Law Residential 2019

Trinity’s eighth annual Law Residential will take place in the first week of July 2019.

Residential Dates: 1st – 3rd July 2019

Applications are now closed. We will be in contact around mid-May with the decision on your application.

Questions not answered on this page? Email the Schools Liaison Officers Ellie & Terri-Leigh:


This residential will focus on Law at Cambridge University and is aimed at students who are specifically interested in this subject.   The programme will run from 1st – 3rd July 2019, during which time you’ll attend lectures and classes, taught by Trinity College Law academics, as well as visiting the University of Cambridge Law Faculty, as part of the Law Faculty Open Day. Academic sessions focus on the full spectrum of legal study, and there will also be sessions on preparing your application and the admissions process, including the interview and the Cambridge Law Test.

You’ll get the chance to meet current fellows and undergraduates, and gain a fantastic insight into what it’s like to study at Trinity. Our Law residential is well-established, and many of the students who attend go on to study these subjects at top universities, including Cambridge. Attendees will also have the chance to explore the city of Cambridge, and take part in a range of social activities. The residential is free of charge, including accommodation and food costs, and there is financial assistance available to cover travel expenses to and from Cambridge for those who need it.


This residential is open to applicants who:

  • Are in Year 12 (S5 in Scotland, Year 13 in Northern Ireland)
  • Are studying at a UK school
  • Are considering studying law at Cambridge or another selective university

There are 50 places available on this residential, for which we anticipate being over-subscribed, and as such we regret that we will not be able to offer a place to every applicant.

We will also take into account the following information when assessing applications:

  • Academic record, including capability to achieve A*AA or equivalent
  • Commitment to exploring the subject at a higher level
  • Teacher’s reference (the teacher will be sent a link to complete this once you submit an application)
  • Opportunity to engage with the University of Cambridge and prior participation in access and outreach events
  • If your family has little or no tradition of higher education, and the level of qualifications attained by parents/guardians
  • Eligibility for free school meals
  • If you have ever been in Local Authority Care
  • Whether your school sends many applicants to Cambridge

We highly encourage applications from and are particularly keen to identify students who fit the following criteria mentioned above: eligibility for free school meals, those who have been or are in care, who have little or no family tradition of higher education, and those from schools who send few applicants to Cambridge.

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


An applicant must complete the online application form (on this website) to apply for a place on the Residential. A nominated teacher from the applicant’s school will then be contacted by email and asked to review the student’s application and provide a reference via another online form. This form must be completed for an application to be considered.

If selected to attend, applicants will be sent a confirmation form and a code of conduct, which they must print and have signed by both a parent/guardian and a teacher, before returning it by post to Trinity. Return of the form is essential to confirm that the applicant has permission to attend the Residential.

If you have any questions about the application, or any other questions regarding the residential, then please contact Ellie and Terri-Leigh at


“The residential was a really fun and educational opportunity to get insight into higher education and meant that the process of applying to and studying at Cambridge doesn’t seem quite so intimidating, and indeed reassured me that, if the passion and willing is there, there’s no reason not to apply!” (Grace from Lowestoft, Law Residential 2018)

“My favourite aspect was the supervision. This is because here I learned the most due to being able to discuss my ideas with a lecturer. I found it the most educating and also it eased my worries about applying to Cambridge where there’ll be frequent supervisions.” (Farzana from London, Law Residential 2018)

“I thought it was a privilege that we were allowed to meet so many different and inspiring professionals in the field and teaching of law. I enjoyed learning about the alumni’s experiences and pathways into law as well as the current students’ views. The best part was the fact that we were treated almost as students already studying there. The feeling and atmosphere was amazing!” (Natasja from Worcester, Law Residential 2018)