Being a Law student at Robinson means being part of a hard-working but very friendly academic community. We have had many extremely successful students in the past and are always looking for students who are likely to excel in the future. If you have a logical approach to reasoning, enjoy problem solving, can write easily and are prepared to meet the challenge of a degree that is among the most rigorous in the University, then whatever your other interests and activities you would fit in very well here.
Most students study Law for three years, although it is possible to change to Law from other subjects at the end of your first or second year. You will cover all the compulsory Law Society exemption papers (Criminal Law, Public Law, Tort Law, Contract Law, Land Law, Equity and EU Law) during your time at Cambridge. In the first year everyone does the same four subjects (Civil Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Tort Law), but from then on the number of choices increases so that you will spend more of your time studying subjects you have chosen for yourself from a wide range of options.
There are no specific subject requirements for students wishing to study Law. Students showing ability in any academic school subject, including mathematics and science, are encouraged to apply for law. The study of Law itself, at GCSE, AS or A2 level, is neither encouraged nor discouraged.
No written work is required.
Subject Requirements and Admissions Assessments
Applicants to Robinson will be asked to sit the Cambridge Law Test (comprehensive version, 60 minutes), which is designed to complement the other elements of the admissions process and does not require pre-existing legal knowledge. For information on the Cambridge Law Test, visit here. Specimen questions are available here. For further information on the assessment format, please view the entry requirements tab on: http://www.undergraduate.study.cam.ac.uk/courses/law.
In addition to the Cambridge Law Test, applicants will attend two interviews with Fellows of the College. At least one interview will be with one or more of the Law Fellows. The Law interview and written test will play an important part of the assessment procedure. In one interview we will ask applicants to read a passage immediately before the interview (such as a fictitious statute) and then answer questions related to that passage in the interview.
Dr Brian Sloan talks about a recent Succession Law case in this ‘Law in Focus’ video. Brian has also recorded a ‘HE Plus’ Resource, aimed at allowing prospective Law applicants to develop their interest in the subject.
Professor Forsyth has recorded this ‘Law in Focus’ video on the Oscar Pistorius case.
Law (Information from Cambridge Undergraduate Admissions website)
Updated October 2018