This post is aimed mainly at those who attended my recent talk at the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “The UK’s (unusual) constitution”. The talk’s point of departure was Lord Neuberger’s recent (and surprising) suggestion that the UK has no constitution. I argued that this goes too far, but that the UK’s constitution is certainly unusual. Using the status […]
This guest post is by one of my former students, Jack Williams. He studied Law at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, graduating with a First Class honours degree in summer 2012. He is now a barrister at Monckton Chambers. In this post, Jack offers advice – by way of a letter to his younger self as a new Law student – on how to study Law.
Each year, I talk to propspective Cambridge Law students at open days held by my College, St Catharine’s. I have recorded a YouTube version of the talk. It covers studying […]
It’s open day season in Cambridge, and to coincide with it we have just launched a new website at the Law Faculty for anyone interested in applying for a place on […]
On Tuesday 25th June, I will be speaking at a conference at the University of Manchester, organised by the Society of Legal Scholars and Oxford University Press, on the subject […]
If you are interested in studying Law at Cambridge, you may like to know that on Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July, St Catharine’s College (where I am […]
The Belmarsh Prison case — which arose from the UK’s treatment of foreign terror suspects following the 9/11 attacks in the USA — illustrates a series of fundamental points about how the UK constitution works, and provides an excellent starting-point for anyone who is interested in public law.
I gave a talk earlier today to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference on “Why the British constitution is weird (and interesting)”. The slides that accompanied the talk can be […]
This week, the Law Faculty at Cambridge University will host a debate between Lord Sumption, a Justice of the Supreme Court, and Graham Virgo, who is a Professor at the […]
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.