Oxford: shaping the best legal minds for millennia…
Not only is British law highly respected and influential around the world, but some of the best legal minds came out of Oxford. From William Blackstone to the recent head of the Supreme Court, Lord Hoffmann, Oxford’s law students are well-known for going onto great things.
But what is the law? A complicated but nonetheless important question – and one that you’ll start debating from day one. During this Oxford summer course some of the UK’s best tutors will introduce you to different case studies, theories and principles that have shaped today’s legal systems around the world. As law is such a varied subject, you’ll come away with a clearer understanding of the areas that interest you most.
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Why do students come to Oxford to study law? Find out in this short video…
Your law tutors are not only well-practiced, but their experience is helping to create some of the latest legal developments. Needless to say, your law studies are in good hands.
Ranging from business law through to our individual rights against the governing powers, law is a pretty broad subject. And this is where you benefit from a much more immersive studying experience. Based on decades worth of successful teaching methods from the city’s world-renowned university, this Oxford Summer Course in law gives you the chance to bring a specific subject of interest and use it to shape the course content.
Through a mixture of tutorials and smaller seminar style lectures, you get the opportunity to receive feedback from a wide range of students. You also benefit from a decent amount of precious one-to-one tutor time. Whether you are tackling some of the ambiguities in the legal system or debating some of the language and societal evolutions that have led to changes in the legal field, you’ll soon see why past students have considered the learning style invaluable to their own development.
Rebecca Freund is a graduate law student at the University of Cambridge. She has just completed her LLM degree and will be beginning her doctoral studies at Cambridge in the 2018-19 academic year. The focus of her research is the history of human rights protection in the United Kingdom, and the implications of this history for modern-day human rights protection. Prior to studying at Cambridge Rebecca interned in Chambers at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. She also holds a BA(Hons) degree in Philosophy and an LLB (cum laude) from the University of Cape Town. She has worked as a tutor in the Philosophy department at the University of Cape Town, as well as in a range of human rights NGOs in South Africa.”
Sebastian Lewis is a doctorate student in law at Somerville College, Oxford. He holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and is a qualified lawyer in Chile. Sebastian has worked in public law issues at different law firms, and was legislative advisor to a Chilean senator. He has also taught Administrative Law and Philosophy of Law in Chile. Sebastian has published on matters of Chilean administrative-law litigation and has worked as editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and the Harvard International Law Journal’
Muriuki Muriungi is Tutorial Fellow at the School of Law, University of Nairobi and an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya. He is currently a Master of Science in Law and Finance candidate at the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He holds a Master of Laws (LL.M) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), both from the University of Nairobi and a Postgraduate diploma in law from the Kenya School of Law. He has previously served as a legal assistant at a top law firm, a graduate teaching assistant and as a judge of the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition. His academic research interests are in the area of property rights, law and economics, and financial regulation.
Why not mix it up a little?
Are you torn between two subjects, or undecided on which city to study in? The good news is that you can often combine two subjects, or even split your studies between different UK locations.
"The time I spent at Oxford Summer Courses was unforgettable, which sparked my strong interest in studying law and made me fall in love with Oxford. There were only two students in the law-learning class, and our tutor was a professional with extensive experience in the legal field."
"After finishing the course, I feel as if have not only learnt more about law but also understand how our modern-day society is able to function in the way it does. As the rules that keep life in order and punish wrong doers using justice, as I learnt in my first class, law is used every day and is crucial in our lives."
"The course that I took was law and it allowed me to gain perspective on the career path that I want to take and cleared up several questions that I had."
"The course was specially adapted to what we wanted to learn about, taught by such a knowledgeable expert in the field, with very well facilitated discussions with other eager students."
"The style of teaching at Oxford has been a massive change to what I am used to as I go to a school where the classes consist of 30-35 students and it can be taught to focus or understand the teacher’s explanations. Being in a small class has benefited me, as I am closer with the teacher and the class tends to have better debates."
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