The Definitive 2011 Cambridge Thread


OK_Compute...

Yay! I'm in the same boat----cost is huge.

Yay! I'm in the same boat----cost is huge.
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JsDupont

So I am... But I see it as a long-term investment.

So I am... But I see it as a long-term investment.
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Acorn67

I've still not heard anything...

I've still not heard anything...
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"Application unsuccessful" :( anyways congrats to all who got thru! im going to kings. best of luck everyone!

"Application unsuccessful" :( anyways congrats to all who got thru! im going to kings. best of luck everyone!
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1221

Does anyone know how strictly nonstandard academic conditions are enforced?

Does anyone know how strictly nonstandard academic conditions are enforced?
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OK_Compute...

How's the Cambridge LLM perceived in your countries as a gateway to becoming a professor? Is the Phd necessary these days?

How's the Cambridge LLM perceived in your countries as a gateway to becoming a professor? Is the Phd necessary these days?
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perhapsy

How's the Cambridge LLM perceived in your countries as a gateway to becoming a professor? Is the Phd necessary these days?


I believe a PhD is definitely necessary (in fact probably a basic requirement) if you're looking to obtain a professorship in the future. Not so much a Master's degree, I think there are many academically keen/eminent people who skip it and move straight onto a PhD degree.

<blockquote>How's the Cambridge LLM perceived in your countries as a gateway to becoming a professor? Is the Phd necessary these days?</blockquote>

I believe a PhD is definitely necessary (in fact probably a basic requirement) if you're looking to obtain a professorship in the future. Not so much a Master's degree, I think there are many academically keen/eminent people who skip it and move straight onto a PhD degree.
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For the most part, doctorates are necessary for those wishing to pursue academic careers in law. But it is dangerous to generalise about these things. So if, for example, I were choosing a prospective EU Law lecturer between someone with an LL.M. from Yale (with published articles in both the European Law Review and the Common Market Law Review) and someone - from a low-ranking British university - who had penned a doctorate on the Doctrine of Supremacy, I would choose the candidate from Yale. Mainly because Yale is such a haven for gifted people (taking only 30 onto its LL.M. course every year) that it trumps qualifications from most other universities. Also, it can often be more difficult to have something published in the European Law Review than securing a doctorate.

For the most part, doctorates are necessary for those wishing to pursue academic careers in law. But it is dangerous to generalise about these things. So if, for example, I were choosing a prospective EU Law lecturer between someone with an LL.M. from Yale (with published articles in both the European Law Review and the Common Market Law Review) and someone - from a low-ranking British university - who had penned a doctorate on the Doctrine of Supremacy, I would choose the candidate from Yale. Mainly because Yale is such a haven for gifted people (taking only 30 onto its LL.M. course every year) that it trumps qualifications from most other universities. Also, it can often be more difficult to have something published in the European Law Review than securing a doctorate.

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perhapsy

That's entirely true. However, being a professor and being a lecturer are completely separate things, and I don't think it's possible to obtain professorship without holding a PhD degree.

That's entirely true. However, being a professor and being a lecturer are completely separate things, and I don't think it's possible to obtain professorship without holding a PhD degree.
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JsDupont

Are you guys all considering pursuing academic careers?

Are you guys all considering pursuing academic careers?
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Elizabeta

anyone discovered the deadline for accepting/declining the offer?

anyone discovered the deadline for accepting/declining the offer?
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Does anyone know usually how long we will hear back whether our 1st choice college will accept us?

Thanks

Does anyone know usually how long we will hear back whether our 1st choice college will accept us?

Thanks
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Goodhope

My papers are still with the degree committee even after 15 April. Has anyone got the same problem. I received Ms Wade's email on 26 Feb.

My papers are still with the degree committee even after 15 April. Has anyone got the same problem. I received Ms Wade's email on 26 Feb.
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cantab2011

Same here. I called the BGS and they said it might take another 1-2 weeks until all offers have been processed. I think that only all decisions by the Faculty of Law had to be made until April 15th.

Same here. I called the BGS and they said it might take another 1-2 weeks until all offers have been processed. I think that only all decisions by the Faculty of Law had to be made until April 15th.
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flowergirl

blockquote>My papers are still with the degree committee even after 15 April. Has anyone got the same problem. I received Ms Wade's email on 26 Feb.
Exact same problem except for the fact that I can't log in to my camsis anymore. :(

blockquote>My papers are still with the degree committee even after 15 April. Has anyone got the same problem. I received Ms Wade's email on 26 Feb. </blockquote>
Exact same problem except for the fact that I can't log in to my camsis anymore. :(
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nomos_gr

Same here...
It's a bit frustrating, isn't it? I keep calling in vain

Same here...
It's a bit frustrating, isn't it? I keep calling in vain
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Very frustrating indeed!
My papers are still with the Degree Committee, hence, I still have no idea what my academic conditions will be..
:(
Another 1, 2 weeks?? I hate that it's taking them so long..

Very frustrating indeed!
My papers are still with the Degree Committee, hence, I still have no idea what my academic conditions will be..
:(
Another 1, 2 weeks?? I hate that it's taking them so long..
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peterhunn

Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)

Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)
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1221

Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)


I'm wondering how strictly they follow the academic condition. Say they require a first; if you don't receive a first, will it really act as a bar to entry?

<blockquote>Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)</blockquote>

I'm wondering how strictly they follow the academic condition. Say they require a first; if you don't receive a first, will it really act as a bar to entry?
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peterhunn

Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)


I'm wondering how strictly they follow the academic condition. Say they require a first; if you don't receive a first, will it really act as a bar to entry?


The academic condition is strict. Only in exceptional circumstances that resulted in significantly impacting upon your academic performance will the condition be modified. For example illness at exam time. Even in that event your other results must be sufficiently high and will be taken into account.

<blockquote><blockquote>Your consition will be:

1. Financial
2. Academic - first UK (or overseas equiv.)
3. Language - if applicable

That is the standard offer, so I would assume that to be it unless you have exceptional circumstances. I hope this helps! :)</blockquote>

I'm wondering how strictly they follow the academic condition. Say they require a first; if you don't receive a first, will it really act as a bar to entry?</blockquote>

The academic condition is strict. Only in exceptional circumstances that resulted in significantly impacting upon your academic performance will the condition be modified. For example illness at exam time. Even in that event your other results must be sufficiently high and will be taken into account.
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