OxBright Law

Are you interested in Law and serious about taking your passion further? OxBright Law is designed for bright students who know they want to study Law at University in the future.

You’ll expand your knowledge of Law, become more confident discussing it, and get the edge in your future Law university applications.

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What is OxBright Law ?

OxBright Law increases your chances of getting into your dream university in the future by taking you beyond the school curriculum.

You’ll experience weekly live Tutorials led by your expert subject Law Mentor. You’ll discuss topics you don’t cover at school, be able to ask lots of questions, and gain insights into the skills leading universities value most.

You’ll also be part of our thriving online community of like-minded students passionate about developing their legal knowledge and skills.

Schools often don’t have teachers with Law degrees or with up-to-date knowledge of studying Law. OxBright is here to solve this and help you in your pathway towards Law.

Read on to find out more about joining our OxBright Law community.

Why Join OxBright Law?

Increase Your Legal Knowledge

Experience weekly Tutorials, led by our experienced Law Mentor, Caterina. You’ll join your fellow Law OxBrighters in discussing important legal topics each week, enhancing your knowledge of the various fields of law, and helping you to find out which areas of Law you are passionate about.

Develop Your Legal Skills

Law is not just about knowledge. You’ll also hone key legal skills on the OxBright programme, from learning how to analyse legal documents to developing your public speaking skills – you’ll take part in our Moots, mock trials where you’ll play the part of a lawyer in a legal case.

Prepare for Law School

OxBright not only gives you the opportunity to demonstrate your passion for the law to university admissions officers. Your Mentor will also give you advice on how to choose the best university, as well as guidance on how to write an effective personal statement and tips on how to fulfil your potential when you come to your university applications.

Build Your Confidence

OxBright is a community. You’ll be supported, encouraged and stretched by your fellow Law students, who hail from all over the world – from the UK to Australia, from China to the USA. While you may not know many people interested in Law from your school, OxBright gives you access to a supportive, safe community of young people in your shoes.

Your Law Mentor

Caterina Cedolini

Caterina Cedolini

LLB (London)

Caterina is our OxBright Law Mentor. She studied the Politics, Philosophy and Law LLB at King’s College London and is now doing an MSc in International Social and Public Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is passionate about how useful law can be outside of traditional legal practice and for critical thinking as a whole.

Born in Venice, Caterina studied the International Baccalaureate at the English International School of Padova in Italy. She spent a summer as a teenager at the Oxford Scholastica Academy’s residential programme, studying Debate & Public Speaking, which inspired her to start a debating and Model UN club at school.

How Does OxBright Work?

On signing up for OxBright, you’ll gain access to our online community where you’ll be able to meet your fellow OxBright students who come from around the world.

You’ll be able to join our weekly Tutorials, where you’ll meet with your Mentor Caterina. Each Tutorial covers a different topic, so you’ll get a wide insight into the different fields of Law. Our Tutorials are recorded, so don’t worry if you can’t make a particular session!

On top of this, you’ll be sent weekly short films or blogs on interesting legal topics, helping to keep you up-to-date on important and cutting edge legal issues which you can access in your own time.

There’s lots more to OxBright – read on to find out more.

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Weekly Tutorials

Each week, you’ll cover a new topic led by your Law Mentor, Caterina.

Your Tutorial will get you used to the university style of learning, which is very different to a typical school lesson. You’ll get the opportunity to actively participate in the discussions, stretching your knowledge about Law and developing your confidence discussing it.

You’ll also play an important part in shaping future Tutorials – you’ll have the ability to let Caterina know the topics you’d like to cover.

Recent Tutorials have included:

  • Should we Allow the Sale of Human Organs?
  • Surveillance Culture
  • What is Tort Law?
  • How Does Free Speech Impact on Territorial Integrity?
  • Finders Keepers: Introduction to Property Law

Don’t worry – you don’t need to have any background knowledge on these topics, as your Mentor will introduce them beforehand.

 

Videos, Blogs & Podcasts

OxBright is designed around you, so as well as the live Tutorials you’ll also be able to access content on demand. This means you can dip in and out at times of your choice, for example on the way to school or at weekends.

Caterina posts regular videos etc. on the OxBright platform, and you’ll be able to interact with your fellow Law OxBrighters in the comments section.

Recent posts include:

  • How Courts Decide Difficult Cases
  • The History of Ownership
  • Choosing a Law School

 

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Book/Film Club

Discovering and discussing books and films is an important part of the OxBright Law experience.

You’ll be able to deepen your knowledge of the Law, while at the same time building your confidence in developing an opinion about the subject and discussing it with your peers in a safe, supportive environment.

Recent discussions have included the following films, and you’ll be able to add in suggestions for future subjects:

  • Let Him Have It
  • The Children Act
  • Bleak House

 

Mooting

A “Moot” is a mock trial, and an important part of the law experience. You and your fellow Law OxBrighters will take on the roles of prosecution, defence, witnesses, jurors and the judge as you participate in a trial based on a real life case.

Mooting is a great opportunity to stretch your legal skills, and is an excellent way of demonstrating your passion for law to university admissions officers. It’s also good fun and one of the highlights of being part of the OxBright Law community.

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Guest Speakers

While Caterina will be your main Mentor, we also welcome Guest Speakers to share their knowledge and expertise in various elements of Law.

Attending our Guest Speaker events will enable you to build up your knowledge of the Law and hear different perspectives about topical subjects.

For example, OxBright students recently heard from International Human Rights Coalition Leader and lawyer Fernanda Farina, a Socio-Legal researcher at the University of Oxford who specialises in social impact, human rights and international development law.

University Guidance

Ultimately, OxBright Law students are pretty certain they want to study Law at University.

OxBright is designed to help you prepare effectively for your future, so your Tutorials will cover how to maximise your chances of success, how to choose the best Law school for you and how to write an outstanding Law personal statement, among other topics.

It’s important to note that attending OxBright won’t guarantee you’ll get into a specific university. Instead, our Mentors will help you get the clarity, motivation and skills you need to help you put together a compelling application.

As with all our courses, while many of our tutors come from leading universities such as London, Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and others, it is important to remember that we are not affiliated to these universities.

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Community

One of the great things about being an OxBright member is that you’re part of our community of like-minded young people from all over the world who are passionate about Law.

OxBrighters are keen to maximise their learning, love discovering new things and enjoy sharing with the community.

Whether or not you have lots of students at your school who are interested in studying Law at university, the OxBright Law community is a great way to meet new people who are in the same shoes as you.

You’ll be able to share worries, concerns and advice, as you’ll be on the same shared journey together – living proof of Oxford Scholastica’s belief that growing together is more valuable than growing individually.

I’m really enjoying being on the OxBright Law programme, and I am lucky to be part of a group of such supportive and inclusive young thinkers. I’m exposed to different areas of the law through OxBright, as well as relevant legal current events happening elsewhere that I would’ve never learnt about otherwise.

Our Law Mentor, Caterina, is super friendly and approachable. She knows how to instigate discussions and conversations, forcing us to consider alternate viewpoints even when we might be too scared of controversy. I also really like the news section at the beginning of each session because everyone is so international and brings something different to the table.

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Subscriptions

When you join the OxBright membership platform you get a choice of three subscription types – you can either join monthly, six monthly (saving 3 weeks on your subscription fees) or you can join for a year (saving 7 weeks on your fees and gaining access to discounts on other Oxford Scholastica courses).

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FAQs

Who is OxBright for?

If you're a 15-18 year old who is serious about discovering, exploring and preparing for your future, OxBright is for you.

After nearly ten years' experience of running academic summer and online programmes, we've learnt that while schools are often outstanding at supporting students to get good grades, there is often a lack of current subject-specialist knowledge available for students to access.

OxBright aims to fix this. So, for example, if you're thinking about studying Law at university, you'll have regular access to our Law Mentors, current undergraduate and postgraduate students from leading universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and Harvard. They have successfully been through the process you are experiencing - from deciding whether to study Law, through to choosing the best university and course for them, to succeeding in their university applications and thriving at university and beyond.

Whatever your stage of your journey - whether you're thinking of studying a particular subject at university, whether you're weighing up which university and course to study, or whether you know you want to study a subject at a specific university and are looking to prepare effectively - OxBright is here for you.

What does a typical week look like?

Let's imagine you're an OxBright Medicine member. A typical week might look like this:

  • Monday: your Mentor sends over our podcast on Oxford's role in pioneering the COVID-19 vaccine, and asks you to think about some of the challenges involved in vaccine discovery
  • Wednesday: your Mentor sends over a 5 minute vlog on a day in their life as a third year medical student in London
  • Thursday: your Mentor gives you priority access to our recent blog article they've written on the top 3 latest treatments in psychiatry
  • Saturday: your live, hour-long Tutorial takes place on "Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - How AI is Discovering New Antibiotics". You'll join your fellow Medicine OxBrighters and will have the opportunity to ask your Mentor lots of questions
When are the live Tutorials?
The live Tutorials usually take place on Saturdays around 1-2pm UK time (which we have found to be the best time to allow students from lots of different timezones to participate).
What if I can't attend a live session?
Don't worry! OxBright is designed so that you can access the content whenever you want. If you're unable to make a live session you'll be able to watch it back afterwards. We also have vlogs, blogs and podcasts for you to enjoy whenever your schedule allows.
How long can I sign up for?
You have the choice of subscribing on a monthly basis, for six months or for a year. Whatever your subscription, you'll get access to the same great content. The benefit of signing up for six months is that you get three weeks free. The benefit of signing up for a year is that you receive six weeks free, and you also get 15% off any online course/conference/internship you book with us, and £300 off our residential Oxford summer school.
Is it easy to cancel?
It is no problem to cancel, and we make this easy for you - just let us know and you won't be charged the next month's subscription (if you are on a monthly subscription) or the next six month subscription (if you are on a six monthly subscription) or the next year's subscription (if you are on an annual subscription).
Where are the participants from?
At Oxford Scholastica, we have a diverse international intake, with students from around the world taking part (last year we had students from over 60 different nationalities!).
Will OxBright get me into university/college?
OxBright is designed to help you prepare effectively for your future, so your Tutorials will cover how to maximise your chances of success, how to choose the best Law school for you and how to write an outstanding Law personal statement, among other topics.

It's important to note that attending OxBright won't guarantee you'll get into a specific university. Instead, our Mentors will help you get the clarity, motivation and skills you need to help you put together a compelling application.

I've already done an Oxford Scholastica course, how is this different?

OxBright is designed to complement our other courses, and many students who experience our courses choose to sign up to OxBright (and many OxBright students choose to sign up for our courses, conferences and internships either online or in Oxford - if you sign up to the Annual Subscription you benefit from 15% off our online courses and £300 off your Oxford summer school experience).

Whereas our courses last anywhere from a full day through to two weeks, OxBright is there for you year-round, helping you to grow your subject knowledge and confidence over time. Think of OxBright as your personal companion guiding and motivating you throughout the week, inspiring and stretching you to fulfil your potential and succeed in your aspirations.