Law

An extensive course covering English law, other legal systems as well as theoretical and sociological approaches

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Preparation

General Information

Overview [Link]. A good overview of the course structure and entry requirements.

Detailed overview [Link]. A snazzy new website giving more detail on exactly what studying Law at Cambridge entails, including a useful ‘Day in the Life’ video.

Online prospectus [Link]. A useful and detailed online prospectus including more details on the course structure.

Best preparation before application

HE Plus [Link]. A brilliant website created by the Cambridge Admissions Office with wonderful reading, resources, exercises and answer sheets on a wide variety of topics from International and Public law to Criminal and Family law, among many others. Definitely worth looking through - there’s something for everyone.

Pembroke College Virtual Classroom [Link]. An excellent interactive resource designed to help applicants better understand key legal debates and ideas, as well as develop better legal skills.

Law in Focus [Link]. A useful and up-to-date YouTube series by the Law Faculty on legal issues in current affairs and the news.

You Be the Judge [Link]. A fun but informative interactive game where, having heard different evidence, you will make a judgement which can then be compared to judgement given by the actual judge.

There are also very useful free experiences outside of what you can do at school or at home (although you’ll have to travel to get there). There’s absolutely no need to pay for the expensive courses often advertised online.

Law Masterclass days [Link]. A fantastic and free way to experience sample lectures and put your questions directly to Cambridge staff.

Open days [Link]. These are a great chance not only to go the department and speak to current staff and students, but also to look round colleges and see which ones you like the look of. It’d be a good idea to have shortlist of colleges you would like to visit before you go, because there is a lot to see in one day!

Sutton Trust Summer School [Link]. A great residential course for state school students. Would be a perfect way to experience what studying at Cambridge is really like in a pretty fun and relaxed course.

Application and Interviews

Application

Think Cambridge Law [Link]. A really useful series of blogs by the Cambridge Law Faculty on different elements on the admissions process, from reading suggestions, to example interview transcripts and advice from the people who grade the entrance tests.

Online prospectus [Link]. A useful section in here (from page 20) on applications, including personal statements, the Cambridge-specific ‘Supplementary Application Questionnaire’ and interviews.

Interviews

Read interviews about Law

Example interview/information video [Link]. A brilliant video by the Cambridge Law Faculty of a mock interview at Trinity College including useful insight by the academics doing the interview.

Student experience [Link]. A current law student describing his experience of the interview.

Colleges

Official College Websites