Cambridge University’s Summer Programme on English Law and Legal Methods [July 8-28]: Apply by May 31

Designed primarily for lawyers and law students who have no prior knowledge of the English legal system, this three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law, with emphasis on the general structure of the law and legal methods.

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 Academic Programme

  • Two seminars subjects
  • Three plenary lectures per day
  • Evening talks
  • Contact hours: up to 65.5 hours


Sidgwick Site, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Who can Apply?

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.

English Language Requirements

Qualification  Required Score 
IELTS Academic or

IELTS Academic for UKVI

Minimum overall band score of 6.5 or above

(with no less than 6.5 in each of the four components)

CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency) Grade C or above or 200 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale.
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced) Grade A or B or 193 points overall on the Cambridge English Scale.
TOEFL internet-based (iBT) Overall score of 92 (with no individual element below 22).

Click on each seminar for a detailed description. This will help you to assess whether the seminar is a suitable match to your current level of knowledge. You choose two seminars, each from a different group. Each seminar has 5 sessions (totaling six hours’ tuition) spread over the three-week period. You can write one essay per seminar for evaluation.

Group A
Em1 – Contract law
Em2 – Private international law

Group B
Em3 – Company law
Em4 – Civil procedure

Group C
Em5 – Constitutional and administrative law
Em6 – Law of Torts


  • Tuition fees
Three-week option One week only
English Law and Legal Methods £2,320 N/A
  • Accommodation fees
College Room type Three-week option One week only Extra night*
Selwyn College – Ann’s Court En suite £1,745 N/A N/A
Selwyn College – Old Court Standard £1,505 N/A N/A

En suite includes a private shower or bathroom and toilet. Standard includes shared facilities. You are welcome to attend as a non-resident.


A registration fee of £250 for each term or part of a term, ie one-/two-/three-weeks, must accompany your application. This registration fee is part of the full programme fee. Applications cannot be processed until the registration fee is received. The remainder of the fee must be paid by the balance of payment date (Monday 14 May).

Applications sent after the balance of payment date must be accompanied by the full programme fee. If the full fee is not paid by this date the University reserves the right to cancel the application and allocate places to others on waiting lists. If you make any payment by bank transfer you must inform us and send a scanned copy of your bank transfer transaction confirmation.

In order to register for this programme, click here.


Tel. +44 (0)1223 760 850

For more information, visit the official site by clicking here.


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