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In September 2020, the Faculty published a set of Interactive Teaching Principles that were designed to enable consistent decisions to be taken about the circumstances in which Faculty interactive teaching would be delivered in-person and online. For these purposes, Faculty interactive teaching refers to the following:

  • Part II half paper interactive sessions
  • Part II seminar paper seminars
  • LLM interactive sessions
  • LLM workshops
  • MCL modules
  • PhD Research Training and Development Programme

When the Interactive Teaching Principles were drawn up and published in September 2020, it was hoped and expected that at least some degree of in-person teaching would be possible throughout the 2020–21 academic year. However, in the light of UK Government guidance that prevents the Faculty from resuming in-person teaching before 17 May 2021, all Faculty teaching in Easter Term will now take place online. This will be the case for all Law students, including those who have remained in or been permitted to return to Cambridge for some or all of the Easter Term.

The Faculty is conscious that some international students will be located for the duration of Easter Term in distant time-zones. Students in this position should notify relevant paper convenors in the event that they have any scheduled teaching that would commence before 7.00 am or finish after 10.00 pm local time. In such circumstances (unless the student concerned wishes to participate in the live interactive session), a recording of the interactive session will be made available in line with the Faculty’s recording policy, together with one of the following (as agreed with the relevant lecturer):

  1. the opportunity to have a short weekly meeting with the relevant course teacher on Teams for no more than 15 mins to have an opportunity to ask questions regarding the content covered in the relevant interactive session. If more than one student is affected, this should ideally be combined in one (slightly longer) meeting; or
  2. the opportunity to have a weekly email exchange (within reasonable bounds) with the relevant course teacher to ask questions regarding the content covered in the relevant interactive session.