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Course outline Law

For each subject, you attend lectures given by teaching members of the Faculty. The typical number of lecture hours for each paper is 36 per year, mostly timetabled for the first two terms of each year, which equates to about 10-12 hours of lectures a week. You normally have a fortnightly College supervision in each subject as well. With the exception of the Legal Skills and Methodology paper, for which you submit an extended essay, each paper is assessed by a written examination at the end of the year. In the third year, you have the option of substituting one paper for a dissertation. Year 1 (Part IA)

Year 3 (Part II)

In Year 1, all students take the same papers:

In the third year, you select and study five papers from an even more extensive range.

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Criminal Law Constitutional Law Civil Law Law of Tort Freshfields Legal Skills and Methodology – a half paper providing training in legal methodology and research

Year 2 (Part IB) In your second year, you choose five papers from a wide range of options. Most students take Contract Law and Land Law. Other options are: • • • • • • • •

Family Law International Law Administrative Law Criminal Procedure and Evidence Legal History Civil Law II Criminology, Sentencing and the Penal System Comparative Law

Most students take Equity and European Union Law but you can develop your interests in, for instance: • • • •

commercial law public law subjects labour law more theoretical aspects of law, such as jurisprudence

You can take certain half papers as well. In recent years, papers available have included: • • • •

Landlord and Tenant Law European Human Rights Law Personal Information Law Law and Development

You can also participate in a seminar course, submitting a dissertation in place of one paper. Seminar courses vary each year but in the past have included Family in Society, Women and the Law, Law and Ethics of Medicine, Public Law, and Select Issues in International Law. Admissions test

The Cambridge Law degree is academically stimulating, challenging and rewarding – and provides the foundations for a successful future career in any profession.

Most Colleges require applicants to take the Cambridge Law Test at interview to assess their potential for the study of law. It’s used as an additional piece of information for admissions decisions, alongside the other elements of the application. No prior knowledge of the Law is required or expected. Further information is available on the Faculty of Law website at:


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Open days 2015 1 July – booking required, see the Faculty website College open days (arts) Cambridge Open Days – 2 July, 3 July (see p147) See the Faculty website for information regarding the three-day Sixth-Form Law Conference held each March


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