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    (Original post by malizia)
    Your results are quite good. I wouldn't expect so high results, because I don't feel strong in English. The reason why, I'm afraid these exams. I also thought that English universities required only Ielts,so I'm suruprised. I've learned and bought material for this exam, so maybe university would allow to take Ielts exam. What do you think?
    I'm from Lithuania. You from Malaysia, don't you?
    I think its best to send them an email to ask if they would accept IELTS instead since you have prepared for IELTS. Both TOEFL and IELTS aim to test the command of English so I think they would accept IELTS if you ask them. You still have got ample of time to take the exam since all conditions are to met by 31 Aug.

    Yes, I'm from Malaysia. Nice to know you
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    Durham rejection received today; never ideal. For anyone who wants to know I was predicted A* A* A (including Law) at A2, got AAAC at AS and AABBCFUUDDE at GCSE, so it's not really much of a surprise that I've been rejected. Oh, I was applying with deferred entry too, which Durham aren't keen on. Though it's nice to finally have a reply, after exactly 100 days of waiting!
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    (Original post by High As A Kite)
    Where did you apply?
    Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Warwick.

    Who's your first choice? It must be a good feeling when you couldn't care less what your last choice thinks of you
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    (Original post by Potiron)
    Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Warwick.

    Who's your first choice? It's a good feeling when you couldn't care less what your last choice thinks of you
    oooh the BIG question! :eek: At the moment I have no idea!
    It's a messy situation, i'll send you a PM to explain... Perhaps you could offer advice?

    Top choices there by the way! I think i sense your firm choice!
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    (Original post by High As A Kite)
    oooh the BIG question! :eek: At the moment I have no idea!
    It's a messy situation, i'll send you a PM to explain... Perhaps you could offer advice?

    Top choices there by the way! I think i sense your firm choice!
    You're more than welcome to PM me if you like, and I will try to help you as best I can.

    No actually, I keep changing my mind about which one I like most
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    (Original post by Potiron)
    You're more than welcome to PM me if you like, and I will try to help you as best I can.

    No actually, I keep changing my mind about which one I like most
    damn! you quoted me before I noticed and edited the error in my last post!

    If you don't firm Warwick, can you put my name on the decision letter? (when you get it!)

    ahh, it corrected itself after a while
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    (Original post by High As A Kite)
    damn! you quoted me before I noticed and edited the error in my last post!

    If you don't firm Warwick, can you put my name on the decision letter? (when you get it!)
    Aha, that I'll even get an offer is a rather big assumption to make. I will see what I can do

    Edit: what error?
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    (Original post by sunnykahlon)
    notts don't half take their bloody time...please tell me not many people have offers from them yet?

    (Original post by smallfish)
    I'm waiting too... its my first choice as well

    Still waiting here, although according to their website they wait for all their appplicants before responding- so expect a reply from now onwards.

    Just as a side point I've applied at Durham, Nottingham, Bristol, York and Bangor.
    Predicted straight A's and I've only heard back from Bangor, so it's not looking promising.
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    The person who said UCL>Oxford (note, even that person didn't have the audacity to say UCL>Cambridge) was clearly just quoting the QS world uni rankings. I was going to reply, but didn't think it was worth it.

    On the work ex, this summer I plan to start every letter/ phone call with 'hi, I'm a cambridge offer holder looking for..' :sexface:
    That'll do it
    You might be surprised
    If job offers are anything to go by anyway.
    I got my job before I got into Oxford, but a few places I applied emailed me asking what my intentions were this year after I already had my job, I thought "No harm in seeing what happens."
    What happened was, I said "I hold an Unconditional offer for Jurisprudence (Law) at Oxford, so I'll be matriculating there in October 2011."
    1 day later: "We are sorry, you have not been successful." Pfft.

    Also, I knew they were referring to the QS rankings, but I still felt I had to defend my own university, whilst dragging Cambridge in there so I didn't accidentally say "Oxford is better than anywhere..." and be instantly struck down by yourself and the other Cambridge lawyers.

    (Original post by adam0311)
    I agree brah.

    You aren't off base at all. Oxbridge is one of the best for common law jurisdictions in general. If you were to just measure in research output, specifically at law schools, only the T6 in the US could match.
    Thanks for the back up, I can't have people slander Oxford, the place is tight.
    T6= top 6?
    Who would those be in your opinion? I've seen incredibly varied tables for the top US Law schools, with Harvard being 3rd in some (NYU top) and Yale being 9th in some, when instinctively, I'd place those two at 1 and 2, with Columbia at 3.
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    (Original post by danielsmith)
    Still waiting here, although according to their website they wait for all their appplicants before responding- so expect a reply from now onwards.

    Just as a side point I've applied at Durham, Nottingham, Bristol, York and Bangor.
    Predicted straight A's and I've only heard back from Bangor, so it's not looking promising.
    finally someone else who applied to bangor! i was begining to think it was just me! did you take the entrance scholarship exam?

    good luck on your other choices! i'm still waiting on durham too, fingers crossed!
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    You might be surprised
    If job offers are anything to go by anyway.
    I got my job before I got into Oxford, but a few places I applied emailed me asking what my intentions were this year after I already had my job, I thought "No harm in seeing what happens."
    What happened was, I said "I hold an Unconditional offer for Jurisprudence (Law) at Oxford, so I'll be matriculating there in October 2011."
    1 day later: "We are sorry, you have not been successful." Pfft.

    Also, I knew they were referring to the QS rankings, but I still felt I had to defend my own university, whilst dragging Cambridge in there so I didn't accidentally say "Oxford is better than anywhere..." and be instantly struck down by yourself and the other Cambridge lawyers.
    I jest brah. Cool it :pierre:
    You're not usually one to shy away from the inter uni rivalry snide comments!

    On the work ex, for actual jobs they won't want to hire someone who will be leaving probably (there's also a chance they knew Oxford hadn't given out offers at that time? I know it's not terribly likely). For work ex, I think they will give less of a crap, because you're only going for a short amount of time. Just a guess though, I've been successful at 99/100 places I've asked for work ex, so I'm hardly an authority.
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    (Original post by adam0311)
    LSE would be a good pick then. That's why I picked it. Originally my plans were to come back to the US and get a JD, but I have no interest in practicing in the US now.

    Now I'm pretty set on London, but also entertaining the possibility of Singapore and the offshore MC.
    Hey so are you going to the LSE or did you go there?????? If yes then how is it?????????????
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    (Original post by mishieru07)
    Cheer up, you have LSE, which is just as good, if not better than KCL for Law!

    Your LNAT could be good - they might have rejected you on other grounds! They didn't state a reason for me but I'm pretty sure it's not the LNAT because I have an offer from UCL, which is supposedly quite the LNAT Nazi.

    I thought LSE = No social life has less to do with its location in London and more the fact that the students tend to work very hard, creating a mugger culture with little time for socializing? Of course, it's always up to the individual and it's definitely possible to have a great social life wherever you go!
    Thanks for comforting me
    Congrats on your offer from UCL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I want one from UCL too but just when LSE boosted my confidence, KCL killed half of it. Well Im thanking LSE for giving me an offer before I got rejected from anywhere else.
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    (Original post by danielsmith)
    Still waiting here, although according to their website they wait for all their appplicants before responding- so expect a reply from now onwards.

    Just as a side point I've applied at Durham, Nottingham, Bristol, York and Bangor.
    Predicted straight A's and I've only heard back from Bangor, so it's not looking promising.

    I know many applicants in my school (admittedly not for Law) that have received offers from Nottingham... some well before Christmas.

    I'm in the same situation, predicted 3A's and applied to Nottingham, UCL, Bristol, Sussex and Warwick.... only heard from Sussex really. Though I guess I would rather wait than hear from them with a rejection.
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    (Original post by Idealine)
    Durham rejection received today; never ideal. For anyone who wants to know I was predicted A* A* A (including Law) at A2, got AAAC at AS and AABBCFUUDDE at GCSE, so it's not really much of a surprise that I've been rejected. Oh, I was applying with deferred entry too, which Durham aren't keen on. Though it's nice to finally have a reply, after exactly 100 days of waiting!
    Durham are too up their own backside for their own good in my opinion. Phoned them up to check that their UCAS listed entrance requirements weren't a mistake and was told that they do expect 3 A's at Advanced Higher. Cue me asking the tutor if she was being serious and was she aware of the standard that Advanced Highers were. Obviously don't know what they're talking about and I'm expecting a rejection soon as my tracker hasn't moved from department. From there, they can expect a very sharp email to their admissions department.
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    Really am rather worried about Surrey as a backup. All my other unis are AAA I kind of really need this offer D:
    I reckon we should give Nottingham, SOAS a bit more time than 6 days after the deadline hahah
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I jest brah. Cool it :pierre:
    You're not usually one to shy away from the inter uni rivalry snide comments!

    On the work ex, for actual jobs they won't want to hire someone who will be leaving probably (there's also a chance they knew Oxford hadn't given out offers at that time? I know it's not terribly likely). For work ex, I think they will give less of a crap, because you're only going for a short amount of time. Just a guess though, I've been successful at 99/100 places I've asked for work ex, so I'm hardly an authority.
    :p: I love a good slandering of places I know are actually brilliant. E.g:

    "My favourite joke:

    "

    But yeah, I had thought perhaps you were being serious

    Hmm, when you throw around such impressive work experience statistics, I can't help but feel you are an authority. (Side note, they couldn't have known, and it was actually for a 6 month contract for someone on maternity leave, so it wasn't because I was going to leave I don't think, I guess they wanted someone who wasn't so sure what they wanted to do incase they needed them to stay though.)

    Well, I've fired off a couple of emails asking for some work experience at barrister's chambers. (Criminal ones :sexface: ) Now we play the waiting game.
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    (Original post by EDW1N)
    Durham are too up their own backside for their own good in my opinion. Phoned them up to check that their UCAS listed entrance requirements weren't a mistake and was told that they do expect 3 A's at Advanced Higher. Cue me asking the tutor if she was being serious and was she aware of the standard that Advanced Highers were. Obviously don't know what they're talking about and I'm expecting a rejection soon as my tracker hasn't moved from department. From there, they can expect a very sharp email to their admissions department.
    :rofl:

    "Are you even aware of the standard that Advanced Highers are?!"

    "Yes."

    "Pfft."

    "Sorry, what's your UCAS ID number?"

    "Recites it."

    "Thanks, we just made the sorting pile a little lighter."
    (Hangs up.)

    :rofl: "Up their own backside." Who are you?!
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    (Original post by Mann18)
    :p: I love a good slandering of places I know are actually brilliant. E.g:

    "My favourite joke:

    "

    But yeah, I had thought perhaps you were being serious

    Hmm, when you throw around such impressive work experience statistics, I can't help but feel you are an authority. (Side note, they couldn't have known, and it was actually for a 6 month contract for someone on maternity leave, so it wasn't because I was going to leave I don't think, I guess they wanted someone who wasn't so sure what they wanted to do incase they needed them to stay though.)

    Well, I've fired off a couple of emails asking for some work experience at barrister's chambers. (Criminal ones :sexface: ) Now we play the waiting game.
    I've just realised, I meant to say I was unsuccessful at 99/100. Lmao, now I totally look like a pompous ass.
    Do you think it's wise to start with asking for work ex now for summer? I might fire some off.

    edit: Some EMAILS off. :pierre:
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    (Original post by TimmonaPortella)
    I've just realised, I meant to say I was unsuccessful at 99/100. Lmao, now I totally look like a pompous ass.
    Do you think it's wise to start with asking for work ex now for summer? I might fire some off.
    :rofl: I had thought "Damn, he's pretty much called me out right in front of everybody." But nah, we cool.

    And I wouldn't say it could be anything but advantageous. They'll probably assign work experience on a first come first served basis, rather than make people apply competitively.

    And even if they did the latter, early future Cambridge student surely beats late, future Cambridge student?

    In short, I would (and have.) :p:
 
 
 
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