I have been recording some short videos for the new admissions website that we are developing at the Cambridge Law Faculty. In the videos, I discuss the Belmarsh Prison case, decided by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords in 2004. Belmarsh is one of the most significant public law decisions of recent years, and (I think) it
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This guest post is by Jack Williams, who studied Law at both St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (graduating with a First Class honours degree in 2012) and Hertford College, Oxford (graduating with a Distinction in the BCL in 2014). He was a College Lecturer at Brasenose College, Oxford in 2014-15. In this blog, he offers suggestions — by way of a letter to himself as a new Law student — about how to study Law.
This is the first in an occasional series of guest posts by people I have taught. The series aims to give a flavour of the range of things that Law graduates go on to do. This post is by Peter Yates, who is currently working at the Law Commission. I studied Law at St Catharine’s
The Guardian has launched a new “headnotes” series, as part of its Law blog. The series, which provides a brief and accessible guide to cases of topical interest, is likely to be of interest to prospective Law students. The first case to be featured in the series is R (on the application of Gujra) v Crown
The Guardian website is running a series of articles for people thinking of applying to study Law at university. One of the articles lists six books – many of which are also mentioned on this blog – that aspiring law students should read. There are others dealing with the often difficult and sensitive questions that
If you’re thinking of applying to Cambridge to study Law but missed our open day, you can now watch the various talks that were given by visiting our open day website. And if you’re thinking of applying elsewhere to study Law, some of the talks – particularly the session on Legal Problems – may still
In an earlier post, I mentioned Lord Sumption’s suggestion that prospective lawyers would be better off doing a non-Law degree and then converting to Law later on. It’s interesting, then, that – according to this post on the UK Supreme Court Blog – most of the present Supreme Court Justices studied Law (or Jurisprudence) at university.
This is the second of Jack Williams’s guest posts (the first one is here). In this post, Jack suggests some fiction books that aspiring Law students might want to read, and offers some further thoughts on what to expect of a Law degree course. You may not have expected to find fiction amongst your suggested
This guest post is by Jack Williams. He completed his Law degree at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, earlier this summer. In this post, Jack makes some suggestions about what, as a prospective Law student, you should be thinking about and reading. Many, if not most, of you will never have studied any Law before, not
Lord Sumption – a Justice of the UK Supreme Court – is reported to have said that “it is best not to read law as an undergraduate”, and that people intending to become lawyers should instead study another subject at university. It is certainly the case that many people who did not study Law at