Experience Law Academy

(for ages 15 to 18)

Are you considering studying Law at university, or keen to explore a legal career?

Immerse yourself in the world of law in the historic city of Oxford, home to many of the world’s most famous legal minds, and get an authentic taste of what studying law at university is like.

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Key Facts

Location: University of Oxford campus
Ages: 15–18
Class size: Maximum 15 students
Fees: £6,995
Length: 2 weeks
Dates: 30th June-13th July, 14th-27th July, 28th July-10th August 2024
Awarded: Graduation Certificate & Letter of Recommendation

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What You’ll Learn

Tutor teaching at the Oxford Union

Our courses combine university-style teaching with practical challenges and engaging debates. Small classes and expert tutors help you dive deep into the world of law.

  • Explore criminal law, human rights law, corporate law and international law, and learn more about these different fields through real-life cases and examples
  • Gain invaluable insights into what it takes to become a legal professional, and talk to a young lawyer about what it’s really like working in the field
  • Put your knowledge, skills and teamwork abilities to work in our exciting mock trial challenge in a real court.
  • Develop skills in high demand by universities and employers, such as public speaking, critical thinking and teamwork, via our Masterclasses
  • Build your global professional network by meeting students from all over the world and joining our alumni community
  • Attend our Graduation Ceremony at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and get a Graduation Certificate and personalised Letter of Recommendation from your tutor


“Oxford Scholastica’s Law Course was honestly one of the best experiences of my life. My tutor was incredible and has given me all the contacts and tools I could need to create an outstanding application to university.”

– Millie, Australia, Experience Law Academy

Course Outline

In our Experience Law Academy, you’ll cover a range of challenging topics across nine classroom sessions.

Class 1: Discover the World of Law

On the first day, you’ll learn about the purpose of law, including the differences between public and private law.

Class 2: Explore the Legal System

Get to grips with the difference between (and the hierarchy of) criminal and civil courts, and consider recent examples of cases from the different courts.

Class 3: Understand Criminal Law

How do you defend someone you know is guilty? Reflect on some of the ethics involved in working as a criminal lawyer and explore what it means to be “guilty beyond reasonable doubt.”

Class 4: Debate Human Rights

Explore whether human rights are universal and debate the role of international organisations, such as Amnesty International.

Class 5: Big Business & the Law

What happens if a contract is breached? Explore different areas of corporate law, and learn how businesses rely on contracts, property rights and intellectual property law.

Class 6: International Law

Find out how international bodies like the International Criminal Court resolve famous cases, and explore the role of the United Nations.

Class 7: Legal History

Go back in time and see how law has advanced from the ancient period (Egyptians and Babylonians) to eastern traditions (China, India, Islamic world) and the West.

Class 8: Building a Legal Career

Explore the paths that lawyers take in the UK (barristers and solicitors), as well as the role of judges, courts and parliaments.

Class X

Your final class is based on your tutor’s personal expertise in the field, focusing on the cutting-edge research that they’re passionate about.

Please note this course outline may be subject to change.

Meet Our Tutors

Oxford Scholastica tutors are the best of the best. They are highly qualified subject experts from Oxford, Cambridge, and other leading academic institutions, who are on the cutting edge of research in their fields. Our tutors often stay with us for several years and become part of the family! Meet a small selection of them below.

Portrait of Tuscany Parkin, Oxford Summer School law tutor

Tuscany Parkin

BA LLB (Rhodes), BCL (Oxon)

Tuscany graduated with the BCL Masters of Law from the University of Oxford, specialising in Jurisprudence, Competition Law and Comparative Contract Law. She is currently reading for the MPhil in Legal Philosophy (particularly the philosophy of contract law). Previously, she obtained her BA in English Literature and LLB Law with Honours from Rhodes University. She has extensive tutoring experience, and enjoys working with young people to discover their own areas of legal interest.

Portrait of Ben White, Oxford Summer School engineering and STEM tutor

Benjamin White

MChem (Hons)

Ben is currently completing his DPhil in Engineering Science at the University of Oxford, having studied for his integrated Masters in Chemistry at the University of Bath. Ben researches the use of nanotechnology in cancer treatment, in order to improve chemotherapy. Ben has many years of tutoring experience, covering all STEM subjects. He has also served as a peer mentor and tutor for undergraduate students at the University of Bath and St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford.

Portrait of Oonagh Stewart, Oxford Summer School medical science tutor

Oonagh Ekereoboghene Stewart

BA (Oxon)

Oonagh holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Medical Sciences from the University of Oxford. Her specialist interests include understanding the genetic basis of sleep regulation; last year she conducted research at the Oxford Sleep and Circadian Institute and has since written a dissertation on her findings, presenting at a conference in Oxford. She is a keen tutor with a lot of experience, and enjoys sharing her passion for clinical medicine.

Beyond the Classroom

You’ll meet our inspirational Heroes, take part in a subject-related Challenge, engage in skills-building Masterclasses and graduate in style.

Tutor teaching in class


What better way to learn about a career than to talk to someone who’s living it? Our Heroes programme invites you to meet an inspiring legal professional and:

  • Learn more about what a day in their life looks like
  • Understand the latest developments in their legal sector, and hear their top career tips
  • Ask any questions you may have about how to forge your own legal career


Students at Oxford Crown Court


You’ll put the skills you’ve learned on the course to the test in our Moot Challenge at a local court in Oxford (subject to availability).

  • Demonstrate your understanding of the legal system as you research and take on a role in a case
  • Feel the energy of getting your case together before the start of the court session
  • Learn how to work with all parties in a case, including lawyers, witnesses and magistrates


Students at an Oxford Scholastica Masterclass


Masterclasses are skills-based sessions, during which you’ll develop the skills and mindset you need for success, no matter which field you’re interested in going into.

  • Hone your debating and public speaking skills at the world-famous Oxford Union
  • Develop crucial leadership and communications skills
  • Enhance your chances of getting into your dream university and career in our University & Careers Masterclass


Student receiving graduation certificate


At the end of your programme, you’ll receive a Graduation Certificate and Letter of Recommendation at Oxford University’s Said Business School or St Anne’s College.

  • Celebrate your achievements at our Graduation Ceremony
  • Parents and family members are warmly welcome to attend
  • Your Graduation Certificate and your tutor’s Letter of Recommendation are an excellent way to showcase your passion for the subject to university admissions officers


Why parents love 

Oxford Scholastica

Check out our video to see why other parents chose Oxford Scholastica, and how they found the summer school experience. 

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What Happens Next

Our friendly team are on hand to help you through the process and to make it as simple as possible for you and your family.

(1) Application

Apply for your place here - we look for enthusiastic students who are keen to make the most of the opportunity.

(2) Deposit

In order to secure your spot there is a £995 deposit.

(3) Welcome Call

We'd love to speak with you - we're keen to get to know you in order to give you the most memorable summer!

(4) Pay the Balance

The balance of fees is due nearer the start of the programme. If you need a visa invitation letter, we can send this.

(5) Meet Fellow Students

Meet your fellow coursemates using our online community so you can make friends before starting.

(6) Optional Reading

Our tutors have curated a suggested reading list for you, including articles and videos and podcasts.

(7) Final Preparation

We'll ask you to fill in an important form including things like your dietary and health requirements.

(8) Travel Plans

If you're flying into the UK, we'll let you know how to book our airport transfers.

(9) Arrival!

You can arrive any time on the Sunday between 12pm and 5pm. There will be icebreaker games and a BBQ dinner.

Further Information

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Experience Law Academy Dates & Price

Length Start Date End Date Price From Next Step
Two Weeks 30th June 2024 13th July 2024


Two Weeks 14th July 2024 27th July 2024


Two Weeks 28th July 2024 10th August 2024


Four Weeks 30th June 2024 27th July 2024


Four Weeks 14th July 2024 10th August 2024



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