Law Residential at Robinson College, 11 - 12 July 2022



On 11 to 12 July, Robinson held its first law residential course, generously sponsored by Slaughter and May. The residential course was part of our widening participation programme. We welcomed 12 students from across the UK, all of whom were from backgrounds that do not traditionally apply to Cambridge.

The students had a varied programme, learning about what it would be like to study law at Robinson and to work at a commercial law firm. Students heard from Dr Brian Sloan about the Law course at Cambridge. Professor Alison Young provided a 'taster' session in Law, looking at the balance between freedom of speech and privacy.
Partners and trainees from Slaughter and May provided Q and A sessions about life as a city solicitor and ran a negotiation exercise where students had to negotiate a contract.

We also had an informal dinner, where those attending the residential course were able to chat with members of the college, as well as experiencing a slice of college life.

Students particularly enjoyed the practical exercises and the ability to comfortably ask questions. One participant commented that the course 'provided a lot of information in a career that I have no connections to - thank you for the opportunity!'

We are extremely grateful to Slaughter and May for sponsoring this event and hope to hold more events in the future, hopefully with even more students.

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