Law is a highly competitive career and academic success is vital. Clare lawyers have a record of truly outstanding results, in recent years 75% of our students have graduated with First Class Honours, and all of our students have graduated with a Starred First, First or an Upper Second Class degree. On numerous occasions a Clare law student has ranked top of the university class list. Our students have also received a vast array of university and college prizes.


Number of students per year
Typical offer

A*AA at A-level, or 7 7 6 (42+ overall) in the IB. For other qualifications, please see the University entrance requirements page.


Essential subjects

There are no specific subject requirements.

Useful subjects

The department suggests taking at least one-essay based subject at A-level/IB Higher Level or equivalent.

Law at Clare

All our students are members of the Clare Law Society which organises a wide variety of events throughout the academic year including termly law dinners with members of the profession.

We are perhaps the only College to benefit from two specialist law libraries. The Turpin and the Lipstein reading rooms offer a wealth of resources and an environment for both quiet study and lively debates.

Following graduation a significant number of our students have been successful in obtaining highly competitive scholarships for postgraduate programmes at leading institutions in the UK and in the United States. Perhaps a testament to the academic community at Clare is that many of our students elect to remain with us for the LLM programme.

Beyond Clare our law students are at the forefront of the legal profession and can be found at most leading law firms and chambers. Our alumni retain close links with the College and regularly participate in Clare events with our current students

Visit the University's subject page for more information.


Professor Kirsty Hughes

Dr Kirsty Hughes lectures and supervises students in Human Rights Law, Public Law, Law and Information and Constitutional Law. She is particularly interested in human rights law and theory, the human rights of migrants, privacy, protest and hate speech. Dr Hughes is the convenor of the Cambridge Human Rights mooting team, the Cambridge Human Rights Film Series and the Law and Race reading group.

Director of Studies in Law
Clare College

Dr Lorenzo Maniscalco is an Associate Professor of Private Law as well as a Fellow and Director of Studies for Clare College.

He lectures and supervises students in Civil Law I, Civil Law II, Land Law and Equity.

His research interests are in legal history and property law. He is the author of a forthcoming monograph on the historical development of the concept of equity, Equity in Early Modern Legal Scholarship (Leiden-Boston: Brill Nijhoff, 2020). His interest in modern property law is centred on equity, trusts and land law, and currently focusses on the application of the law of trusts to registered land.

Director of Studies in Law