Oxford BCL/MLF Chances


r.999

Hey guys,

A somewhat self-indulgent post here, but hopefully it may still provide others with some information on their own chances.

I would appreciate any feedback on chances of getting into the BCL/MLF with the following:

- Final-year student at Go8 Australian law school.
- 82.25% WAM and 6.875/7 GPA. Top 5% (but the law-school will not give any more accurate data, so that could be anywhere from #1 - #6ish).
- Four articles accepted for publication in respectable law journals (one of which being the OUCLJ).
- Board Member for the University's Law Review (essentially means the exact same as being on the Law Review).
- Several years of paralegal work in commercial firms, starting before my law degree had commenced.
- Sessional tutor, teaching Business Law at the University.
- References from two professors who have completed the Oxford BCL alongside the Dean of law school (I know that titles are less important than the relationships with the referee's. I based who I asked on the latter factor; I had been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with each of them).
- Undergraduate in finance and economics - BUT marks here are simply average. Nothing impressive, not terrible. Unfortunately I did not pay my education the respect it deserved during this period... Anyway, I am particularly curious if anyone knows the impact of some average finance marks (65-70%) on an application to the MLF. By definition it seems relevant, but not sure.

Thanks to anyone who gives their opinion. Appreciate your time.

Hey guys,

A somewhat self-indulgent post here, but hopefully it may still provide others with some information on their own chances.

I would appreciate any feedback on chances of getting into the BCL/MLF with the following:

- Final-year student at Go8 Australian law school.
- 82.25% WAM and 6.875/7 GPA. Top 5% (but the law-school will not give any more accurate data, so that could be anywhere from #1 - #6ish).
- Four articles accepted for publication in respectable law journals (one of which being the OUCLJ).
- Board Member for the University's Law Review (essentially means the exact same as being on the Law Review).
- Several years of paralegal work in commercial firms, starting before my law degree had commenced.
- Sessional tutor, teaching Business Law at the University.
- References from two professors who have completed the Oxford BCL alongside the Dean of law school (I know that titles are less important than the relationships with the referee's. I based who I asked on the latter factor; I had been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with each of them).
- Undergraduate in finance and economics - BUT marks here are simply average. Nothing impressive, not terrible. Unfortunately I did not pay my education the respect it deserved during this period... Anyway, I am particularly curious if anyone knows the impact of some average finance marks (65-70%) on an application to the MLF. By definition it seems relevant, but not sure.

Thanks to anyone who gives their opinion. Appreciate your time.
quote
ozlawstude...

Well outside of your other degree, you're in a better position than me so I hope you do

Well outside of your other degree, you're in a better position than me so I hope you do
quote
miki3999

I'd say your chances are decent :) Just to note, Oxford does not care much about any professional work experience when it comes to admission, so in the personal statement flex your academic achievements (you can mention the professional work experience in order to show your interest in the field that you'd like to explore further during the course etc.)



Hey guys,

A somewhat self-indulgent post here, but hopefully it may still provide others with some information on their own chances.

I would appreciate any feedback on chances of getting into the BCL/MLF with the following:

- Final-year student at Go8 Australian law school.
- 82.25% WAM and 6.875/7 GPA. Top 5% (but the law-school will not give any more accurate data, so that could be anywhere from #1 - #6ish).
- Four articles accepted for publication in respectable law journals (one of which being the OUCLJ).
- Board Member for the University's Law Review (essentially means the exact same as being on the Law Review).
- Several years of paralegal work in commercial firms, starting before my law degree had commenced.
- Sessional tutor, teaching Business Law at the University.
- References from two professors who have completed the Oxford BCL alongside the Dean of law school (I know that titles are less important than the relationships with the referee's. I based who I asked on the latter factor; I had been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with each of them).
- Undergraduate in finance and economics - BUT marks here are simply average. Nothing impressive, not terrible. Unfortunately I did not pay my education the respect it deserved during this period... Anyway, I am particularly curious if anyone knows the impact of some average finance marks (65-70%) on an application to the MLF. By definition it seems relevant, but not sure.

Thanks to anyone who gives their opinion. Appreciate your time.

I'd say your chances are decent :) Just to note, Oxford does not care much about any professional work experience when it comes to admission, so in the personal statement flex your academic achievements (you can mention the professional work experience in order to show your interest in the field that you'd like to explore further during the course etc.)<br><br><br><br>[quote]Hey guys,

A somewhat self-indulgent post here, but hopefully it may still provide others with some information on their own chances.

I would appreciate any feedback on chances of getting into the BCL/MLF with the following:

- Final-year student at Go8 Australian law school.
- 82.25% WAM and 6.875/7 GPA. Top 5% (but the law-school will not give any more accurate data, so that could be anywhere from #1 - #6ish).
- Four articles accepted for publication in respectable law journals (one of which being the OUCLJ).
- Board Member for the University's Law Review (essentially means the exact same as being on the Law Review).
- Several years of paralegal work in commercial firms, starting before my law degree had commenced.
- Sessional tutor, teaching Business Law at the University.
- References from two professors who have completed the Oxford BCL alongside the Dean of law school (I know that titles are less important than the relationships with the referee's. I based who I asked on the latter factor; I had been fortunate enough to develop a relationship with each of them).
- Undergraduate in finance and economics - BUT marks here are simply average. Nothing impressive, not terrible. Unfortunately I did not pay my education the respect it deserved during this period... Anyway, I am particularly curious if anyone knows the impact of some average finance marks (65-70%) on an application to the MLF. By definition it seems relevant, but not sure.

Thanks to anyone who gives their opinion. Appreciate your time. [/quote]
quote

Reply to Post

Related Law Schools

Oxford, United Kingdom 862 Followers 843 Discussions