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Who can apply

Any student in their penultimate year of study (year 12, lower sixth, S5, or equivalent) can apply. You don't need to have any experience studying Law, or even to be sure that you want to apply for Law at university. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds, including students from the UK and abroad. If you have a question about your eligibility, contact


Applications opened on 15 November 2023, and stayed open until 31 December 2023.

Following applications closing, spaces will be allocated and further information will be sent to delegates.

The selection process

The Conference has a capacity of 250 delegates. Self-funded places will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis so we recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Applications will close 31 December 2023, but may close sooner depending on number of applicants.

Once we receive a sufficient number of applications we will review all applicants, allocate places and then send out acceptance emails. Allocation of places is solely at the discretion of the Committee.

If you are not successful at first, you will be placed on our waiting list and will be notified of this. If someone drops out, a student on the waiting list will be allocated the place.

For teachers and advisers

Previously, we have received emails from some schools or sixth forms who wish to use an internal selection process to ‘nominate’ two pupils to apply. Please be aware that we will not accept such nominations.

Fully funded places

Applications are encouraged from all backgrounds and all schools and we are keen that all year 12 students who wish to attend the Conference are able to do so. Although we are proud to offer all of our Conference places at a heavily subsidised rate, we also work closely with the Cambridge University Admissions Office and Widening Participation Partner Law Firms to offer further fully-funded places.

This year, 150 fully-funded places will be available to UK students from a state school background. Working with the Cambridge Admissions Office, we will assess all qualifying students on the basis of their need, prioritising students who:

  • Are currently or have ever been in local authority care
  • Are or have recently been eligible for Free School Meals
  • Come from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education
  • Would be the first in their generation to attend higher education
  • Have experienced educational disruption

The application will request the contact details of a person who can verify the above information. This is typically a parent, guardian or teacher.

Please note that, if you apply for a fully funded place, you will not be considered for a self-funded place.

Any further questions about applications for funded places on the Law Conference should be directed to or