Oxford BCL/MJur 2012-2013


Dubie

For the record: Oxford's search is (gladly) not confined to the applicants' LLB grades only. I had a 3rd in my - first - law degree and managed to convince them with other (though unique) credentials. So to future applicants: just give it a try, albeit your grades.


Thanks for posting this, psyfi, because I can see now that I really didn't say what I meant. What I meant was that I had been worried because I have hardly any other credentials (like you have) and all the scholarships etc, and forms from other unis, seem to place a lot of weight on a hefty CV etc. So I was reassured that Oxford did not necessarily require you to be 'well-rounded' or have professional achievements etc. (But obviously they would be impressed by such things). As someone who has spent the past 6 years doing nothing much but uni, that was good to hear.

What I actually said was they only care about grades, and qualified that badly afterwards by saying they'd also look holistically. So basically what I said was wrong (my carelessness was probably induced by my acceptance euphoria) and I apologise.

Congrats to to other offer holders! :)

<blockquote>For the record: Oxford's search is (gladly) not confined to the applicants' LLB grades only. I had a 3rd in my - first - law degree and managed to convince them with other (though unique) credentials. So to future applicants: just give it a try, albeit your grades.</blockquote>

Thanks for posting this, psyfi, because I can see now that I really didn't say what I meant. What I meant was that I had been worried because I have hardly any other credentials (like you have) and all the scholarships etc, and forms from other unis, seem to place a lot of weight on a hefty CV etc. So I was reassured that Oxford did not necessarily require you to be 'well-rounded' or have professional achievements etc. (But obviously they would be impressed by such things). As someone who has spent the past 6 years doing nothing much but uni, that was good to hear.

What I actually said was they only care about grades, and qualified that badly afterwards by saying they'd also look holistically. So basically what I said was wrong (my carelessness was probably induced by my acceptance euphoria) and I apologise.

Congrats to to other offer holders! :)
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vindhya89

Got an offer! :) :) Over the moon! :)

Got an offer! :) :) Over the moon! :)
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Meister

Got an offer! :) :) Over the moon! :)

Well done! Was this afternoon (Oxford time) or ealier today/yesterday?

<blockquote>Got an offer! :) :) Over the moon! :) </blockquote>
Well done! Was this afternoon (Oxford time) or ealier today/yesterday?
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vindhya89

Thank you! :) afternoon 12.30pm (oxford time) today.

Thank you! :) afternoon 12.30pm (oxford time) today.
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Mike84

exactly at 12:45 pm

exactly at 12:45 pm
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Meister

Thanks for the info. Seems they've stopped sending decisions for the day. Congrats again!

Thanks for the info. Seems they've stopped sending decisions for the day. Congrats again!
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vindhya89

Btw i was an applicant for the BCL course.

Btw i was an applicant for the BCL course.
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ASC85

Congrats Vindhya. I told you that you have a better chance than me.best of luck.

Congrats Vindhya. I told you that you have a better chance than me.best of luck.
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I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...

I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...
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psyfi

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kikiii

I was top 5% with 3.88 GPA out of 4.00, TOEFL 116, best law school in my country, 0 years of working experience (though 4 as a legal assistant during law school). President of the student's association, founded a faculty monthly newspaper and did countless stuff as president. Published a book, and founder of several NGO's, and am also in the board of advisors of several traditional NGO's and a think-tank. Rejected.


I'm sorry to harp on about this... BUT THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. Were you applying for BCL or MJur?

<blockquote>I was top 5% with 3.88 GPA out of 4.00, TOEFL 116, best law school in my country, 0 years of working experience (though 4 as a legal assistant during law school). President of the student's association, founded a faculty monthly newspaper and did countless stuff as president. Published a book, and founder of several NGO's, and am also in the board of advisors of several traditional NGO's and a think-tank. Rejected.</blockquote>

I'm sorry to harp on about this... BUT THIS MAKES NO SENSE AT ALL. Were you applying for BCL or MJur?
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pipiripao

MJur.

MJur.
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demi88

I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...


I FIRMLY believe it deffo does! I got an offer for MFL which is way more qualified than MJur; and got rejected for MJur itself. Whereas I was one of the firsts to get an offer for Cam LLM (22 febr) and still have no idea about the outcomes of MCL......... there must be a connection...

<blockquote>I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...</blockquote>

I FIRMLY believe it deffo does! I got an offer for MFL which is way more qualified than MJur; and got rejected for MJur itself. Whereas I was one of the firsts to get an offer for Cam LLM (22 febr) and still have no idea about the outcomes of MCL......... there must be a connection...
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Dubie: Thanks, though my post was not meant to be an actual reaction to your statement. I just thought it might be an important point for possible future applicants that - only in extremely rare cases, I guess - a poor first law degree is not an insurmountable obstacle.

E/ By the way, which college did you guys choose? Balliol here.


Balliol here too!

<blockquote>Dubie: Thanks, though my post was not meant to be an actual reaction to your statement. I just thought it might be an important point for possible future applicants that - only in extremely rare cases, I guess - a poor first law degree is not an insurmountable obstacle.

E/ By the way, which college did you guys choose? Balliol here.</blockquote>

Balliol here too!
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demi88

Dubie: Thanks, though my post was not meant to be an actual reaction to your statement. I just thought it might be an important point for possible future applicants that - only in extremely rare cases, I guess - a poor first law degree is not an insurmountable obstacle.

E/ By the way, which college did you guys choose? Balliol here.


Balliol here too!


Merton :) (Balliol and Merton are "Ravenclaw" LOL)

<blockquote><blockquote>Dubie: Thanks, though my post was not meant to be an actual reaction to your statement. I just thought it might be an important point for possible future applicants that - only in extremely rare cases, I guess - a poor first law degree is not an insurmountable obstacle.

E/ By the way, which college did you guys choose? Balliol here.</blockquote>

Balliol here too!</blockquote>

Merton :) (Balliol and Merton are "Ravenclaw" LOL)
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I FIRMLY believe it deffo does! I got an offer for MFL which is way more qualified than MJur; and got rejected for MJur itself. Whereas I was one of the firsts to get an offer for Cam LLM (22 febr) and still have no idea about the outcomes of MCL......... there must be a connection...


Thanks Demi88.
But did you mention in your application that you were also applying to Cambridge?

<blockquote>
I FIRMLY believe it deffo does! I got an offer for MFL which is way more qualified than MJur; and got rejected for MJur itself. Whereas I was one of the firsts to get an offer for Cam LLM (22 febr) and still have no idea about the outcomes of MCL......... there must be a connection...</blockquote>

Thanks Demi88.
But did you mention in your application that you were also applying to Cambridge?
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besha

I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...


I applied for Cambridge LLM and Oxford MJur and stated in both applications that I was also applying to the other one, got an offer from both.
I could believe that there is a connection within one university but they won't reject you just because you applied for the other...

<blockquote>I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...</blockquote>

I applied for Cambridge LLM and Oxford MJur and stated in both applications that I was also applying to the other one, got an offer from both.
I could believe that there is a connection within one university but they won't reject you just because you applied for the other...
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colmich

i have now been accepted to the DPhil in Law.

i have now been accepted to the DPhil in Law.
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LLAhm

@colmich - I thought Oxford doesnt admit students directly to their dphil program?

@colmich - I thought Oxford doesnt admit students directly to their dphil program?
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demi88

I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...


I applied for Cambridge LLM and Oxford MJur and stated in both applications that I was also applying to the other one, got an offer from both.
I could believe that there is a connection within one university but they won't reject you just because you applied for the other...



Of course, I stated in both applications that I was going to apply to either Cambridge and Oxford.

Btw, did you apply to the all the programmes (MFL, MCL, LLM, MJUR)?

<blockquote><blockquote>I have a question, to the happy few who have been admitted both to Oxford and Cambridge LLM : did you say in your application that you were also applying to the other one?

I'm just asking that because, in my Cambridge application, I did not mention my application to the Mjur, and got an offer, whereas I put it in my Oxford application and got rejected...
I was wondering if there was a link, but I may be making things up...</blockquote>

I applied for Cambridge LLM and Oxford MJur and stated in both applications that I was also applying to the other one, got an offer from both.
I could believe that there is a connection within one university but they won't reject you just because you applied for the other...</blockquote>


Of course, I stated in both applications that I was going to apply to either Cambridge and Oxford.

Btw, did you apply to the all the programmes (MFL, MCL, LLM, MJUR)?
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