English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

Date of Appearance: 
Apr 21, 2017
Duration of the course: 
Jul 9, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Jun 1, 2017

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

Date of Appearance: 
Apr 21, 2017
Duration of the course: 
Jul 9, 2017 to Jul 29, 2017
Application Deadline: 
Jun 1, 2017
University of Cambridge Institute for Continuing Education
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Course Details

Summer Schools
Credits or certification after course completion: 
- Certificate of attendance / Students may be able to gain credit from their home institution
Study Options: 

Course Fees

£2,250 Tuition £1,455-1,695 Accommodation

Location of Course

University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue
United Kingdom

Taught by leading Cambridge academics, this residential programme offers participants the rare opportunity to experience Cambridge first-hand; to live in one of the Colleges, enjoy a variety of social events, and to spend a summer as a student in one of the most famous university cities in the world.

This well-respected three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law, with emphasis on the general structure of the law and legal methods. Teaching is through lectures and seminars. We aim to include: the development and structure of English law, the sources of English law, precedent and statutory interpretation, the courts and legal profession, private law (property, obligations, trusts, labour law, family law etc), public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil and criminal procedure. The typical week tab gives more information about the daily schedule.

The programme is designed primarily for lawyers and law students who have no prior knowledge of the English legal system. Law students must have completed a minimum of one year of their legal studies at undergraduate level. Applications from others, however, can be considered.

Academic programme:

  • Two small-group special subject seminars
  • Three plenary lectures per day
  • Evening talks

The seminar topics offered are:

Contract law
Private international law
Company law
Civil procedure
Constitutional and administrative law
Law of torts

The lecture programme will aim to include:
The development and structure of English law
The sources of English law
The courts and legal profession
Private law (property, obligations, trusts etc)
Public law
Civil and criminal procedure.

Teaching is provided predominantly by members of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, and all teaching will be in English.

Lectures will take place at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, where participants will also have access to the Squire Law Library.

The programme has been endorsed by Executive and Professional Education, University of Cambridge.


  • Language certification

Language Requirements: 
Sufficient English language

Class Size: 
20 - 30 students

Average % of International Students: 
around 100%

Course Instructors/Professors:

  • Dr Roderick Munday
  • Professor Richard Fentiman
  • Dr Felix Steffek
  • Professor Neil Andrews
  • Dr Paul Daly
  • Dr Janet O'Sullivan

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