admissions sent out a few rejections and then has let the rest of us “dangle.”  As an attorney here in the United States who has been a trial lawyer for over fifteen years, and a member of three Bars, including California (which, with New York and Florida are the three hardest bars to pass in the US) my dignity has been offended.  And, yes, Phi Beta Kappa at Yale.  I wanted to take the BCL in order to make a transition to being a barrister in the UK.  I rather feel that I’ve earned my stripes and it bugs me that I am being “dissed.”  Not a way to treat people, imo.


not entirely related, but wouldn’t your stream have been the MJUR since you’re from America? 

on a more related note, I think we can’t make any assumptions till maybe today or Monday to see how many get waitlisted and if any more get offers/rejections 

[quote]I must say that the thing that most disappoints me about this process is the fact that, after extending offers to the “chosen ones,” Admissions sent out a few rejections and then has let the rest of us “dangle.” &nbsp;As an attorney here in the United States who has been a trial lawyer for over fifteen years, and a member of three Bars, including California (which, with New York and Florida are the three hardest bars to pass in the US) my dignity has been offended. &nbsp;And, yes, Phi Beta Kappa at Yale. &nbsp;I wanted to take the BCL in order to make a transition to being a barrister in the UK. &nbsp;I rather feel that I’ve earned my stripes and it bugs me that I am being “dissed.” &nbsp;Not a way to treat people, imo. [/quote]<br><br>not entirely related, but wouldn’t your stream have been the MJUR since you’re from America?&nbsp;<br><br>on a more related note, I think we can’t make any assumptions till maybe today or Monday to see how many get waitlisted and if any more get offers/rejections&nbsp;
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Andtototoo

Our law is directly descended from English law.  So, no.

Our law is directly descended from English law. &nbsp;So, no.
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Hi everyone, congrats to everyone who already received their offers and commiserations to all those who have been rejected. I am an MJur applicant still waiting for a decision as well. Is it reasonable to assume this means waitlist as none of these seem to have been reported? Or do you think it will be offers/rejections as well?

Best wishes to everyone 1f917

Hi everyone, congrats to everyone who already received their offers and commiserations to all those who have been rejected.&nbsp;I am an MJur applicant still waiting for a decision as well. Is it reasonable to assume this means waitlist as none of these seem to have been reported? Or do you think it will be offers/rejections as well?<br><br>Best wishes to everyone&nbsp;:hugging-face:
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Templeman2...

Hi everyone, congrats to everyone who already received their offers and commiserations to all those who have been rejected. I am an MJur applicant still waiting for a decision as well. Is it reasonable to assume this means waitlist as none of these seem to have been reported? Or do you think it will be offers/rejections as well?

Best wishes to everyone 1f917


judging from years previous and even the MLF this year, they send out a specific email mentioning if one is in the waiting list. So neither you or myself can know where we exactly stand till we get an email from them 

[quote]Hi everyone, congrats to everyone who already received their offers and commiserations to all those who have been rejected.&nbsp;I am an MJur applicant still waiting for a decision as well. Is it reasonable to assume this means waitlist as none of these seem to have been reported? Or do you think it will be offers/rejections as well?<br><br>Best wishes to everyone&nbsp;:hugging-face: [/quote]<br><br>judging from years previous and even the MLF this year, they send out a specific email mentioning if one is in the waiting list. So neither you or myself can know where we exactly stand till we get an email from them&nbsp;
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Pmoonie

So this question might be a bit out of place for this thread but I don’t know anyone with any experience in this and am hoping someone might know here. Is Ernst & Young a good company for experience and will working here benefit me in any way for any future second chance applications? I am sorry if this is not an appropriate question for this place

So this question might be a bit out of place for this thread but I don’t know anyone with any experience in this and am hoping someone might know here. Is Ernst &amp; Young a good company for experience and will working here benefit me in any way for any future second chance applications? I am sorry if this is not an appropriate question for this place
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Inactive User

Any news today?

Any news today?
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Inactive User

Any predictions for today?

Any predictions for today?
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Rahaar

Any predictions for today?


It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress

[quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress
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Inactive User

Any predictions for today?


It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress


Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today!

[quote][quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress [/quote]<br><br>Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today!
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Rahaar

Any predictions for today?


It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress


Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today!


Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out.

[quote][quote][quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress [/quote]<br><br>Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today! [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out.
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It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress


Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today!


Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out.


Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections!

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress [/quote]<br><br>Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today! [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out. [/quote]<br><br>Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections!
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Rahaar



Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today!


Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out.


Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections!


I really want to believe this. Fingers crossed! 

[Edited by Rahaar on Mar 19, 2023]

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress [/quote]<br><br>Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today! [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out. [/quote]<br><br>Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections! [/quote]<br><br>I really want to believe this. Fingers crossed!&nbsp;
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Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out.


Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections!


I really want to believe this. Fingers crossed! 


I reckon if it gets to 3.45pm and no one's received an email then the rest of the decisions will be communicated tomorrow

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Any predictions for today? [/quote]<br><br>It's awfully quiet today; not sure if Sunday has stalled the progress [/quote]<br><br>Maybe you're right, but they processed decisions yesterday which was surprising so maybe we should be ready for decisions today! [/quote]<br><br>Yeah, perhaps a wave of rejections is coming! I am not sure if all the offers have already been sent out. [/quote]<br><br>Perhaps I am being too hopeful, but I am convinced that more offers will come out as well as rejections! [/quote]<br><br>I really want to believe this. Fingers crossed!&nbsp; [/quote]<br><br>I reckon if it gets to 3.45pm and no one's received an email then the rest of the decisions will be communicated tomorrow
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