The Faculty of Law is proud to support the Sutton Trust by hosting a Law strand of the Sutton Trust Summer School every summer. The Sutton Trust aims to improve educational opportunities for young people from all backgrounds and increase social mobility.
The Law summer school at Cambridge is a one-week taster course, consisting of a varied academic programme, as well as social activities like punting and dinners in college, to give participants a taste of life as an undergraduate.
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 Faculty, 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.
Applications are open to year 12 state school students from the UK, and can be made online through the Sutton Trust website. For more information on the Sutton Trust Summer Schools in Cambridge, please see 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.