The Cambridge Law Faculty building
All teaching for the Cambridge LLM takes place at the David Williams Building, 10 West Road, Cambridge. The modern, airy Faculty Building, completed in 1995, was designed by Foster and Partners, whose work also includes the 'Gherkin' (30 St Mary Axe) and the Millennium Bridge in London.
This dedicated Law Faculty building offers students and staff excellent facilities for study and research, including lecture theatres, teaching and seminar rooms and the Squire Law Library.
Students have the benefit of excellent computing facilities. There is wireless access throughout the Law Faculty Building, other than in major lecture theatres. Information and support is available via a dedicated Computer Office website.
The Squire Law Library occupies the first, second and third floors of the Law Faculty Building. Students enjoy working in its light, bright, comfortable space. It houses – on open shelves – the principal law collection of the University of Cambridge. It is one of the major law libraries in the Commonwealth, containing over 180,000 volumes and providing excellent electronic research facilities, including the Freshfields Legal IT Centre. It has particular strengths in US, European and international law, as well as in legal history. Further details are available on the Squire Library website.
Students also have access to the University Library, one of the world’s leading research libraries. As a copyright library, this library receives a copy of every book published in the UK. It is only a very short walk from the Law Faculty. Most Cambridge College libraries also have their own law holdings to which their LLM students have access.