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Another question, when did you apply?



My application was quite late....if I didn't remember wrongly, I submitted the form online just few days before the deadline (mid of Nov).

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Another question, when did you apply?

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My application was quite late....if I didn't remember wrongly, I submitted the form online just few days before the deadline (mid of Nov).
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QSWE

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AlvinSee

Not necessarily negated, Jag. It might be a general rule, which is subject to the overriding rule about exceptional applicants.

ZC, would you tell us about your academic achievements? Prizes, Scholarships, Publications, etc?

Not necessarily negated, Jag. It might be a general rule, which is subject to the overriding rule about exceptional applicants.

ZC, would you tell us about your academic achievements? Prizes, Scholarships, Publications, etc?
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QSWE

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zc

Suzanne's email is the only notification that I received thus far- I have not heard any news from any colleges or Cambridge Trusts (re scholarships). My apology if my post had stirred up anxiety amongst you guys...I was just a bit too excited this morning- couldn't spread the news around coz things remain uncertain but I just couldn't wait to share this with someone and I thought you guys would want to know the progress.

I never consider myself being an exceptional applicant. In fact, I would think myself fall within the lowest tier of the applicants. I got a first class as most of you guys would have had. I've won some prizes and scholarships for my academic performance- but that's it.

I was really honest in my application to such extent that I even exposed some of my weaknesses. I couldn't afford studying 3 whole years in UK so I studied 2 yrs in Malaysia and final year in UK and such mode of study had always caused people casting doubts as to my degree...

Well, probably the only worth-mentioning thing about me is that I had graduated at a very young age of 20 and had one-year working experience by now. And that I have demonstrated great eagerness and sincerity to study LLM at Cambridge in my application- in fact, that's the only institution that I've applied for. That might have had made a difference, I guess?!

Suzanne's email is the only notification that I received thus far- I have not heard any news from any colleges or Cambridge Trusts (re scholarships). My apology if my post had stirred up anxiety amongst you guys...I was just a bit too excited this morning- couldn't spread the news around coz things remain uncertain but I just couldn't wait to share this with someone and I thought you guys would want to know the progress.

I never consider myself being an exceptional applicant. In fact, I would think myself fall within the lowest tier of the applicants. I got a first class as most of you guys would have had. I've won some prizes and scholarships for my academic performance- but that's it.

I was really honest in my application to such extent that I even exposed some of my weaknesses. I couldn't afford studying 3 whole years in UK so I studied 2 yrs in Malaysia and final year in UK and such mode of study had always caused people casting doubts as to my degree...

Well, probably the only worth-mentioning thing about me is that I had graduated at a very young age of 20 and had one-year working experience by now. And that I have demonstrated great eagerness and sincerity to study LLM at Cambridge in my application- in fact, that's the only institution that I've applied for. That might have had made a difference, I guess?!


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nicemanin

Congrats ZC.... well you deserve this place... we hope to catch you in class... BTW what is your area of interest for LLM?...

Congrats ZC.... well you deserve this place... we hope to catch you in class... BTW what is your area of interest for LLM?...
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CR2

Excellent news indeed, congratulations, ZC!

Excellent news indeed, congratulations, ZC!
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QSWE

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Cedric

The count stands at 2 as of now. ZC and another person from Australia have got in.
Of course, this is only for those who have reported their offers here.


and the (home-student) person from the studentroom..

Looking at their backgrounds, I guess these are what one would call the excellent candidates (which would mean that they have been selected in the first round)? Do you guys agree or not?

<blockquote>The count stands at 2 as of now. ZC and another person from Australia have got in.
Of course, this is only for those who have reported their offers here.</blockquote>

and the (home-student) person from the studentroom..

Looking at their backgrounds, I guess these are what one would call the excellent candidates (which would mean that they have been selected in the first round)? Do you guys agree or not?
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QSWE

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I feel as though most if not all of the applicants have at least a first, good recommendations, and some type of scholarship/prizes. Which leaves me perplexed as to how they determine who is in fact "exceptional."

Theory: Do you think they make offers for exceptional students based upon country... I know that Cambridge is interested in having a very diverse group of students attend thier LLM program. If they were to separate the applications into country and then select the top students from each... this might make up the "exceptional" candidates given offers in the first wave. After that I assume it might go differently but that is just my theory.

This comes from the thought that we all seem to meet the qualifications for entry into the program which in and of itself is exceptional.

Congrats to all that have received offers!!!!

I feel as though most if not all of the applicants have at least a first, good recommendations, and some type of scholarship/prizes. Which leaves me perplexed as to how they determine who is in fact "exceptional."

Theory: Do you think they make offers for exceptional students based upon country... I know that Cambridge is interested in having a very diverse group of students attend thier LLM program. If they were to separate the applications into country and then select the top students from each... this might make up the "exceptional" candidates given offers in the first wave. After that I assume it might go differently but that is just my theory.

This comes from the thought that we all seem to meet the qualifications for entry into the program which in and of itself is exceptional.

Congrats to all that have received offers!!!!
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AlvinSee

Jag, I'm still in Malaysia. Waiting to fly to Oxford, haha.

Jag, I'm still in Malaysia. Waiting to fly to Oxford, haha.
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Cedric

I feel as though most if not all of the applicants have at least a first, good recommendations, and some type of scholarship/prizes. Which leaves me perplexed as to how they determine who is in fact "exceptional."

Theory: Do you think they make offers for exceptional students based upon country... I know that Cambridge is interested in having a very diverse group of students attend thier LLM program. If they were to separate the applications into country and then select the top students from each... this might make up the "exceptional" candidates given offers in the first wave. After that I assume it might go differently but that is just my theory.

This comes from the thought that we all seem to meet the qualifications for entry into the program which in and of itself is exceptional.

Congrats to all that have received offers!!!!


Yeah, I think you are right.
In my country for example there are hardly any scholarship prizes or awards for academic excellence. Only the person finishing first of the group in their law school gets a prize. So my theory is that only when u are 'primus' in your law school, you are certain/have a great chance of admission..

<blockquote>I feel as though most if not all of the applicants have at least a first, good recommendations, and some type of scholarship/prizes. Which leaves me perplexed as to how they determine who is in fact "exceptional."

Theory: Do you think they make offers for exceptional students based upon country... I know that Cambridge is interested in having a very diverse group of students attend thier LLM program. If they were to separate the applications into country and then select the top students from each... this might make up the "exceptional" candidates given offers in the first wave. After that I assume it might go differently but that is just my theory.

This comes from the thought that we all seem to meet the qualifications for entry into the program which in and of itself is exceptional.

Congrats to all that have received offers!!!!</blockquote>

Yeah, I think you are right.
In my country for example there are hardly any scholarship prizes or awards for academic excellence. Only the person finishing first of the group in their law school gets a prize. So my theory is that only when u are 'primus' in your law school, you are certain/have a great chance of admission..
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QSWE

Alvin,

hope you can book a ticket at the earliest.

Alvin,

hope you can book a ticket at the earliest.
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QSWE

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True... I was simply pointing out a possible way of evaluating who is exceptional in such a way that also secures a diverse student body. I agree that writing a book beyond law school elevates a person perhaps even higher than a high first (Publications are huge from what I heard) but it still fits into the theory that atleast at first you are evaluated against those in your home country to determine those who are exceptional. Then if you are not the top in your country (through law school or publication etc) you get put up against all the remaining candidates.

Again just my opinion.

True... I was simply pointing out a possible way of evaluating who is exceptional in such a way that also secures a diverse student body. I agree that writing a book beyond law school elevates a person perhaps even higher than a high first (Publications are huge from what I heard) but it still fits into the theory that atleast at first you are evaluated against those in your home country to determine those who are exceptional. Then if you are not the top in your country (through law school or publication etc) you get put up against all the remaining candidates.

Again just my opinion.
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AlvinSee

Thx Jag, see you in September, haha.

CambridgeHopefu, I strongly agree that publication is extremely valuable. I've just got my article rejected from the Cambridge Student Law Review......

Thx Jag, see you in September, haha.

CambridgeHopefu, I strongly agree that publication is extremely valuable. I've just got my article rejected from the Cambridge Student Law Review......
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Tigerland

Alvin, did you recently submit for the Cam Student Law Review? I did too, wondered as to when you submitted and when you found out that it wouldn't be published? I'm yet to hear. Thanks!

Alvin, did you recently submit for the Cam Student Law Review? I did too, wondered as to when you submitted and when you found out that it wouldn't be published? I'm yet to hear. Thanks!
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AlvinSee

You would hear within this week. Hope you'll make it.
I guess my article was too short. I'm saving my best for law journals, haha.

You would hear within this week. Hope you'll make it.
I guess my article was too short. I'm saving my best for law journals, haha.
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Tigerland

I remember the editor said that the editorial board would be meeting this week, but I haven't heard as of yet. Did you hear this week? What length was your article for it to be too short?

Save them all up and have your personal edition of the Law Quarterly!

I remember the editor said that the editorial board would be meeting this week, but I haven't heard as of yet. Did you hear this week? What length was your article for it to be too short?

Save them all up and have your personal edition of the Law Quarterly!
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