Following Lord Sumption’s comments regarding the relative value of a law versus non law degrees the UKSC blog decided to investigate the subjects studied by the Supreme Court Justices at an undergraduate level. It is sometimes fun to imagine what goes on behind the scenes at the Supreme Court, and given that the majority of the Justices studied law as an initial degree, it would be interesting to know their thoughts on Lord Sumption’s comments . . .

Lord Phillips – Law

Lady Hale – Law

Lord Mance – Law

Lord Kerr – Law

Lord Clarke – Law

Lord Reed – Law

Lord Carnwath – Law

Lord Hope – Classics

Lord Walker – Classics and Law

Lord Dyson – Classics

Lord Sumption – History

Lord Wilson – Jurisprudence

Lord Neuberger – Chemistry