Cambridge Law Summer School
The Cambridge Immerse Law summer school is the ideal foundation for a secondary school (high school) student interested in studying a Law degree at university. The course will give students an insight into what the study of law is like at a top university whilst also helping to prepare a university law application through expert workshops.
This Summer Law Programme will provide participants with an introduction to both the field of Law as an academic discipline and also to the legal system which presently operates in England and Wales. The programme also introduces the specific (and fascinating!) fields of law taught in a standard undergraduate degree – providing an authentic introduction to undergraduate Law. This information is required in order to equip participants with the knowledge necessary to support their university law applications whilst instilling a passion for the study and practice of law.
An introduction into different legal theories and case studies is completed by a practical field trip: on the Cambridge Immerse Law Summer Programme you will also have the opportunity to visit the Cambridge Magistrates’ Court. This is a unique chance to experience advocacy and the practical side of law, which complements studying the subject as an academic discipline. You will also get to observe barristers presenting legal arguments and gain a sense of what it is like to speak in court, before preparing and participating in a mock trial. If you are interested in studying Law at university this is an incredibly exciting opportunity to experience the Law in practice.
Summer Law Courses held in Cambridge University colleges
The Immerse Law summer course in Cambridge allows you to gain an insight in what university Law is like by giving students a good grounding in the topics that would be covered during a top university Law degree. The course will introduce new material and instill students with the skills necessary to form and develop their own opinions and arguments. Furthermore, the Immerse Law Summer School will give student the opportunity to improve their essay writing and engage in debate – an essential skill for top lawyers.
For many high school students, the study of Law at university is completely new as it is not widely offered on school curriculums. By enrolling in the Cambridge Immerse Law course, you will be giving yourself the opportunity to learn first-hand what the study law at university involves. Plus, whatever your current ability-level whether you have studied Law at school or not, the small class sizes our Law summer course will ensure you will be both challenged and supported in carefully planned classes that encourage tutor-student engagement and debate.
The Cambridge Immerse Law course is perfect for those who wish to learn more about the fascinating topics that can be found in an undergraduate Law course. Through a series of problem-based and essay-style questions, this Law Summer course introduces students to topics and debates that will not only spur intellectual curiosity, but assists in preparing to study the discipline. Outside of class time, students are able to participate in optional LNAT preparation workshops; the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) is an aptitude test required to study Law at universities in the United Kingdom.
The best part is for students who want to study Law at university, this summer Law course does not require that students have any prior knowledge of Law.
What will I study during the Cambridge Law Summer School?
The Cambridge Immerse Law Summer Programme aims to emulate an undergraduate law degree by introducing students the key topics that would be explored.
Our summer Law course will provide participants with an introduction to the field of constitutional law. This topic is taught because constitutional law is a core first-year module
in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. An understanding of this field is also considered to provide participants with knowledge of how the institutions of State operate in the UK and thus to improve their wider understanding of the democratic process.
This Law Summer School will provide participants with an introduction to the field of European Union law. This topic is taught in this programme because EU law is a core second-year module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. An understanding of this field is also considered to provide participants with knowledge of fundamental issues in current political debate and thus to improve their wider understanding of the democratic process.
The topics of Criminal Law will provide participants with an introduction to the field of criminal law. This topic is taught because criminal law is a core second-year module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales. The programme will analyse the criminal law concerning fatal and non- fatal incidents against the person. To aid such analysis, participants will be required to discuss a series of problem-based and essay-style questions with both the tutor and other class members.
The Summer Law Course will provide participants with an introduction to the field of human rights law. Although human rights law is not a core module in a standard undergraduate law degree in England and Wales, it is taught in this programme since the topic is a fundamental component of the constitutional law module and is also of increasing importance across all other fields of law given the entry, into force, of the Human Rights Act 1998 on October 2nd 2000. The extent of such rights’ protection is also presently a deeply controversial political issue.
Law Admissions Test Preparation – LNAT Preparation
The LNAT is an aptitude test used by leading universities in the United Kingdom in order to differentiate between top candidates. These universities include UCL, Oxford, Nottingham, King’s College London, Glasgow, Durham, Bristol and Birmingham.
The test comprises the assessment of logical reasoning skills and reading comprehension, and preparing well for this test is becoming increasingly important. The LNAT workshop helps students improve their LNAT scores by exploring the requirements of the test, examining sample questions and practising these under exam conditions so that when participants take the test, they will be familiar with the requirements.
Visit to Cambridge Magistrates’ Court
One of the excursions arranged for participants opting to study Law is a visit to either Cambridge Magistrates’ Court or Cambridge Crown Court.
You’ll have the opportunity to experience advocacy and the practical side of law, which complements studying the subject as an academic discipline. You will also get to observe barristers presenting legal arguments and gain a sense of what it is like to speak in court.
Following this, the tutor will run a cross examination workshop. After a period of instruction on the subject, each participant will have the opportunity to practice cross-examining a witness and thus to develop their skills in this area. In each case, students will receive constructive feedback on their work.
Quick Law summer course facts and stats:
- Maximum tutorial size: 12 students
- expert teaching from university tutors
- Skills development workshops
- Inclusive of excursions
- Reside in a central University of Cambridge college
- Dedicated university and subject specific advice
- A variety of carefully planned skills workshops
- Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars
- Diverse range of international participants
- Participant Assessment
- Certificate of Participation