The Definitive 2011 Cambridge Thread


Glennie

Thanks for the reality check, Cantab2011. I'm still going to start polishing up my clown shoes, just in case!

Thanks for the reality check, Cantab2011. I'm still going to start polishing up my clown shoes, just in case!
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akuna

Again, any asian news?

I am from Asia. I've noticed that a couple of guys from Asia, like China, Japan and Singapore, have got their offers, which made me reaaaaally anxious. I am not sure if all offers are given according to countries and areas.

<blockquote>Again, any asian news?</blockquote>
I am from Asia. I've noticed that a couple of guys from Asia, like China, Japan and Singapore, have got their offers, which made me reaaaaally anxious. I am not sure if all offers are given according to countries and areas.
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theo176

When did they receive that and what about their background?
I really curious about that~ those wonderful asians



When did they receive that and what about their background?
I really curious about that~ those wonderful asians
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akuna



When did they receive that and what about their background?
I really curious about that~ those wonderful asians


I found the information from the App Tracker and this forum, so I have no idea about their detailed backgrounds. But I believe they are really outstanding. Anyway, cong~to them and finger crossed for we guys who are still waiting!

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When did they receive that and what about their background?
I really curious about that~ those wonderful asians
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I found the information from the App Tracker and this forum, so I have no idea about their detailed backgrounds. But I believe they are really outstanding. Anyway, cong~to them and finger crossed for we guys who are still waiting!
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Anneka

All that said, if I dont hear by the end of this week im going to start to be concerned, and if not by the end of next week im going to start filling out my application to clown school.


Me too! :)

<blockquote>All that said, if I dont hear by the end of this week im going to start to be concerned, and if not by the end of next week im going to start filling out my application to clown school.</blockquote>

Me too! :)
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BlackWolf

Good morning everyone,
Best congratulations for all you have accepted.

I would like to ask here one thing, even though it is quite late to mention. I heard that it will be extremely hard to get in LLM especially when you have no working experiences, which apply to myself. However, purely based upon academic perspective, how much GPA will be considered to be enough?

I will appreciate your help. Cheers.


Many of us, myself included, have absolutely no work experience.

After all the LLM is an academic degree rather than a vocational course : )

<blockquote>Good morning everyone,
Best congratulations for all you have accepted.

I would like to ask here one thing, even though it is quite late to mention. I heard that it will be extremely hard to get in LLM especially when you have no working experiences, which apply to myself. However, purely based upon academic perspective, how much GPA will be considered to be enough?

I will appreciate your help. Cheers.</blockquote>

Many of us, myself included, have absolutely no work experience.

After all the LLM is an academic degree rather than a vocational course : )
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fulloflaw

Well doesn't look like acceptances are being sent out today. So much for my twice-a-week in-the-afternoon theory.

Well doesn't look like acceptances are being sent out today. So much for my twice-a-week in-the-afternoon theory.

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V&Aokgo

Maybe (just maybe) Tomorrow!

Maybe (just maybe) Tomorrow!
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theo176

if it donesnt happen, i wont fill out a clown school, i will seek it following years

if it donesnt happen, i wont fill out a clown school, i will seek it following years
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I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.

I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.
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I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.


Oh no, say it isn't so - Prof Baker was one of the major reasons I applied to Cambridge!

<blockquote> I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.</blockquote>

Oh no, say it isn't so - Prof Baker was one of the major reasons I applied to Cambridge!
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BlackWolf

I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.


Unfortunately he is!

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/downing.pdf

<blockquote> I have a question for anyone currently at Cambridge or in the know. The faculty's page is advertising for a new Downing Professor of the Laws of England. Is Prof. Sir Baker leaving??? For the prospective legal historian, this is akin to Bono leaving U2.</blockquote>

Unfortunately he is!

http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/academic/secretary/professorships/downing.pdf
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That's so disappointing, I wonder what shape the legal history department will be in as a consequence

That's so disappointing, I wonder what shape the legal history department will be in as a consequence
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KiwiKid

Any Kiwis out there received an offer?

I'm based in NZ and am yet to hear, but know of one NZ based person who received an offer last week. On that basis, I've pretty much given up hope..

Congratulations to all those who have received offers, and best of luck to those still waiting to hear.

Any Kiwis out there received an offer?

I'm based in NZ and am yet to hear, but know of one NZ based person who received an offer last week. On that basis, I've pretty much given up hope..

Congratulations to all those who have received offers, and best of luck to those still waiting to hear.
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JsDupont

Don't lose hope guys. Although it seems as they are proceeding by countries, they must have more than one round of offers. They probably will be making offers until the end of the month

Don't lose hope guys. Although it seems as they are proceeding by countries, they must have more than one round of offers. They probably will be making offers until the end of the month
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I would like to ask here one thing, even though it is quite late to mention. I heard that it will be extremely hard to get in LLM especially when you have no working experiences, which apply to myself. However, purely based upon academic perspective, how much GPA will be considered to be enough?

I will appreciate your help. Cheers.


I don't think that Cambridge cares if you have work experience or not. A fairly small minority of us are even qualified in our home countries. More than 3-4 years of work experience is extremely unusual, and many people have come either straight from undergrad or have done only a year of post-degree work.

As far as GPA, I'm not sure what country you are from. They typically prefer a first-class degree or equivalent (in US terms, an A- or 3.7 GPA), but I think there were some rumors earlier in this thread of people being admitted with 2:1s. I've not really discussed my classmates' grades with them, so I can't say how common it is for Cambridge to go below a First.

<blockquote>I would like to ask here one thing, even though it is quite late to mention. I heard that it will be extremely hard to get in LLM especially when you have no working experiences, which apply to myself. However, purely based upon academic perspective, how much GPA will be considered to be enough?

I will appreciate your help. Cheers.</blockquote>

I don't think that Cambridge cares if you have work experience or not. A fairly small minority of us are even qualified in our home countries. More than 3-4 years of work experience is extremely unusual, and many people have come either straight from undergrad or have done only a year of post-degree work.

As far as GPA, I'm not sure what country you are from. They typically prefer a first-class degree or equivalent (in US terms, an A- or 3.7 GPA), but I think there were some rumors earlier in this thread of people being admitted with 2:1s. I've not really discussed my classmates' grades with them, so I can't say how common it is for Cambridge to go below a First.
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This wait is a very long one

This wait is a very long one
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The news about Sir Prof J H Baker is very disappointing. I wonder who they will hire to attempt to fill his shoes. I suppose we'll get a timetable in the coming months, but I don't know if it will answer the question.

The news about Sir Prof J H Baker is very disappointing. I wonder who they will hire to attempt to fill his shoes. I suppose we'll get a timetable in the coming months, but I don't know if it will answer the question.
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cricket

Has anybody got an update on his/her selfservice page yet?

Has anybody got an update on his/her selfservice page yet?
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krof

Not yet - one week after the admission email.

Not yet - one week after the admission email.
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