Oxford Colleges BCL/Mjur


arg2131

Hi All, I'm Singaporean and will hopefully be starting the BCL at Lincoln in September if I can manage to get my paperwork there in time. I really am looking forward to the programme, since I spent my last 2 years in New York where the beer is absolute pisswater for the most part. In any case, do inform me if you organise anything. I will try my best to be amusing.

Hi All, I'm Singaporean and will hopefully be starting the BCL at Lincoln in September if I can manage to get my paperwork there in time. I really am looking forward to the programme, since I spent my last 2 years in New York where the beer is absolute pisswater for the most part. In any case, do inform me if you organise anything. I will try my best to be amusing.
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BillBabb

Heya I'm from Ireland and am studying for the BCL at Christ Church. I still haven't sent off all the requisite documents and fear for my chances of getting accommodation in the College itself. Any advice?

Heya I'm from Ireland and am studying for the BCL at Christ Church. I still haven't sent off all the requisite documents and fear for my chances of getting accommodation in the College itself. Any advice?
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Hello fellow Christ Church-er, I would contact Melanie Radburn at ChCh re the accommodation question. If you don't get accommodation it's not the end of the world though, I don't have any and am looking for it soon - stay in touch on that one! My email is available on the fb group!

To all- On the turf - its got so many rooms and areas and gets so busy you can't really find people when you don't know who they are... at the KA, it's easy to find people and indoors! Plus the food is better in my humble op.! If anything like last year, we will move as the night goes on! If you guys prefer the urf organise away and I will put it on fb, but tradition says the KA guys! Lol...

Sarah....

Hello fellow Christ Church-er, I would contact Melanie Radburn at ChCh re the accommodation question. If you don't get accommodation it's not the end of the world though, I don't have any and am looking for it soon - stay in touch on that one! My email is available on the fb group!

To all- On the turf - its got so many rooms and areas and gets so busy you can't really find people when you don't know who they are... at the KA, it's easy to find people and indoors! Plus the food is better in my humble op.! If anything like last year, we will move as the night goes on! If you guys prefer the urf organise away and I will put it on fb, but tradition says the KA guys! Lol...

Sarah....
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GRM

Hi, what are you doing your DPhil on, may I ask?

I'll be doing the MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice...can I still join the FB group?

Hi, what are you doing your DPhil on, may I ask?

I'll be doing the MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice...can I still join the FB group?
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Hey there,
Yes for sure, I am in crim too (the DPhils were part of the law programme) and basically we are part of the law faculty like everyone else!! Join FB for sure as we all have events together and we'd love to see you at the pub. I look very much forward to seeing you over at Manor Rd in -1 and 0th week!
Cheers, Sarah

Hey there,
Yes for sure, I am in crim too (the DPhils were part of the law programme) and basically we are part of the law faculty like everyone else!! Join FB for sure as we all have events together and we'd love to see you at the pub. I look very much forward to seeing you over at Manor Rd in -1 and 0th week!
Cheers, Sarah
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jlick

Hi, I also have a question about BCL admissions at Oxford. I read the program description and it sounds very good and it seems like the perfect kind of program for me. But I'm wondering... what grades do you have to get in your first law degree to be reasonably qualified (have a chance) at getting in to the BCL? Right now I'm doing a JD and my first degree isn't in law. I mean, do you have to get straight A's, 4.0 GPA? And also, do most people on the program come from top law schools? Like Harvard, Yale, etc? And one more thing, how much do extracurricular activities count?

Thanks!

Hi, I also have a question about BCL admissions at Oxford. I read the program description and it sounds very good and it seems like the perfect kind of program for me. But I'm wondering... what grades do you have to get in your first law degree to be reasonably qualified (have a chance) at getting in to the BCL? Right now I'm doing a JD and my first degree isn't in law. I mean, do you have to get straight A's, 4.0 GPA? And also, do most people on the program come from top law schools? Like Harvard, Yale, etc? And one more thing, how much do extracurricular activities count?

Thanks!
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Bender

Oxford states that it requires a "first", which most people seem to agree means placing in the upper 10% of your law school class. Depending on your law school, that cutoff is usually around a GPA of 3.6 or 3.7, I think.

I know there are people attending the BCL this year from various Canadian universities, so you certainly don't need a JD from Harvard or Yale. I have no idea what happens as you head further down the quality spectrum than that, though. (i.e., the Southern Las Vegas School of Law and AC Repair).

As for extracurriculars, I can only tell you that I didn't say a whole lot about mine when I applied; I got the impression that the focus was more on academics than on anything else. I'd be surprised to learn that they play a substantial role in the admissions process. (As always, however, I stand ready to be corrected.)

Oxford states that it requires a "first", which most people seem to agree means placing in the upper 10% of your law school class. Depending on your law school, that cutoff is usually around a GPA of 3.6 or 3.7, I think.

I know there are people attending the BCL this year from various Canadian universities, so you certainly don't need a JD from Harvard or Yale. I have no idea what happens as you head further down the quality spectrum than that, though. (i.e., the Southern Las Vegas School of Law and AC Repair).

As for extracurriculars, I can only tell you that I didn't say a whole lot about mine when I applied; I got the impression that the focus was more on academics than on anything else. I'd be surprised to learn that they play a substantial role in the admissions process. (As always, however, I stand ready to be corrected.)
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jlick

Thanks, Bender! That is reassuring.

Thanks, Bender! That is reassuring.
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