Cambridge Law Summer School Summary

Designed for aspiring undergraduate students aged 16-18 years old, the Immerse Law summer school programme offers participants an exciting glimpse into the life of a university Law student. During the law summer programme, participants will be introduced to Law as an academic discipline while looking at the everyday reality of the current legal system of England and Wales.

For most participants, the study of Law is completely new. Secondary school curriculums rarely touch on this challenging subject, meaning the initial year of undergraduate studies can feel challenging at first. This Law summer school course serves to bridge that gap, helping students build a solid foundation of essential knowledge, theories, and concepts in a programme designed and taught by experts from some of the world’s leading universities. By the end of the summer law school programme, participants will have taken part in a comprehensive curriculum covering the essentials of constitutional, criminal, human rights, and EU law.

Outside of the classroom, learning is supported with planned activities and complementary university preparation workshops. For example, participants will leave the comfort of the lecture hall to see the law in action during a visit to the Cambridge Magistrates’ Court. Additionally, all programme participants are invited to take advantage of a series of LNAT workshops where they’ll learn how to study for the challenging Law National Aptitude Test.

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Law Summer School Key Benefits

Develop initial understanding of the core topics included in a first-year curriculum

Explore the interconnected history of UK, EU, and international law

Develop your unique voice as a lawyer, presenting original arguments during a mock trial

Visit a working courtroom to observe the law in practice

Understand the complicated systems governing criminal law in England and Wales

Debate the controversial implications of continuing to practice tort law

Topics Covered

Structured to challenge and inspire, the Immerse summer Law school programme provides a diverse, stimulating look at the English legal system and the laws that structure modern society. Participants will start with an introduction to constitutional law, examining the legal relationships between the UK and its devolved constitutional structures of Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

Throughout the summer Law school programme, new theory and knowledge will regularly be presented through the lens of current events. For example, as participants learn about the intricate network of laws governing the EU, they will discuss the role of the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the current relationship between the EU and the legal systems of its member states. Conversely, as they discuss the current legal system in this country, they’ll talk about the UK’s gradual move towards a more federal structure and the role of parliamentary sovereignty today.

Towards the end of the Law school summer programme, participants get a chance to visit a working courtroom, observe barristers as they present legal arguments, and see firsthand what it’s like to speak in court. Back in the classroom, they will use this experience (and everything they’ve learned) as they participate in a mock trial with rest of their peers.

Program taught in:
  • English
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Last updated March 27, 2019
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