The 2012 Cambridge Thread


cng1238

Hi everyone,

I hold an offer for the LLM for 2012 (I deferred my place from 2011) so I've been through the admissions process successfully and will be happy to try and answer any questions anyone has. Hopefully you will all be my future classmates!


Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238

<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I hold an offer for the LLM for 2012 (I deferred my place from 2011) so I've been through the admissions process successfully and will be happy to try and answer any questions anyone has. Hopefully you will all be my future classmates!
</blockquote>

Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238
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Cedric

Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.


Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.


Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!

<blockquote><blockquote>Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.</blockquote>

Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.</blockquote>

Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!
quote
cng1238

Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.


Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.


Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!


Hi Cedric,

Thanks a lot for your reply. In fact I picked Huges (and St Edmund's as my second choice) too!

cng1238

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.</blockquote>

Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.</blockquote>

Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!</blockquote>

Hi Cedric,

Thanks a lot for your reply. In fact I picked Huges (and St Edmund's as my second choice) too!

cng1238
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Cedric

Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.


Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.


Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!


Hi Cedric,

Thanks a lot for your reply. In fact I picked Huges (and St Edmund's as my second choice) too!

cng1238

Hi cng1238

No prob. Yes, chances are indeed very high you will end up in Hughes Hall. Good luck with your application!

C.

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>Good luck to everyone applying for the Cambridge LL.M.
It is a great year to undertake so do try your best!

C.</blockquote>

Thanks Cedric. Could you kindly share with us a little about how you chose your college and whether you finally got into the college you picked?

Obviously it is too late for me now as I have submitted my application however I guess others would be interested to know. Thanks in advance.</blockquote>

Sure, I basically chose Hughes Hall because it seems to get most LL.Ms who don't make a choice or get rejected by both their choices. After acceptance by Hughes, I however got a scholarship from Sidney Sussex and I obviously transferred.
Sidney is/was a great college!</blockquote>

Hi Cedric,

Thanks a lot for your reply. In fact I picked Huges (and St Edmund's as my second choice) too!

cng1238</blockquote>
Hi cng1238

No prob. Yes, chances are indeed very high you will end up in Hughes Hall. Good luck with your application!

C.
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Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238

Hi cng, I deferred as they weren't offering 3 out of the 4 international law courses I wanted to study this year but they will (i'm told) be offering them in 2012. The courses on offer change a little each year. I'm not sure about the date for your references, I would call them to see if you can have a bit longer, the board of graduate studies number is +44 (0)1223 760606

Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238</blockquote>

Hi cng, I deferred as they weren't offering 3 out of the 4 international law courses I wanted to study this year but they will (i'm told) be offering them in 2012. The courses on offer change a little each year. I'm not sure about the date for your references, I would call them to see if you can have a bit longer, the board of graduate studies number is +44 (0)1223 760606
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If I remember correctly, your application gets withdrawn if your references does not make the due date. But as far as I can see, this does not mean that you can not apply again for the same course.

But, of course, this does bring along some additional work for you :)

If I remember correctly, your application gets withdrawn if your references does not make the due date. But as far as I can see, this does not mean that you can not apply again for the same course.

But, of course, this does bring along some additional work for you :)
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cng1238

If I remember correctly, your application gets withdrawn if your references does not make the due date. But as far as I can see, this does not mean that you can not apply again for the same course.

But, of course, this does bring along some additional work for you :)


Thanks LexSuperior, I have just sent out another email to the referees, hopefully they will all make it on time (finger crossed)...

<blockquote>If I remember correctly, your application gets withdrawn if your references does not make the due date. But as far as I can see, this does not mean that you can not apply again for the same course.

But, of course, this does bring along some additional work for you :)</blockquote>

Thanks LexSuperior, I have just sent out another email to the referees, hopefully they will all make it on time (finger crossed)...
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cng1238

Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238


Hi cng, I deferred as they weren't offering 3 out of the 4 international law courses I wanted to study this year but they will (i'm told) be offering them in 2012. The courses on offer change a little each year. I'm not sure about the date for your references, I would call them to see if you can have a bit longer, the board of graduate studies number is +44 (0)1223 760606

Thanks for the reply and the help. It is a good idea to call and find out....

<blockquote>Hi ultimatesloth,

Congra on securing an offer! May I ask what was the reason you used for deferral? Also I notice in Camsis it is stated that the due date for my referee to submit the reference letter is 28th Oct, what will happen if they couldn't make it? Thanks.

Cng1238</blockquote>

Hi cng, I deferred as they weren't offering 3 out of the 4 international law courses I wanted to study this year but they will (i'm told) be offering them in 2012. The courses on offer change a little each year. I'm not sure about the date for your references, I would call them to see if you can have a bit longer, the board of graduate studies number is +44 (0)1223 760606 </blockquote>

Thanks for the reply and the help. It is a good idea to call and find out....
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Mamasita

I really hope to submit my application soon too, I was slightly annoyed when my unfinished application was deleted because of I didn't submit it within two weeks of the email warning I was sent. I thought that updating the page will prevent this (filling out sections and moving forward) but it didn't! Luckily, I had all my answers saved in MS Word previously!

I'm a bit disheartened with the fierce competition we're facing, they're accepting only 30 people! yikes!

I really hope to submit my application soon too, I was slightly annoyed when my unfinished application was deleted because of I didn't submit it within two weeks of the email warning I was sent. I thought that updating the page will prevent this (filling out sections and moving forward) but it didn't! Luckily, I had all my answers saved in MS Word previously!

I'm a bit disheartened with the fierce competition we're facing, they're accepting only 30 people! yikes!
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felipereis

Dears,

Should I hope for succeed in my application? I'm 25 Brazilian lawyer with 2 years experience in 4 big law firms in my country. I have undergraduate in law with grades around 73%. Posgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law around 80%. Furthermore, I have some published works, and 3 extension courses in the field of corporate law.

I'm going to UK in January 2012 to study english and french to be able to attend a LLM.

What do you think?

Dears,

Should I hope for succeed in my application? I'm 25 Brazilian lawyer with 2 years experience in 4 big law firms in my country. I have undergraduate in law with grades around 73%. Posgraduate Diploma in Corporate Law around 80%. Furthermore, I have some published works, and 3 extension courses in the field of corporate law.

I'm going to UK in January 2012 to study english and french to be able to attend a LLM.

What do you think?
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Bolivia!

Hi everyone,

I hold an offer for the LLM for 2012 (I deferred my place from 2011) so I've been through the admissions process successfully and will be happy to try and answer any questions anyone has. Hopefully you will all be my future classmates!



Thanks for this! That's very kind of you to offer your help.

I'm also currently getting my applications ready.
I intend to apply for the LL.M. in international law so hopefully I they will offer enough int. law subjects next year.

My question: Why does Cambridge not want a CV? I have carefully crafted it and, as was stated previously, it is impossible to really support the statement in detail as it is so short compared to the likes of LSE, etc.
Is there a way you can still submit your CV?

How did you do it? If it's not possible, then I assume they really just pay attention to your references and grades?

Question 2: For London unis, it is best to apply early as they have a first-come-first-served policy. But for Cambridge it seems they wait until the deadline (2 December) and then go through the applicants and knock out the ones that obviously don't fit/offer to those who fit extremely well and then they have another selection round around March/April for the remaining applicants. Is that right?
How long did you have to wait for your offer?

<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I hold an offer for the LLM for 2012 (I deferred my place from 2011) so I've been through the admissions process successfully and will be happy to try and answer any questions anyone has. Hopefully you will all be my future classmates!
</blockquote>


Thanks for this! That's very kind of you to offer your help.

I'm also currently getting my applications ready.
I intend to apply for the LL.M. in international law so hopefully I they will offer enough int. law subjects next year.

My question: Why does Cambridge not want a CV? I have carefully crafted it and, as was stated previously, it is impossible to really support the statement in detail as it is so short compared to the likes of LSE, etc.
Is there a way you can still submit your CV?

How did you do it? If it's not possible, then I assume they really just pay attention to your references and grades?

Question 2: For London unis, it is best to apply early as they have a first-come-first-served policy. But for Cambridge it seems they wait until the deadline (2 December) and then go through the applicants and knock out the ones that obviously don't fit/offer to those who fit extremely well and then they have another selection round around March/April for the remaining applicants. Is that right?
How long did you have to wait for your offer?
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Nezz

Hi all,

As most of you, I am considering to apply for an LL.M. at Cambridge and Oxford as well. I'm in my third and final year of studies, so I'll be holding an LL.B. in June 2012.

My question is (since I come from a civil law state - Macedonia), am I eligible to apply for an LL.M. with my 180-ECTS-credit bachelor's degree, or do I need to have obtained at least 240 ECTS?

Thank you,
NG

Hi all,

As most of you, I am considering to apply for an LL.M. at Cambridge and Oxford as well. I'm in my third and final year of studies, so I'll be holding an LL.B. in June 2012.

My question is (since I come from a civil law state - Macedonia), am I eligible to apply for an LL.M. with my 180-ECTS-credit bachelor's degree, or do I need to have obtained at least 240 ECTS?

Thank you,
NG
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Hi Bolivia,

I'm pretty sure there is no way you can submit a CV. I'm not sure why they don't want one, I guess they just want to make the process quicker for themselves by making you answer the application questions and highlight for them the things they want to know about you, rather than reading through a CV themselves, I'm not sure.

I don't think it makes any difference when you apply (as long as its before the december deadline). If it works the same as last year then offers start coming out in late Jan/ early Feb and keep going into April. I got my offer on Valentine's day (14th February) - a nice Valentine's present!

Hi Bolivia,

I'm pretty sure there is no way you can submit a CV. I'm not sure why they don't want one, I guess they just want to make the process quicker for themselves by making you answer the application questions and highlight for them the things they want to know about you, rather than reading through a CV themselves, I'm not sure.

I don't think it makes any difference when you apply (as long as its before the december deadline). If it works the same as last year then offers start coming out in late Jan/ early Feb and keep going into April. I got my offer on Valentine's day (14th February) - a nice Valentine's present!
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Mamasita

Hi Mezz (hope I spelled your nickname correctly),

I'm pretty sure you can apply with the 180 ECTS credits, as all of the law undergraduate courses are of three years and with 180 ECTS points (even though England does not care about these credits too much as they have their own equivalent).

Having said that, if your faculty of law only offers 4 year undergraduate law school and in order to graduate you need to have completed all of the four years, I think you need do this in order to apply because the requirements say you need to have graduated from your undergraduate course to enrol into a graduate one.

This is just my opinion, but why don't you email admissions of your preferred course and I'm sure they'll be happy to help!

Hi Mezz (hope I spelled your nickname correctly),

I'm pretty sure you can apply with the 180 ECTS credits, as all of the law undergraduate courses are of three years and with 180 ECTS points (even though England does not care about these credits too much as they have their own equivalent).

Having said that, if your faculty of law only offers 4 year undergraduate law school and in order to graduate you need to have completed all of the four years, I think you need do this in order to apply because the requirements say you need to have graduated from your undergraduate course to enrol into a graduate one.

This is just my opinion, but why don't you email admissions of your preferred course and I'm sure they'll be happy to help!
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msn

Hi everyone,

I will be submitting my application next week. I read the thread and it was mentioned that last date of submission of references is Oct 28. However, the application deadline is Dec 2. Could someone please throw some light on this discrepancy ?

Its a lil urgent. Many thanks.
M

Hi everyone,

I will be submitting my application next week. I read the thread and it was mentioned that last date of submission of references is Oct 28. However, the application deadline is Dec 2. Could someone please throw some light on this discrepancy ?

Its a lil urgent. Many thanks.
M
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cng1238

Hi everyone,

I will be submitting my application next week. I read the thread and it was mentioned that last date of submission of references is Oct 28. However, the application deadline is Dec 2. Could someone please throw some light on this discrepancy ?

Its a lil urgent. Many thanks.
M


Hi msn,

You are quite right that the application deadline is Dec 2nd, however please note that is the due date for you to submit the application without the supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reference letters, etc.) Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email from Cambridge which provides a login ID for you to access the CamSIS online system, with which you can check what supporting documents are required, and by WHEN they are required (for me it is 28th Oct). Your due date for the submission of supporting documents shall be subject to the date when your application is submitted and therefore will be different from mine. My problem was, and still is, that I did not know there is a due date (within 2 weeks) for the submission of supporting documents until I handed in the application (and paid the application fee), now with one more week to go, I still have one referee not yet submitted his reference letter, this, according to some responses for this thread, might result the withdrawal of my application. Advice for you, prepare your referee well so that they are ready to submit their reference letters as soon as they receive the notification email from Cambridge (which will be sent out within 24 hours AFTER your submitted the application).

cng1238

<blockquote>Hi everyone,

I will be submitting my application next week. I read the thread and it was mentioned that last date of submission of references is Oct 28. However, the application deadline is Dec 2. Could someone please throw some light on this discrepancy ?

Its a lil urgent. Many thanks.
M</blockquote>

Hi msn,

You are quite right that the application deadline is Dec 2nd, however please note that is the due date for you to submit the application without the supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, reference letters, etc.) Once the application is submitted, you will receive an email from Cambridge which provides a login ID for you to access the CamSIS online system, with which you can check what supporting documents are required, and by WHEN they are required (for me it is 28th Oct). Your due date for the submission of supporting documents shall be subject to the date when your application is submitted and therefore will be different from mine. My problem was, and still is, that I did not know there is a due date (within 2 weeks) for the submission of supporting documents until I handed in the application (and paid the application fee), now with one more week to go, I still have one referee not yet submitted his reference letter, this, according to some responses for this thread, might result the withdrawal of my application. Advice for you, prepare your referee well so that they are ready to submit their reference letters as soon as they receive the notification email from Cambridge (which will be sent out within 24 hours AFTER your submitted the application).

cng1238
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msn

Hey cng1238,

Thanks a ton for that clarification. I almost fell off my chair after reading the date Oct 28 (phewwwww!)!! Well, even in my case, I realised it only after I started filling the form. I have another doubt, if you could answer it. Is it correct that you have to complete your application within 2 weeks of you starting with your online application? Or after two weeks, you get an email which states that you have 1 last week left i.e. effectively 3 weeks?

Thanks so much for clarification !
M

Hey cng1238,

Thanks a ton for that clarification. I almost fell off my chair after reading the date Oct 28 (phewwwww!)!! Well, even in my case, I realised it only after I started filling the form. I have another doubt, if you could answer it. Is it correct that you have to complete your application within 2 weeks of you starting with your online application? Or after two weeks, you get an email which states that you have 1 last week left i.e. effectively 3 weeks?

Thanks so much for clarification !
M
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cng1238

Hey cng1238,

Thanks a ton for that clarification. I almost fell off my chair after reading the date Oct 28 (phewwwww!)!! Well, even in my case, I realised it only after I started filling the form. I have another doubt, if you could answer it. Is it correct that you have to complete your application within 2 weeks of you starting with your online application? Or after two weeks, you get an email which states that you have 1 last week left i.e. effectively 3 weeks?

Thanks so much for clarification !
M


I submitted the application in the afternoon of 13th Oct (Hong Kong Time) and I received an email from Cambridge within 24 hours (on the 14th Oct). Using the newly provided user ID, I logged into CamSIS and found that I have only two weeks (until 28th Oct) to get all supporting documents ready...(except for IELTS which can be omitted if not yet taken). Hope this helps.

<blockquote>Hey cng1238,

Thanks a ton for that clarification. I almost fell off my chair after reading the date Oct 28 (phewwwww!)!! Well, even in my case, I realised it only after I started filling the form. I have another doubt, if you could answer it. Is it correct that you have to complete your application within 2 weeks of you starting with your online application? Or after two weeks, you get an email which states that you have 1 last week left i.e. effectively 3 weeks?

Thanks so much for clarification !
M</blockquote>

I submitted the application in the afternoon of 13th Oct (Hong Kong Time) and I received an email from Cambridge within 24 hours (on the 14th Oct). Using the newly provided user ID, I logged into CamSIS and found that I have only two weeks (until 28th Oct) to get all supporting documents ready...(except for IELTS which can be omitted if not yet taken). Hope this helps.
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Nezz

Hi Mezz (hope I spelled your nickname correctly),

I'm pretty sure you can apply with the 180 ECTS credits, as all of the law undergraduate courses are of three years and with 180 ECTS points (even though England does not care about these credits too much as they have their own equivalent).

Having said that, if your faculty of law only offers 4 year undergraduate law school and in order to graduate you need to have completed all of the four years, I think you need do this in order to apply because the requirements say you need to have graduated from your undergraduate course to enrol into a graduate one.

This is just my opinion, but why don't you email admissions of your preferred course and I'm sure they'll be happy to help!


Thank you very much Mamasita!

Anyways I did emailed them, couple of weeks ago, but still no reply, that's why I posted here. However, regarding what you said, I will be holding an LL.B. with my 3 years of studying.
Thanks, once again :)

All the best,
NG

<blockquote>Hi Mezz (hope I spelled your nickname correctly),

I'm pretty sure you can apply with the 180 ECTS credits, as all of the law undergraduate courses are of three years and with 180 ECTS points (even though England does not care about these credits too much as they have their own equivalent).

Having said that, if your faculty of law only offers 4 year undergraduate law school and in order to graduate you need to have completed all of the four years, I think you need do this in order to apply because the requirements say you need to have graduated from your undergraduate course to enrol into a graduate one.

This is just my opinion, but why don't you email admissions of your preferred course and I'm sure they'll be happy to help!</blockquote>

Thank you very much Mamasita!

Anyways I did emailed them, couple of weeks ago, but still no reply, that's why I posted here. However, regarding what you said, I will be holding an LL.B. with my 3 years of studying.
Thanks, once again :)

All the best,
NG
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trellick

hello again,

i have a question to all those who already submitted and have access to CAMsis. what kind of documents can you upload? is there only a section for the required degree certificates or are you able (or even required) to upload proof of everything else you stated in your application (i.e. certificates of awards, transcripts etc...)? i am wondering whether i can upload some additional things (no CV though).

many thanks in advance!

hello again,

i have a question to all those who already submitted and have access to CAMsis. what kind of documents can you upload? is there only a section for the required degree certificates or are you able (or even required) to upload proof of everything else you stated in your application (i.e. certificates of awards, transcripts etc...)? i am wondering whether i can upload some additional things (no CV though).

many thanks in advance!
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