Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2009


Big Suze

I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.

I am exactly the same, constantly checking my inbox like a crazy woman. I can't wait until the wait is over, whether the news is good or bad...!

I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.

I am exactly the same, constantly checking my inbox like a crazy woman. I can't wait until the wait is over, whether the news is good or bad...!
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Well sure hope some good news would be in this week, last thing I want is to check Camsis and have my status listed down as Cancelled!

Well sure hope some good news would be in this week, last thing I want is to check Camsis and have my status listed down as Cancelled!
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AlvinSee

I dreamt last night that I received an offer from Cambridge...if only it were true!


Hey Big Suze, I've dream about getting into Merton College, Oxford. I think, dreams do come true. If not, why the phrase 'dreams come true'?

<blockquote>I dreamt last night that I received an offer from Cambridge...if only it were true!</blockquote>

Hey Big Suze, I've dream about getting into Merton College, Oxford. I think, dreams do come true. If not, why the phrase 'dreams come true'?
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Tigerland

Alvin, would the Merton dream take precedence over the Cambridge acceptance?!

How about everyone else who has their Cam offers? Would Oxford (or perhaps another institution) make you change your mind? Has anyone become set on Cambridge irrespective of other offers?

Alvin, would the Merton dream take precedence over the Cambridge acceptance?!

How about everyone else who has their Cam offers? Would Oxford (or perhaps another institution) make you change your mind? Has anyone become set on Cambridge irrespective of other offers?
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Dice

For me, I donno yet, I have to see the conditions but ı would prefer cambridge over oxford.

For me, I donno yet, I have to see the conditions but ı would prefer cambridge over oxford.
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hada

I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.



I chose Trinity College, with Trinity Hall as my second.

I found out after Trinity College don't really take any LLMs, I'm hoping Trinity Hall might take me - it would be great to spend the year there!

<blockquote>I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.

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I chose Trinity College, with Trinity Hall as my second.

I found out after Trinity College don't really take any LLMs, I'm hoping Trinity Hall might take me - it would be great to spend the year there!
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AlvinSee

Alvin, would the Merton dream take precedence over the Cambridge acceptance?!

How about everyone else who has their Cam offers? Would Oxford (or perhaps another institution) make you change your mind? Has anyone become set on Cambridge irrespective of other offers?


Tigerland, Oxford would be my priority. But it is just a matter of personal preference. I would be equally glad to go to Cambridge. Also, scholarships may influence my decision.

<blockquote>Alvin, would the Merton dream take precedence over the Cambridge acceptance?!

How about everyone else who has their Cam offers? Would Oxford (or perhaps another institution) make you change your mind? Has anyone become set on Cambridge irrespective of other offers?</blockquote>

Tigerland, Oxford would be my priority. But it is just a matter of personal preference. I would be equally glad to go to Cambridge. Also, scholarships may influence my decision.
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AlvinSee

I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.



I chose Trinity College, with Trinity Hall as my second.

I found out after Trinity College don't really take any LLMs, I'm hoping Trinity Hall might take me - it would be great to spend the year there!


I've got Trinity Hall as my 2nd choice.

<blockquote><blockquote>I chose Trinity Hall and King's...I have an ex-tutor/friend who is at Trinity Hall and she loves it there.

</blockquote>

I chose Trinity College, with Trinity Hall as my second.

I found out after Trinity College don't really take any LLMs, I'm hoping Trinity Hall might take me - it would be great to spend the year there!</blockquote>

I've got Trinity Hall as my 2nd choice.
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Tigerland

Alvin, it's a special position to be in (with a Cam offer) so I hope that, should it unfortunately transpire this way, any disappointment from Oxford will not affect that jubilation and achievement! Have you had any news on the scholarship front? Did you apply for the Merton College scholarships at Oxford?

Well, another day draws to a close without the coveted email. Here's to another day's trepidation tomorrow!

Alvin, it's a special position to be in (with a Cam offer) so I hope that, should it unfortunately transpire this way, any disappointment from Oxford will not affect that jubilation and achievement! Have you had any news on the scholarship front? Did you apply for the Merton College scholarships at Oxford?

Well, another day draws to a close without the coveted email. Here's to another day's trepidation tomorrow!
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AlvinSee

Tigerland, it is indeed a special position to be in. Cambridge has replied exceptionally early. Previously, a senior of mine got rejected by Oxford, only to get an offer from Cambridge later. He had to go through the horrifying wait, worrying about a possible 2nd rejection. I guess that wouldn't apply to me.

No news on scholarships yet. Perhaps I would hear some weeks later, together with the colleges. For Oxford, I did apply for the BCL scholarship. But i think it would be extremely competitive (just trying out my luck).

And how is your article going on? It was really an excellent achievement i must say. It is one of my dreams to have a publication.

Tigerland, it is indeed a special position to be in. Cambridge has replied exceptionally early. Previously, a senior of mine got rejected by Oxford, only to get an offer from Cambridge later. He had to go through the horrifying wait, worrying about a possible 2nd rejection. I guess that wouldn't apply to me.

No news on scholarships yet. Perhaps I would hear some weeks later, together with the colleges. For Oxford, I did apply for the BCL scholarship. But i think it would be extremely competitive (just trying out my luck).

And how is your article going on? It was really an excellent achievement i must say. It is one of my dreams to have a publication.
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Tigerland

At least there can be a modicum of relaxation for you whilst waiting upon Oxford! As it seems that Merton offers the most generous scholarship (and specifically to the BCL/Mjur) I would have imagined that they will be inundated with first choice preferences. I too have applied to try my luck!

Thanks, I'm over the moon with it but I would trade it for your Cambridge offer! I have emailed Miss Wade to let her know about the news and she kindly said she would add that to my application file, so I hope it will work in my favour in that regard. I'm just awaiting an email from my assigned editor regarding any suggestions on revisions etc. Are you planning to submit any other pieces for the Autumn edition?

At least there can be a modicum of relaxation for you whilst waiting upon Oxford! As it seems that Merton offers the most generous scholarship (and specifically to the BCL/Mjur) I would have imagined that they will be inundated with first choice preferences. I too have applied to try my luck!

Thanks, I'm over the moon with it but I would trade it for your Cambridge offer! I have emailed Miss Wade to let her know about the news and she kindly said she would add that to my application file, so I hope it will work in my favour in that regard. I'm just awaiting an email from my assigned editor regarding any suggestions on revisions etc. Are you planning to submit any other pieces for the Autumn edition?
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AlvinSee

Oh, that's great. I'm sure the publication would bring you an offer from Cambridge. And we'll probably meet in Merton, hehe.

About my article, I'll modify it slightly, and then a resubmission for the autumn issue. Again, just trying my luck. I'm hoping that they'll just let mine go through in view of my persistence, haha.

Oh, that's great. I'm sure the publication would bring you an offer from Cambridge. And we'll probably meet in Merton, hehe.

About my article, I'll modify it slightly, and then a resubmission for the autumn issue. Again, just trying my luck. I'm hoping that they'll just let mine go through in view of my persistence, haha.
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Tigerland

I'm hoping it will at least help my application. It was only a couple of days ago and so at least I know I'm not yet rejected (otherwise I wouldn't have a file for it to be added to!!) What does your article address? Good luck, I think it's the beginning of March for the next submission deadline. Haha, persistence is key! I would have liked to have submitted another piece but I doubt it will be finished in time! I might try and do a case-note though if I have time!

You can buy me a drink at Merton out of your scholarship money!! :)

I'm hoping it will at least help my application. It was only a couple of days ago and so at least I know I'm not yet rejected (otherwise I wouldn't have a file for it to be added to!!) What does your article address? Good luck, I think it's the beginning of March for the next submission deadline. Haha, persistence is key! I would have liked to have submitted another piece but I doubt it will be finished in time! I might try and do a case-note though if I have time!

You can buy me a drink at Merton out of your scholarship money!! :)
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AlvinSee

That's good news. No rejection equals good news.
Mine is on trust law. I just didn't have the time to really do it. I'm bugged down with lots of work now (writing sample essays for the college, classes, exam preparations, etc). I'm considering a case note too, but there is just no time. But I just got my pay for writing those sample essays, which was four times over what I have expected, hehe. That's where a string of happy events started to flow.

I will happily buy you a drink, haha. But if we both get it, you'll have to buy me a drink too, haha.

That's good news. No rejection equals good news.
Mine is on trust law. I just didn't have the time to really do it. I'm bugged down with lots of work now (writing sample essays for the college, classes, exam preparations, etc). I'm considering a case note too, but there is just no time. But I just got my pay for writing those sample essays, which was four times over what I have expected, hehe. That's where a string of happy events started to flow.

I will happily buy you a drink, haha. But if we both get it, you'll have to buy me a drink too, haha.
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Tigerland

Sample essays? Do you mean a kind of model essay for students to use as a guide in obtaining high results? Sounds good! Time is an issue for me too. I mean, how on earth could I manage to write an essay when I have all of this periodic email inbox checking?!!!

Jags has been quiet today! Out celebrating perhaps?!

Sample essays? Do you mean a kind of model essay for students to use as a guide in obtaining high results? Sounds good! Time is an issue for me too. I mean, how on earth could I manage to write an essay when I have all of this periodic email inbox checking?!!!

Jags has been quiet today! Out celebrating perhaps?!
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Ches09

Hey,

been keeping tabs on the emerging offers for a bit...congratulations to everyone in so far...

Am finding the wait awful (email checking sounds familiar). Have a bad feeling on this one to be honest, having seen what others are offering experience-wise I am feeling distinctly average!
What are the impressions people have on the relative importance of the various criteria for admissions? My feeling on this traditionally was that institution was absolutely crucial...basically would have to be from a top school to get a look in. Then a friend told me someone they knew went from somewhere pretty normal. That strikes me as a bit odd..
I expect a few of you are experts on this......

Hey,

been keeping tabs on the emerging offers for a bit...congratulations to everyone in so far...

Am finding the wait awful (email checking sounds familiar). Have a bad feeling on this one to be honest, having seen what others are offering experience-wise I am feeling distinctly average!
What are the impressions people have on the relative importance of the various criteria for admissions? My feeling on this traditionally was that institution was absolutely crucial...basically would have to be from a top school to get a look in. Then a friend told me someone they knew went from somewhere pretty normal. That strikes me as a bit odd..
I expect a few of you are experts on this......



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JCL

Hi Ches09,

That issue has been discussed here: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/48764/1

There didn't seem to be any agreement as to what the position is, but I remember reading somewhere that Oxbridge do not consider any English law school so bad that they wouldn't consider admitting someone with a first from an English school. Each application is considered on its own merits, and lots of people who are not from top schools do get in.

Hope that helps!

Hi Ches09,

That issue has been discussed here: http://www.llm-guide.com/board/48764/1

There didn't seem to be any agreement as to what the position is, but I remember reading somewhere that Oxbridge do not consider any English law school so bad that they wouldn't consider admitting someone with a first from an English school. Each application is considered on its own merits, and lots of people who are not from top schools do get in.

Hope that helps!
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Ches09

Thanks JCL!
You are a legend! Very quick reply...
I'm impressed
:)
(looks like Oxbridge standard efficiency)

Thanks JCL!
You are a legend! Very quick reply...
I'm impressed
:)
(looks like Oxbridge standard efficiency)
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JCL

No worries mate!

No worries mate!
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S_Dimelow

Ches09

Just to let you know, I went to an average UK university and was offered a Cambridge LLM place in what the rumours suggest is the 'exceptional' candidates, first offer period. Really, it is individual merit that matters, not some decision you made at the begining of your academic life which you didn't recognise could work to shape your future so.

Ches09

Just to let you know, I went to an average UK university and was offered a Cambridge LLM place in what the rumours suggest is the 'exceptional' candidates, first offer period. Really, it is individual merit that matters, not some decision you made at the begining of your academic life which you didn't recognise could work to shape your future so.
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