University of Cambridge Law
Law at Cambridge
Although our course (referred to elsewhere as LLB) is primarily concerned with English law, there are opportunities to study other legal systems, including civil (Roman) law, EU law and international law. You can also study theoretical and sociological aspects of law such as jurisprudence or parts of criminology.
Facilities and resources
The present Faculty teaching staff has expertise across nearly every aspect of English law and its history, as well as European Union law, international law, civil law, legal philosophy and criminology.
The Faculty building houses lecture theatres, seminar rooms and a moot court, as well as the comprehensive Squire Law Library, offering more than 180,000 volumes and excellent computing facilities.
The Faculty and University Law Society organise numerous activities including formal meetings, informal barristers’ and solicitors’ evenings, social events, lectures and moots (debates about hypothetical legal cases).
Additional course costs
There are no compulsory additional course costs for Law. However, most students prefer to purchase their own copy of a relevant statute book (c£17 each) for around 10 of their total 15 papers across the whole course (depending on papers chosen). If you have any queries about resources/materials, please contact the Faculty.
Currently, a Law degree alone isn’t a qualification for practice but ‘qualifying law graduates’ (who’ve passed the seven ‘foundation’ subjects) may proceed directly to vocational courses that lead to professional examinations. The foundation subjects are Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Law of Contract, Land Law, Law of Trusts (Equity), and Law of the EU. Please note that professional bodies are reviewing the requirements for qualifying as a solicitor or barrister.
The Faculty has exchange agreements with universities in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. About 20 undergraduates can spend their third year abroad studying the law of one of these European countries. See the Faculty website for details about the Erasmus+ Scheme.