The Faculty annually hosts the Sutton Trust summer school for approximately twenty-five sixth-form students from around the country.
The Sutton Trust aims to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility.
The one-week taster course consists not only of seminars and tutorials, but also a varied programme of social activities, to give participants an accurate idea of life as an undergraduate at the Faculty.
Students are taught about a wide variety of legal topics, including criminal law, tort, contract and international law. The week culminates in a mock trial featuring the 'murder' of a student studying at the Cambridge Faculty of Law, with students playing all the major roles, including solicitors, barristers, police officers, witnesses and the defendant.
Myths that I had heard before were very untrue. Meeting actual students made me feel that I would fit in.
Information about the the most recent scheme can be found in the Faculty news article.
I thought it'd be really posh but it's not and is much more relaxed and welcoming than I had anticipated. It's a shame really because it's much easier to moan about something than actually liking it...a lot.
I already wanted to study at Cambridge, but this week has made me certain.