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Slaughter and May Law Residential

Applications for the 2024 Slaughter and May Law Residential will open in Spring 2024. 

If you have any queries about the residential, please contact Jenny at


What is the Slaughter and May Law Residential?

Robinson College is working with international law firm Slaughter and May to provide a two-day residential for Year 12 students considering applying for Law at university. The residential will entail an introduction to Law at university, workshops to practise the skills required of Cambridge Law students, as well as a chance to explore both the academic study of law and its practise.

The 2024 Residential will be held at Robinson College, one of the Colleges that form the University of Cambridge, as a residential event across one night and two days. The event is free-of-charge, with accommodation and meals provided by the College. Travel expenses are not typically covered unless students meet our Travel Costs policy.


When does it take place?

July 2024. 

We regret that we cannot fit the Slaughter and May Law Residential around the University-wide Open Days, but would encourage students to participate in these if they are able to do so. Students can sign up to the Open Days here.


Who is it for?

The Law Residential is open to students currently in Year 12 (England & Wales), Year 13 (Northern Ireland) or S5 (Scotland) and studying at a UK state-maintained school (i.e. non-fee paying).

If the programme is oversubscribed, we will prioritise applicants who:

  • Have an academic profile (e.g. subjects studied, predicted grades) suitable for progression to study Law at Cambridge.
  • Have at any time been under the care of a Local Authority.
  • Are currently eligible for Free School Meals, or who have been eligible for Free School Meals in the last 6 years.
  • Are currently attending a school with low progression rates to higher-tariff universities.
  • Are the first in their immediate family to attend university.
  • Have home postcodes in areas with low local participation in Higher Education (POLAR4 quintiles 1 and 2).
  • Have home postcodes in areas of high socio-economic deprivation (IMD quintiles 1 and 2). 
  • Are from an ethnic background currently under-represented at the University of Cambridge (Black African, Black Caribbean, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Arab, Roma, or Traveller).


What are the key dates?

To be updated. 




How do I apply?

Applications for the 2024 Slaughter and May Law Residential will open in Spring 2024. 

Please apply by completing the online application form, which will be linked here. 

We will ask you for the following information in the application form:

  • Your details: first and last name, date of birth, postcode, school/college, email address;
  • Your current school subjects and predicted grades (if you do not have official predictions you will be asked to estimate the grades at which you are working);
  • Further contextual information related to our Widening Participation criteria;
  • Information about making any adjustments should you attend the event;
  • Name and contact details of a nominated school teacher or contact;
  • Name and contact details of a parent or guardian.

The application will be saved automatically so can be filled out in stages. Please make sure you open the form in the same browser to continue where you left off.


Teacher Verification

We ask students to provide a nominated school contact who can verify the academic information they provide within their application.

Nominated school contacts will receive an automatic email once the student has submitted their application form. This email will provide the verification form for that individual student, identified via their first name. If you are a teacher who is verifying multiple students with the same first name, please email

We do not require school contacts to provide a reference, simply to verify the information provided by the applicant.


If you have not received the automatic email, please follow the below steps:

  1. Confirm with your student that they submitted their application (they will have received an automatic email with a copy of their response if submitted successfully).
  2. Check your Junk or Spam mailbox. The email will be sent from 'Robinson College' (, with the subject line 'Robinson College - Law Residential - Teacher Verification Required'.
  3. Email with 'Law Residential - Teacher Verification' in the subject line. Please include the name of your student and the name of the school in your email.