Law Moderations


  • 1. The subjects of Law Moderations shall be:

    • (1) A Roman Introduction to Private Law.

    • (2) Criminal Law.

    • (3) Constitutional Law.

    [For students starting from MT 2018: 2. Every candidate must take the relevant examination in all three subjects at the end of Hilary Term of their first year and must pass in all three subjects to pass Law Moderations. Candidates who fail in any subject must re-sit the examination in that subject at the end of Trinity Term of their first year.

  • 3. The Moderators may award a Distinction under criteria defined in the Examination Conventions. ]

    [For students starting before MT 2018:  2. Every candidate who has passed in three subjects shall be deemed to have satisfied the Moderators, provided that
    • (a) he or she shall have passed in not less than two subjects at one and the same time, and

    • (b) he or she shall not be permitted to count any pass obtained in any subject before he or she satisfied the provision in (a).

  • 3. Any candidate may offer himself or herself for examination in one, two, or three subjects. Except as provided in clause 2 hereof, a candidate who has passed a subject in one examination may not offer himself or herself for that subject again in a later examination. No candidate may re-enter the examination on more than one occasion after their first attempt, other than in exceptional circumstances and with the permission of the University Education Committee.

  • 4. The Moderators may award a Distinction to any candidate of special merit who passes in three subjects at any one examination.]


Every candidate who wishes to pass Law Moderations must offer Criminal Law and Constitutional Law and A Roman Introduction to Private Law.

The individual specifications for Law Moderations subjects will be published in the Law Faculty Student Handbook for the academic year ahead by Monday of noughth week of Michaelmas Term each year.

Statutes and other source material

Details of the statutes and other sources of material which will be available to candidates in the examination room will be notified to candidates in Michaelmas Term, and any subsequent changes notified in the moderators’ edict.