Why an LLM

Students undertake the Cambridge LLM for many reasons. Some want to experience another legal system, others to specialise in particular areas of law. All want intellectual stimulation and the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of law. And all want to improve their career prospects, whether in practice, academia or government service. The Cambridge LLM offers all of these things. It is one of the most highly regarded LLM programmes in the world. It is rigorous and intellectually demanding. It is taught by some of the finest academics, and undertaken by students who are the best in their generation from both the UK and around the world.

If you come to study for the LLM you will be joining an elite group of students who go on to excel in their chosen profession, whether as leading practitioners, academics or judges. In difficult market conditions, employers value the knowledge and skills that a Cambridge LLM enhances. For those wanting to go on to careers in research, the Cambridge LLM provides an excellent foundation.