Meet the HHLS

The Hughes Hall Law Society is a student-run organisation in a college which is home to one of the largest cohorts of law students at the University of Cambridge, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

As Hughes Hall is a mature college, a significant portion of our law students are career changers and often hold at least one other degree. They come from fields as varied as finance, medicine, STEM, international affairs, and journalism. Hughes Hall is also home to a sizable group of bright students pursuing a non-law degree with an aim of practising law in the future. Moreover, Hughes has the biggest law student intake of any college at the University of Cambridge. In 2021 we welcomed 71 law students. The median across all colleges was 34.

Hughes Hall is also uniquely diverse. Two-thirds of our students come from overseas and more than half of our students identify as Black, Asian and minority ethnic.

Hughes Hall is also proud to be a sustainability hub housing the Centre for Climate Engagement and claiming the Gold NUS green impact award three years running.