The Definitive 2011 Cambridge Thread


Anneka
It think, everybody gets a place in a college, they just put the information for the case "if".
Another friend of mine got accepted in Cambridge, but was then assigned to one of the females-only colleges, because she put two pretty popular colleges in her first choice (Trinity and ???). So in the end, she went to LSE, because she wouldn't spend a year among girls. That may also happen...
Maybe you should change your college choice into two less popular? They are assigned to three categories (A as the hardest to get into and C as not so popular), I put two colleges with a "B" in my choice


Thanks for the info! I put in one A and one B college, but both are pretty popular for law, so maybe I should change it... I think I would go to Cambridge regardless of the college though.
<blockquote>It think, everybody gets a place in a college, they just put the information for the case "if".
Another friend of mine got accepted in Cambridge, but was then assigned to one of the females-only colleges, because she put two pretty popular colleges in her first choice (Trinity and ???). So in the end, she went to LSE, because she wouldn't spend a year among girls. That may also happen...
Maybe you should change your college choice into two less popular? They are assigned to three categories (A as the hardest to get into and C as not so popular), I put two colleges with a "B" in my choice</blockquote>

Thanks for the info! I put in one A and one B college, but both are pretty popular for law, so maybe I should change it... I think I would go to Cambridge regardless of the college though.
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Hopefully we'll start to find out soon, if not today/tonight.

I've just received a job offer at a prestigious firm, and I am trying to hold off as long as I can, but I don't think I can wait much longer. :(
Hopefully we'll start to find out soon, if not today/tonight.

I've just received a job offer at a prestigious firm, and I am trying to hold off as long as I can, but I don't think I can wait much longer. :(
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hny_flying
@blackandgold:

I know it's not my place, but, personally I would take up the job offer any day. I mean, you can always apply to Cambridge later, can't you? But, a good job opportunity doesn't always come by so easily :-)
@blackandgold:

I know it's not my place, but, personally I would take up the job offer any day. I mean, you can always apply to Cambridge later, can't you? But, a good job opportunity doesn't always come by so easily :-)
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@blackandgold:

I know it's not my place, but I would take up the job offer any day. I mean, you can always apply to Cambridge later, can't you? But, an good job opportunity doesn't always come by so easily :-)


I agree, but studying at Cambridge/Oxford has always been a major ambition of mine. So, my approach is the opposite - that I can always find a job, but not necessarily have this opportunity.

However, at this rate the semester might start before any of us find out!
<blockquote>@blackandgold:

I know it's not my place, but I would take up the job offer any day. I mean, you can always apply to Cambridge later, can't you? But, an good job opportunity doesn't always come by so easily :-)</blockquote>

I agree, but studying at Cambridge/Oxford has always been a major ambition of mine. So, my approach is the opposite - that I can always find a job, but not necessarily have this opportunity.

However, at this rate the semester might start before any of us find out!
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Glennie
Hopefully we'll start to find out soon, if not today/tonight.

I've just received a job offer at a prestigious firm, and I am trying to hold off as long as I can, but I don't think I can wait much longer. :(


Wow, that's a really awkward position to be in. I don't envy you at all! It's one thing to have multiple academic offers, but trying to put off replying to a job offer is something else entirely... good luck!
<blockquote>Hopefully we'll start to find out soon, if not today/tonight.

I've just received a job offer at a prestigious firm, and I am trying to hold off as long as I can, but I don't think I can wait much longer. :(</blockquote>

Wow, that's a really awkward position to be in. I don't envy you at all! It's one thing to have multiple academic offers, but trying to put off replying to a job offer is something else entirely... good luck!
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blackandgold is wise. live the dream! once you're in practice, it's harder, I think, to go back to university.

the job offer brings into sharp focus the opportunity cost we all face when going for an LLM. The program itself is expensive, but there's also lost income during that year.
blackandgold is wise. live the dream! once you're in practice, it's harder, I think, to go back to university.

the job offer brings into sharp focus the opportunity cost we all face when going for an LLM. The program itself is expensive, but there's also lost income during that year.
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There are only 2 hours left this week!! I don't think we can see the status change.......
There are only 2 hours left this week!! I don't think we can see the status change.......
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Life is much too short to wish weekends away, but alas that's the position some of us are in again. I really should just tune out entirely and check my email in June.
Life is much too short to wish weekends away, but alas that's the position some of us are in again. I really should just tune out entirely and check my email in June.
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Glennie
We're tragic, aren't we? For those us of in the "wrong" time zone, the wait feels even longer, because it will be Monday evening before there's any chance of finding anything in our inboxes.

There's no chance I'll be getting flowers or chocolates for Valentine's Day this year, but I sure would love a Valentine's email from Cambridge!
We're tragic, aren't we? For those us of in the "wrong" time zone, the wait feels even longer, because it will be Monday evening before there's any chance of finding anything in our inboxes.

There's no chance I'll be getting flowers or chocolates for Valentine's Day this year, but I sure would love a Valentine's email from Cambridge!
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Ha! That would be great. Maybe they could send acceptances out with a cheesy greeting card, too!

I suggest temporarily relocating to North America, where the news (I assume) comes in the early morning.
Ha! That would be great. Maybe they could send acceptances out with a cheesy greeting card, too!

I suggest temporarily relocating to North America, where the news (I assume) comes in the early morning.
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Glennie
"We choo-choo-choose you... to come to Cambridge."
"We choo-choo-choose you... to come to Cambridge."
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fulloflaw
(Acceptance letter arrives with a picture of a bee with a heart tattoo on the front cover)

"come bee ours in 2011!"
(Acceptance letter arrives with a picture of a bee with a heart tattoo on the front cover)

"come bee ours in 2011!"
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Haha that would be ideal, but somehow I'm convinced that we'll be saying similar things next weekend!
Haha that would be ideal, but somehow I'm convinced that we'll be saying similar things next weekend!
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cdp2111
Hahahaha at this time i just hope to hear in february!
Hahahaha at this time i just hope to hear in february!
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V&Aokgo
Perhaps a nice valentine to Ms Wade would do the trick?

"Let's Make it Legal"
Perhaps a nice valentine to Ms Wade would do the trick?

"Let's Make it Legal"
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blackandgold is wise. live the dream! once you're in practice, it's harder, I think, to go back to university.


Well, many of us in the program this year have 1-4 years of work experience. So it certainly is possible, and the person with the job offer won't be out of place if they DO come to Cambridge a couple of years later instead. But it certainly does come with additional challenges: once you're used to living as an attorney (salary-wise, schedule-wise, and socially), the transition back to a graduate school atmosphere can be quite trying at times for some attorneys. Others seem to prefer the comparative lack of structure and responsibility, and don't mind the cut in quality-of-living. So it is almost too individual a decision to comment on.

Also, to the person with the job offer: many people at Cambridge have firm offers that they deferred for a year. It may well be possible to have your cake and eat it too: if you get an offer from Cambridge, talk to your law firm and see if they will hold it for you.
<blockquote>blackandgold is wise. live the dream! once you're in practice, it's harder, I think, to go back to university.</blockquote>

Well, many of us in the program this year have 1-4 years of work experience. So it certainly is possible, and the person with the job offer won't be out of place if they DO come to Cambridge a couple of years later instead. But it certainly does come with additional challenges: once you're used to living as an attorney (salary-wise, schedule-wise, and socially), the transition back to a graduate school atmosphere can be quite trying at times for some attorneys. Others seem to prefer the comparative lack of structure and responsibility, and don't mind the cut in quality-of-living. So it is almost too individual a decision to comment on.

Also, to the person with the job offer: many people at Cambridge have firm offers that they deferred for a year. It may well be possible to have your cake and eat it too: if you get an offer from Cambridge, talk to your law firm and see if they will hold it for you.
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Hey guys

Sorry about the confusion! I am actually already practising, so it would be a lateral move. I had applied for the position prior to deciding that I wanted to pursue graduate studies. Ordinarily, I would not hesitate to decline the position but it is for a Magic Circle firm and at a much larger salary, which it made a little more difficult to give up!

Not to worry though, hopefully we will all receive good news this week!
Hey guys

Sorry about the confusion! I am actually already practising, so it would be a lateral move. I had applied for the position prior to deciding that I wanted to pursue graduate studies. Ordinarily, I would not hesitate to decline the position but it is for a Magic Circle firm and at a much larger salary, which it made a little more difficult to give up!

Not to worry though, hopefully we will all receive good news this week!
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cricket
the wait is unbearable... :-(
the wait is unbearable... :-(
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I agree, this is becoming exhausting. It's high time they started informing us on the outcome...whatever it may be. Many of us have other (although perhaps less enchanting) options to turn to...
..in the meantime,the never ending wait continues..

:(
I agree, this is becoming exhausting. It's high time they started informing us on the outcome...whatever it may be. Many of us have other (although perhaps less enchanting) options to turn to...
..in the meantime,the never ending wait continues..

:(
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cantab2011
I got an offer today!! I wish you all luck and hope to see you in Cambridge this fall!
I got an offer today!! I wish you all luck and hope to see you in Cambridge this fall!
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