Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education

English Law and Legal Methods Summer Programme

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About the course

With emphasis on the general structure of the law and legal methods, this three-week programme presents the central aspects of English law. We aim to include: the development and structure of English law, the sources of English law, precedent and statutory interpretation, the courts and legal profession, private law (property, obligations, trusts, labour law, family law etc), public law (constitutional and administrative law), civil and criminal procedure.


You choose two seminars, each from a different group. Each seminar has 5 sessions (totaling six hours' tuition) spread over the three-week period.

Group A

  • Em1 - Contract law
  • Em2 - Private international law

Group B

  • Em3 - Company law
  • Em4 - Civil procedure

Group C

  • Em5 - Constitutional and administrative law
  • Em6 - Law of torts

Who should attend

The programme is designed primarily for lawyers and law students who have no prior knowledge of the English legal system. Law students must have completed a minimum of one year of their legal studies at undergraduate level. Applications from others, however, can be considered.

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Roderick Munday

Roderick Munday is a Reader Emeritus in the Faculty of Law and a Fellow Emeritus at Peterhouse. Dr Munday lectured in the Cambridge Law Faculty on Commercial Law, the Law of Contract, Criminal Procedure and Criminal Evidence, and Comparative Law. His research interests are varied, but now largely...


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