Oxford MJur+BCL 2015-2016


irm84

I would absolutely include it. You can make clear, either via a context note, if necessary, or in the body of the written work itself, that the bibliography is not included in the word count. I included my bibliography in full - it provides an immediately accessible indication of your research methods and, secondly, your citation skills; both of which are important and worthy of demonstration.

I would absolutely include it. You can make clear, either via a context note, if necessary, or in the body of the written work itself, that the bibliography is not included in the word count. I included my bibliography in full - it provides an immediately accessible indication of your research methods and, secondly, your citation skills; both of which are important and worthy of demonstration.
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heslawclar

Oh no.. I submitted my application before reading this thread! My written work was an abstract, and I removed the bibliography thinking that it is included in the word count. (how silly of me, the bibliography was never included in undergrad and it obviously should apply here).

Is it too late to change my supporting materials?

Oh no.. I submitted my application before reading this thread! My written work was an abstract, and I removed the bibliography thinking that it is included in the word count. (how silly of me, the bibliography was never included in undergrad and it obviously should apply here).

Is it too late to change my supporting materials?
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S09

Usually the rules are that you cannot change your application/supporting materials once they have been submitted. I am not sure about Oxford though.
My seniors (who are Oxford alumni) said that the Bibliography wouldn't matter. Only footnotes would suffice.
Rest is your call!

Usually the rules are that you cannot change your application/supporting materials once they have been submitted. I am not sure about Oxford though.
My seniors (who are Oxford alumni) said that the Bibliography wouldn't matter. Only footnotes would suffice.
Rest is your call!
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law01

you can change or update any materials eg personal statement, cv, essays, as long as the deadline for applications has not passed. If i remember right the deadline is on the 21st of Jan?

you can change or update any materials eg personal statement, cv, essays, as long as the deadline for applications has not passed. If i remember right the deadline is on the 21st of Jan?
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heslawclar

I emailed the Oxford Admissions team to request to make the amendment, I have yet to hear from them though.

But thanks S09, good to know I didnt screw up my chances for this silly mistake!

I emailed the Oxford Admissions team to request to make the amendment, I have yet to hear from them though.

But thanks S09, good to know I didnt screw up my chances for this silly mistake!
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eosphoros

Hi all, I have completed my application save for college selection. I have absolutely no idea how to go about selecting colleges. All of their websites seem very similar. I have been advised that Magdalen, Keble, New and Christ Church are worth looking into. Can anyone offer advice as to other colleges? I want to choose strategically so that I don't end up being at a college that I really do not want to be at.

Hi all, I have completed my application save for college selection. I have absolutely no idea how to go about selecting colleges. All of their websites seem very similar. I have been advised that Magdalen, Keble, New and Christ Church are worth looking into. Can anyone offer advice as to other colleges? I want to choose strategically so that I don't end up being at a college that I really do not want to be at.
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paxromana

Hi all, I have completed my application save for college selection. I have absolutely no idea how to go about selecting colleges. All of their websites seem very similar. I have been advised that Magdalen, Keble, New and Christ Church are worth looking into. Can anyone offer advice as to other colleges? I want to choose strategically so that I don't end up being at a college that I really do not want to be at.


You can look into these websites:

oxbridgecolleges.com

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons

This is what I have gathered from my limited research:

Merton College:
+maximum no. of Vinerian scholars after Magdalen; one of the wealthiest and oldest colleges; No.1 in the Norrington Table last year (?); plenty of scholarships; Library is open till 12 AM; good accommodation; not too far away from the Law Faculty; Mindy Chen (Restitution).

-fewer kitchens; strict college (?)

St.John's:
+richest college (consequently cheaper food, accommodation); plenty of academic and travel grants; one scholarship; good sports facilities; wifi throughout the college; central location; Prof. Whitaker.

-food & Bar ain't that good.

Balliol:
+24/7 library; middle of the city centre; 24/7 library; couple of scholarships; good accommodation and sports facilities;
-too many tourists

Start looking into the scholarships that are on offer; the accommodation expenses; proximity to the Law Faculty; and BCL professors associated with the college.

Goodluck!

<blockquote>Hi all, I have completed my application save for college selection. I have absolutely no idea how to go about selecting colleges. All of their websites seem very similar. I have been advised that Magdalen, Keble, New and Christ Church are worth looking into. Can anyone offer advice as to other colleges? I want to choose strategically so that I don't end up being at a college that I really do not want to be at.</blockquote>

You can look into these websites:

oxbridgecolleges.com

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons

This is what I have gathered from my limited research:

Merton College:
+maximum no. of Vinerian scholars after Magdalen; one of the wealthiest and oldest colleges; No.1 in the Norrington Table last year (?); plenty of scholarships; Library is open till 12 AM; good accommodation; not too far away from the Law Faculty; Mindy Chen (Restitution).

-fewer kitchens; strict college (?)

St.John's:
+richest college (consequently cheaper food, accommodation); plenty of academic and travel grants; one scholarship; good sports facilities; wifi throughout the college; central location; Prof. Whitaker.

-food & Bar ain't that good.

Balliol:
+24/7 library; middle of the city centre; 24/7 library; couple of scholarships; good accommodation and sports facilities;
-too many tourists

Start looking into the scholarships that are on offer; the accommodation expenses; proximity to the Law Faculty; and BCL professors associated with the college.

Goodluck!
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eosphoros

You can look into these websites:

oxbridgecolleges.com

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons


Thanks for those resources!

<blockquote>You can look into these websites:

oxbridgecolleges.com

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/wiki/Oxford_College_Pros_and_Cons
</blockquote>

Thanks for those resources!
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elston

It would appear that, of the current batch of BCL candidates, there are precisely 0 American students.

Why might this be?

source: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/postgraduate/BCLMJUR2014_Draft7_lr_2.pdf

It would appear that, of the current batch of BCL candidates, there are precisely 0 American students.

Why might this be?

source: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/published/postgraduate/BCLMJUR2014_Draft7_lr_2.pdf
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jsd

It would appear that, of the current batch of BCL candidates, there are precisely 0 American students.

Why might this be?


Americans have no real use for the BCL unless they intend to work in the Isles/HK/Sing. Within the US a masters degree in law is a considerable rarity and offers close to no benefit. The Jobmarket for overseas lawyers in the UK is even worse than the east coast (if such a thing is possible) and there is no incentive. This also explains why so few americans are represented in the LLM programs of their own law schools.

<blockquote>It would appear that, of the current batch of BCL candidates, there are precisely 0 American students.

Why might this be?
</blockquote>

Americans have no real use for the BCL unless they intend to work in the Isles/HK/Sing. Within the US a masters degree in law is a considerable rarity and offers close to no benefit. The Jobmarket for overseas lawyers in the UK is even worse than the east coast (if such a thing is possible) and there is no incentive. This also explains why so few americans are represented in the LLM programs of their own law schools.
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S09

Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?

Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?
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LLMsal7

Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?


The website says on or shortly after March 13.

<blockquote>Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?</blockquote>

The website says on or shortly after March 13.
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Inactive User

Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?


The website says on or shortly after March 13.


Hi LLMsal7, can you give me the link of the webpage where this is stated?

<blockquote><blockquote>Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?</blockquote>

The website says on or shortly after March 13.</blockquote>

Hi LLMsal7, can you give me the link of the webpage where this is stated?
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LLMsal7

Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?


The website says on or shortly after March 13.


Hi LLMsal7, can you give me the link of the webpage where this is stated?


Sure. I found it in the FAQ section under "How quickly can I expect to hear?"

http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate/admitfaqs.php

I can't guarantee that the information is for this application cycle, but I would guess that it is.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Hi. When are the BCL results expected? And are they mailed or is there some other way?</blockquote>

The website says on or shortly after March 13.</blockquote>

Hi LLMsal7, can you give me the link of the webpage where this is stated? </blockquote>

Sure. I found it in the FAQ section under "How quickly can I expect to hear?"

http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/postgraduate/admitfaqs.php

I can't guarantee that the information is for this application cycle, but I would guess that it is.
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Hi all!

Sorry to Join the forum so late in the waiting game! I just made my first post in the Cambridge thread, but I'll reproduce it below here in case anybody has any further thoughts (given those who have been on the forum longer than I might have picked up some pertinent wisdom!

Best of luck to all!

-A5

==cross-post==

Hey guys,

Apologies for just joining the forum now! I am clearly very late to the party!

I received an offer for the Cambridge MCL just after 1am Sydney time on Friday via email (I didn't apply for the Camb LLM).

I also waiting to hear back from the Oxford BCL.

I was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of when one might be likely to hear back from the various scholarship providers at Cambridge. I only have a month to accept the MCL offer and it isn't viable for me without at least partial support.

I also note that the deadline for accepting/rejecting the MCL is before I am likely to hear back about the Oxford BCL, obviously I'd prefer to see all my options before paying the substantial reservation fees, but this doesn't seem to be possible. Does anybody have any advice.

Good luck to the Camb LLM and other Oxford BCL applicants that are still waiting to hear back!

-A5

Hi all!

Sorry to Join the forum so late in the waiting game! I just made my first post in the Cambridge thread, but I'll reproduce it below here in case anybody has any further thoughts (given those who have been on the forum longer than I might have picked up some pertinent wisdom!

Best of luck to all!

-A5

==cross-post==

Hey guys,

Apologies for just joining the forum now! I am clearly very late to the party!

I received an offer for the Cambridge MCL just after 1am Sydney time on Friday via email (I didn't apply for the Camb LLM).

I also waiting to hear back from the Oxford BCL.

I was wondering if anybody had any knowledge of when one might be likely to hear back from the various scholarship providers at Cambridge. I only have a month to accept the MCL offer and it isn't viable for me without at least partial support.

I also note that the deadline for accepting/rejecting the MCL is before I am likely to hear back about the Oxford BCL, obviously I'd prefer to see all my options before paying the substantial reservation fees, but this doesn't seem to be possible. Does anybody have any advice.

Good luck to the Camb LLM and other Oxford BCL applicants that are still waiting to hear back!

-A5
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Hello, any admissions received for the MJur program???

Hello, any admissions received for the MJur program???
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Last year admissions started to be release by this time. Let's see what happens!

Last year admissions started to be release by this time. Let's see what happens!
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LLMsal7

Last year admissions started to be release by this time. Let's see what happens!


We should find out by the end of next week! I assume no one has been in touch with admissions? My (utter) speculation is that we'll hear on Monday or Tuesday.

<blockquote>Last year admissions started to be release by this time. Let's see what happens!</blockquote>

We should find out by the end of next week! I assume no one has been in touch with admissions? My (utter) speculation is that we'll hear on Monday or Tuesday.
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irm84

Do MJur decisions get released first, then? I was under the impression that BCL decisions were due "on or after 13th March"...

Do MJur decisions get released first, then? I was under the impression that BCL decisions were due "on or after 13th March"...

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Hi, I'm an Mjur applicant and the email of complete application notification send by them saids "You can expect to hear the outcome of your application, direct from the department to which you have applied from late March onwards".
I check the last year threads and find that most of the outcomes were send on March 21. Does this mean that we won't hear from them at least in the following week?
Good luck to you all!!

Hi, I'm an Mjur applicant and the email of complete application notification send by them saids "You can expect to hear the outcome of your application, direct from the department to which you have applied from late March onwards".
I check the last year threads and find that most of the outcomes were send on March 21. Does this mean that we won't hear from them at least in the following week?
Good luck to you all!!
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