Oxford BCL/MJur Decision Thread 2011


Lawbod
I would imagine so. It would be pretty cruel not to as those rejected applicants would otherwise know from the silence of it all. The University of Oxford is a professional organisation, I very much doubt they would be unprofessional in this instance.
I would imagine so. It would be pretty cruel not to as those rejected applicants would otherwise know from the silence of it all. The University of Oxford is a professional organisation, I very much doubt they would be unprofessional in this instance.
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Mac23
I agree with you and I think we should expect to get THE E-MAIL from 16th march onward, given what happened last year..
I agree with you and I think we should expect to get THE E-MAIL from 16th march onward, given what happened last year..
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I don't want to speculate on the criteria used by Oxford vs. Cambridge. However, I must say tha I was quite surprised to find out that a girl from my Law Faculty got an offer from Cambridge and was rejected by Oxford last year. I used to be convinced that Cambridge had the highest admittance standards, but now I'm not sure that is true...
Anyways, fingers crossed for our next week's emails! :)


Why would you think Cambridge had higher admittance standards than Oxford? Oxford's BCL course is generally more highly regarded than Cambridge's LLM, so I would expect they would get more applicants and therefore could afford to be more selective.

(I've got an offer from Cambridge, and am trying to remain pessimistic about Oxford, which is my preferred option.)
<blockquote>I don't want to speculate on the criteria used by Oxford vs. Cambridge. However, I must say tha I was quite surprised to find out that a girl from my Law Faculty got an offer from Cambridge and was rejected by Oxford last year. I used to be convinced that Cambridge had the highest admittance standards, but now I'm not sure that is true...
Anyways, fingers crossed for our next week's emails! :)</blockquote>

Why would you think Cambridge had higher admittance standards than Oxford? Oxford's BCL course is generally more highly regarded than Cambridge's LLM, so I would expect they would get more applicants and therefore could afford to be more selective.

(I've got an offer from Cambridge, and am trying to remain pessimistic about Oxford, which is my preferred option.)
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I don't want to speculate on the criteria used by Oxford vs. Cambridge. However, I must say tha I was quite surprised to find out that a girl from my Law Faculty got an offer from Cambridge and was rejected by Oxford last year. I used to be convinced that Cambridge had the highest admittance standards, but now I'm not sure that is true...
Anyways, fingers crossed for our next week's emails! :)


Why would you think Cambridge had higher admittance standards than Oxford? Oxford's BCL course is generally more highly regarded than Cambridge's LLM, so I would expect they would get more applicants and therefore could afford to be more selective.

(I've got an offer from Cambridge, and am trying to remain pessimistic about Oxford, which is my preferred option.)


I come from a country where Cambridge as a name -generally and probably for no concrete reason- has better reputation than Oxford. In addition to this, I have a civil law background and while I was going through last years' posts (trying to find out about the criteria used for admission to the MJur, not the BCL) I came across more than one stating that Cambridge had higher standards. These comments came from UK students who were admitted to Oxbridge and so I thought they were somewhat relevant.
Anyway, mine was merely a presumption, that is precisely why I would like to hear about it from other people who are better informed.
<blockquote><blockquote>I don't want to speculate on the criteria used by Oxford vs. Cambridge. However, I must say tha I was quite surprised to find out that a girl from my Law Faculty got an offer from Cambridge and was rejected by Oxford last year. I used to be convinced that Cambridge had the highest admittance standards, but now I'm not sure that is true...
Anyways, fingers crossed for our next week's emails! :)</blockquote>

Why would you think Cambridge had higher admittance standards than Oxford? Oxford's BCL course is generally more highly regarded than Cambridge's LLM, so I would expect they would get more applicants and therefore could afford to be more selective.

(I've got an offer from Cambridge, and am trying to remain pessimistic about Oxford, which is my preferred option.)</blockquote>

I come from a country where Cambridge as a name -generally and probably for no concrete reason- has better reputation than Oxford. In addition to this, I have a civil law background and while I was going through last years' posts (trying to find out about the criteria used for admission to the MJur, not the BCL) I came across more than one stating that Cambridge had higher standards. These comments came from UK students who were admitted to Oxbridge and so I thought they were somewhat relevant.
Anyway, mine was merely a presumption, that is precisely why I would like to hear about it from other people who are better informed.
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Good Gosh
whereas oxford and cambridge overall and for their undergraduate law degrees are on a par, the oxford bcl is indeed more highly regarded - and more selective - than the cambridge llm, with the notable exception of international law, where cambridge remains the stronger option
whereas oxford and cambridge overall and for their undergraduate law degrees are on a par, the oxford bcl is indeed more highly regarded - and more selective - than the cambridge llm, with the notable exception of international law, where cambridge remains the stronger option
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Lawbod
I am slightly bemused at the fact that you have come on to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of Cambridge... A little ill-advised don't you think?
I am slightly bemused at the fact that you have come on to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of Cambridge... A little ill-advised don't you think?
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I am slightly bemused at the fact that you have come on to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of Cambridge... A little ill-advised don't you think?


I have not come to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of either, I merely expressed a presumtion (last time I checked freedom of expressing those still existed in the modern world) hoping that some people who were better informed would comment on it. In any case, I had no intention of discussing the prestige of Cambridge as such, rather its admission standards IN COMPARISON to Oxford. That makes it a legitimate discussion on this thread, does it not?
Anyway, no one was/is obliged to respond to my question. It was directed at those who wanted to.

Hopefully this week we'll all hear from Oxford (whose prestige I do not dare question :))
<blockquote>I am slightly bemused at the fact that you have come on to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of Cambridge... A little ill-advised don't you think?</blockquote>

I have not come to an Oxford thread to discuss the prestige of either, I merely expressed a presumtion (last time I checked freedom of expressing those still existed in the modern world) hoping that some people who were better informed would comment on it. In any case, I had no intention of discussing the prestige of Cambridge as such, rather its admission standards IN COMPARISON to Oxford. That makes it a legitimate discussion on this thread, does it not?
Anyway, no one was/is obliged to respond to my question. It was directed at those who wanted to.

Hopefully this week we'll all hear from Oxford (whose prestige I do not dare question :))



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tills
Posts from last year suggest that emails will be sent out on the Wed/Thurs before the deadline of results (18th Mar this year) for both acceptance and rejection. This seems more likely since it would be more unfair if some people (e.g. from the UK) receive their news a week ahead of those from the rest of the world.


Has anyone had any news yet? Should we really be expecting emails or waiting (weeks) for the post, or both? ...
<blockquote>Posts from last year suggest that emails will be sent out on the Wed/Thurs before the deadline of results (18th Mar this year) for both acceptance and rejection. This seems more likely since it would be more unfair if some people (e.g. from the UK) receive their news a week ahead of those from the rest of the world.</blockquote>

Has anyone had any news yet? Should we really be expecting emails or waiting (weeks) for the post, or both? ...
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MikeLJ
Tomorrow should be it...
Tomorrow should be it...
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Are we going to receive any conditions attached in the email for tomorrow if we get accepted or it is similar to cambridge that we need to wait for the formal letter?

In addition, I assume tomorrow means UK time right which means for Asians, we will all get results at the earliest in the afternoon?
Are we going to receive any conditions attached in the email for tomorrow if we get accepted or it is similar to cambridge that we need to wait for the formal letter?

In addition, I assume tomorrow means UK time right which means for Asians, we will all get results at the earliest in the afternoon?
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shabi
rejected....
rejected....
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rejected....


Have u got your email? So sorry for you :(
<blockquote>rejected....</blockquote>

Have u got your email? So sorry for you :(
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nlsuistu
Rejected and dejected!
just got a email.
Rejected and dejected!
just got a email.
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Rejected too.
Rejected too.
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Rejected too, both me and my boyfriend... being addmitted to KC, UCL, LSE and QM it is still hard to receive the rejection :(
Rejected too, both me and my boyfriend... being addmitted to KC, UCL, LSE and QM it is still hard to receive the rejection :(
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Daft_P
I am still waiting for the email, nothing received yet. :S
I am still waiting for the email, nothing received yet. :S
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Wow, just logged in to the board again and suddenly lots of rejections. Commiserations to everyone. Rather hoping I don't get an email today now...
Wow, just logged in to the board again and suddenly lots of rejections. Commiserations to everyone. Rather hoping I don't get an email today now...
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Admitted!
Admitted!
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odysseus
Admitted!


congrats!!
<blockquote>Admitted! </blockquote>

congrats!!
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AlinaSV
Got it!!! :))))
Got it!!! :))))
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