English Legal Methods Summer School
This international course presents the central aspects of English law for lawyers and law students from countries whose legal systems are not based on English Common Law. The course gives a comprehensive introduction to the general structure of the law and legal methods, and includes some detailed study of substantive law. It attracts participants from across the globe.
This course has been endorsed by the Board of Executive and Professional Education, University of Cambridge.
Who should apply?
The course is designed for lawyers and law students who have little or no prior knowledge of the English legal system. Owing to the nature of the academic content taught, applications from countries whose legal systems are based on English Common Law will not be accepted. Law students must have completed a minimum of 1 year of their legal studies at undergraduate level.
About the programme
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, criminal law, civil and criminal justice.
Teaching is provided predominantly by members of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, and all teaching will be in the English language.
The course is comprised of lectures and seminars which all participants must attend. You will be able to choose from a selection of seminar subjects, we will aim to include: civil procedure, company law, constitutional and administrative law, criminal law, law of contract, law of trusts, law of torts, private international law.
Lectures will take place at the Faculty of Law, where you will also have access to the Squire Law Library.
Accommodation will be available at the magnificent Selwyn College, just a short walk from the Faculty of Law.
Entry and attendance requirements
All teaching will be in English, so you must feel confident that you are able to follow lectures and take part actively in seminars. A high level of fluency is important, although no specific language qualification is required in order to apply for this programme.
A certificate of attendance will be given to those who attend all lectures and seminars.
What our students say
Here's what some of our students had to say about the 2013 programme:
"This course undoubtedly provides, in only a few weeks, a comprehensive and useful approach of the English Law paradigm. A good intellectual challenge in a very friendly context. Thank you"
"It gives a comprehensive and intense introduction of English Law and more importantly it gives us an insight on how to think/consider under English Law.... the professors in the lectures and seminars are of high level and extremely well prepared for the course"
"Exceeded my expectations, it’s a very interesting course"
When can I apply?
We hope to open for bookings later in the autumn. In the meantime, please register your interest by emailing CPD@ice.cam.ac.uk and you will be kept updated.
Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.
Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.
To register your interest in this course please contact us:
Write to usElizabeth Moore
Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
+44 (0)1223 746418
6 July 2015
31 July 2015
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge
10 West Road
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