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Fire away. I say Cambridge's online application is clunky, and recommend you not worry if it says it can't recognize your email address.
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Fire away. I say Cambridge's online application is clunky, and recommend you not worry if it says it can't recognize your email address.
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eftixia
Thanks..That' s what I' m gonna do.
In fact, I tried to contact them by e-mail, but it seems impossible, as the answer that I received is "We are currently experiencing large volumes of e-mails to this address. We therefore cannot provide an individual response at this time."
Thanks..That' s what I' m gonna do.
In fact, I tried to contact them by e-mail, but it seems impossible, as the answer that I received is "We are currently experiencing large volumes of e-mails to this address. We therefore cannot provide an individual response at this time."
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Dutchman
Hahaha! The admissions adress of the BoGS has this auto-response all year! I'm wondering why they offer this email adress at all. Try contacting Mrs Wade instead, the LLM secretary, or call the BoGS on the phone.
And don't get frustrated if CamSiS tells you that your statements are too long, after a while I found out that they only accept only 128 characters per line (even though they tell you 130 - breaks count as characters as well!).
Oh yeah, and one BIIIIIIG advice: Before you submit your application, download your application as a pdf (CamSis offers you to do this at the end of the process) and check whether all fields "look right" BEFORE submitting it!!!
Hahaha! The admissions adress of the BoGS has this auto-response all year! I'm wondering why they offer this email adress at all. Try contacting Mrs Wade instead, the LLM secretary, or call the BoGS on the phone.
And don't get frustrated if CamSiS tells you that your statements are too long, after a while I found out that they only accept only 128 characters per line (even though they tell you 130 - breaks count as characters as well!).
Oh yeah, and one BIIIIIIG advice: Before you submit your application, download your application as a pdf (CamSis offers you to do this at the end of the process) and check whether all fields "look right" BEFORE submitting it!!!
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Thanks for the advice Dutchman. Will do. The interface is clunky and frustrating to work through. Maybe it discourages the casual applicant . . .
Thanks for the advice Dutchman. Will do. The interface is clunky and frustrating to work through. Maybe it discourages the casual applicant . . .
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hi
hi
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Well, after more than five years reading this website, the app to Cambridge is finally in the mail! Whoo hoo! It would be a dream come true. . . . (expensive though, especially with all non-European countries trying to devalue their currencies.)

I used the online application process. It didn't want to recognize my email address, but I proceeded ahead anyway and in the end I didn't have any problems. The essays took me longer to write than I had thought they would; not sure why. I also didn't understand the character per line limitation---it didn't seem natural for the text boxes they gave, which allowed for more characters. But the limitation is enforced.
Well, after more than five years reading this website, the app to Cambridge is finally in the mail! Whoo hoo! It would be a dream come true. . . . (expensive though, especially with all non-European countries trying to devalue their currencies.)

I used the online application process. It didn't want to recognize my email address, but I proceeded ahead anyway and in the end I didn't have any problems. The essays took me longer to write than I had thought they would; not sure why. I also didn't understand the character per line limitation---it didn't seem natural for the text boxes they gave, which allowed for more characters. But the limitation is enforced.
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Dutchman
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/92941
http://www.llm-guide.com/board/92941
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santhalia
Can you please tell me for the LLM aspirants do we have to fill
both:

A(12) Summary details of research proposal or reason for applying for the course

AND

A(15) Career goals and future aspirations
Can you please tell me for the LLM aspirants do we have to fill
both:

A(12) Summary details of research proposal or reason for applying for the course

AND

A(15) Career goals and future aspirations
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Yes, with the caveat that because it is not a research degree you need not give summary details of a research proposal, just your reasons for applying.
Yes, with the caveat that because it is not a research degree you need not give summary details of a research proposal, just your reasons for applying.
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Past or present applicants: Any sense as to how much of a lag there is between the Board of Graduate Studies' receipt of materials sent by post (reference letters, etc) and confirmation of receipt on the CAMSIS account? Just curious.
Past or present applicants: Any sense as to how much of a lag there is between the Board of Graduate Studies' receipt of materials sent by post (reference letters, etc) and confirmation of receipt on the CAMSIS account? Just curious.
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santhalia
can someone plz tell me what is the final deadline for submissions of the references and their hard copies to Cambridge for those who have filled online applications.
can someone plz tell me what is the final deadline for submissions of the references and their hard copies to Cambridge for those who have filled online applications.
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Dutchman
@OK_Computer: Hahaha! Good question!!! The answer is: MONTHS (really!)!!! This year, most applicants received the Camsis update at the end of April (not joking). However, you will receive a short email from Suzanne Wade (the LLM secretary) earlier if (and only if) you are accepted. They start to send out these informal offers at the end of December, but continue this for months to come.
@OK_Computer: Hahaha! Good question!!! The answer is: MONTHS (really!)!!! This year, most applicants received the Camsis update at the end of April (not joking). However, you will receive a short email from Suzanne Wade (the LLM secretary) earlier if (and only if) you are accepted. They start to send out these informal offers at the end of December, but continue this for months to come.
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even i have finished my online application for Cambridge LLM
have entered into the self service area
it shows 28th October as the due date for submitting references and other stuff
do you kno what is the deadline for sending in this stuff to Cambridge??.....the website does not mention this explicitly.
even i have finished my online application for Cambridge LLM
have entered into the self service area
it shows 28th October as the due date for submitting references and other stuff
do you kno what is the deadline for sending in this stuff to Cambridge??.....the website does not mention this explicitly.
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Dutchman
I think it's obviously always two weeks after you have submitted your app. You therefore have to send them in by 28 Oct., like the self-service area tells you!
The final deadline for online apps is mid Nov, so people who apply last minute have to send in their docs by the end of november.
If you can't make it till the end of October, then I suggest you call the BoGS and ask for a deferral of the deadline.
I think it's obviously always two weeks after you have submitted your app. You therefore have to send them in by 28 Oct., like the self-service area tells you!
The final deadline for online apps is mid Nov, so people who apply last minute have to send in their docs by the end of november.
If you can't make it till the end of October, then I suggest you call the BoGS and ask for a deferral of the deadline.
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Thanks for your answers to our questions, Dutchman.

I just saw the little 10 minute introductions to each course on law.cam.ac.uk. Fascinating.

Do people really care about the little E,I etc. designations for their LLMs? It seems silly, but I guess uber-specialization is trendy.
Thanks for your answers to our questions, Dutchman.

I just saw the little 10 minute introductions to each course on law.cam.ac.uk. Fascinating.

Do people really care about the little E,I etc. designations for their LLMs? It seems silly, but I guess uber-specialization is trendy.
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Dutchman
No, I really don't think so. You get a regular "LL.M." degree, and I think the "specialization" will only be indicated on your certificate.

However, there will be a separate Corporate LLM starting in 2011/12 (with separate courses!), which will be called the CLLM (so I guess the title itself changes if you do that one!)
No, I really don't think so. You get a regular "LL.M." degree, and I think the "specialization" will only be indicated on your certificate.

However, there will be a separate Corporate LLM starting in 2011/12 (with separate courses!), which will be called the CLLM (so I guess the title itself changes if you do that one!)
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JsDupont
I just discovered this website... I wish I had a few weeks ago since I have submitted my application for 2011/2012 LL.M. Cambridge... and now the wait begins!
I just discovered this website... I wish I had a few weeks ago since I have submitted my application for 2011/2012 LL.M. Cambridge... and now the wait begins!
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eftixia
Hello!
I have submited my online application and had access to my self service area but my "print your cover sheet" button doesn' t work. What if I send my documents without that?
Hello!
I have submited my online application and had access to my self service area but my "print your cover sheet" button doesn' t work. What if I send my documents without that?
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Hello!
I have submited my online application and had access to my self service area but my "print your cover sheet" button doesn' t work. What if I send my documents without that?


You might want to try to enable pop-ups. It should work afterwards.

Another question guys. My second referee still hasn't sent me my reference letter (pending since several weeks). He promised to send me the reference letter within the next two weeks. Should I send in my papers incomplete since November 16th is the due date? Unfortunately the Graduate Application Office does not answer e-mails.
<blockquote>Hello!
I have submited my online application and had access to my self service area but my "print your cover sheet" button doesn' t work. What if I send my documents without that?</blockquote>

You might want to try to enable pop-ups. It should work afterwards.

Another question guys. My second referee still hasn't sent me my reference letter (pending since several weeks). He promised to send me the reference letter within the next two weeks. Should I send in my papers incomplete since November 16th is the due date? Unfortunately the Graduate Application Office does not answer e-mails.
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artist>>>I'd send it in. I'm sure they are used to profs being late. Heh. But they might not be forgiving if you don't have anything in by the deadline.
artist>>>I'd send it in. I'm sure they are used to profs being late. Heh. But they might not be forgiving if you don't have anything in by the deadline.
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