English Legal Methods Summer School
This international course, which will celebrate its 65th anniversary in 2013, presents the central aspects of English law for lawyers and law students from countries whose legal systems are not based on English Common Law. Much of the emphasis is placed on the general structure of the law and legal methods, although detailed study of substantive law is not neglected. The course attracts participants from across the globe.
Who should apply?
This course is ideal for law students, both graduate and undergraduate, academic lawyers and those practising law in their own jurisdiction. It has been designed for participants who have little or no prior knowledge of Common Law and who wish to learn about the central aspects of the English system. Therefore, owing to the nature of the academic content taught, applications from countries whose legal systems are based on, or have elements of English Common Law, will unfortunately not be accepted.
All participants must have completed a minimum of one 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 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.
Tour of the Supreme Court
We are delighted to once again offer students the opportunity of a guided tour of the Supreme Court in London.
The course fee is £2,435. Please note that this includes a non-refundable deposit of £400, and does not include accommodation.
Please see Policy 3 of our Fee and refund policy for further information.
Payment of the course and accommodation fees may be made via credit card online, or, if you opt to make a bank transfer please contact us for specific information to supply to your bank. Please be aware that you will be liable to pay all bank charges both outward and inward (by the receiving bank). Inward charges usually range between £6 to £15 per transaction.
Accommodation for those who wish to stay in a Cambridge college will be at Selwyn College, just a short walk from the Faculty of Law.
You will have the option of en-suite or standard single study bedrooms (shared bathroom) on either a full or half board basis, commencing 8 July to 1 August (departing 2 August).
Accommodation will be offered as follows:
- Option A: £2,365 (Full board en-suite)
- Option B: £2,125 (Half board en-suite)
- Option C: £1,915 (Full board with shared bathroom facilities)
- Option D: £1,675 (Half board with shared bathroom facilities)
- Option E: Non-resident: course fee only
Payment of fees
You can either pay in full on application, or in 3 equal instalments by credit card (the first instalment to be paid upon application, with two further instalments collected on 1 February 2013 and 1 April 2013).
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.
Kindly note that the closing date is now: 31 May 2013
New for 2013
Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
We will be able to offer you access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), which will enable you to interact with your fellow students in the ICE online common room. Access to the VLE will be available to students two weeks prior to the start of the programme, throughout the duration and two weeks after the programme has ended. Kindly note that this resource will only become available to you once you have registered and paid your fees in full.
Computing facilities at the University
Once enrolled you will have automatic access to the use of computer facilities during your stay, and which will enable you to have the use of computers and printing facilities on the Sidgwick Site, and at various other sites within the university.
Full board at Selwyn College
If you decide to take college accommodation you will have the opportunity to receive an all-inclusive package: en-suite bedroom, breakfast, lunch and evening meal.
How to apply
To book on this course you can either book online or contact us directly, using the links at the top of this page.
Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses is in English. Students for whom English is not their first language 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.
Book online now
To book on this course you can either book online or contact us directly:
Write to usElizabeth Moore
Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Madingley Hall, Madingley
+44 (0)1223 746418
8 July 2013
2 August 2013
31 May 2013
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge
10 West Road