Previous sessions for University of Oxford

Host

Hosted by Srimukundan Rajaram. Srimukundan graduated with a BCL from the University of Oxford earlier this year, and is also a recipient of the Mrs. Ambriti Salve Scholarship.

Prior to this, he was working at S&R Associates since 2017, shortly after graduating from NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. You can read more about the host on his LinkedIn profile.

About the session

What's covered in this session

  • Summary of the application process

  • How to go about selecting universities

  • Reasons for picking Oxford 

  • Picking between universities in the US and UK 

  • BCL vs. LLM 

  • Tutorials at Oxford 

  • CV building 

  • Oxford's emphasis on grades 

  • Relevance of co-curricular activities 

  • Examples from Srimukundan's CV 

  • Is work experience required before applying to Oxford? 

  • Drafting the personal statement 

  • Obtaining letters of recommendation 

  • Choosing referees for the letters of recommendation 

  • Cost of studying at Oxford 

  • Scholarship opportunities 

  • Part-time work opportunities 

  • Financial aid offered by Oxford 

  • Employment opportunities after graduating 

  • Preference for English trained lawyers for jobs 

  • New York Bar Exam and job opportunities 

  • Looking for jobs in other common law jurisdictions 

  • Staying back in the UK to search for jobs 

  • Challenges in securing employment 

  • Choosing a topic for the written work (legal essay)

  • Whether a legal essay can be re-worked after it has been published

  • Minimum grades required for Oxford 

  • Diversity of the BCL class at Oxford 

  • Importance of colleges at Oxford and Cambridge