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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.
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An increasingly globalised world has opened up a wealth of opportunities. We've connected with people all over the world, using the digital sphere to meet, network, and build online communities and friendships. 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 modern law and the pressing issues regulating our lives.

Teaching methodology

Learning in a small group (no more than 15 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.

The experience

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.

Typical outings

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British Museum

Discover amazing treasures and experience the history of people from around the world. Then explore the heart of London from Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square to the National Gallery and St James' Park.

Warwick Castle

Let your imagination roar with history, magic, myth and adventure in the age of gallant dragon-slaying knights. And discover dark dungeons and watch birds of prey soar at one of England’s finest mediaeval castles.

Tower of London

The Crown Jewels, Beefeaters, and over 1,000 years of history – explore this iconic ancient fortress and castle, walk along the mighty river Thames and discover vibrant Brick Lane.

Westminster, London

The Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Westminster Cathedral, St James’s Park and Buckingham Palace – just a few of the world-famous landmarks in this part of London. Enjoy being at the heart of our vibrant capital.


Explore the cobbled streets and Georgian architecture of this historic English city. And discover the secrets of the literary world of Jane Austen, the Roman Baths, and its lively shops and cafés.

Blenheim Palace

Uncover the amazing history of the palace where Winston Churchill was born. And explore incredible state rooms, the tricky garden maze, the butterfly house, the beautiful grounds, and much more.

Ashmolean Museum

This world-famous museum of art and archaeology in the heart of Oxford University unveils a world of incredible historical artefacts, Egyptian mummies, Picasso, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, and much more.


Let us show you around our home town. We’ll visit lots of fascinating museums, take a punt down the river, explore Oxford Castle, and uncover all the best bits of this classic English city.


It’s action stations as you step aboard world-famous warships, including Nelson’s HMS Victory, brave the glass floor of the Spinnaker Tower, and explore one of England’s most important naval cities.


Explore Brunel's amazing engineering feat, the SS Great Britain, get hands-on with science at We The Curious, marvel at the Planetarium, and uncover the secrets of one of the UK’s coolest cities.


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Andy, Germany

"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."

Ethan, Singapore

"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."

Maya, United Kingdom

"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."

Stay in Oxford

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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Georgios Nikolous

DPhil Constitutional Theory, University of Oxford - Georgios's research focuses on constitutional emergencies (economic crises and national security emergencies). In the past he has clerked for two Associate Justices at the Greek Council of State and worked for a legal firm in Athens, specialising in criminal law. His broader academic interests include constitutional law and theory, human rights, legal, political and moral philosophy and the history of political ad constitutional instutions.

Jagoda Klimowicz

LLM University of Cambridge - Prior to her master's, Jagoda worked as a Legal Assistant at White & Case LLP, and as a Research Assistant at King's College London. Her extracurricular achievements include being the UK Champion and International Quarter-Finalist in the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition 2017, as well as the President of the Law Policy Centre at King's Think Tank. From September, she will be working as a Research Assistant at the Law Commission and undertaking the Bar Professional Training Course with three scholarships.

Julie Turley

Julie specialises in UK Law and Business, English Language and Creative Writing. Having worked for some years as a solicitor, she started a new career in teaching - first in English and now in Law. She teaches both young people and adults who are taking higher qualifications. Julie is working towards her master's and hopes to complete a PhD in the future.

Rebecca Brimble

BA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford - Rebecca is working towards becoming a public law barrister. She's completed numerous min-pupillages and Law internships, as well as working as a Casework Volunteer for Advocate and Volunteer at the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Shahab Saqib

PhD Law, Kings College London - Shahab specialises in International Human rights Law, Anti-discrimination Law, Islamic Law and law of Contract. His PhD research is based on critical and comparative research of discrimination in International and Islamic law. His aim is to create a critical cum comparative perspective of law which can reformulate current legal discourses.

Dates & Prices

25 Jun - 8 Jul 2023

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2 Jul - 15 Jul 2023

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9 Jul - 22 Jul 2023

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16 Jul - 29 Jul 2023

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23 Jul - 5 Aug 2023

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30 Jul - 12 Aug 2023

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6 Aug - 19 Aug 2023

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13 Aug - 26 Aug 2023

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