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Do you think I can apply to Cambridge Uni/Top London Unis for Law?
I know it's incredibly competitive and so many entrants have amazing profiles - comparison is killing me:

- Probably will be predicted A*A*AA (A*s in essay subjects, very academic combo)
- GCSEs: 999999999987
- Lots of work experience for the PS: shadowing prosecutors, legal writing competitions, aiding policymaking with local council, mock trial - very passionate
- Haven't started LNAT prep but did a practice test and got 28 on multiple choice

I feel like the rest of my application will be okay but I am worried about my grades a little bit. It's gotten to the point I want to go to Cambridge so bad I'd rather apply for English but a lot of my extra curriculars for the PS are more legal than literature aaaaaa

Any insight from entrants or offer holders would be greatly appreciated.
Original post by Anonymous
Do you think I can apply to Cambridge Uni/Top London Unis for Law?
I know it's incredibly competitive and so many entrants have amazing profiles - comparison is killing me:
- Probably will be predicted A*A*AA (A*s in essay subjects, very academic combo)
- GCSEs: 999999999987
- Lots of work experience for the PS: shadowing prosecutors, legal writing competitions, aiding policymaking with local council, mock trial - very passionate
- Haven't started LNAT prep but did a practice test and got 28 on multiple choice
I feel like the rest of my application will be okay but I am worried about my grades a little bit. It's gotten to the point I want to go to Cambridge so bad I'd rather apply for English but a lot of my extra curriculars for the PS are more legal than literature aaaaaa
Any insight from entrants or offer holders would be greatly appreciated.

Hi, these grades sound very good and so does your GCSEs and work experience/supercurricular.

Here is the Cambridge applicants thread so you can ask questions and get advice there

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/showthread.php?t=7352491
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Original post by Anonymous
Do you think I can apply to Cambridge Uni/Top London Unis for Law?
I know it's incredibly competitive and so many entrants have amazing profiles - comparison is killing me:
- Probably will be predicted A*A*AA (A*s in essay subjects, very academic combo)
- GCSEs: 999999999987
- Lots of work experience for the PS: shadowing prosecutors, legal writing competitions, aiding policymaking with local council, mock trial - very passionate
- Haven't started LNAT prep but did a practice test and got 28 on multiple choice
I feel like the rest of my application will be okay but I am worried about my grades a little bit. It's gotten to the point I want to go to Cambridge so bad I'd rather apply for English but a lot of my extra curriculars for the PS are more legal than literature aaaaaa
Any insight from entrants or offer holders would be greatly appreciated.

As a fellow potential Cambridge/UCL/KCL law applicant your stats look quite good! Different universities will weight your application differently for law (e.g. Bristol weighs GCSE: A level: LNAT in the ratio 20%:40%:40%) but I think that based off your super-curriculars, you would have a decent chance of securing an interview. You should be aware that KCL has a different cut off score for their LNAT for home students because London universities are oversubscribed. This year it was 30 but it could be higher next year. UCL and LSE consider the essay portion of the LNAT, whereas KCL only look at the multiple-choice questions. Cambridge obviously weighs your application differently for law than they do for English, however, if you want to study law right now, there is no point in going to Cambridge for English, because this is not where your interests lie and it won't give you any advantages over law students who have gone to Cambridge when applying to training contracts, pupillages, vacation schemes etc. Cambridge law is competitive but it isn't impossible. I can tell you now that you have better stats than me and probably will be one of the stronger applicants, assuming you write a really good personal statement.

Good luck if you decide to apply!
The only way to give yourself no chance whatsoever is to not apply.

Or to put it another way, if you get five offers back, you probably didn’t aim high enough.

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