It is no secret that the British legal system is held in extremely high regard throughout the world. As for Cambridge, it could be said that it is the spiritual home of law. With one of the oldest and finest law faculties, Cambridge University’s law alumni is vast. Dating back to the 13th century, it is still ranked as the best law school by most UK league tables. Needless to say, the city draws and shapes some of the best minds in the field.
But what is the law? A complicated but nonetheless important question – and one that you’ll start debating from day one. During this Cambridge summer course our experienced tutors will introduce you to different case studies, theories and principles that have shaped today’s legal systems around the world. As law is such a varied subject, you’ll come away with a clearer understanding of the areas that interest you most.
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What is so special about studying this summer course in law here in Cambridge? Find out in our short introductory video…
On this Cambridge-based summer course you’ll be in good hands. Our law tutors are well-practiced and are also helping to shape some of the latest developments in the field.
The subject of law is vast and stretches from business law through to our individual rights against governing powers. Based on decades worth of successful teaching methods from the city’s world-renowned university, this Cambridge-based summer course in law gives you the chance to bring a specific subject of interest and use it to shape the course content.
The tutorial style teaching means you get a much more immersive experience. A mixture of tutorials and smaller seminar style lectures provides you with the opportunity to receive feedback from a wide range of students. You also benefit from a decent amount of precious one-to-one tutor time. Whether you are tackling some of the ambiguities in the legal system or debating some of the language and societal evolutions that have led to changes in the legal field, you’ll soon see why past students have considered the learning style invaluable to their own development.
Michael Judkins is a practising solicitor of over 35 years experience, the majority of whichhas been gained in litigation and Court work. After graduating with a BA (Hons) Degree in Law from what is now the University of Wolverhampton, and subsequent qualification as a solicitor, he became a salaried Partner with a firm of lawyers in Kettering before moving to Ely, where the majority of his professional career has been spent. During this period, as a full partner within Ward Gethin Archer ( formerly Archer & Archer ), he developed the firm’s litigation practice in a number of areas and personally undertook a varied caseload, particularly specialising in criminal and employment law.
Sebastian Lewis is a doctorate student in law at Somerville College, Oxford. He holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and is a qualified lawyer in Chile. Sebastian has worked in public law issues at different law firms, and was legislative advisor to a Chilean senator. He has also taught Administrative Law and Philosophy of Law in Chile. Sebastian has published on matters of Chilean administrative-law litigation and has worked as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard International Law Journal’
Muriuki Muriungi is Tutorial Fellow at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is currently a Master of Science in Law and Finance candidate at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), both from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law. He has previously served as a legal assistant at a top law firm, a graduate teaching assistant and as a judge of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. His academic research interests are in the area of property rights, law and economics, and financial regulation.
Tom Lowenthal is a DPhil student at Balliol College. His research is in education, human rights and accountability in the private sector. He also has interests in international law, the law of armed conflict, EU law, public law and equality law. He has published on the theory of human rights. He has extensive experience in private tuition, working with Oxford finalists as well as Key Stage 3 students and everywhere in between. He sat the Bar exams in 2016, and before that studied for the BCL. He also works as a representative for the Free Representation Unit in the Employment Tribunal.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"The course was specially adapted to what we wanted to learn about, taught by such a knowledgeable expert in the field, with very well facilitated discussions with other eager students."
"The course that I took was law and it allowed me to gain perspective on the career path that I want to take and cleared up several questions that I had."
"The time I spent at Oxford Summer Courses was unforgettable, which sparked my strong interest in studying law and made me fall in love with Oxford. There were only two students in the law-learning class, and our tutor was a professional with extensive experience in the legal field."
"I picked law because I’ve always been interested in it and the course was obviously hard but I learnt a lot."
"After finishing the course, I feel as if have not only learnt more about law but also understand how our modern-day society is able to function in the way it does. As the rules that keep life in order and punish wrong doers using justice, as I learnt in my first class, law is used every day and is crucial in our lives."
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