Admissions Test for Law
There are many colleges that require applicants to take the Cambridge Law Test. The test is designed and modified to provide an evaluation of students' potential for the study of law. This will be used as additional information for admission decisions with their college/school exam results. The other information provided in the application form.
It does not matter that whether students have a background in the sciences, arts or a combination of the both. Students should have a genuine interest in law and enough motivation to study this discipline.
Students shall attend lectures, for each subject, delivered by teaching members of the faculty. Generally, the number of lecture hours for a subject is forty per year. Students normally have fortnightly college supervision in each subject. Generally, supervisors are teaching members of the faculty. The faculty members are well qualified and expert holding extensive experience in their respective field.
It must be noted that a degree in law, in itself, is not a qualification for practice. However, 'qualifying law graduates' can after graduation continue directly to the vocational training courses, which prepare them for the final professional exams for solicitors and barristers. The seven foundation subjects are as mentioned below.
- Law of Tort
- Criminal Law
- Land Law
- Law of Contract
- Law of Trusts (Equity)
- Constitutional Law
- Law of the European Union
Individuals who wish to practice law may take the Fresh field Legal IT Research Skills Course that gives them grounding in the use of IT in the law. It comprises important study skills and research required by the legal professions. The law faculty building houses the Freshfield Room, which is well equipped for IT teaching. Students from other subjects and those with non-qualifying law degrees aspiring to enter the legal profession should first pass the Common Professional exam or equivalent before going on the vocational stage.
The Cambridge Law Faculty offers students exchange schemes with the universities of:
- Poitiers (France)
- Utrecht (Netherlands)
- Regensburg (Germany)
- Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain)
A particular number of graduates who have passed with honours in part first 'B' of the degree course may spend the further year in a foreign country studying the law of one of these European countries. The admission to an exchange scheme based upon students' part first 'A' results and their proficiency in the language required.
The University of Cambridge welcomes students from different backgrounds and enthusiastic to help those students whose school has little or no previous experience of applying to the University of Cambridge. Additionally, a summer open day, for this reason, a three-day conference is organized in Cambridge each March. This conference is organized by students of the Law Faculty for sixth-formers who reckon to study law at Cambridge.