Oxford BCL/MJur 2017-2018 Applicants


Axolotl

So, what kind of academic backgrounds/CVs do people have here? Is my maths correct that it's roughly 486 1st class applicants striving for around 170 offers?


1st class for my LLB from a (and arguably the) top law school in Australia (ranked within top 4% of 234 students). Currently studying Masters of Law where I have topped several subjects there. They put a lot of weight on your references and your academic writing. I'm hoping that my references have sway given they are all BCL graduates and one of them is the Dean of the law school I studied at.

Worked as a litigation lawyer for several years and have been appointed a judge associate for 2019. But they do not put any weight to non-academic interests or professional experience save for it revealing some future academic achievement - see https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate/postgraduate-admission-faqs.


That's a ferocious CV.

I sincerely doubt you have very much to worry about, regardless of references.

[Edited by Axolotl on Mar 11, 2017]

[quote][quote] So, what kind of academic backgrounds/CVs do people have here? Is my maths correct that it's roughly 486 1st class applicants striving for around 170 offers?[/quote]

1st class for my LLB from a (and arguably the) top law school in Australia (ranked within top 4% of 234 students). Currently studying Masters of Law where I have topped several subjects there. They put a lot of weight on your references and your academic writing. I'm hoping that my references have sway given they are all BCL graduates and one of them is the Dean of the law school I studied at.

Worked as a litigation lawyer for several years and have been appointed a judge associate for 2019. But they do not put any weight to non-academic interests or professional experience save for it revealing some future academic achievement - see https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate/postgraduate-admission-faqs. [/quote]

That's a ferocious CV.

I sincerely doubt you have very much to worry about, regardless of references.
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Inactive User

Guys, you have very impressive CVs!
Now I'm felling totally hopeless of getting in hahaha
Just a question: in my country, the grading system varies from 0-10. Do you know what would be equivalent to a 1st class degree?

Guys, you have very impressive CVs!
Now I'm felling totally hopeless of getting in hahaha
Just a question: in my country, the grading system varies from 0-10. Do you know what would be equivalent to a 1st class degree?
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Jtwum

wow very impressive CVs. Judge associate!! you are definitely going to get in. No need to worry at all. I wish us all the very best in these last days of waiting.

wow very impressive CVs. Judge associate!! you are definitely going to get in. No need to worry at all. I wish us all the very best in these last days of waiting.
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RAGN1989

Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week?

Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week?
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Inactive User

Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week?


I (and I guess other postgraduate applicants as well) received an email about some clarification on a scholarship application procedure, in which they also stated that all the candidates will be communicated about the outcome by March 17.

[quote]Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week? [/quote]

I (and I guess other postgraduate applicants as well) received an email about some clarification on a scholarship application procedure, in which they also stated that all the candidates will be communicated about the outcome by March 17.
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RAGN1989

Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week?


I (and I guess other postgraduate applicants as well) received an email about some clarification on a scholarship application procedure, in which they also stated that all the candidates will be communicated about the outcome by March 17.


I believe we will hear something this week. The abovementioned date is confirmed by the FAQ on the postgraduate website of Oxford:

"The admissions process is complex and can take some time. We have many applications to read and compare. For the BCL, MJur, and MSc Law and Finance, you can expect to hear from the Faculty around 18 March."

Source: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate/postgraduate-admission-faqs

[quote][quote]Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week? [/quote]

I (and I guess other postgraduate applicants as well) received an email about some clarification on a scholarship application procedure, in which they also stated that all the candidates will be communicated about the outcome by March 17.[/quote]

I believe we will hear something this week. The abovementioned date is confirmed by the FAQ on the postgraduate website of Oxford:

"The admissions process is complex and can take some time. We have many applications to read and compare. For the BCL, MJur, and MSc Law and Finance, you can expect to hear from the Faculty around 18 March."

Source: https://www.law.ox.ac.uk/admissions/postgraduate/postgraduate-admission-faqs
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Axolotl

Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week?


I assumed everyone had received this email:

"To applicants for Law Postgraduate courses

It has been brought to our attention that the information that was communicated to us regarding the Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam Graduate Scholarship and which then appeared on our website was incorrect – it suggested that there was no separate application process for the scholarship whereas in fact, those wishing to be considered for this scholarship do need to complete an application by 10 March.

For further details, please refer to www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/Scholarships-and-bursaries/Postgraduate/More-info#HowToApply

Please note that you should not interpret this message as meaning we intend to offer you a place on the course to which you applied. We are still in the process of assessing graduate applications and are not in a position to report any decisions at this point, but will let all candidates know whether they have been successful or unsuccessful by 17 March."

[quote]Does anyone know whether the MJur decisions will be released together with the BCL decisions? And if so, could we expect them to release them upcoming week? [/quote]

I assumed everyone had received this email:

"To applicants for Law Postgraduate courses

It has been brought to our attention that the information that was communicated to us regarding the Mr and Mrs Kenny Lam Graduate Scholarship and which then appeared on our website was incorrect – it suggested that there was no separate application process for the scholarship whereas in fact, those wishing to be considered for this scholarship do need to complete an application by 10 March.

For further details, please refer to www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk/Scholarships-and-bursaries/Postgraduate/More-info#HowToApply

Please note that you should not interpret this message as meaning we intend to offer you a place on the course to which you applied. We are still in the process of assessing graduate applications and are not in a position to report any decisions at this point, but will let all candidates know whether they have been successful or unsuccessful by 17 March."
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Jtwum

Yes I am from Ghana. I am sure we will hear from them soon.
A friend of mine applied for the Msc Finance and she heard from Oxford last week Friday

[Edited by Jtwum on Mar 13, 2017]

Yes I am from Ghana. I am sure we will hear from them soon.
A friend of mine applied for the Msc Finance and she heard from Oxford last week Friday
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citoyen99

Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL?

Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL?
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Axolotl

Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL?


Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later.

[quote]Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL? [/quote]

Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later.
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RAGN1989

Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL?


Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later.


I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that.

[quote][quote]Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL? [/quote]

Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later. [/quote]

I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that.
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Axolotl

Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL?


Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later.


I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that.


Yes. The 15th is in two days.

[quote][quote][quote]Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL? [/quote]

Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later. [/quote]

I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that. [/quote]

Yes. The 15th is in two days.
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citoyen99



Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later.


I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that.


Yes. The 15th is in two days.


We're waiting so much that we've lost track of time

[quote][quote][quote][quote]Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL? [/quote]

Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later. [/quote]

I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that. [/quote]

Yes. The 15th is in two days. [/quote]

We're waiting so much that we've lost track of time
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RAGN1989



I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that.


Yes. The 15th is in two days.


We're waiting so much that we've lost track of time


Exactly! The wait is nerve wrecking..

[quote][quote][quote][quote][quote]Monday is over - anyone heard for BCL? [/quote]

Nothing here. I can't imagine we'll hear until the 15th or later. [/quote]

I think we will get an update this week. The e-mail re scholarship and the graduate website of Oxford both suggest that. [/quote]

Yes. The 15th is in two days. [/quote]

We're waiting so much that we've lost track of time[/quote]

Exactly! The wait is nerve wrecking..
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Camford

Accepted into the BCL :)

Accepted into the BCL :)
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Jtwum

congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?

[Edited by Jtwum on Mar 14, 2017]

congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?
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Camford

congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?


Thank you :) About 4:30pm on 14 March UK time

[Edited by Camford on Mar 14, 2017]

[quote]congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?[/quote]

Thank you :) About 4:30pm on 14 March UK time
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Jtwum

I am so nervous now. Did u say UK time? Its not even 4 yet in the UK.
Where are u from? maybe time difference

[Edited by Jtwum on Mar 14, 2017]

I am so nervous now. Did u say UK time? Its not even 4 yet in the UK.
Where are u from? maybe time difference
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RAGN1989

congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?


Thank you :) About 4:30pm on 14 March UK time


That so awesome! I'm so happy for you!

[quote][quote]congratulations!!!! when did u hear from them?[/quote]

Thank you :) About 4:30pm on 14 March UK time [/quote]

That so awesome! I'm so happy for you!
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bsd987

Just got an email with a conditional offer.

Just got an email with a conditional offer.
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