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During the summer period, the Faculty is engaged in an intensive planning exercise in order to ensure that we are in a position to deliver an outstanding legal education to our students in 2020–21, while adhering to all relevant public health advice. The Faculty endorses the collegiate University’s Covid community statement and is working to ensure that its teaching programmes are delivered in 2020–21 in a way that minimises risk to staff, students and visitors, and that makes sure everyone is appropriately supported.

The unique nature of legal education at the University of Cambridge springs from the close interaction of students with committed academics who are leading researchers and authorities in their field, the opportunity for students to explore their subject within a first-rate academic environment, and doing so whilst enjoying the esprit de corps that is forged by studying with other highly talented and motivated students. The Faculty of Law is fully committed to doing everything it reasonably can to ensure that all students benefit from this experience, just as countless preceding generations of Cambridge Law students have done, as we navigate the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The following pages provide information for new and returning students about the Faculty’s plans for the 2020–21 academic year. These pages will be updated over the summer as further information becomes available:


In-person and online teaching

Interactive teaching principles

Use of the David Williams Building

Law Tripos 2020–21: First-year students

Law Tripos 2020–21: Part IB and Part II students (including Senior Status and Changeover Students)

LLM 2020–21

MCL 2020–21

PhD 2020–21