For paper numbers and group designations see the Subject Papers page.
Law Tripos Part IA
A candidate for Law Tripos Part IA shall offer Papers 10-14.
Law Tripos Part IB
A candidate for honours in Part IB shall offer five papers chosen from among Papers 10, 11 and 13 and Groups II and III, provided that he or she shall not offer any paper which he or she has previously offered in any Law Examination of this University. Candidates who have not offered Part IA in Law shall also offer Paper 14.
Law Tripos Part II
A candidate for honours in Part II shall either:
offer five papers chosen from among Paper 12, Groups III and IV,
offer four papers chosen from among Paper 12, Groups III and IV, and in addition participate in a seminar course and submit an essay on a subject prescribed by the Faculty Board or chosen by him or her from a number of subjects so prescribed,
provided that he or she shall not offer any paper which he or she has previously offered in any Law Examination of this University.
Paper 30 may only be offered by candidates who have previously offered Paper 10 (whether in Part IA or Part IB).
Further information and application forms are available from Directors of Studies in late May/early June. Introductory meetings for all seminar courses are held in the last week of the Full Easter Term - attendance is compulsory for those wishing to enrol. Completed applications to take part in any seminar course must be received by the Faculty Office before the end of the Easter Term preceding the year in which the candidate wishes to take part. Later applications, provided that they are submitted not later than the end of the first week of Michaelmas Term in the academical year in which the course is to be conducted, may be accepted at the discretion of the Faculty Board. A candidate participating in a seminar is required to submit by the seventh day of Full Easter Term an essay not exceeding 12,000 words (including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography).
For the Law Tripos Regulations (including those governing seminars), see Statutes and Ordinances 2013.
A student may, on application to the Faculty, spend the year following completion of Part IB pursuing a course of study at a university in another country of the European Union. On successful completion of such a course, the student returns to Cambridge to commence studies for the papers in Part II as listed above. At present, the Faculty has exchange schemes with the University of Poitiers (France), the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands), the University of Regensburg (Germany), and the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (Spain).
Syllabus and Examinations
Examinations will be set ON THE PUBLISHED SYLLABUS, and not simply on the material covered in lectures. It is most important that each candidate is aware of the contents of the syllabus in each paper which he or she is offering.
The Faculty of Law, in consultation with Colleges, has identified the ways in which undergraduates can acquire and develop certain skills and attributes ('transferable skills') throughout their University career. These skills, as well as enhancing academic performance, can be used beyond university and are highly valued by employers. Students are encouraged to make use of the opportunities afforded to them to develop those attributes which will stand them in good stead in later life. Examples of ways in which transferable skills may be developed by undergraduates in law are available in the statement on transferable skills on the Faculty’s website.
Examples of ways in which transferable skills may be developed by undergraduates in law are available in the statement on transferable skills.