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Sixty years ago, in 1948, the University of Cambridge inaugurated the English Legal Methods Summer School. Each year the summer school attracts approximately 110 participants from across the globe. The course presents the central aspects of English law as a working system for lawyers and law students from countries whose legal systems are not based on English common law. 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. For more information please see the Institute of Continuing Education website.