Oxford MLF - LSE LLM - Cambridge MCL / Acceptance chances


rmmm1915

Hello everyone,

- I'm a 4th year LLB student from a Latinamerican country with a 3.96/4.00 GPA. 
-  have been complementing my studies working as a paralegal, giving legal assistance in matters related to Corporate, IP and Real Estate Investments (I have 3 years of work experience so far at 2 leading law firms).
- Have taken several courses related to finance and banking/securities regulations.
- I'm an editor of the law journal, and have tutored fellow students (free tutoring programme organized by the law students association of the Faculty).

 I was wondering if you think I have a good chance (or what are my chances) of getting into the MLF, LLM or MCL programmes in Oxford, LSE and Cambrige, respectively, given that I haven't completed my degree yet (currently in my last year) and, while I have 3 years of work experience in the legal sector, I have no experience as a "lawyer" yet.

Thanks in advance!

[Edited by rmmm1915 on Nov 10, 2020]

Hello everyone,<br><br>- I'm a 4th year LLB student from a Latinamerican country with a 3.96/4.00 GPA.&nbsp;<br>- &nbsp;have been complementing my studies working as a paralegal, giving legal assistance in matters related to Corporate, IP and Real Estate Investments (I have 3 years of work experience so far at 2 leading law firms).<br>- Have taken several courses related to finance and banking/securities regulations.<br>- I'm an editor of the law journal, and have tutored fellow students (free tutoring programme organized by the law students association of the Faculty).<br><br>&nbsp;I was wondering if you think I have a good chance (or what are my chances) of getting into the MLF, LLM or MCL programmes in Oxford, LSE and Cambrige, respectively, given that I haven't completed my degree yet (currently in my last year) and, while I have 3 years of work experience in the legal sector, I have no experience as a "lawyer" yet.<br><br>Thanks in advance!
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miki3999

Hi, none of these unis cares about work experience so don't worry too much about it. What matters is your grades and academic capability. I can only speak for Oxford, and here you'd need references from professors who know your work really well, you'd need an essay where you can showcase your academic acumen (this is salient), and a personal statement (where work experience might come into play, but they are still looking for evidence of your academic interests.) I guess Cambridge and LSE require similar stuff (bar for the essay). I think you'd have a very good chance of getting into LSE and a decent chance of getting into Oxbridge; it is therefore worth giving it a go. I did not apply for the BCL at Oxford, but I had an offer for the MLF (and I rejected it lol); it wasn't THAT hard, so, by all means, send your apps and you will see :) 

Hi, none of these unis cares about work experience so don't worry too much about it. What matters is your grades and academic capability. I can only speak for Oxford, and here you'd need references from professors who know your work really well, you'd need an essay where you can showcase your academic acumen (this is salient), and a personal statement (where work experience might come into play, but they are still looking for evidence of your academic interests.) I guess Cambridge and LSE require similar stuff (bar for the essay). I think you'd have a very good chance of getting into LSE and a decent chance of getting into Oxbridge; it is therefore worth giving it a go. I did not apply for the BCL at Oxford, but I had an offer for the MLF (and I rejected it lol); it wasn't THAT hard, so, by all means, send your apps and you will see :)&nbsp;
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I've heard that they do 'care' about work experience, as long as it's experience in the legal sector you should definitely note it and it might help. 

I agree, your grades look good and you have a solid resume. Good luck!

I've heard that they do 'care' about work experience, as long as it's experience in the legal sector you should definitely note it and it might help.&nbsp;<br><br>I agree, your grades look good and you have a solid resume. Good luck!
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rmmm1915

Thank you very much!!


Thank you very much!!<br><br><br>
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