Yet another question about admission chances - "mature" students


legalalien

Apologies for yet another question about admission chances for LLM programmes in London - doubtless this has been done before but I've been out of the student world for a long time!

Have been considering doing a part time LLM - and would like to apply to LSE - but the admission figures (rejection figures) are very offputting.

So - if I have an ancient (1993) LLB from a good NZ university (I came first in my year) and 15 years' experience in private practice (I'm at a magic circle firm), do I have a reasonable chance? Or am I too old / distant from academic study?

Apologies for yet another question about admission chances for LLM programmes in London - doubtless this has been done before but I've been out of the student world for a long time!

Have been considering doing a part time LLM - and would like to apply to LSE - but the admission figures (rejection figures) are very offputting.

So - if I have an ancient (1993) LLB from a good NZ university (I came first in my year) and 15 years' experience in private practice (I'm at a magic circle firm), do I have a reasonable chance? Or am I too old / distant from academic study?
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Interalia

you'll probably get in easily wihout breaking a sweat. Heck, I don't think even oxford and cambridge would much of a problem since you were 1st in your year.

I also don't think age is an issue at all, just grades

you'll probably get in easily wihout breaking a sweat. Heck, I don't think even oxford and cambridge would much of a problem since you were 1st in your year.

I also don't think age is an issue at all, just grades
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Kerfuffle

Agreed - you'll have no problems.

Agreed - you'll have no problems.
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legalalien

thanks guys - that's helpful (albeit that it removes any excuse I might have had for not proceeding). Looks like my weekend will be spent surfing the net and filling out application forms.....

thanks guys - that's helpful (albeit that it removes any excuse I might have had for not proceeding). Looks like my weekend will be spent surfing the net and filling out application forms.....
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PUCCA

you will be more than welcome my friend! 1st in your class and 15 years of experience come onnnnnn you can teach there and all hehehe

i know you ll be just fine,,i wish you the best!

you will be more than welcome my friend! 1st in your class and 15 years of experience come onnnnnn you can teach there and all hehehe

i know you ll be just fine,,i wish you the best!
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legalalien

Well, I've bitten the bullet and submitted my LSE application (the early bird catches the worm, and all that....), now to (i) wait and (ii) submit some more applications as I'm not all that hopeful....

Pucca - if I get in I'll buy you a drink!

Well, I've bitten the bullet and submitted my LSE application (the early bird catches the worm, and all that....), now to (i) wait and (ii) submit some more applications as I'm not all that hopeful....

Pucca - if I get in I'll buy you a drink!
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PUCCA

Thanks a lot. I will be waiting for that drink then :)

Thanks a lot. I will be waiting for that drink then :)
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P_Martini

It does make a difference to apply early, as you have. You've given yourself the best shot at it, and it seems you have very good application anyway. Good luck with LSE, but there are a lot of great places, and you'll land somewhere fine.

It does make a difference to apply early, as you have. You've given yourself the best shot at it, and it seems you have very good application anyway. Good luck with LSE, but there are a lot of great places, and you'll land somewhere fine.
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legalalien

thanks - I had the impression that LSE was more time critical - I will certainly be submitting applications elsewhere in the next couple of weeks - inevitably London-based as I have family.... am sure I am probably overthinking the whole process - I'm definitely reminding myself of the "adult students" that I studied with back in the dark ages.

thanks - I had the impression that LSE was more time critical - I will certainly be submitting applications elsewhere in the next couple of weeks - inevitably London-based as I have family.... am sure I am probably overthinking the whole process - I'm definitely reminding myself of the "adult students" that I studied with back in the dark ages.
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