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The Faculty of Law is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity. For further information, please see the Equality & Diversity section of the Faculty of Law website.

For many years, the Faculty has engaged in access and widening participation work as we have sought, and continue to seek, to ensure that the opportunity to study Law at Cambridge is not limited by financial means, social or educational background, or by gender, ethnicity or any other protected characteristic. The Faculty is also committed to ensuring that it offers a learning environment to those students who are admitted to study Law at Cambridge, and a working environment to members of staff, that values individuals, respects difference and celebrates diversity in its myriad forms.

In 2020-21, we are redoubling our efforts in this area, with the creation of a new Faculty post of Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity. Professor Nicky Padfield takes on this role from 1 October 2020 and will be overseeing the Faculty’s work in this area. Professor Padfield will be working, among other things, to ensure that the Faculty offers a fully inclusive learning environment and that the Faculty’s commitments to equality, diversity and inclusivity are fully reflected in how the Faculty is experienced by students and staff.

Professor Padfield is keen to hear from students or staff who have ideas or concerns in this area. She can be contacted by email (