Oxford BCL/MJur 2019-2020


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There's a rumor going on last year that Oxford waits for the Harvard results before releasing their own. Harvard is supposedly due to release admission results on the 15th.

That's almost as implausible as the rumour that Oxford releases its decisions when the decisions are ready to be released.

The true system is that, at the crack of dawn on the day of the first full moon of the year, the Associate Dean stands on the lawns of the Radcliffe Camera and flips an original Charles II guinea coin to determine whether decisions will be released on the first Friday (heads) or the second Friday (tails) after the commemoration of Baron Bliss Day in Belize.

[quote]There's a rumor going on last year that Oxford waits for the Harvard results before releasing their own. Harvard is supposedly due to release admission results on the 15th.[/quote]
That's almost as implausible as the rumour that Oxford releases its decisions when the decisions are ready to be released.

The true system is that, at the crack of dawn on the day of the first full moon of the year, the Associate Dean stands on the lawns of the Radcliffe Camera and flips an original Charles II guinea coin to determine whether decisions will be released on the first Friday (heads) or the second Friday (tails) after the commemoration of Baron Bliss Day in Belize.
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My understanding is that GAO handles the whole pre-application and coordination aspect of admissions but as soon as your application has been sent off and checked for all attachments to GAO, it is outside their remit. This is why the portal will never get updated (even though on the department’s side, they have to click a tiny button to say they’ve made an offer to a student) and that is why all your communications after admission are with the department and you have no contact with the GAO. I also know it is GAO policy to never give a specific date other than refer to the 8-10 weeks thing, which might explain why you were given the March 22 date (precisely 8 weeks past the deadline).

I could be wrong and I am probably biased insofar as I really hope results will come out this week but so far no element indicates that we can’t or won’t have results this week.

However, I must add that the person described on the law faculty website as dealing with the ‘administration of all graduate students (particularly research students) including admissions’ is on leave until Friday. I don’t know to what extent she’s involved in the application process (especially if she focuses on research students) but if she is very involved that might explain things.


I think it will be Marianne Biese sending out the emails instead of Geraldine Malloy (the person you are talking about I think)

[quote]My understanding is that GAO handles the whole pre-application and coordination aspect of admissions but as soon as your application has been sent off and checked for all attachments to GAO, it is outside their remit. This is why the portal will never get updated (even though on the department’s side, they have to click a tiny button to say they’ve made an offer to a student) and that is why all your communications after admission are with the department and you have no contact with the GAO. I also know it is GAO policy to never give a specific date other than refer to the 8-10 weeks thing, which might explain why you were given the March 22 date (precisely 8 weeks past the deadline).

I could be wrong and I am probably biased insofar as I really hope results will come out this week but so far no element indicates that we can’t or won’t have results this week.

However, I must add that the person described on the law faculty website as dealing with the ‘administration of all graduate students (particularly research students) including admissions’ is on leave until Friday. I don’t know to what extent she’s involved in the application process (especially if she focuses on research students) but if she is very involved that might explain things.[/quote]

I think it will be Marianne Biese sending out the emails instead of Geraldine Malloy (the person you are talking about I think)
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Maccie

There's a rumor going on last year that Oxford waits for the Harvard results before releasing their own. Harvard is supposedly due to release admission results on the 15th.

That's almost as implausible as the rumour that Oxford releases its decisions when the decisions are ready to be released.

The true system is that, at the crack of dawn on the day of the first full moon of the year, the Associate Dean stands on the lawns of the Radcliffe Camera and flips an original Charles II guinea coin to determine whether decisions will be released on the first Friday (heads) or the second Friday (tails) after the commemoration of Baron Bliss Day in Belize.


I would have believed you but for one detail: you can’t stand on the lawn of the Radcliffe Camera. Too bad, the rest of the story was entirely plausible...

On that note, another day begins! Hopefully, we’ll have some news today.

[quote][quote]There's a rumor going on last year that Oxford waits for the Harvard results before releasing their own. Harvard is supposedly due to release admission results on the 15th.[/quote]
That's almost as implausible as the rumour that Oxford releases its decisions when the decisions are ready to be released.

The true system is that, at the crack of dawn on the day of the first full moon of the year, the Associate Dean stands on the lawns of the Radcliffe Camera and flips an original Charles II guinea coin to determine whether decisions will be released on the first Friday (heads) or the second Friday (tails) after the commemoration of Baron Bliss Day in Belize.[/quote]

I would have believed you but for one detail: you can’t stand on the lawn of the Radcliffe Camera. Too bad, the rest of the story was entirely plausible...

On that note, another day begins! Hopefully, we’ll have some news today.
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Maccie

I would have believed you but for one detail: you can’t stand on the lawn of the Radcliffe Camera. Too bad, the rest of the story was entirely plausible...

On that note, another day begins! Hopefully, we’ll have some news today.


But that's the Associate Dean??? Can't Oxford make an exception for the BCL/MJur admissions for the sake of tradition?



You underestimate how sacred the lawn rules are in Oxford!

[quote][quote] I would have believed you but for one detail: you can’t stand on the lawn of the Radcliffe Camera. Too bad, the rest of the story was entirely plausible...

On that note, another day begins! Hopefully, we’ll have some news today.[/quote]

But that's the Associate Dean??? Can't Oxford make an exception for the BCL/MJur admissions for the sake of tradition?

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You underestimate how sacred the lawn rules are in Oxford!
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MingMing

I sent an email to Marianne Biese-Williams today and she replied that "We aim to get all decisions out by next week Friday.". So, we have to keep calm for another week.

I sent an email to Marianne Biese-Williams today and she replied that "We aim to get all decisions out by next week Friday.". So, we have to keep calm for another week.
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F_Cvl

I sent an email to Marianne Biese-Williams today and she replied that "We aim to get all decisions out by next week Friday.". So, we have to keep calm for another week.


Don't know how to feel about this haha...
"by next Friday" means that we could hear from them on Monday while "We aim to" entails that we could wait for more than another week

[quote]I sent an email to Marianne Biese-Williams today and she replied that "We aim to get all decisions out by next week Friday.". So, we have to keep calm for another week. [/quote]

Don't know how to feel about this haha...
"by next Friday" means that we could hear from them on Monday while "We aim to" entails that we could wait for more than another week
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Louise96

Thanks for all the informations! Really hope we'll get some news today but I doubt it. Good luck for the wait everyone!

[Edited by Louise96 on Mar 15, 2019]

Thanks for all the informations! Really hope we'll get some news today but I doubt it. Good luck for the wait everyone!
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I have a query regarding the MLF.

I have applied for the BCL but not the MLF.

Assuming my application for the BCL is successful, do you think there is any possibility of switching to the MLF? (I am not sure I would do this, however I am starting to think that “prestige of BCL”, is not a valid reason to choose it over the MLF.

Studying the MLF could potentially put me in a better place for the MPhil, as I would have developed some quant skills.

The two week wait is agony! I

I have a query regarding the MLF.

I have applied for the BCL but not the MLF.

Assuming my application for the BCL is successful, do you think there is any possibility of switching to the MLF? (I am not sure I would do this, however I am starting to think that “prestige of BCL”, is not a valid reason to choose it over the MLF.

Studying the MLF could potentially put me in a better place for the MPhil, as I would have developed some quant skills.

The two week wait is agony! I

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Hi! Does anyone know if Oxford gives the scholarship decisions alongside the admissions or do they defer that for later?

Hi! Does anyone know if Oxford gives the scholarship decisions alongside the admissions or do they defer that for later?
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Hi! Does anyone know if Oxford gives the scholarship decisions alongside the admissions or do they defer that for later?

Hi! Does anyone know if Oxford gives the scholarship decisions alongside the admissions or do they defer that for later?
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Louise96

Usually they defer that for later, and it is also the case for the college decisions ! Not sure of the exact times though

Usually they defer that for later, and it is also the case for the college decisions ! Not sure of the exact times though
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Louise96

fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday!

fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday!
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Maccie

fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday!


In any event, we’ll have news before Friday; so the end is near. If they take 3 days to roll out all decisions like last year, we can expect it to begin around Wednesday?

[quote]fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday![/quote]

In any event, we’ll have news before Friday; so the end is near. If they take 3 days to roll out all decisions like last year, we can expect it to begin around Wednesday?
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Louise96

fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday!


In any event, we’ll have news before Friday; so the end is near. If they take 3 days to roll out all decisions like last year, we can expect it to begin around Wednesday?

Yes, I think I'm too optimistic for Monday.... I agree with you, we can expect for some news around Wednesday!

[quote][quote]fingers crossed! maybe we'll have some news on Monday![/quote]

In any event, we’ll have news before Friday; so the end is near. If they take 3 days to roll out all decisions like last year, we can expect it to begin around Wednesday?[/quote]
Yes, I think I'm too optimistic for Monday.... I agree with you, we can expect for some news around Wednesday!
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Maccie

For MJur applicants, Oxford released the admission statistics for the past 3 years in an FOI request. Just killing time here lol

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/548009/response/1311801/attach/html/3/Yousafi%20Attachment.pdf.html


Since they're offering 50 places this year, I am assuming they will make around 85 offers (as in the past years where they had 50 places), so that's around 22% of offers. I guess that's something for those who find comfort in numbers!

[quote]For MJur applicants, Oxford released the admission statistics for the past 3 years in an FOI request. Just killing time here lol

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/548009/response/1311801/attach/html/3/Yousafi%20Attachment.pdf.html [/quote]

Since they're offering 50 places this year, I am assuming they will make around 85 offers (as in the past years where they had 50 places), so that's around 22% of offers. I guess that's something for those who find comfort in numbers!
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F_Cvl

No news as of today?

No news as of today?
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No news today:( uncertainty continues..

No news today:( uncertainty continues..
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No news, and the agony of the wait intensifies further....

No news, and the agony of the wait intensifies further....
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