[Official] Oxford Law Applicant Thread for 2022 entry

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Hi,
I couldn’t find a thread for those applying to Oxford specifically for law this year so I thought I’d make one!!

Here are some questions from last years thread you can always answer to introduce yourself:

Law or law with law studies in Europe?

Which college?

GCSE (or equivalent) grades:

A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:

Why law?

Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?

What other unis are you applying to?

And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?

How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays?
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Hey - Cambridge Law offer holder here! I just wanted to say that I am more than happy to read through and critique anyone's personal statement - just send me a message!
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Hey - Cambridge Law offer holder here! I just wanted to say that I am more than happy to read through and critique anyone's personal statement - just send me a message!
Ah thats amazing thanks!
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Ah thats amazing thanks!
You're more than welcome!
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Thank you for creating the thread!

Law or law with law studies in Europe? Probably just law (but I'm also considering law studies in Europe - the one that has a study abroad option in the Netherlands that's taught in English)
Which college? Not sure yet, maybe Corpus Christi or I might make an open application
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: I go to an international school outside of the UK that only offers the MYP, it's internally assessed so I'm not sure if those grades will be taken into account.
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: No predicted grades yet for IB, but probably a 766 or 777 for HL and 43-44 points overall. HL English Lang Lit, History, Geography, SL Math A&A, Biology, Language B
Why law? Initially it was because of animal rights law and basically the impacts of law on society. After taking part in law essay competitions, I found applying the facts to a case and analyzing the language used to be quite interesting. I'm also interested in international relations and that led to more of an interest in international law.
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? The Lawyer Portal has some good resources for the LNAT! YouTube videos of people talking about their experiences applying to Oxford for law are helpful as well, especially some from international students which would be useful for international applicants! And there are also videos on YouTube from Oxford (forgot which college - I think it was Jesus College) that has helpful information on preparing for the LNAT
What other unis are you applying to? Probably KCL, UCL, LSE and QMUL and maybe some other US or Canadian universities
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? I think I'm just unsure about everything haha, especially because no one in my school has applied for law in the UK before. As for the pandemic, it has impacted learning, but mostly extracurricular/supercurricular activities and opportunities. I'm most concerned about the LNAT though especially the essay portion
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? Currently using Arbitio, and also the official practice tests on the LNAT website.

Also, are y'all planning on waiting until October to take the LNAT or taking it earlier to get it out of the way?
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Thank you for creating the thread!

Law or law with law studies in Europe? Probably just law (but I'm also considering law studies in Europe - the one that has a study abroad option in the Netherlands that's taught in English)
Which college? Not sure yet, maybe Corpus Christi or I might make an open application
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: I go to an international school outside of the UK that only offers the MYP, it's internally assessed so I'm not sure if those grades will be taken into account.
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: No predicted grades yet, but probably a 766 or 777 for HL and 43-44 points overall. HL English Lang Lit, History, Geography, SL Math A&A, Biology, Language B
Why law? Initially it was because some current ongoing events in my country show the enormous impacts the legal system can have on people's lives. After taking part in law essay competitions, I found applying the facts to a case and analyzing the language used to be quite interesting. I'm also interested in international relations and that led to more of an interest in international law.
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? The Lawyer Portal has some good resources for the LNAT! YouTube videos of people talking about their experiences applying to Oxford for law are helpful as well, especially some from international students which would be useful for international applicants!
What other unis are you applying to? Probably KCL, UCL, LSE and QMUL and some other US universities
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? I think I'm just unsure about everything haha, especially because no one in my school has applied for law in the UK before. I'm most concerned about the LNAT especially the essay portion
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? Currently using Arbitio, and also the official practice tests on the LNAT website.


Also, are y'all planning on waiting until October to take the LNAT or taking it earlier to get it out of the way?
Sounds great! I am also terrified for the lnat - the fact any topic could come up on the lnat essay is incredibly daunting.
I am using arbitrio too! Been getting 20/42 so far but apparently the ones on there are harder than the real thing so I am trying not to stress too much.

I want to sit it late as possible but my concern is if I get told to self isolate or catch COVID and miss my test, leaving it too late could mean there are no more slots to reschedule. Thinking maybe very early in October. What about you?
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Law or law with law studies in Europe? Law

Which college? Worcester

GCSE (or equivalent) grades: (2019) three 9s, eight 8s

IB grades: (2021) achieved 41 points in IB with 776 HL (Econ, English Lit., Philosophy, respectively) and 766 SL (Spanish B, Maths Analysis and Approaches, Physics, respectively)

Other Unis: Warwick, UCL, KCL, Durham
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Hi!

Law or law with law studies in Europe? law
Which college? thinking Magdalen
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: I'm from Australia and have no equivalent
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: I have my grades (gap year this year), but I did General English, Literature, Ancient History, Maths Methods (guessing this is equiv. to maths), specialist maths (guessing this is equiv. to further maths) and chemistry. In Aus you get an ATAR (number between 1 and 99.95) and I got a 99.30
Why law? I love language analysis and law has a big focus on that - also it relates to the real world
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? The ultimate LNAT guide was a good place to start for the LNAT
What other unis are you applying to? I have a deferred place at the university of Sydney so if I don't get into Oxford I'll go there
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? absolutely terrified!! I'm mainly stressed about the LNAT, and just hoping I can get an interview. But even if I do get an interview I can't imagine it going well lol
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? mainly Arbitio at the moment
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Sounds great! I am also terrified for the lnat - the fact any topic could come up on the lnat essay is incredibly daunting.
I am using arbitrio too! Been getting 20/42 so far but apparently the ones on there are harder than the real thing so I am trying not to stress too much.

I want to sit it late as possible but my concern is if I get told to self isolate or catch COVID and miss my test, leaving it too late could mean there are no more slots to reschedule. Thinking maybe very early in October. What about you?
I've also been getting low scores on arbitio - I think the tests are harder than the actual tho so don't worry! I also want to take it in early October, but I'm not sure what dates would be offered because there's only 1 test center in my city.
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Law or law with law studies in Europe?
Just law I think.

Which college?
Not totally sure but I’m leaning towards Keble.

GCSE (or equivalent) grades:
6As at National 5, 4A1s and an A2 at Higher (Scottish exams)

A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:
History, english and then either maths or biology.

Why law?
I am really interested in constitutional law and how they frame society, and I find the moral problems that come with it both fascinating and challenging.

Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?
“A short introduction to law” gives a good overview.
The Guardian app has lots of articles about general topics which you can read for free.

What other unis are you applying to?
Glasgow, Edin and KCL probably

And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?
I am stressed about my personal statement and my lack of extra curriculars - COVID has made it worse as obviously you can’t go to courts and things.

How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays?
Using arbitrio, trying to read the news daily, and bought a second hand book off eBay (mark shepards one) and am doing some questions from there too. I am saving the official practice tests until just before the lnat.
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Hi guys - I've seen a few comments regarding the LNAT and when to sit it, so i just thought to give a bit of advice:
I sat my LNAT during the October half term as I didn't apply to Oxford and so didn't have a deadline to meet. I wanted both to get it out of the way and yet leave it as long as possible to allow prep time. I think this was a mistake. Leaving it until October actually hindered my practise (in my opinion) as my attention was severely diverted with the start of year 13. Ultimately, the extra time made no difference to my score as I still bombed the MCQs lmao. I would strongly suggest getting it out of the way before starting yr 13 or in the first couple of weeks of starting back.
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Law or law with law studies in Europe?Law Which college?BrasenoseGCSE (or equivalent) gradesat them in 2019 - two 9s, seven 8s, one 7A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:Taking English, politics and chemistryWhy law?I enjoy problem solving and like a challangeAny good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?Economist podcasts and other podcasts free on Spotify, not read any law books yet need to startWhat other unis are you applying to?Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick and Nottingham And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?I am not confident but I think it would be a shame not to give it a go. I feel like I lack wider reading and knowledge about the subject but I have a genuine strong interest in it so I hope that is clear. How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays?
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Law or law with law studies in Europe?
Law

Which college?
Brasenose

GSCE grades or equivalent
Sat them in 2019 - two 9s, seven 8s, one 7

A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:
Taking English, politics and chemistry

Why law?
I enjoy problem solving and like a challange

Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?
Economist podcasts and other podcasts free on Spotify, not read any law books yet need to start

What other unis are you applying to?
Durham, Edinburgh, Warwick and Nottingham

And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?
I am not confident but I think it would be a shame not to give it a go. I feel like I lack wider reading and knowledge about the subject but I have a genuine strong interest in it so I hope that is clear.

How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays?
A book - the ultimate lnat guide - and the news
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How many law books have you all read out of interest/ what other things have you been doing
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y'alright my fellow dudes?!

Law or law with law studies in Europe?
Either straight law or law w/ European in Netherlands

Which college?
Worcesterrrr

GCSE (or equivalent) grades:
9998888876 (non-selective state)

A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:
English lit; classics; psychology; graphics AS; EPQ next year. No predicted yet.

Why law?
It's so epic yo

Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?
Some Youtube vids - Jesus College has some really useful ones on applying

What other unis are you applying to?
Don't know yet. Maybe Bristol, Manchester...

And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?
Quite stressssseddd. Don't really think Imma get in but gonna give it a shot - would love to go there. Pandemic hindered more social life in college than uni application. Some summer schools, virtual events rather than physical slightly annoying ahh
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y'alright my fellow dudes?!

Law or law with law studies in Europe?
Either straight law or law w/ European in Netherlands

Which college?
Worcesterrrr

GCSE (or equivalent) grades:
9998888876 (non-selective state)

A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades:
English lit; classics; psychology; graphics AS; EPQ next year. No predicted yet.

Why law?
It's so epic yo

Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend?
Some Youtube vids - Jesus College has some really useful ones on applying

What other unis are you applying to?
Don't know yet. Maybe Bristol, Manchester...

And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic?
Quite stressssseddd. Don't really think Imma get in but gonna give it a shot - would love to go there. Pandemic hindered more social life in college than uni application. Some summer schools, virtual events rather than physical slightly annoying ahh
ah cool, why Worcester?
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Hey guys!
Law or law with law studies in Europe? I was really stuck on this one but I think Law with Spanish might be the one
Which college? Worcester!
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: 11 9s
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: A*A*A
Why law? Thinking about what justice is and how it's applied in the real world and in different jurisdictions is something which really interests me. The law impinges on so many facets of our lives and I really want to explore it in greater detail.
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? Arbitio is great
What other unis are you applying to? Bristol, UCL, LSE and Sheffield
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? Very unprepared - I have so much to do this summer ahh
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? Arbitio and trying to read newspapers regularly
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Hey guys!
Law or law with law studies in Europe? I was really stuck on this one but I think Law with Spanish might be the one
Which college? Worcester!
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: 11 9s
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: A*A*A
Why law? Thinking about what justice is and how it's applied in the real world and in different jurisdictions is something which really interests me. The law impinges on so many facets of our lives and I really want to explore it in greater detail.
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? Arbitio is great
What other unis are you applying to? Bristol, UCL, LSE and Sheffield
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? Very unprepared - I have so much to do this summer ahh
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? Arbitio and trying to read newspapers regularly
How are you finding the multiple choice on arbitrio? I am finding them so tricky
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ah cool, why Worcester?
everything about it is just top tier - though I think it's most applied to college - doubt that's gonna change this year seeing as half the people here so far are planning on applying there for law
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Hey guys!
Law or law with law studies in Europe? I was really stuck on this one but I think Law with Spanish might be the one
Which college? Worcester!
GCSE (or equivalent) grades: 11 9s
A-level (or equivalent) subjects and predicted grades: A*A*A
Why law? Thinking about what justice is and how it's applied in the real world and in different jurisdictions is something which really interests me. The law impinges on so many facets of our lives and I really want to explore it in greater detail.
Any good books, resources, etc that you'd recommend? Arbitio is great
What other unis are you applying to? Bristol, UCL, LSE and Sheffield
And how are you feeling about your application so far, both in general and in relation to the pandemic? Very unprepared - I have so much to do this summer ahh
How are you preparing for the lnat multiple choice and essays? Arbitio and trying to read newspapers regularly
Yeah I was thinking law with spanish aswell, what helped you make your decision?
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