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Jepson at Cambridge Summer Program

Jepson at Cambridge is a summer program offered by the Jepson School in collaboration with the University of Richmond School of Law, which has held a summer program in England for more than 35 years. Students spend five weeks studying at Emmanuel College, Cambridge University. Students participate in classes, lectures and out-of-town trips to examine law and leadership in an international context and to experience the rich intellectual and cultural history of England.

Meeting an international political leader, analyzing the leadership style of an international corporation and punting along the River Cam are all experiences students can have during the program.  


The program is open to all students at University of Richmond, including graduating seniors. Although there are no specific criteria for acceptance, students with a strong academic record and an interest in law are particularly well suited for the program.


The curriculum changes every summer. Courses are taught by Cambridge faculty. The following two courses will be offered in summer 2020:

HIST 401-01 Legal History
(.5 units)
Prof. Neil Gareth Jones
Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at Magdalene College and Reader at the University of Cambridge
The course will examine the development of legal institutions using historical perspective to help understand reasons for apparent anomalies in our legal system, such as distinctions between law and equity and between crime and tort. The course will also focus on decisions of law reform.

LDST 390-01 Comparative Public Law of U.S. and U.K.
(.5 units)
Prof. Paul Daly
University Senior Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Cambridge and the Derek Bowett Fellow in Law at Queens' College, Cambridge
The course will examine and compare the underlying principles of constitutional and administrative law in the United States and the United Kingdom. 

About Emmanuel College

Founded in 1584 and located in the Cambridge city center, Emmanuel College is one of more than 30 constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge. Its early graduates were among those who settled New England in the first half of the 17th century, not least of whom was John Harvard, namesake and first benefactor of Harvard University. London is only 50 miles away and is served by frequent fast train and bus connections.

Application Process

Students are invited to attend an information session in the fall semester. Interested students should submit an application together with a non-refundable $150 deposit to Dr. Kristin Bezio ( no later than February 1st. Enrollment is limited, so priority will be given to those who apply early. Applicants receive an e-mail notification of their application status in February.

More Information

Program dates for 2020: Sunday, June 28 - Saturday, August 1

Applications are due no later than February 1. Since enrollment will be limited by available accommodations, it is strongly recommended that students apply early. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The application must be accompanied by a $150 deposit. All payments should be made payable to the University of Richmond.

Cost for 2020*:
$7,500 ($150 deposit plus $7,350), which includes University of Richmond tuition for two .5 unit courses, as well as room and board. For those accepted into the program, full payment of all fees (tuition, room and board) is due by May 15. Airfare is the responsibility of the student. Jepson School scholarship funds may in some cases be applied toward these costs.

For more information about the Jepson at Cambridge Summer Program, contact Dr. Kristin Bezio at