Oxford BCL and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2009


AlvinSee

Good luck to you too!

Good luck to you too!
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AlvinSee

I think that Harvard is really cool. Admission to the LLM probably requires some professional achievements besides mere academic ones as required by Oxbridge. But if there is a dilemma, it would probably be between the Harv LLM and the Oxon BCL. But if it is the Yale LLM, then i guess most people would opt for it.

Personally, I feel more comfortable to be in the UK doing English Law. Also, I'm not so sure if I can cope with REAL city life in a BIG country like the US. The size of UK is pretty much about that of Malaysia and somehow I like it that way in relation to traveling and stuff. It is more of a reluctance to get out of my comfort zone, really.

I think that Harvard is really cool. Admission to the LLM probably requires some professional achievements besides mere academic ones as required by Oxbridge. But if there is a dilemma, it would probably be between the Harv LLM and the Oxon BCL. But if it is the Yale LLM, then i guess most people would opt for it.

Personally, I feel more comfortable to be in the UK doing English Law. Also, I'm not so sure if I can cope with REAL city life in a BIG country like the US. The size of UK is pretty much about that of Malaysia and somehow I like it that way in relation to traveling and stuff. It is more of a reluctance to get out of my comfort zone, really.
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Tigerland

Alvin, good luck with the CSLR!! I have just received note from my editor with some suggestions - just have to find the time to do it!

Jags, I only applied to Cam and Ox rather than the american schools. Should an Ox offer come my way then it would seriously affect my decision making. As I am aiming for the commercial bar in England, the BCL is the more attractive prima facie choice and therefore is more likely to attract my acceptance. However, I'm trying not to enter the hypothetical realms just yet... I am over the moon with Cam and will cross the Oxford bridge should it arrive!

Alvin, good luck with the CSLR!! I have just received note from my editor with some suggestions - just have to find the time to do it!

Jags, I only applied to Cam and Ox rather than the american schools. Should an Ox offer come my way then it would seriously affect my decision making. As I am aiming for the commercial bar in England, the BCL is the more attractive prima facie choice and therefore is more likely to attract my acceptance. However, I'm trying not to enter the hypothetical realms just yet... I am over the moon with Cam and will cross the Oxford bridge should it arrive!
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QSWE

Proves my point..
Anyone else?

Proves my point..
Anyone else?
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AlvinSee

Thanks Tigerland. I would hear from them next week. Think positive think positive think positive.........

Jag, I am quite confident that if I have to choose between Harvard and Oxford, I would go for Oxford. My intention is BCL ALL THE WAY! As you have seen yourself from the other thread, someone remarked that the Harvard LLM is more like 1/3 of a JD.

Thanks Tigerland. I would hear from them next week. Think positive think positive think positive.........

Jag, I am quite confident that if I have to choose between Harvard and Oxford, I would go for Oxford. My intention is BCL ALL THE WAY! As you have seen yourself from the other thread, someone remarked that the Harvard LLM is more like 1/3 of a JD.
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AlvinSee

When I already have an LLM from Oxbridge, I wouldn't be SO eager to get one from the US (Ideally, I want it). In other words, I would take my time to apply. If I get Harv, I would look at funding. If I get one from Yale, I would pawn all my properties for it.

When I already have an LLM from Oxbridge, I wouldn't be SO eager to get one from the US (Ideally, I want it). In other words, I would take my time to apply. If I get Harv, I would look at funding. If I get one from Yale, I would pawn all my properties for it.
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Cedric

Proves my point..
Anyone else?


HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..

<blockquote>Proves my point..
Anyone else?</blockquote>

HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..
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QSWE

Proves my point..
Anyone else?


HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..


Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?

<blockquote><blockquote>Proves my point..
Anyone else?</blockquote>

HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..</blockquote>

Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?
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Cedric

Proves my point..
Anyone else?


HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..


Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?

Cam :)

and if I had applied there, HLS !
So it's HLS, Cam, Ox in my book..
but depends on ur field of study.. As i dont really have a field, that doesnt matter :)

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Proves my point..
Anyone else?</blockquote>

HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..</blockquote>

Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?</blockquote>
Cam :)

and if I had applied there, HLS !
So it's HLS, Cam, Ox in my book..
but depends on ur field of study.. As i dont really have a field, that doesnt matter :)
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QSWE

When I already have an LLM from Oxbridge, I wouldn't be SO eager to get one from the US (Ideally, I want it). In other words, I would take my time to apply. If I get Harv, I would look at funding. If I get one from Yale, I would pawn all my properties for it.


May be you won't need to pawn all your properties... After the initial discussions on the fiscal feasibility of a second LLM, I have come across profiles of various people who went for LLM both from Oxbridge and Harvard/Yale. Two underlying similarities were found though: 1) All of them had full scholarship in at least one of the LLMs (if not both); 2) Both the LLMs were in similar areas of law (overlapping modules)- to gain perspective of two big legal jurisdictions...

So it isn't as big a luxury as it seemed to be in those early days (when I had just joined this forum)...


Yes, you guessed it right, even I am inclining towards the idea. PS: None of the people whom I came across had any experience/publcations. Just strong (and exceptional, and sustained) academic performaces.

<blockquote>When I already have an LLM from Oxbridge, I wouldn't be SO eager to get one from the US (Ideally, I want it). In other words, I would take my time to apply. If I get Harv, I would look at funding. If I get one from Yale, I would pawn all my properties for it. </blockquote>

May be you won't need to pawn all your properties... After the initial discussions on the fiscal feasibility of a second LLM, I have come across profiles of various people who went for LLM both from Oxbridge and Harvard/Yale. Two underlying similarities were found though: 1) All of them had full scholarship in at least one of the LLMs (if not both); 2) Both the LLMs were in similar areas of law (overlapping modules)- to gain perspective of two big legal jurisdictions...

So it isn't as big a luxury as it seemed to be in those early days (when I had just joined this forum)...


Yes, you guessed it right, even I am inclining towards the idea. PS: None of the people whom I came across had any experience/publcations. Just strong (and exceptional, and sustained) academic performaces.
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QSWE

Proves my point..
Anyone else?


HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..


Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?

Cam :)

and if I had applied there, HLS !
So it's HLS, Cam, Ox in my book..
but depends on ur field of study.. As i dont really have a field, that doesnt matter :)


What did you write in the "career prospects" then ? Trying to figure out.. ;)
or as the general consensus goes, Cambridge for International/European law...?

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Proves my point..
Anyone else?</blockquote>

HLS, Oxbridge,... luxury choices..</blockquote>

Luxury granted... you going for MJur.. ?</blockquote>
Cam :)

and if I had applied there, HLS !
So it's HLS, Cam, Ox in my book..
but depends on ur field of study.. As i dont really have a field, that doesnt matter :)</blockquote>

What did you write in the "career prospects" then ? Trying to figure out.. ;)
or as the general consensus goes, Cambridge for International/European law...?
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AlvinSee

Tigerland will be having a publication soon, hehe.

I have one too, a mediocre one in a college law review which is not worth mentioning. But hey, nobody knows that it's THAT mediocre, and it might just clinch the BCL offer for me!

Tigerland will be having a publication soon, hehe.

I have one too, a mediocre one in a college law review which is not worth mentioning. But hey, nobody knows that it's THAT mediocre, and it might just clinch the BCL offer for me!
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QSWE

I guess its not the question of being mediocre or best, its just to show them the intent and the capability. Plus they have the written work to check our abilities. Hope it works well..

I guess its not the question of being mediocre or best, its just to show them the intent and the capability. Plus they have the written work to check our abilities. Hope it works well..
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AlvinSee

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/student/article5516529.ece

Just to share this with you all. I really like this one : )

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/student/article5516529.ece

Just to share this with you all. I really like this one : )
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QSWE

Great ones...

Great ones...
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AlvinSee

I like the third and the last (Starwars), hahahaha.

I like the third and the last (Starwars), hahahaha.
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