Please note: whilst we are still accepting applications, we are heavily over-subscribed. Any student who applies now will be automatically allocated a place on our waiting list. Whilst we have a certain number of drop-outs and cancellations every year, we are unable to guarantee places or provide an estimate on the likelihood of being allocated a place on the Conference.
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.
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.
- 1st October 2017 — applications open online on this website.
- January 2018 — places confirmed and allocated.
- 1st February 2018 — Deadline for payment.
- Monday 26th March 2018 — Conference begins. Delegates arrive between 2pm-4pm.
- Thursday 29th March 2018 — Conference ends at midday.
The conference fee for 2018 will be no more than £145 per delegate. Once accommodation arrangements with Colleges have been confirmed, this price may be reduced. If you are offered a place, we will be in touch with you regarding the payment procedure. 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. To this end, each year we receive sponsorship from commercial law firms and others that help us to offer financial assistance to individual delegates. Furthermore, we have a strong relationship with Cambridge Admissions Office (CAO) who, each year, fully fund up to 28 places. When you apply, please indicate on the application form whether you would like to be considered for funding. Our funding and sponsorship policy will be available on the application form.
Any further questions about applications for places on the Law Conference should be directed to email@example.com.