Law Questions of analysis and interpretation, logical reasoning, ethical judgement, political liberty and social control: Law at Cambridge allows undergraduates to see law in its historical and social contexts, and to examine its general principles and techniques. Law at Cambridge Although our course (referred to elsewhere as LLB) is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology. Facilities and resources The present Faculty teaching staff has expertise across nearly every aspect of English law and its history, as well as European Union law, international law, civil law, legal philosophy and criminology. The Faculty building houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a moot court, as well as the comprehensive Squire Law Library, offering more than 180,000 volumes and excellent computing facilities. The Faculty and University Law Society organise numerous activities including formal meetings, informal barristers’ and solicitors’ evenings, social events, lectures and moots (debates about hypothetical legal cases).
Vocational training A Law degree alone is not a qualification for practice but ‘qualifying law graduates’ (who’ve passed the seven ‘foundation’ subjects) may proceed directly to the vocational training courses preparing them for the final professional examinations. The seven foundation subjects are: Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, Law of Trusts (Equity), and Law of the European Union. Erasmus Scheme The Faculty has exchange agreements with universities in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. About 20 undergraduates can spend their third year abroad studying the law of one of these European countries. See the Faculty website for details. After Cambridge Most Law undergraduates intend to practise law as barristers or solicitors and our graduates are prominent in both branches of the legal profession, in the judiciary and in academic life. Others seek careers in administration, management, politics or finance and find employment within the legal departments of the Civil Service, local government, industrial and commercial firms, banks, and international organisations.
Fact file UCAS code
Typical offers require
A Level A*AA
Duration Three years 2014 entry Applications per place: 5 Number accepted: 204
IB 40-41 points, with 776 at Higher Level Other qualifications See p143-5
Colleges Available at all Colleges Location Map reference S (see p152-4)
No specific subjects required by all Colleges Some Colleges require A Level/IB Higher Level in at least one essay-based subject, a fourth subject Admissions test Most Colleges require applicants to take the Cambridge Law Test (see opposite)
University of Cambridge Undergraduate Prospectus 2016 Entry