Please see the titled question. Like Oxford's, Cambridge's undergraduate and first law degree is a BA, not LLB. But SCC Justice Ian Binnie exhibits

University of Cambridge (1962) LLB

Andrew Lewis and HK barrister Cheng Huan do too.

He holds an LL.B. degree from Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he also completed a thesis on the legal aspects of boundary disputes between China and the Soviet Union.

Is this a typo?

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    @Poidah How is a question about academic qualifications not relevant?
    – anonymous
    Aug 30 '19 at 19:40
  • The question seemed to be focused on whether these people are seeking to misrepresent themselves. We would never know that.
    – Poidah
    Aug 30 '19 at 22:51

The Cambridge LLB was a Master's level qualification, which was renamed to LLM in the 1980s in order to avoid confusion with the more widely used meaning of LLB as an undergraduate degree.

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    To add to the confusion, the Cambridge MA is not an academic qualification at all - basically it confirms your voting rights in the university governance procedures, and has a few nice side effects like lifetime membership of the University Library. cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/your-course/…
    – alephzero
    Aug 29 '19 at 15:23
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    To add to the confusion, before the renaming of the LlB in the 1980s, Cambridge also awarded a higher LlM master's degree in law. There are probably some old-style Cambridge LlMs still aroung.
    – JeremyC
    Aug 29 '19 at 22:07

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