Oxford BCL/MJur and Cambridge LLM Applicants 2010/2011


mooks146
The Oxford University LLM application deadline is January 2010, however I see in this thread that the majority of people have already sent their applications in.

Is it best to submit an application earlier, say by October/November? Or is it irrelevant how early you apply?
The Oxford University LLM application deadline is January 2010, however I see in this thread that the majority of people have already sent their applications in.

Is it best to submit an application earlier, say by October/November? Or is it irrelevant how early you apply?
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Becky6789
I'm sure Oxford doesn't have a rolling acceptance system so I think as long as you're in before the deadline there shouldn't be a problem. Or at least I hope that is true because I'm still working on my application...
I'm sure Oxford doesn't have a rolling acceptance system so I think as long as you're in before the deadline there shouldn't be a problem. Or at least I hope that is true because I'm still working on my application...
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mooks146
Thanks!

Do most people prepare a new written piece for the Oxford applications or is it common practice to edit an existing piece of work they submitted while at university?
Thanks!

Do most people prepare a new written piece for the Oxford applications or is it common practice to edit an existing piece of work they submitted while at university?
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brazilian
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lil81
I am still working on my written work for oxford. Couldnt seem to find d time 2 sit down properly coz of work n everything. I just sat for my exams for promotion purpose n dat experience drained my energy for everything else..
I am still working on my written work for oxford. Couldnt seem to find d time 2 sit down properly coz of work n everything. I just sat for my exams for promotion purpose n dat experience drained my energy for everything else..
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mkd2010
any news anyone?? dead silince in the forum....last year at this time of year some offers had already been made? has anyone received his yet??
any news anyone?? dead silince in the forum....last year at this time of year some offers had already been made? has anyone received his yet??
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castrili
There is thread calle "accepted to Cambridge" or something similar where two people claim they have gotten offers...this is very confusing as last year, the first offers (according to what was posted) only came in late february...
There is thread calle "accepted to Cambridge" or something similar where two people claim they have gotten offers...this is very confusing as last year, the first offers (according to what was posted) only came in late february...
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Dutchman
yes, correct. I am one of the "two people" who "claim" to have received an offer. If you had gone through the boards for 2009/10, you would have noticed that the first round of offers is usually made before christmas.
yes, correct. I am one of the "two people" who "claim" to have received an offer. If you had gone through the boards for 2009/10, you would have noticed that the first round of offers is usually made before christmas.

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mkd2010
congraulations dutchman!! i also know for a fact that last year the frst offers were issued in december since a friend of minie received one! could you tell us when did you apply and your credentials to have a "benchmark"?
congraulations dutchman!! i also know for a fact that last year the frst offers were issued in december since a friend of minie received one! could you tell us when did you apply and your credentials to have a "benchmark"?
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Dutchman
Hi mkd,

no problem: I applied online around November 10 and sent in the supporting documents about 1 week later. However, it took until December 5 for the self service area to switch to "papers with degree committee".
As to my "credentials", I have graduated from one of Germany's top law schools in 2009, ranking no.1 of my class. Since then, I've been working on my doctoral thesis.
Hi mkd,

no problem: I applied online around November 10 and sent in the supporting documents about 1 week later. However, it took until December 5 for the self service area to switch to "papers with degree committee".
As to my "credentials", I have graduated from one of Germany's top law schools in 2009, ranking no.1 of my class. Since then, I've been working on my doctoral thesis.
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ektara
Hey...congrats Dutchman!!! ..well with credentials like that..its not actually surprising...as for the rest of us..guess will have to wait till after Jan 4th, since the Cambridge website states that the university is shut till then...

All the best to everyone...and btw merry christmas ppl.. :-)
Hey...congrats Dutchman!!! ..well with credentials like that..its not actually surprising...as for the rest of us..guess will have to wait till after Jan 4th, since the Cambridge website states that the university is shut till then...

All the best to everyone...and btw merry christmas ppl.. :-)
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Cheechee
Good luck everyone. Merry Christmas!
Good luck everyone. Merry Christmas!
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MarcT
yes, correct. I am one of the "two people" who "claim" to have received an offer. If you had gone through the boards for 2009/10, you would have noticed that the first round of offers is usually made before christmas.



Well, as I am the other onw making that claim, I thought I'd pitch in. My credentials are actually disturbingly similar to yours, Dutchman. Who would have thought that the British like Germans? :P
<blockquote>yes, correct. I am one of the "two people" who "claim" to have received an offer. If you had gone through the boards for 2009/10, you would have noticed that the first round of offers is usually made before christmas.

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Well, as I am the other onw making that claim, I thought I'd pitch in. My credentials are actually disturbingly similar to yours, Dutchman. Who would have thought that the British like Germans? :P
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gulp
hello all
I want to know my chances of getting into Oxbridge...so would very much appreciate it if anyone cares to give an opinion
1) I have a 2i LLB with 70% average throughout the four years (graduated from Univerity of Colombo: Sri Lanka)
2)won an award for top merit academic student in the first two years of study
3)participated for humanitarian law moot organized by ICRC (came runners up) and have participated in debating abroad and open forums at Uni
4)got a first class in the bar exam
5)hoping to get references from two professors-both have done their graduate studies at Oxford

can someone please give an honest opinion.....thanks loads :)
hello all
I want to know my chances of getting into Oxbridge...so would very much appreciate it if anyone cares to give an opinion
1) I have a 2i LLB with 70% average throughout the four years (graduated from Univerity of Colombo: Sri Lanka)
2)won an award for top merit academic student in the first two years of study
3)participated for humanitarian law moot organized by ICRC (came runners up) and have participated in debating abroad and open forums at Uni
4)got a first class in the bar exam
5)hoping to get references from two professors-both have done their graduate studies at Oxford

can someone please give an honest opinion.....thanks loads :)

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irishdude
Hello,

In a similar vein, could I get some opinions on my chances of getting into Cambridge LLM:

1) Did NOT get a first for the last two years but still ranked in the top 5% of my class of around 120 students. My university is ranked second in Ireland for law.

2) Got an academic scholarship from the law faculty.

3) Got an international relations scholarship from an NGO.

4) Was an intern in biggest law firm in Ireland.

5) Very active in socities in university.

Any opinions on my odds of getting in would be great, as I am afraid I am setting my hopes too high.
Hello,

In a similar vein, could I get some opinions on my chances of getting into Cambridge LLM:

1) Did NOT get a first for the last two years but still ranked in the top 5% of my class of around 120 students. My university is ranked second in Ireland for law.

2) Got an academic scholarship from the law faculty.

3) Got an international relations scholarship from an NGO.

4) Was an intern in biggest law firm in Ireland.

5) Very active in socities in university.

Any opinions on my odds of getting in would be great, as I am afraid I am setting my hopes too high.
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AlvinSee
I think they are quite strict with a first class, unless there is good 'explanation'. See
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?p=7890665&highlight=bcl+admission#post7890665
I think they are quite strict with a first class, unless there is good 'explanation'. See
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?p=7890665&highlight=bcl+admission#post7890665
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devika87
hey,

I am planning to apply to Oxford for my L.L.M for 2010/11. One of the pre-requisites in the application form is to mention your first and second choice for colleges.I was wondering if there are any preferred colleges for a B.C.L or should I just stick to the best colleges in oxford generally?
Does it really matter??
Would really appreciate your assistance.
Thanks
hey,

I am planning to apply to Oxford for my L.L.M for 2010/11. One of the pre-requisites in the application form is to mention your first and second choice for colleges.I was wondering if there are any preferred colleges for a B.C.L or should I just stick to the best colleges in oxford generally?
Does it really matter??
Would really appreciate your assistance.
Thanks
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peterhunn
I can confirm that the first round offers are out (even to UK applicants). I received mine by email, although no letter as of yet? Has anyone else received the 'formal' letter?
I can confirm that the first round offers are out (even to UK applicants). I received mine by email, although no letter as of yet? Has anyone else received the 'formal' letter?
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Dutchman
I already got the email on December 21, but even I haven't received the formal letter yet. As the email was sent by Mrs. Wade, I am quite sure that, after its decision, the degree committee first returns the application to the BGS. The BGS then starts to send the formal offer letters. I suppose that this can take quite some time. However, I wouldn't worry about that.
I already got the email on December 21, but even I haven't received the formal letter yet. As the email was sent by Mrs. Wade, I am quite sure that, after its decision, the degree committee first returns the application to the BGS. The BGS then starts to send the formal offer letters. I suppose that this can take quite some time. However, I wouldn't worry about that.
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littledoll
Hmm... I was hoping that I would receive the formal letter in the next 2 weeks. But apparently it takes longer. In general it doesn't matter, but I really would like to know what standard they set for my final grade. It would be nice to know as soon as possible...
Do you think it is wise to send Mrs. Wade an email in let's say about 2 weeks and ask her?
Hmm... I was hoping that I would receive the formal letter in the next 2 weeks. But apparently it takes longer. In general it doesn't matter, but I really would like to know what standard they set for my final grade. It would be nice to know as soon as possible...
Do you think it is wise to send Mrs. Wade an email in let's say about 2 weeks and ask her?
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