Sutton Trust Summer School

Sutton TrustThe 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.

Grant VideoInformation about the the most recent scheme can be found in the Faculty news article.

For more information about the scheme generally, please refer to the Trust's website, and for Summer Schools at Cambridge, refer to the University's website.


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.

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