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Drawing on over 70 years of experience, the programme offers participants an unrivalled introduction to English common lawDr Roderick Munday, Programme Director, English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

Over seventy years ago, in 1948, the University of Cambridge inaugurated the English Legal Methods Summer School. Re-named for 2017, the English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme still attracts participants from across the globe. The course presents the central aspects of English law as a working system, primarily for lawyers and law students from countries whose legal systems are not based on English common law, although applications from others can be considered. Much of the emphasis is placed on the general structure of the law and legal methods, although detailed study of substantive law is not neglected.

The academic programme includes: two seminars subjects, three plenary lectures per day and general-interest evening talks.

This year's seminar subjects are:

  • Contract law
  • Private international law
  • Company law
  • Civil procedure
  • Constitutional and administrative law
  • Law of torts

For more information please see the Institute of Continuing Education website.