Law Summer School
Your successful future in Law starts here. Join our Law Summer School held on the Oxford University campus and discover, experience and prepare for life as a Lawyer.
Oxford Law Summer School
If you’re serious about your studies, you’re sure to be inspired by learning about law among the dreaming spires of Oxford University. Our Oxford summer courses in law for high school students will give you valuable insights into the world of law and what’s involved in studying to become a legal professional.
On our law school summer school, you’ll learn all about the complexities of this subject alongside ambitious high school students from all over the world. You’ll develop advocacy and critical thinking skills, as well as learning about different areas of law via real-life cases.
During your time on one of our law school summer programmes, you’ll meet a successful legal professional and learn what it’s like to work as a lawyer. To put your new knowledge and skills to the test, we’ll challenge you to take part in a ‘moot’, or mock trial, in a real courtroom here in historic Oxford. At the end of your time attending our law school summer classes, you’ll have the confidence to make the right decision about what direction to take your studies in.
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Law Summer School Testimonials
The law summer course was a really wonderful experience. I got the chance to explore what Law is really all about. Classes were very interesting and I loved how the tutor made the class very interactive, not to mention the Masterclasses. Each day we learnt different topics on the subject basing all on real-life events which prepped us for the long-waited ‘Challenge Day’, which was a blast. We got the chance to explore the beauty of Oxford and staff handled us with such great care which I truly appreciate. Always ensuring that we were safe and sound and felt like we were at home. Who knew that in those short period of time, such good friendships could be built. I wouldn’t trade that for anything. The programme was one of the best things that has happened for me. Looking forward to paying Oxford and OSA another visit.
I have taught with Oxford Scholastica for a number of years and am consistently impressed by the excellent experience students are offered. As both a former teacher and university admissions advisor at a leading UK school, I can say with confidence that OSA students are offered an invaluable opportunity to explore what really interests them, and prepare for their path to university. It really does give students an advantage.
Why choose our Oxford Law Summer School
Our Law Summer School courses for high school students will help you work out whether law is the right path for you at university and beyond. With each of our two law course options, you can expect:
- Expert tutors, who are predominantly Oxbridge-educated
- Programmes of study that mix classroom-based learning with real-life experiences, such as taking part in a mock trial
- Invaluable insights into the process of applying to university to study law, thanks to our proven track record of preparing thousands of high school students for future success
- To develop transferable skills that universities and employers will value, whether you end up pursuing law or not – such as good teamwork, critical thinking and public speaking.
What can you expect from our Law Summer School?
Whether you’re already intent on studying law or you just want to find out what it’s all about, our Law Summer School for high school students is designed to introduce you to this diverse and challenging subject in an engaging way. We will:
Give you the information you need to make an informed choice over whether a law degree is the right path for you, guiding you through our fully accredited law course
Give you an insight into what it’s like to study law by allowing you to live and work as a law student, with top-quality teaching from expert staff
Teach you about different legal systems and introduce you to the various areas of legal practice
Introduce you to a real lawyer so that you can ask all your questions about what it’s like working in the legal profession
Give you real courtroom experience as you take part in a ‘moot’ or mock trial in a court in Oxford
Get you thinking in the right way to argue and defend your points the way a lawyer does
Give you valuable insights into the law degree options open to you and what universities look for in prospective law students
Allow you to develop an international network of fellow students and join our community of Oxford Scholastica Academy alumni
Enable you to graduate when you’ve successfully completed your law summer school, when you’ll attend a formal Graduation Ceremony held at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School
Learning on the famous Oxford University campus, you’ll spend two weeks immersing yourself in the study of law. Whether you’re still deciding what you’d like to study at university, have a particular interest in learning about intellectual property, commercial, corporate, human rights or international law at summer school, or have already decided that you wish to pursue a legal career, we have a law course suitable for you.
How does our Law Summer School offer you an authentic university experience?
- You’ll learn from a first-class team of tutors in small classes
- You’ll experience a taste of life at Oxford University by studying and socialising on its campus, as well as trying out some fun Oxford activities, such as punting
- Our expert tutors will ease you into university-level thinking, exploring a variety of legal concepts and issues with reference to real-life cases
- Studying alongside fellow ambitious students from around the world, you’ll begin building a professional network that you’ll be able to call on in future
Why study Law?
Students who’ve graduated from our Law Summer School often go on to study law at university, and in doing so they’ll receive a number of benefits, including:
Law is an interesting and challenging subject
The law isn’t as black and white as you might think. It requires careful interpretation and reference to precedent, as well as sharp critical thinking and advocacy skills. It’s a profession that will continue to stretch your intellectual capacity throughout your career.
The law has many applications
The law impacts everything you do in your day-to-day life. Being a legal expert therefore has a huge number of potential uses, not just for working in the law, but also for your day-to-day life.
There are lots of different specialisms
From criminal law to civil law, commercial law to human rights law, there are so many different areas of the law that you’ll be able to pursue a specialised career path that matches your interests.
Law is rewarding
Lawyers help society to function according to the rule of law. They are passionate about seeking justice. And they often engage in “pro bono” work, supporting less advantaged people or non-profits for free.
You’ll earn a good salary
Lawyers famously command high fees, particularly with experience. Even the starting salary for a newly-qualified lawyer can be as high as 100,000 GBP a year.
Meet Law Students from Around the World
This past summer, students from 85 different nationalities chose to experience our law summer school:
out of 10 students said our law summer courses were one of the most memorable summers of their life
out of 10 students said that our high school summer law courses gave them greater certainty about their future direction
out of 10 parents said they would recommend our law summer courses to other parents
Inspected and Accredited
Our law summer courses have been independently accredited by the British Accreditation Council as a short course provider for Independent Further and Higher Education. The BAC have assessed our teaching quality, pastoral care, and overall standards.
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