Oxford BCL/MJur and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2010/2011


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I emailed Marianne Biese about this a few weeks ago and she replied saying that scholarship decisions would not be finalised until April and college decisions are not due until the end of May. If I haven't heard anything about funding by the end of this month, then I plan to drop her a quick email...but in any case it appears that we still have some more waiting to do!

I emailed Marianne Biese about this a few weeks ago and she replied saying that scholarship decisions would not be finalised until April and college decisions are not due until the end of May. If I haven't heard anything about funding by the end of this month, then I plan to drop her a quick email...but in any case it appears that we still have some more waiting to do!
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natlo1405

Hmm, but this does not make it easier to decide (which we need to do before end of April...). Does this mean we need to take a risk and make our choice in spite of lack of college / scholarship decisions?
Many thanks for your advice / thoughts!

Hmm, but this does not make it easier to decide (which we need to do before end of April...). Does this mean we need to take a risk and make our choice in spite of lack of college / scholarship decisions?
Many thanks for your advice / thoughts!
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GermanGuy

Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!

Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!
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Jenny1987

Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!


Congratulations! Which college offered you a place?

<blockquote>Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!</blockquote>

Congratulations! Which college offered you a place?
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GermanGuy

Thanks.
It's Queens, which was my 1st choice, though I didn't really had an idea which one to choose and I guess it won't be such a big deal as a postgrad anyway.

Thanks.
It's Queens, which was my 1st choice, though I didn't really had an idea which one to choose and I guess it won't be such a big deal as a postgrad anyway.
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Jenny1987

Have you joined the facebook group yet? I'm sure there's someone on there who also holds an offer from Queen's.

Have you joined the facebook group yet? I'm sure there's someone on there who also holds an offer from Queen's.
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lil81

Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!


Received an offer for Oxford. Corpus Christi College.. As for Cambridge, Wolfson College. But no official letters yet. Unlike GermanGuy, decision for me has already been made. My boss has decided..

<blockquote>Just to let you know:
I received my offer by the Uni of Ox via email in mid march and the offer by the College about one week later via post.

But I'm still waiting for Cam to let me know which College I'd be allocated to.

And then... it's decision time!</blockquote>

Received an offer for Oxford. Corpus Christi College.. As for Cambridge, Wolfson College. But no official letters yet. Unlike GermanGuy, decision for me has already been made. My boss has decided..
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gaia

Is anyone still waiting for a college allotment? And any update on the faculty scholarships?

Is anyone still waiting for a college allotment? And any update on the faculty scholarships?
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sedm2782

if you haven't heard from oxford law fac yet about scholarships it's bad news as they've given them out already

if you haven't heard from oxford law fac yet about scholarships it's bad news as they've given them out already
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roses

Could you share more on what has happened regarding faculty's scholarships? I suppose you don't mean the Clarendon Fund and other scholarships from colleges?

Could you share more on what has happened regarding faculty's scholarships? I suppose you don't mean the Clarendon Fund and other scholarships from colleges?
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sedm2782

sorry no, I mean central scholarships- not colleges,although a lot of colleges will have done so by now. Clarendon fund I am not sure.

sorry no, I mean central scholarships- not colleges,although a lot of colleges will have done so by now. Clarendon fund I am not sure.
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gaia

oh that's a tad disappointing...thanks for the info though...would you have any idea if we have to wait till end of may for the college decision ?..some people on this forum seem to have received college offers already...i guess that might mean people still waiting are not getting offers from the college of their first choice...

oh that's a tad disappointing...thanks for the info though...would you have any idea if we have to wait till end of may for the college decision ?..some people on this forum seem to have received college offers already...i guess that might mean people still waiting are not getting offers from the college of their first choice...
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sedm2782

I'm not sure-college decisions often take a lot longer. Most of us have heard but if you haven't does not nec mean you won't get your first choice- sometimes they just take longer!

I'm not sure-college decisions often take a lot longer. Most of us have heard but if you haven't does not nec mean you won't get your first choice- sometimes they just take longer!
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zaczac

Really? *Most* people have received offers from colleges? I'm surprised: I thought most colleges hadn't gotten back to people yet, but were expected to soon.

What colleges have people been getting replies from, and, if I may ask, have those replies been coming with college money awards?

Very curious: I got an offer from Oxford in mid-March, accepted to Beise in late April, but haven't heard a peep at all from colleges. (I randomly put down 1:Christ Church and 2:Magdalen, since I didn't think it much mattered, and might as well shoot for the pretty ones.)

Really? *Most* people have received offers from colleges? I'm surprised: I thought most colleges hadn't gotten back to people yet, but were expected to soon.

What colleges have people been getting replies from, and, if I may ask, have those replies been coming with college money awards?

Very curious: I got an offer from Oxford in mid-March, accepted to Beise in late April, but haven't heard a peep at all from colleges. (I randomly put down 1:Christ Church and 2:Magdalen, since I didn't think it much mattered, and might as well shoot for the pretty ones.)
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Dear all,
I got offers both from Oxford and Cambridge and I've been admitted to Trinity at Cambridge.
I'm waiting to know in which college I've been accepted in Oxford in order to make the final decision, but I'd like to know your opinion: LLM at Cambridge or MJur at Oxford?
I'm particularly interested in international litigation and arbitration.
To tell the truth, the courses offer seems a bit narrow, but I've been told that reputation is all in these cases (that it's why I'm thinking about tossing LSE aside and choosing Oxbridge).
Thanks a lot for your suggestions, comments, thoughts...

Dear all,
I got offers both from Oxford and Cambridge and I've been admitted to Trinity at Cambridge.
I'm waiting to know in which college I've been accepted in Oxford in order to make the final decision, but I'd like to know your opinion: LLM at Cambridge or MJur at Oxford?
I'm particularly interested in international litigation and arbitration.
To tell the truth, the courses offer seems a bit narrow, but I've been told that reputation is all in these cases (that it's why I'm thinking about tossing LSE aside and choosing Oxbridge).
Thanks a lot for your suggestions, comments, thoughts...
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Private Eq...

LLM is better than MJur + you got the best college in the whole Oxbridge. In fact Trinity does not accept students who did not study their before...Hence, you must have had a fantastic background...Where did you do your undergrad?
Otherwise you have nothing to think about - Cambridge...

LLM is better than MJur + you got the best college in the whole Oxbridge. In fact Trinity does not accept students who did not study their before...Hence, you must have had a fantastic background...Where did you do your undergrad?
Otherwise you have nothing to think about - Cambridge...
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I did my undergrad in Italy.
Why do you think LLM is better than MJur? Some friends told me that even if Cambridge and Oxford are at the same level of excellence, Oxford is still perceived as more prestigious. And I really need to have prestige on my cv, as I'm planning to work in England after the master and I know that there are not so many law firms welcoming an Italian lawyer, given the difference in the respective legal systems.
Thanks for your answer

I did my undergrad in Italy.
Why do you think LLM is better than MJur? Some friends told me that even if Cambridge and Oxford are at the same level of excellence, Oxford is still perceived as more prestigious. And I really need to have prestige on my cv, as I'm planning to work in England after the master and I know that there are not so many law firms welcoming an Italian lawyer, given the difference in the respective legal systems.
Thanks for your answer
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Private Eq...

See my previous posts...LLM is better because it is an internationally recognised qualification. Harvard and Yale have LLM, they do not have MJur. It is still perceived as the second best. Also if you want to work in the UK, try not to separate yourself from English graduates, be one of them. MJur will put an additional divide-you a civil country lawyer.
Cambridge is better perceived in the City (more numerate, has better Private Equity links etc). Oxford is better for the bar, City perceives it as too "arty"
In the City eyes Cam Trinity is the best you can do

See my previous posts...LLM is better because it is an internationally recognised qualification. Harvard and Yale have LLM, they do not have MJur. It is still perceived as the second best. Also if you want to work in the UK, try not to separate yourself from English graduates, be one of them. MJur will put an additional divide-you a civil country lawyer.
Cambridge is better perceived in the City (more numerate, has better Private Equity links etc). Oxford is better for the bar, City perceives it as too "arty"
In the City eyes Cam Trinity is the best you can do





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jmiw_86

See my previous posts...LLM is better because it is an internationally recognised qualification. Harvard and Yale have LLM, they do not have MJur. It is still perceived as the second best. Also if you want to work in the UK, try not to separate yourself from English graduates, be one of them. MJur will put an additional divide-you a civil country lawyer.
Cambridge is better perceived in the City (more numerate, has better Private Equity links etc). Oxford is better for the bar, City perceives it as too "arty"
In the City eyes Cam Trinity is the best you can do







I think that's the strongest argument I've ever heard FOR choosing Oxford. Be your own master.

<blockquote>See my previous posts...LLM is better because it is an internationally recognised qualification. Harvard and Yale have LLM, they do not have MJur. It is still perceived as the second best. Also if you want to work in the UK, try not to separate yourself from English graduates, be one of them. MJur will put an additional divide-you a civil country lawyer.
Cambridge is better perceived in the City (more numerate, has better Private Equity links etc). Oxford is better for the bar, City perceives it as too "arty"
In the City eyes Cam Trinity is the best you can do





</blockquote>

I think that's the strongest argument I've ever heard FOR choosing Oxford. Be your own master.
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Private Eq...

Yes, if you are talking about the bar, no - if you are talking about international finance and international tax or similar....
Try to explain to firms outside of the top 10 what MJur is = good luck! You will still get a job because it is Oxford but you'll have to do additional explaining

To the person who wrote before, take a psyhology course. There is an expression "a nail that stands out gets hammered". You are expected to show originality in your background when you are approaching partner's stage. At your first/second job level (if you want to get it) you should be as common as other top level graduate. HR people want predictability and consistence, not your unique qualities. Hence, the more standard your background is, the better

Yes, if you are talking about the bar, no - if you are talking about international finance and international tax or similar....
Try to explain to firms outside of the top 10 what MJur is = good luck! You will still get a job because it is Oxford but you'll have to do additional explaining

To the person who wrote before, take a psyhology course. There is an expression "a nail that stands out gets hammered". You are expected to show originality in your background when you are approaching partner's stage. At your first/second job level (if you want to get it) you should be as common as other top level graduate. HR people want predictability and consistence, not your unique qualities. Hence, the more standard your background is, the better
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