Law has been taught at the University of Cambridge for a very long time – since the thirteenth century. Today, the Law Faculty at Cambridge is at the forefront of legal research and teaching. If you are thinking of applying to study Law at Cambridge, you will find information about the Law Faculty generally on its website – and, in particular, on the Faculty’s undergraduate admissions pages. You will find a lot of further information – about applying to Cambridge, what it’s like here, and the admissions process – on the University’s admissions website. There are lots of myths about the applications process at universities like Cambridge. In fact, the process is straightforward and transparent, and we are simply looking for those with the potential to benefit from our course and to excel in the study of Law as an academic subject, irrespective of educational or social background.
Cambridge University consists not just of academic departments, like the Faculty of Law, but also of Colleges. Among other things, Colleges look after students’ pastoral needs and academic progress; organise the “supervisions” – small-group teaching sessions – that are the centrepiece of undergraduate education at Cambridge; and form the focal point for students’ social lives and extracurricular activities.
My own College, St Catharine’s, was founded in 1473 and is located in the centre of Cambridge. At St Catharine’s, I am a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law. If you would like to find out more about St Catharine’s, take a look at our website – and, in particular, at the Law page.
Finally, for a quick summary of what it’s like to study Law at Cambridge, check out the video below or visit the Law Faculty’s 2012 open day website.