The Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law (3CL) provides the focal point for members of the Faculty of Law with research interests in the fields of corporate law and commercial law, and in related areas including corporate governance, corporate finance, insurance law, and insolvency. 3CL organises events to disseminate research and to foster dialogue on important, topical legal issues and has hosted numerous conferences, lectures and seminars involving distinguished academics, judges and legal practitioners.
3CL is one of a number of research centres operating under Law Faculty auspices, with the others being the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, the Centre for European Legal Studies, the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences, the Cambridge Private Law Centre, the Centre for Public Law and the Centre for Tax Law. The Faculty is also associated with Cambridge Finance, which coordinates programmes of research and study in all areas of finance across the University; and with the Centre for Business Research, a research centre based in the Judge Business School that has generated numerous widely cited publications dealing with corporate governance and aspects of corporate law.
In 2017, 3CL will host a high-profile international conference on "Teaching Deals in the Classroom", where distinguished academics and practitioners will exchange their experiences of teaching the Deals course (link to website), in discussions also involving peers from other leading law departments.