Subject papers and designations 2017-18

Paper Title

Form of
Examination

Designation

Paper 1. Law, Medicine and Life Sciences

t

 

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 8. International Financial Law

3

c

Paper 9. Corporate Finance Law

t

c

Paper 10. Corporate Governance

3

c

Paper 11. Criminal Justice – Players and Processes

es, t

 

Paper 12. Intellectual Property

es, t

c, e, ip

Paper 14. Competition Law

3

c, e, ip*

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 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 31. Topics in Legal and Political Philosophy

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

 

Paper 41. Advanced Private Law

t

c

* A candidate applying for an IP designation may offer Paper 14 and Paper 23, but only one of these two papers can be counted for the purpose of qualifying for the IP designation.

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 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 the following seminar courses prescribed for 2017-18:

  1. Public Law
  2. The Judiciary in Comparative Perspective

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 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 2017-18 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.