United Kingdom, Cambridge

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

when 5 July 2020 - 25 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks

This three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law. The programme addresses the general structure of the law and legal method, before embarking on detailed study of the principal areas of English substantive law.

The academic programme
• Two seminars subjects
• Three plenary lectures per day
• Evening talks
• Contact hours: up to 68.25 hours

Programme description
With emphasis on the general structure of the law and legal methods, this three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law. We aim to include: the development and structure of English law, the sources of English law, precedent and statutory interpretation, the courts and legal profession, private law (property, obligations, trusts, labour law, family law etc), public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil and criminal procedure. Teaching is through lectures and seminars.

"Drawing on over 60 years of experience, the programme offers participants an unrivalled introduction to English common law." Dr Roderick Munday, Programme Director, English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

Seminars

Select two seminars, one from a different group. Each seminar has 5 sessions (totalling six hours' tuition) spread over the three-week period. You can write one essay per seminar for evaluation. The following have been invited to teach seminars:

Group A:

Em1 - Contract law (cannot be taken with Em5) Dr Roderick Munday
Em2 - Company law (cannot be taken with Em6) Dr Felix Steffek
Em3 - Private international law Professor Richard Fentiman
Em4 - Civil procedure Professor Neil Andrews

Group B:

Em5 - Contract law (cannot be taken with Em1) Dr Roderick Munday
Em6 - Company law (cannot be taken with Em2) Dr Felix Steffek
Em7 - Constitutional and administrative law Dr Martin Steinfeld
Em8 - Law of torts Dr Janet O'Sullivan

Course leader

Dr Roderick Munday

Target group

The programme is designed primarily for lawyers and law students who have no prior knowledge of the English legal system. Law students must have completed a minimum of one year of their legal studies at undergraduate level. Applications from others, however, can be considered. Required and/or supplementary reading should be undertaken before you arrive in Cambridge.

Fee info

GBP 0: See official website