Thoughts from someone who just finished the Cambridge LLM!


M_T_Cicero

What a great idea. As someone trying to decide between the BCL and the Cambridge LLM at the moment, I've got a couple of questions I'd like answered, if possible.

As no doubt some of you or your colleagues had a similar chice to make, do you know of any regrets from those who opted for Cambridge rather than Oxford?

Do you know any info that may be of interest (re tuition quality, difficulty, work load etc) for any of the following modules: History of English Civil and Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Restitution, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Environmental Law or either of the IP classes?

I'm hoping to follow the taught year with research study up to PhD/DPhil. I know the BCL has the MPhil as a follow on, and the faculty appear fairly relaxed about the application process as it is only really designed for the BCL students. What is the system like at Cambridge- is there a well trodden path or is it a matter of applying for the PhD and funding, during Autumn/Winter. Plus, how many people seem to be staying on from your year group, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks very much!

What a great idea. As someone trying to decide between the BCL and the Cambridge LLM at the moment, I've got a couple of questions I'd like answered, if possible.

As no doubt some of you or your colleagues had a similar chice to make, do you know of any regrets from those who opted for Cambridge rather than Oxford?

Do you know any info that may be of interest (re tuition quality, difficulty, work load etc) for any of the following modules: History of English Civil and Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Restitution, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Environmental Law or either of the IP classes?

I'm hoping to follow the taught year with research study up to PhD/DPhil. I know the BCL has the MPhil as a follow on, and the faculty appear fairly relaxed about the application process as it is only really designed for the BCL students. What is the system like at Cambridge- is there a well trodden path or is it a matter of applying for the PhD and funding, during Autumn/Winter. Plus, how many people seem to be staying on from your year group, if you don't mind me asking?

Thanks very much!
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knuman

Well, I don't know of many people that studied at both Cambridge and Oxford, so it's hard to make a direct comparison. Certainly I don't know of people that have regretted their decisions regardless of which one they went to. All I know is that the general consensus is that the Cambridge LLM is 'easier' than the Oxford BCL, and has shorter terms and finishes much earlier. In fact, we're all graduating this week, whereas at Oxford exams don't start until July (correct me if I am wrong).

Civil Liberties is very good and highly interesting, and the exams are not too bad - and apart from one lecturer the quality of teaching was high. Both IP classes are pretty good as well, but different. IP is predominantly about UK law whereas International IP compares the different jurisdictions. Level of teaching is very good, and I particularly liked Lionel Bently. A friend of mine quite liked Legal History and Restitution.

The best thing to do is to attend the introductory session where they discuss each subject for about 10 mins each and then attend additional lectures in the first couple of weeks to get a feel for them.

Well, I don't know of many people that studied at both Cambridge and Oxford, so it's hard to make a direct comparison. Certainly I don't know of people that have regretted their decisions regardless of which one they went to. All I know is that the general consensus is that the Cambridge LLM is 'easier' than the Oxford BCL, and has shorter terms and finishes much earlier. In fact, we're all graduating this week, whereas at Oxford exams don't start until July (correct me if I am wrong).

Civil Liberties is very good and highly interesting, and the exams are not too bad - and apart from one lecturer the quality of teaching was high. Both IP classes are pretty good as well, but different. IP is predominantly about UK law whereas International IP compares the different jurisdictions. Level of teaching is very good, and I particularly liked Lionel Bently. A friend of mine quite liked Legal History and Restitution.

The best thing to do is to attend the introductory session where they discuss each subject for about 10 mins each and then attend additional lectures in the first couple of weeks to get a feel for them.
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littledoll

Thank you so much for your post knuman. It really helps a lot. I have tons of questions actually, so I wrote you a message because it will be too long to post here. ;-) Would be glad to hear from you!!

Thank you so much for your post knuman. It really helps a lot. I have tons of questions actually, so I wrote you a message because it will be too long to post here. ;-) Would be glad to hear from you!!
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Erkan

I have tons of questions actually, so I wrote you a message because it will be too long to post here


Doesn't make sense...

<blockquote> I have tons of questions actually, so I wrote you a message because it will be too long to post here</blockquote>

Doesn't make sense...
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Iowa

Unless it pertains to personal matters, I implore y'all to keep the posts on this board so we can all learn!

Unless it pertains to personal matters, I implore y'all to keep the posts on this board so we can all learn!
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littledoll

I am sorry if I offended you somehow. I just don't want to post too much personal information.

But what my question basically boiled down to was whether it is advisable to apply while you are still doing you LLB without having any significant work experience. Also I was curious what they actually look for because you do not need to send them a CV only the recommendations if I am not mistaken!

I am sorry if I offended you somehow. I just don't want to post too much personal information.

But what my question basically boiled down to was whether it is advisable to apply while you are still doing you LLB without having any significant work experience. Also I was curious what they actually look for because you do not need to send them a CV only the recommendations if I am not mistaken!
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ss

Hi can someone plz tell me a bit about the funding scene at Cambrigde / Oxford / UCL / KCL for international students. I am from India and can hope to do an LL.M. only if i manage to bag some scholarship.

Thanks Guys

Hi can someone plz tell me a bit about the funding scene at Cambrigde / Oxford / UCL / KCL for international students. I am from India and can hope to do an LL.M. only if i manage to bag some scholarship.

Thanks Guys
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Becky6789

Hi, I'm hoping to do the LLM at Cambridge in 2010. I'm on a gap year at the moment as I've already finished my LLB with first class class honours from a UK law school. I was wondering, when it comes to admissions is a certain standard of first expected, as in percentage? Or is a first pretty much a first with other factors coming into play?

Well done on completing the course! It sounds like you've had a great experience!

Hi, I'm hoping to do the LLM at Cambridge in 2010. I'm on a gap year at the moment as I've already finished my LLB with first class class honours from a UK law school. I was wondering, when it comes to admissions is a certain standard of first expected, as in percentage? Or is a first pretty much a first with other factors coming into play?

Well done on completing the course! It sounds like you've had a great experience!
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