The 2012 Cambridge Thread


krka

I think they should/would- having said that the job on the admissions committee is quite unenviable :(- imagine having to decide if three international moot victories were more valuable to Cambridge than a publication- that's a comparison that no one can make!

I think they should/would- having said that the job on the admissions committee is quite unenviable :(- imagine having to decide if three international moot victories were more valuable to Cambridge than a publication- that's a comparison that no one can make!
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krka

I'm presuming they have set criteria for admission, A to Z, and then based on whatever the student's activities are, they would mark him/her against those criteria, total the scores and inter se rank the students- otherwise it would be quite impossible.

I'm presuming they have set criteria for admission, A to Z, and then based on whatever the student's activities are, they would mark him/her against those criteria, total the scores and inter se rank the students- otherwise it would be quite impossible.
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Grades are the most important...

Grades are the most important...
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Dubie

Hi guys
Received an offer today (by email from Law Faculty, Camsis still says "under consideration").
Hope you all get good news soon too :)

Hi guys
Received an offer today (by email from Law Faculty, Camsis still says "under consideration").
Hope you all get good news soon too :)
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cng1238

Hi guys
Received an offer today (by email from Law Faculty, Camsis still says "under consideration").
Hope you all get good news soon too :)


Congratulations!!!

<blockquote>Hi guys
Received an offer today (by email from Law Faculty, Camsis still says "under consideration").
Hope you all get good news soon too :)</blockquote>

Congratulations!!!
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student83

Congratulations! Hope we all hear from the Law Faculty soon:)

Congratulations! Hope we all hear from the Law Faculty soon:)
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besha

Congratulations Dubie!
Seems like it is starting now:) Could you please tell us if your camsis account has changed already and if not could you do so when it changes? My e-mail program kind of broke down yesterday so I will have no reliable inbox the next days. Therefore I am currently checking camsis regularly and I would like to know if it is really updated!

Congratulations Dubie!
Seems like it is starting now:) Could you please tell us if your camsis account has changed already and if not could you do so when it changes? My e-mail program kind of broke down yesterday so I will have no reliable inbox the next days. Therefore I am currently checking camsis regularly and I would like to know if it is really updated!
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krka

Any invites from Gates for the non-US students yet? Congratulations Dubie! which country are you from?

Any invites from Gates for the non-US students yet? Congratulations Dubie! which country are you from?
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hejonas

Congratulations!

..Australia? :)

Congratulations!

..Australia? :)
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Dubie

Thanks everyone.
My Camsis still says "under consideration by the degree committee" - I'll let you know if/when it changes. The email indicated further information would follow by the end of the week, so maybe it will change then.
I didn't apply for the Gates, so have obviously not received an invite.
And yes, I am Australian - have I said so somewhere, or are you just really good at guessing? :)

Thanks everyone.
My Camsis still says "under consideration by the degree committee" - I'll let you know if/when it changes. The email indicated further information would follow by the end of the week, so maybe it will change then.
I didn't apply for the Gates, so have obviously not received an invite.
And yes, I am Australian - have I said so somewhere, or are you just really good at guessing? :)
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nzgirl85

Exciting! Congratulations Dubie.
I am from New Zealand so hopefully I hear soon as well.

Exciting! Congratulations Dubie.
I am from New Zealand so hopefully I hear soon as well.
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antk

Congrats. Dubie.Wonder if they are starting in alphabetical order country wise?

Congrats. Dubie.Wonder if they are starting in alphabetical order country wise?
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student83

Hello Dubie, could you tell us something about your academic or professional background and whether you submitted your application in the early months or later? Btw - it would be nice to get a Valentine's card from the Faculty today, wouldn't it?:)

Hello Dubie, could you tell us something about your academic or professional background and whether you submitted your application in the early months or later? Btw - it would be nice to get a Valentine's card from the Faculty today, wouldn't it?:)
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hejonas

Camsis unavailable, yay :)

Camsis unavailable, yay :)
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Dubie

I like your alphabetical theory - is anyone in Austria? - because you could be next! :)
I'll give you a fair amount of info re my background, because my averageness next to the orphanage-building, international moot-winning impressive people might be reassuring to those of you still waiting.
I have literally zero professional experience. I have no intention of being a lawyer (academia beckons) and so have not even set foot in a law firm. I do have some experience working as a tutor in my law school (for first year units). I was also on the law review.
I finished my degree December last year - I have two degrees BA and LLB, both with first class honours, from a good Australian uni. (The uni isn't the best-ranked (not that rankings mean much) in Australia, but the competition in the law school is fairly intense and it's produced a fairly impressive number of Rhodes Scholars).
My law school doesn't do rankings, but only awards firsts to the top 6-9%, but I don't know where I sit amongst that. Definitely not the top student.
My referees know me quite well (academically), but wouldn't be 'big names' to those in Cambridge.
So if you're reading this thinking, 'that's not very impressive, my CV is better than hers', you're probably right. Which is why I've told you all this (sorry about the lengthy post) - I know some of the people who got in earlier had very intimidating profiles (at least I thought so) - mine's not. If I can get in, your chances must be pretty bloody good too.
Very best of luck

I like your alphabetical theory - is anyone in Austria? - because you could be next! :)
I'll give you a fair amount of info re my background, because my averageness next to the orphanage-building, international moot-winning impressive people might be reassuring to those of you still waiting.
I have literally zero professional experience. I have no intention of being a lawyer (academia beckons) and so have not even set foot in a law firm. I do have some experience working as a tutor in my law school (for first year units). I was also on the law review.
I finished my degree December last year - I have two degrees BA and LLB, both with first class honours, from a good Australian uni. (The uni isn't the best-ranked (not that rankings mean much) in Australia, but the competition in the law school is fairly intense and it's produced a fairly impressive number of Rhodes Scholars).
My law school doesn't do rankings, but only awards firsts to the top 6-9%, but I don't know where I sit amongst that. Definitely not the top student.
My referees know me quite well (academically), but wouldn't be 'big names' to those in Cambridge.
So if you're reading this thinking, 'that's not very impressive, my CV is better than hers', you're probably right. Which is why I've told you all this (sorry about the lengthy post) - I know some of the people who got in earlier had very intimidating profiles (at least I thought so) - mine's not. If I can get in, your chances must be pretty bloody good too.
Very best of luck
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Dubie

Sorry, you also asked when my application was submitted - my last referee sent his reference in on 2nd December

Sorry, you also asked when my application was submitted - my last referee sent his reference in on 2nd December
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student83

Thank you for sharing the information, Dubie. I think your CV is impressive...

Thank you for sharing the information, Dubie. I think your CV is impressive...
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mra

Hi there. I submitted my application on 16 December 2011. The application still is under consideration. Did anybody of you - besides Dubie (Congratulation for the offer!) - receive an offer in the meanwhile? How long does it usually take for the university to decide on the application?

Hi there. I submitted my application on 16 December 2011. The application still is under consideration. Did anybody of you - besides Dubie (Congratulation for the offer!) - receive an offer in the meanwhile? How long does it usually take for the university to decide on the application?
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msn

Dear All,

My application status on Camsis still reads 'awaiting consideration'. Is there anyone else sailing in the same boat? Or is it just me? I am a lil worried now.

Pl let me know.
Thanks
M

Dear All,

My application status on Camsis still reads 'awaiting consideration'. Is there anyone else sailing in the same boat? Or is it just me? I am a lil worried now.

Pl let me know.
Thanks
M
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mra

I'm still waiting for the decision as well. However, it seems - according to Dubie's post - that the time for the decisions has come.

I'm still waiting for the decision as well. However, it seems - according to Dubie's post - that the time for the decisions has come.
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