The academic programme
- Two seminars subjects
- Three plenary lectures per day
- Evening talks
- Contact hours: up to 65.5 hours
This well-respected three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law, with emphasis on the general structure of the law and legal methods. Teaching is through lectures and seminars. 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 typical week tab gives more information about the daily schedule.
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.
"Drawing on over 60 years of experience, the programme offers participants an unrivalled introduction to English common law." Dr Roderick Munday, Programme Director, English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme
You choose two seminars, each from a different group. Each seminar has 5 sessions (totaling six hours' tuition) spread over the three-week period.
Em1 - Contract law
Em2 - Private international law
Em3 - Company law
Em4 - Civil procedure
Em5 - Constitutional and administrative law
Em6 - Law of torts
What our students say
"I really liked the fact that there was a huge range of different subjects." Thomas Timmers, Netherlands, ELM Programme 2016