APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN
When deciding whether or not to apply for a funded place, please see the policy for awarding such places below. Any queries should be directed to email@example.com.
You must apply for either a funded place or a non-funded place. Do not apply for both.
To apply for a non-funded place click here
To apply for a funded place click here
The application requires no preparation. There is no need for a personal statement or a CV.
Who can apply?
Any student in their penultimate year of study (year 12, lower sixth, S5, or equivalent) can apply to the Cambridge Sixth Form Law Conference. You don’t need to have any experience studying Law, or even to be sure that you want to apply for Law at university. We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds, including students from the UK and abroad. If you have a question about your eligibility, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8th October 2019, 10am — applications open online on this website.
January 2020 — places confirmed and allocated.
1st February 2020 — Deadline for payment.
Monday 25th March 2020 — Conference begins. Delegates arrive between 2pm-4pm.
Thursday 28th March 2020 — Conference ends at midday.
The Selection Process
The Conference has a capacity of 250 delegates and places are broadly allocated on a first come, first served basis. Past conferences have been heavily over-subscribed, and so we would advise you to submit your application as quickly as possible.
Once we receive 250 applications we will review all applicants, allocate places and then send out acceptance emails. Allocation of places is solely at the discretion of the Committee. In the interests of fairness, and to ensure we get delegates from a wide range of backgrounds we attempt to have a maximum of two students from any one particular institution. For example, if there are 4 applicants from one school, the first two applicants to apply will be initially allocated a place.
If two people from your school have already applied, or you apply after we have already received 250 applications, you will be placed on our waiting list and will be notified of this. Every year, people who have been offered a place do not choose to accept it. Therefore, as soon as someone drops out, a student on the waiting list will be allocated the place.
For Teachers and Advisers
We are aware that some schools or sixth forms use an internal selection process to 'nominate' two pupils to apply. If a school or sixth form wishes to do this, they must contact us via email to inform us of the process so that we can prioritise the 'nominated' students ahead of independent applications. Otherwise, applicants will be subject to the normal allocation procedures and priority given to the earliest applicant.
Applications are encouraged from all backgrounds and all schools and we are keen that all year 12 students who wish to attend the Conference are able to do so. Although we are proud to offer all of our Conference places at a heavily subsidised rate, we also work closely with the Cambridge University Admissions Office and Widening Participation Partner Law Firms to offer further fully-funded places.
This year, 55 fully-funded places will be available to any UK student from a state school background. Working with the Cambridge Admissions Office, we will assess all qualifying students on the basis of their need, prioritising students who:
- Are currently or have ever been in local authority care
- Are or have recently been eligible for Free School Meals
- Have a self-declared disability
- Would be the first in their generation to attend higher education
The application will request the contact details of a person who can verify the above information. This is typically a parent, guardian or teacher. Any further questions about applications for places on the Law Conference should be directed to email@example.com.
If, after confirming your Conference place, you have to cancel for any reason, we may not be able to refund your payment. We will do everything we can to find another student to take up your place, in which event we may be able to offer you a refund. However, we cannot guarantee this.
For questions relating to applications to study at the University of Cambridge, please refer to the University admissions website, and Faculty of Law BA website.
Any further questions about applications for places on the Law Conference should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.