Law Residential 4th – 5th July 2017

You can apply to our 2017 Law Residential here!

This residential will specifically be targeted at students interested in applying to study Law at top universities. This residential offers the opportunity to experience life as a Law student at Cambridge, with insight into the teaching style, the structure of the course, and the chance to meet Law academics and current students at Cambridge. The residential overlaps with the Open Day at the Law Faculty, allowing a glimpse of both the faculty and the college side of the Cambridge experience. There will also be a strong focus on the application process for Law at Cambridge, including interviews and personal statements.

Sample sessions:
-Studying Law: What’s it like to be a Law Student
-Feral Wrongdoers – Understanding the Law
-Law at Cambridge: Applications and Personal Statements.

You’ll get the chance to meet current fellows and undergraduates, and gain a fantastic insight into what it’s like to study Law at Trinity. Our Law residential is well-established, and many of the students who attend go on to study Law and related courses at top universities, including Cambridge. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the city of Cambridge, as well as attend the Law Faculty Open Day.

Eligibility and Selection

All of our residentials are open to students at UK schools who will be aged 16 or over by the first day of the residential. There are 45 places available on this residential, and we anticipate being over-subscribed, so unfortunately we cannot offer a place to every applicant.

Applicants will be assessed based on their academic record, their commitment to exploring their subject at a higher level, and their teacher’s reference. Trinity’s residentials form a significant part of the college’s widening participation programme. Therefore we are particularly keen to identify students with little or no family tradition of higher education, those whose schools don’t send many applicants to Cambridge, and students who’ve spent any time in care.

For the Law Residential, there are no specific A level (or equivalent qualification) subject requirements.


Elizabeth from Oxford said that, “Meeting the academics in person was reassuring as they were friendly and approachable. It was also really helpful to hear about the various areas of Law as that helped me to gain a clearer understanding of what the subject entails.” (Law Residential 2015).

“It was great meeting people who shared and interest in the subject and I was amazed at just how welcoming all the staff and students were at Trinity. In short space of time I was there, I really felt part of the college community which I never expected prior to the residential. I came out of the residential with an enhanced passion for wanting to study Law, the knowledge of what that would entail and the advice required to make a competitive application.” (Cameron from Southport, Law Residential 2015).

“It was an amazing experience that really captured the essence of the hard work and satisfaction that a Law degree at Cambridge can offer.” (Mollie from Horncastle, Law Residential 2015).

You can apply to our Law Residential here!

You may also be interested in our Humanities Residential in April, or our Language-Based Humanities Residential in August. However, students will only be permitted to attend one of Trinity’s 2017 Residentials, so we ask you to consider carefully which one to apply for before you submit your application.