Subject papers and designations

Paper Title

Form of
Examination

Designation

Paper 1. Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

es

 

Paper 2. International Commercial Tax

t

c,i

Paper 3. International Commercial Litigation

3

c, e,i

Paper 4. Law of Restitution

t

c

Paper 5. Economics of Law and Regulation

t

c, e

Paper 6. Law and Information

3

c, e, ip

Paper 7. Corporate Insolvency Law

3

c

Paper 9. Corporate Finance Law

t

c

Paper 10. Corporate Governance

t

c

Paper 11. Criminal Justice – Players and Processes

es, t

 

Paper 12. Intellectual Property

es, t

c, e, ip

Paper 13. Contemporary Issues in the Law of European Integration

t

e

Paper 14. Competition Law

3

c, e, ip*

Paper 15. International Environmental Law

t

i

Paper 16. Constitutional Law of the European Union

t

e

Paper 17. EU Trade Law

t

e

Paper 20. Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping

3

i

Paper 22. European Social Rights and Economic Integration

t

e

Paper 23. The Law of the World Trade Organization

t

i, ip*

Paper 24. International Criminal Law

t

i

Paper 25. International Human Rights Law

t

i

Paper 26. Civil Liberties and Human Rights

es

 

Paper 27. The Birth, Development and Afterlife of States

3

i

Paper 29. International Investment Law

t

i

Paper 30. Jurisprudence

3

 

Paper 33. Comparative Family Law and Policy

t

 

Paper 34. International Law of Global Governance

t

i

Paper 35. History of English Civil and Criminal Law

t

 

Paper 36. International Intellectual Property Law

es, t

c, e, i & ip

Paper 38. Seminar paper

 

 

Paper 39. Legislation

3

 

* A candidate applying for an IP designation may only offer either paper 14 or paper 23.

Explanation of forms of examination

1. A candidate may take a written paper of three hours’ duration in all the subjects listed above, other than Paper 38.

2. Paper 38: Seminar Paper. Paper 38 shall be examined by the submission of a thesis which shall not, without the leave of the Faculty Board, exceed 18,000 words including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the Faculty Board which falls within the scope of one of the following seminar courses prescribed for 2016-17:

  1. Public Law

3. ‘es’ indicates a subject in which a candidate has a free choice between:

  1. a written paper of three hours’ duration; and
  2. a written paper of two hours’ duration together with the submission of an essay of not more than 7,000 words, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the Faculty Board which falls within the field of the subject.

4. ‘t’ indicates a subject in which a candidate may submit a thesis in lieu of a final examination. The thesis shall not, without the leave of the Faculty Board, exceed 18,000 words including footnotes and appendices, but excluding bibliography. It shall be on a topic approved by the Faculty Board falling within the field of the subject.

5. ‘3’ indicates a subject in which a three-hour final examination is required, the candidate having no option of substituting a thesis or a two-hour examination and an essay.

6. In 2016-17 there are no subjects which may be examined only in the form of a written paper of two hours’ duration together with the submission of an essay of not more than 7,000 words, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the Faculty Board which falls within the field of the subject.

Explanation of designations

Candidates who offer at least three papers from those listed under international law, commercial law, European law or intellectual property topics (or a thesis in lieu of one of them) will have the letter '(i)', '(c)', '(e)' or '(ip)' respectively placed against their name in the class list to indicate that they specialised in that subject.