Oxford BCL/MJur and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2010/2011


plethora

Does anyone happen to know if the Director of Graduate taught admissions (Edwin Peel) makes the admission decision himself or this is made by a panel?

Does anyone happen to know if the Director of Graduate taught admissions (Edwin Peel) makes the admission decision himself or this is made by a panel?
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isaiah

hey all,

refrerences for cambridge have to be addressed to "Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies", but how should you then include this in the reference lette?

- Dear Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,
- To the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,
- Dear LLM Admission Committee,

What do you all think?

hey all,

refrerences for cambridge have to be addressed to "Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies", but how should you then include this in the reference lette?

- Dear Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,
- To the Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,
- Dear LLM Admission Committee,

What do you all think?
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plethora

Aren't the Oxon and Cantab references sealed and hence confidential?

Aren't the Oxon and Cantab references sealed and hence confidential?
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littledoll

Yes, but that doesn't solve the problem right. Although you might not be able to read the reference you can tell your referee how he has to address them. I don't know what my referees did, maybe I should ask them. But don't you think Dear Sir or Madam is also enough?

Yes, but that doesn't solve the problem right. Although you might not be able to read the reference you can tell your referee how he has to address them. I don't know what my referees did, maybe I should ask them. But don't you think Dear Sir or Madam is also enough?
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littledoll


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plethora

Yes; I think that the regular salutations are adequate =)

Yes; I think that the regular salutations are adequate =)
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isaiah

Yes; I think that the regular salutations are adequate =)


hi guys,

i dont want to spoil your day but please read the following instruction before submitting your final pieces:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/forms/cambridge_graduate_referees.pdf

So it is explicitly instructed to address to The Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies..

Well I advised my referee to start with "Dear Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,"

good luck all

<blockquote>Yes; I think that the regular salutations are adequate =)</blockquote>

hi guys,

i dont want to spoil your day but please read the following instruction before submitting your final pieces:
http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/gradstud/admissions/forms/cambridge_graduate_referees.pdf

So it is explicitly instructed to address to ‘The Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies’..

Well I advised my referee to start with "Dear Secretary of the Board of Graduate Studies,"

good luck all
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lil81

Thanks.. I'll remind my referee. Just wanted to know if everyone's applying online?

Thanks.. I'll remind my referee. Just wanted to know if everyone's applying online?
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littledoll

OMG I hope my referees addressed them correctly... Well now it's too late anyways. ;-) Hope that doesn't influence my application..

I am applying online. It's easier than having all this paper mess especially if you are applying to several unis.

OMG I hope my referees addressed them correctly... Well now it's too late anyways. ;-) Hope that doesn't influence my application..

I am applying online. It's easier than having all this paper mess especially if you are applying to several unis.
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plethora

My apologies people; but I'm sure Cambridge won't turn away worthy candidates just over nomenclature? Anyway we have a long and painful wait!

My apologies people; but I'm sure Cambridge won't turn away worthy candidates just over nomenclature? Anyway we have a long and painful wait!
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strawfoot

Hi.

The Cambridge online application form says that you should write a maximum of 16 lines when writing about your reason for undertaking the course. Does a blank line between paragraphs count as a line? I wouldn't think so, but the application looked strange when I took a printout. The text didn't fit properly in the window.

Has anybody else had the same problem?

Hi.

The Cambridge online application form says that you should write a maximum of 16 lines when writing about your reason for undertaking the course. Does a blank line between paragraphs count as a line? I wouldn't think so, but the application looked strange when I took a printout. The text didn't fit properly in the window.

Has anybody else had the same problem?
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lil81

I thought it is maximum 16 lines and 130 characters (plus spacing) for each line. You can actually use microsoft words to count the characters including the spacing..

I thought it is maximum 16 lines and 130 characters (plus spacing) for each line. You can actually use microsoft words to count the characters including the spacing..
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toffka

Dear all,

please advise me on payment of registration fee. I can have a credit card only in USD or Euro, and as I understood, I have to specify the details of my credit card for payment of registration fee which constitues 35 pounds. Do you think it is possible to provide the details of USD/Euro credit card? can they debit the necessary amount in another currency equivalent to 35 pounds?

Dear all,

please advise me on payment of registration fee. I can have a credit card only in USD or Euro, and as I understood, I have to specify the details of my credit card for payment of registration fee which constitues 35 pounds. Do you think it is possible to provide the details of USD/Euro credit card? can they debit the necessary amount in another currency equivalent to 35 pounds?
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isaiah

OMG I hope my referees addressed them correctly... Well now it's too late anyways. ;-) Hope that doesn't influence my application..

I am applying online. It's easier than having all this paper mess especially if you are applying to several unis.


for cambridge there is really no advantage in applying online, you still have to submit hard copies for all the mandatory docs..
that is way I choose to do a paper application, not merely because you also have two weeks extra before the deadline passes

<blockquote>OMG I hope my referees addressed them correctly... Well now it's too late anyways. ;-) Hope that doesn't influence my application..

I am applying online. It's easier than having all this paper mess especially if you are applying to several unis.</blockquote>

for cambridge there is really no advantage in applying online, you still have to submit hard copies for all the mandatory docs..
that is way I choose to do a paper application, not merely because you also have two weeks extra before the deadline passes
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isaiah

Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(

Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(
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despite

hi,

for the application paper for Cambridge, I had a 12,5 at my staatsexam .Do you write your grade from your home country or do you try to "translate" it in a UK grade?

thank you

hi,

for the application paper for Cambridge, I had a 12,5 at my staatsexam .Do you write your grade from your home country or do you try to "translate" it in a UK grade?

thank you
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Ralph Wigg...

Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(


Why do you expect Oxbridge to reject someone who graduated within top 1,5% (or, regarding your LLM, within top 5% respectively)?

<blockquote>Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(</blockquote>

Why do you expect Oxbridge to reject someone who graduated within top 1,5% (or, regarding your LLM, within top 5% respectively)?
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isaiah

Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(


Why do you expect Oxbridge to reject someone who graduated within top 1,5% (or, regarding your LLM, within top 5% respectively)?


those are two world class uni's to which world class applicatants will apply to... I am not that bad and certainly do have a chance, but one should not forget that there are more highly qualified people from other uni's within my country and of course from other countries around the world that will make an attempt to get into one of these two top notch uni's..just imagine those people applying from some ivy league schools from the us or all the students that top the rankings at their respective home uni's .. on the other hand, fortunately not all of those top students desire to go study at oxbridge

<blockquote><blockquote>Hey guys,

I would like to get your opinion on my chances for LSE, Cmabrdige and Oxford.

I have done a LLB programme at the best university in my country and finished 4th in a group of more than 330 graduates.

For an english taught LLM programme at the same university I finished 2dn oin a group of 43 graduates.

What do you think of my chances? I honestly thinkt that I will get into LSE but the other two will probably reject me... :(</blockquote>

Why do you expect Oxbridge to reject someone who graduated within top 1,5% (or, regarding your LLM, within top 5% respectively)?</blockquote>

those are two world class uni's to which world class applicatants will apply to... I am not that bad and certainly do have a chance, but one should not forget that there are more highly qualified people from other uni's within my country and of course from other countries around the world that will make an attempt to get into one of these two top notch uni's..just imagine those people applying from some ivy league schools from the us or all the students that top the rankings at their respective home uni's .. on the other hand, fortunately not all of those top students desire to go study at oxbridge

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legalalien

Well, for what it's worth someone who I think ought to know recently told me that approx the top 10% of Oxford law graduates would be able to get into the BCL course. So, even allowing for a reasonable level of "discounting" of graduates from non-Oxbridge universities you ought to be in with a chance. I know how you feel though - it's hard to assess how the admissions team will regard the quality of legal education in your country / at the particular university you attended. I know when I moved to work in private practice in the UK I encountered quite a lot of comments along the lines of "you must find the work much harder / more challenging here in London". Which it wasn't, particularly.

Well, for what it's worth someone who I think ought to know recently told me that approx the top 10% of Oxford law graduates would be able to get into the BCL course. So, even allowing for a reasonable level of "discounting" of graduates from non-Oxbridge universities you ought to be in with a chance. I know how you feel though - it's hard to assess how the admissions team will regard the quality of legal education in your country / at the particular university you attended. I know when I moved to work in private practice in the UK I encountered quite a lot of comments along the lines of "you must find the work much harder / more challenging here in London". Which it wasn't, particularly.
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plethora

All depends on the blasted references...

All depends on the blasted references...
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