Faculty of Law, Cambridge


Faculty of Law, Cambridge

The Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge is one of the faculties at the Sidgwick Site. The building opened in 1996 and was designed by Norman Foster, who also designed the terminal building at Stansted Airport. The building suffered serious acoustic problems (primarily due to a lack of consideration of acoustics in Foster's Design), with its form amplifying any noise from the lower levels and causing significant disturbance at higher levels, not least in the library. [http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/docs/view.php?doc=2414] . This was fixed in 1999 with the addition of a glazed acoustic screen, separating quiet areas from noisy ones.

The Faculty building contains the University's Squire Law Library, together with offices, lecture and seminar rooms and common room facilities. The Faculty has 24 professors, nine readers, and over 70 other University, Faculty and College Teaching Officers. The student body comprises about 740 undergraduate and 250 graduate students.

The Squire Law Library, which consumes the majority of the first, second and third floors of the building, is a dependent library of Cambridge University Library. It contains one of the largest legal collections in the UK (approx. 160,000 volumes with about 2,000 serial title subscriptions). The collection ranges across UK law and the law of other major common law countries (United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand).

Most individual colleges also have a smaller law library of their own.

Students considering studying an undergraduate law degree at the Faculty can now experience the Faculty Open Day [http://openday.law.cam.ac.uk/ online] , as a video, audio or text stream.

Students who are interested in studying the one-year post-graduate LL.M. course can view information about applications, and the various subjects on offer, [http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm/ here] . These pages include video, audio and written presentations about the content of each individual subject (captured at the annual LL.M. [http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses/llm/llm_subject_forum_2007.php Subject Forum] ).

Faculty Officers

The Officers of the Faculty of Law for 2007-2008 are:

* Chair of the Faculty Board: Professor David Feldman, Downing College

* Deputy Chair of the Faculty Board: Professor David Ibbetson, Corpus Christi College

* Academic Secretary of the Faculty: Dr Mark Elliott, St Catharine's College
* Secretary of the Faculty Board of Law: Dr Kirsty Allen, Faculty of Law

* Chair of the Degree Committee: Professor Alan Dashwood, Sidney Sussex College

* Secretary of the Degree Committee: Dr Guglielmo Verdirame, Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

* Director of the LL.M. Course: Professor Simon Deakin, Peterhouse College

* Deputy Director of the LL.M. Course: Dr Matthew Conaglen, Trinity Hall

* Deputy Director of the LL.M. Course: Dr Kathy Liddell, Downing College

* Assistant Director of the LL.M. Course: Ms Isabelle Van Damme, Clare College

* Examinations Secretary: Ms Louise Merrett, Trinity College

* Access Officer: Mr Graham Virgo, Downing College

Research Centres

The Faculty has a number of associated Research Centres:

  • [http://www.lcil.cam.ac.uk/ The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law] (LCIL)
  • [http://www.cels.cam.ac.uk/ The Centre for European Legal Studies] (CELS)
  • [http://www.cccl.cam.ac.uk/ The Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law] (3CL)
  • [http://www.cpl.cam.ac.uk/ The Centre for Public Law] (CPL)
  • [http://www.cipil.cam.ac.uk/ The Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law] (CIPIL)
  • [http://www.cbr.ac.uk/ The ESRC Centre for Business Research] (CBR)
  • [http://www.ctl.cam.ac.uk/ The Centre for Tax Law] (CTL)
  • [http://www.cflpp.cam.ac.uk/ The Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy] (CFLPP)
  • The Cambridge Socio-Legal Group

External links

* [http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/ Official site]
* [http://squire.law.cam.ac.uk/ Squire Law Library]
* [http://www.cam.ac.uk/ University of Cambridge]


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