Legal today, illegal tomorrow? Challenge what you understand by the word “law”, and explore how the internet and modern technology are changing our idea of right and wrong.
Maximum class size of 8
13-15 year olds
14 days commencing:
Technology has given us a world of opportunities. We’ve connected with people all over the world and created our identities through galleries, shares, and memes. But what happens when our freedom is restricted? How do governments control crime? From cybercrime to fraud and your right to a free trial, our Law course explores the notion of what’s right and wrong in the eyes of the modern law and the pressing issues regulating our lives.
Learning in a small group (no more than 8 students and often fewer) means that you get quality time with your teacher and ask as many questions as you like! Through interactive learning, our teachers will guide you through new concepts and assign you practice tasks to build your knowledge and skills. You will also have an opportunity for group work, independent research, and homework assignments to be discussed in class. Small classes mean everyone gets to have their say, and students learn from debating with one another, as well as from their tutor.
You’ll have time to explore Oxford for yourself, as well as forging new friendships for the future, and there’s an action-packed programme of social activities, field trips and excursions to help bring your learning to life. We might even head to London for the day.
You’re not a tourist, so we won’t treat you like one. Instead we’ll help you uncover genuine local treasures and show you what life here is really like, from the inside.
"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."
"I picked law because I’ve always been interested in it and the course was obviously hard but I learnt a lot."
"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 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."
Where it all began. Oxford is home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world, and it’s also where Oxford Summer Courses was born. Known as the city of dreaming spires, Oxford has educated and inspired world-changing thinkers through the ages. And its renowned tutorial teaching keeps the university among the global elite. But it’s so much more than books. This is a lively, cosmopolitan and open-minded place. There’s room for everyone, with something new (or very old) to discover at every turn.
All of the accommodation in Oxford is based within Oxford University college grounds, and the beautiful buildings that date back in some cases to the 13th century, present a real sense of the traditional university. Although the bedrooms have been appropriately modernised, they remain in-keeping with the college surroundings with lots of character and charm. Accommodating full-time students during term time, the rooms are practical and usually have some desk space for quiet study time. Each corridor houses a pastoral member of staff, who oversees students throughout the night. We are able to offer twin or single bedrooms with either shared or private bathroom facilities.
You will get the chance to eat at a range of Oxford's best restaurants and cafes during the week, and each Friday evening you will experience an Oxford University formal hall. As an Oxford Summer Courses student, you will get to attend two formal halls per course, where you can expect an excellent dining experience and an electric atmosphere, as students and staff celebrate the achievements of the week together. Usually followed by a traditional party and graduation ceremony it really is an experience of a lifetime, so don’t forget your cameras for this one!
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