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Pers187
Does anyone know aprox. how many people applied to the Oxford MLF program?
Does anyone know aprox. how many people applied to the Oxford MLF program?
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GTT
Dont know really. But i applied.
Dont know really. But i applied.
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Pers187
I applied as well.. Anxious to hear back.
I applied as well.. Anxious to hear back.
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AMG
I've no idea how many people applied.
And obviously nobody knows what the entry requirements are - you've to be 'outstanding', of course :)

So I gave it a try as well - and I'm awaiting end of March anxiously, too.

Since the programme closes the gap between law and the financial sector and seems to be really elaborate I really wish to get in - let's hope the best!

Best of luck, guys!
I've no idea how many people applied.
And obviously nobody knows what the entry requirements are - you've to be 'outstanding', of course :)

So I gave it a try as well - and I'm awaiting end of March anxiously, too.

Since the programme closes the gap between law and the financial sector and seems to be really elaborate I really wish to get in - let's hope the best!

Best of luck, guys!
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I also applied...any idea what kind of candidates they are looking at..they are offering only 30 places so the competition would be quite tough..
I also applied...any idea what kind of candidates they are looking at..they are offering only 30 places so the competition would be quite tough..
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dream13
mee to, are all you people form the UK, im not sue whether a good 2.1 will do it? i know a lot of people trying with firsts. Interesting to see how many people wil apply.
Wht colleges did you guys pick, i put brase, and merton

did you all get the app in by the 22nd jan
mee to, are all you people form the UK, im not sue whether a good 2.1 will do it? i know a lot of people trying with firsts. Interesting to see how many people wil apply.
Wht colleges did you guys pick, i put brase, and merton

did you all get the app in by the 22nd jan
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a couple of months ago i had the opportunity to speak to a couple of people from the office of graduate admissions, and was informed that the minimum academic requirement for the msc in law and finance was a 2.1 degree! so while not discounting the obviously tough competition and the excess demand for places on the course, having a 2.1 degree should not in itself be a disadvantage!

i hope that helps somewhat!
a couple of months ago i had the opportunity to speak to a couple of people from the office of graduate admissions, and was informed that the minimum academic requirement for the msc in law and finance was a 2.1 degree! so while not discounting the obviously tough competition and the excess demand for places on the course, having a 2.1 degree should not in itself be a disadvantage!

i hope that helps somewhat!

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Pers187
Has anyone called to ask how many applicants they received?
Has anyone called to ask how many applicants they received?
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GTT
No idea. really. a few hundreds maybe.
No idea. really. a few hundreds maybe.
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I am from India....graduated in the top 5% of my class from a well known law school in my country, have a couple of years of work ex from a one of the country's top law firms...but really anxious considering the seats are so few...unlike the BCL where they take in around 200 people. This program may be Oxford's answer to a top US law school LLM in corporate laws and corporate finance, as I found the BCL to be too academic oriented...not really very useful to a corporate lawyer...What do you all think???
I am from India....graduated in the top 5% of my class from a well known law school in my country, have a couple of years of work ex from a one of the country's top law firms...but really anxious considering the seats are so few...unlike the BCL where they take in around 200 people. This program may be Oxford's answer to a top US law school LLM in corporate laws and corporate finance, as I found the BCL to be too academic oriented...not really very useful to a corporate lawyer...What do you all think???
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Pers187
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GTT
1 out of 6 should be about right probability. But dark_knight since your academic and professional profile are impressive, i think you would have a much higher chance to get in. 1 out of 2 maybe.
1 out of 6 should be about right probability. But dark_knight since your academic and professional profile are impressive, i think you would have a much higher chance to get in. 1 out of 2 maybe.
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dream13
going by the number of views be have 697 applications, dark knight after already getting a job and achieving so well out of interest why the need to do another degree? im told firms are actively recruiting indian students

and the bcl is the ultimate gold standard whether academically oriented or not- its top top notch. most of the worlds leading lawyers in all fields of endeavour have done it

good luck to everyone!
going by the number of views be have 697 applications, dark knight after already getting a job and achieving so well out of interest why the need to do another degree? im told firms are actively recruiting indian students

and the bcl is the ultimate gold standard whether academically oriented or not- its top top notch. most of the worlds leading lawyers in all fields of endeavour have done it

good luck to everyone!
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Well can't agree more...just thought that what Oxford has promised in the program, if they deliver...it would be a really good value addition,I have been working in the banking and finance field, and always felt the need for a good program corporate finance would be a great value addition. Not really interested in working in the UK, would like to pursue the program from a pure value addition perspective. As regards BCL...no doubt its a leading program...lot to do with the brand Oxford..as it was the only masters level common law program Oxford offered so far.
Well can't agree more...just thought that what Oxford has promised in the program, if they deliver...it would be a really good value addition,I have been working in the banking and finance field, and always felt the need for a good program corporate finance would be a great value addition. Not really interested in working in the UK, would like to pursue the program from a pure value addition perspective. As regards BCL...no doubt its a leading program...lot to do with the brand Oxford..as it was the only masters level common law program Oxford offered so far.
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dream13
ao apparently i read an article i cant upload the link strangley, the course has been oversubscribed 3x over as of early jan
ao apparently i read an article i cant upload the link strangley, the course has been oversubscribed 3x over as of early jan
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GTT
I am screwed then... :(
I am screwed then... :(
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Pers187
I've been looking for the article or the link that you mentioned, but I cannot find anything that describes an oversubscription.
I've been looking for the article or the link that you mentioned, but I cannot find anything that describes an oversubscription.
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guest_1
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/student/article6993959.ece

"With applications coming from around the world, it has been oversubscribed three times, reflecting a recognition that this is going to be one of the hot areas of legal practice in the decade ahead, with good opportunities predicted in banks, law firms and regulatory bodies alike."

Good luck for your applications!
http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/law/student/article6993959.ece

"With applications coming from around the world, it has been oversubscribed three times, reflecting a recognition that this is going to be one of the hot areas of legal practice in the decade ahead, with good opportunities predicted in banks, law firms and regulatory bodies alike."

Good luck for your applications!
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That was expected...that keeps the ratio to 1 out 3 applicants...keeping in mind that most programs receive a lot of applications towards the deadline, a fair estimate would be around 150 - 200 applications...what do you all think?
That was expected...that keeps the ratio to 1 out 3 applicants...keeping in mind that most programs receive a lot of applications towards the deadline, a fair estimate would be around 150 - 200 applications...what do you all think?
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Rotunda
one of my recommendations arrived late and so i missed the january deadline and probably some scholarships.

i also think that by getting complete late in the process my chances are very slim...

to sum up, i dont think i am threat to you guys, ha ha

good luck to all of you!
one of my recommendations arrived late and so i missed the january deadline and probably some scholarships.

i also think that by getting complete late in the process my chances are very slim...

to sum up, i dont think i am threat to you guys, ha ha

good luck to all of you!
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