Changing Legal World

The Cambridge Law Faculty, when it launched the MCL in 2012, was motivated in part by rapid changes to the legal world. These continue today. The legal environment in which business is conducted has been transformed over recent decades, with corporate-oriented legal practice having been revolutionised in the process. Corporate transactions have grown markedly in scope, value and complexity. This has created intense demand for highly trained and skilled corporate lawyers. Legal practitioners who have a thorough command of the law and market practice are particularly sought after.

The changes that the legal world has undergone have fostered demand for high-quality postgraduate legal education with a strong corporate emphasis. Both those just concluding a degree in law and those who have already embarked upon a legal career can maximise their potential as business lawyers by continuing their legal education with corporate-oriented studies at Masters level.

The transformation of corporate-oriented legal practice has occurred in the broader context of rapid changes to the market environment and regulatory context in which companies operate. These trends have energised theoretical debates underpinning the functioning and regulation of corporations. As a result, for those pursuing legal studies as an academic endeavour as much as a means for professional advancement, a corporate-specific Masters degree will provide an exciting intellectual challenge.

Mark Smith to join MCL teaching team in 2018-19

Mark Smith will be joining the programme in the 2018-19 academic year, as co-instructor for the Law Firm as a Business module alongside Tim Bellis. Read more

MCL student-alumni buddy scheme launched

This year the Faculty has launched a new scheme which pairs each MCL student with a suitable 'buddy' from our international alumni network. Read more

2018-19 MCL African-Asian Bursary

The Faculty is delighted to announce the MCL African-Asian Bursary will again be on offer for the potential benefit of African and Asian applicants. Read more

MCL Student Profiles

Read about some of the MCL graduates and their experiences of studying at Cambridge. Read more

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