The 2012 Cambridge Thread


Just got an offer!
Never been so happy in my life!

Just got an offer!
Never been so happy in my life!
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mra

Just got an offer!
Never been so happy in my life!


Congratulation! Did you receive an offer for the MCL or the LLM program?

<blockquote>Just got an offer!
Never been so happy in my life!</blockquote>

Congratulation! Did you receive an offer for the MCL or the LLM program?
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hejonas

Félicitations!

There's still hope..

Félicitations!

There's still hope..
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Thank you!
I received a conditional offer for the LLM.

Thank you!
I received a conditional offer for the LLM.
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cng1238

Thank you!
I received a conditional offer for the LLM.


Congratulations! Mind telling us where you are from? Thanks!

<blockquote>Thank you!
I received a conditional offer for the LLM. </blockquote>

Congratulations! Mind telling us where you are from? Thanks!
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brontspac

Congrats RolanDparis!

Where abouts are you from?

Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...

Congrats RolanDparis!

Where abouts are you from?

Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...
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I'm from Paris, France, I got a master at the Magister of Business Law of Assas last year, and I am currently doing a master at Sciences po.
Good marks, but nothing really exciting, so there's hope!

I'm from Paris, France, I got a master at the Magister of Business Law of Assas last year, and I am currently doing a master at Sciences po.
Good marks, but nothing really exciting, so there's hope!
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MiChie

Congratulations!!!! Has anyone received offers from east asia?? My status is still"under consideration.... " ..Does it mean hopeless ...

Congratulations!!!! Has anyone received offers from east asia?? My status is still"under consideration.... " ..Does it mean hopeless ...
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Aethra


Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...


It's an interesting question and I do hope that people who have applied to both Universities will answer it. However, I think that excluding an otherwise good candidate on the grounds that he applied to Oxford as well would be illogical, wouldn't it? Cambridge might be his first choice for all they know. And as far as I remember, Oxford asked information about "prospective applications" as well. That means that the candidate might not even have applied to the other University after all...

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Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...</blockquote>

It's an interesting question and I do hope that people who have applied to both Universities will answer it. However, I think that excluding an otherwise good candidate on the grounds that he applied to Oxford as well would be illogical, wouldn't it? Cambridge might be his first choice for all they know. And as far as I remember, Oxford asked information about "prospective applications" as well. That means that the candidate might not even have applied to the other University after all...
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brontspac

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!
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Aethra

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!


:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!

<blockquote>I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!</blockquote>

:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!
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Zack

Hello, I just received a conditional offer to the LLM. I did not apply to any other masters, Cambridge was always my first choice. I did apply to the Cambridge Gates trust but have heard nothing regarding my application.

I am an Irish student with a first class honors Law Degree. My camsis account still reads "under consideration by degree committee".

I wish you all the best of luck! :)

Hello, I just received a conditional offer to the LLM. I did not apply to any other masters, Cambridge was always my first choice. I did apply to the Cambridge Gates trust but have heard nothing regarding my application.

I am an Irish student with a first class honors Law Degree. My camsis account still reads "under consideration by degree committee".

I wish you all the best of luck! :)
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MiChie

Hello, I just received a conditional offer to the LLM. I did not apply to any other masters, Cambridge was always my first choice. I did apply to the Cambridge Gates trust but have heard nothing regarding my application.

I am an Irish student with a first class honors Law Degree. My camsis account still reads "under consideration by degree committee".

Congratulations!! :D

I wish you all the best of luck! :)

<blockquote>Hello, I just received a conditional offer to the LLM. I did not apply to any other masters, Cambridge was always my first choice. I did apply to the Cambridge Gates trust but have heard nothing regarding my application.

I am an Irish student with a first class honors Law Degree. My camsis account still reads "under consideration by degree committee".

Congratulations!! :D

I wish you all the best of luck! :)</blockquote>
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student83

Does anybody have an information how many offers have already been made for the LLM?

Does anybody have an information how many offers have already been made for the LLM?
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Dubie

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!


:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!


Congratulations to all!

In response to your pondering - I received an offer from Cambridge and I did indicate on my form that I was also applying to Oxford. I'd be a bit skeptical of suggestions that it's an either/or process - though there are all kinds of reasons why someone might be accepted at one and rejected at another. The application process for each is actually quite different, I thought (and one of my referees said it seemed like they were wanting different things from his end, too), and I think given the information requested etc I was a stronger candidate at Cambridge than at Oxford. For different kinds of students, it might be the other way around.

Good luck to those still waiting.

<blockquote><blockquote>I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!</blockquote>

:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!</blockquote>

Congratulations to all!

In response to your pondering - I received an offer from Cambridge and I did indicate on my form that I was also applying to Oxford. I'd be a bit skeptical of suggestions that it's an either/or process - though there are all kinds of reasons why someone might be accepted at one and rejected at another. The application process for each is actually quite different, I thought (and one of my referees said it seemed like they were wanting different things from his end, too), and I think given the information requested etc I was a stronger candidate at Cambridge than at Oxford. For different kinds of students, it might be the other way around.

Good luck to those still waiting.
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Aethra

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!


:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!


Congratulations to all!

In response to your pondering - I received an offer from Cambridge and I did indicate on my form that I was also applying to Oxford. I'd be a bit skeptical of suggestions that it's an either/or process - though there are all kinds of reasons why someone might be accepted at one and rejected at another. The application process for each is actually quite different, I thought (and one of my referees said it seemed like they were wanting different things from his end, too), and I think given the information requested etc I was a stronger candidate at Cambridge than at Oxford. For different kinds of students, it might be the other way around.

Good luck to those still waiting.


Thanks Dubie and congrats on your offer!

<blockquote><blockquote><blockquote>I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!</blockquote>

:) True, who knows what might be going on... In any case I agree that it would be interesting to hear if successful Cambridge applicants mentioned their Oxford application as well. Good luck with your applications!</blockquote>

Congratulations to all!

In response to your pondering - I received an offer from Cambridge and I did indicate on my form that I was also applying to Oxford. I'd be a bit skeptical of suggestions that it's an either/or process - though there are all kinds of reasons why someone might be accepted at one and rejected at another. The application process for each is actually quite different, I thought (and one of my referees said it seemed like they were wanting different things from his end, too), and I think given the information requested etc I was a stronger candidate at Cambridge than at Oxford. For different kinds of students, it might be the other way around.

Good luck to those still waiting.</blockquote>

Thanks Dubie and congrats on your offer!
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Wolfenix

I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!


Wow, this actually contributes to my concern... no because of the whole Cambridge vs Oxford issue (applied to both of them), but because of the lack of formal rejection...

Does anybody know if at some point they actually hand out rejections? I'd really be a lot more at ease being rejected at some point that never having my camsis status changed... forever??!?

<blockquote>I agree that such a process may be illogical, but its something that I've heard from a number of LLMers - for example, two friends admitted to the BCL in 2010 and 2011 have never had their camsis status progress beyond "under consideration by degree committee"... but were never formally rejected either! Given the close collaborative relationship between oxbridge in other circumstances (eg undergrad admissions), it wouldn't surprise me if coordination in other admissions occurred as well... but, that said, i hope i'm wrong!!</blockquote>

Wow, this actually contributes to my concern... no because of the whole Cambridge vs Oxford issue (applied to both of them), but because of the lack of formal rejection...

Does anybody know if at some point they actually hand out rejections? I'd really be a lot more at ease being rejected at some point that never having my camsis status changed... forever??!?
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demi88

Congrats RolanDparis!

Where abouts are you from?

Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...


I got an offer for the LL.M. and one for the MLF (Oxford). Still haven't heard about MCL (Cambridge) and I'll know about my MJur application at around 16th March...

<blockquote>Congrats RolanDparis!

Where abouts are you from?

Did those of you that've received LLM offers declare on your Cambridge application that you were applying for the Ox BCL? I've heard previously that you might only get offers from one or the other, not both...</blockquote>

I got an offer for the LL.M. and one for the MLF (Oxford). Still haven't heard about MCL (Cambridge) and I'll know about my MJur application at around 16th March...
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student83

As regards comparison with Oxford, it is interesting that the applications evaluation process in Oxford takes only 2 months, whereas Cambridge needs more than 3 months. In addition, processing of the Oxford applications must be much more time consuming as Oxford requires more supporting documents, including 3 references instead of 2 and one piece of written work. Anyway, I hope many of us will hear from either of those institutions soon.

As regards comparison with Oxford, it is interesting that the applications evaluation process in Oxford takes only 2 months, whereas Cambridge needs more than 3 months. In addition, processing of the Oxford applications must be much more time consuming as Oxford requires more supporting documents, including 3 references instead of 2 and one piece of written work. Anyway, I hope many of us will hear from either of those institutions soon.
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Meister

As regards comparison with Oxford, it is interesting that the applications evaluation process in Oxford takes only 2 months, whereas Cambridge needs more than 3 months. In addition, processing of the Oxford applications must be much more time consuming as Oxford requires more supporting documents, including 3 references instead of 2 and one piece of written work. Anyway, I hope many of us will hear from either of those institutions soon.

Well, maybe asking for more documents means less applicants.

On a more serious note: I guess that most people submitted their applications well before the deadline as they had the documents ready for other applications anyway. Plus, having a December or a January deadline doesn't make that much of a difference considering that the admission offices close for Christmas.

Oh, and as Oxford plans to release all decisions "on or shortly after 16 March", most decisions will have been made by now and are just sitting on someone's desk. One more week.

<blockquote>As regards comparison with Oxford, it is interesting that the applications evaluation process in Oxford takes only 2 months, whereas Cambridge needs more than 3 months. In addition, processing of the Oxford applications must be much more time consuming as Oxford requires more supporting documents, including 3 references instead of 2 and one piece of written work. Anyway, I hope many of us will hear from either of those institutions soon.</blockquote>
Well, maybe asking for more documents means less applicants.

On a more serious note: I guess that most people submitted their applications well before the deadline as they had the documents ready for other applications anyway. Plus, having a December or a January deadline doesn't make that much of a difference considering that the admission offices close for Christmas.

Oh, and as Oxford plans to release all decisions "on or shortly after 16 March", most decisions will have been made by now and are just sitting on someone's desk. One more week.
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