Law Moderations

Differences from 2018/19 to 2023/24


  • 1. The subjects of Law Moderations shall be:

    • (1) A Roman Introduction to Private Law.

    • (2) Criminal Law.

    • (3) Constitutional Law.

    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.


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.