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Tripos logoThis section of the website contains information for students currently studying the undergraduate BA Tripos in Law degree.

The undergraduate Law course at Cambridge is intended to give a thorough grounding in the principles of law viewed from an academic rather than a vocational perspective.

Whilst an understanding of the current legal rules and principles is crucial to the study of Law, the Cambridge BA also encourages students to think far beyond the black letters of the rules by, for example: reasoning with the law to consider how it might apply in novel factual situations; evaluating the current state of the law in any given context; questioning which social objectives the rules might serve; exploring the history of the rules; and considering whether the law is in any need of reform.