Faculty of Law

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The Faculty of Law hosts specialists in almost every aspect of English law and its history, the laws of other countries (especially European), European Community law, public and private international law, Roman law, legal philosophy, and criminology. At any one time around 6% of Cambridge undergraduates are reading law.

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The David Williams Building, home of the Faculty of Law
This appeal will support the work of our student-run Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference. By funding bursaries to the Conference for students from non-privileged backgrounds, the Conference’s organising committee aims to broaden and increase the applications we receive to study law at Cambridge.
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The Dr Amanda Perreau-Saussine de Ezcurra Law Prize Fund was established in memory of Dr Perreau-Saussine de Ezcurra, to reward students' outstanding performance in the study of the History and Philosophy of International Law.
The late Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, founding director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Through Sir Elihu Lauterpacht’s leadership and personal generosity, the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law transformed from its beginnings in his study on Herschel Road in Cambridge into one of the world’s principal centres for international scholarship.
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The Lauterpacht Centre is part of the Faculty of Law and the scholarly home of international law at the University of Cambridge.

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The School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is concerned with human behaviour, its history and continuing development through the study of archaeology, anthropology, politics and international studies, sociology, economics, history, the philosophy of science, law, criminology and land economy. Notable alumni include John Maynard Keynes, Eric Hobsbawm, Simon Schama and Siegfried Sassoon.

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Philanthropic giving is at the heart of the success of the Collegiate University, enabling us to make discoveries that change the world and to ensure that our students receive an unrivalled education. Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

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Gift announcement
The University's Institute of Criminology is pleased to announce the establishment of a Professorship in Penal Theory and Ethics following a generous donation from Professor Andreas von Hirsch.  
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Gift announcement
International Law firm, Clifford Chance has become a Partner in the Faculty of Law’s Access and Widening Participation scheme