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Law Course


What is the difference between criminal, constitutional and civil law? Should everyone be allowed to make legally binding decisions, or only a select few? Should we be allowed to detail people with a mental illness, even when they have not committed a crime? 

If questions like these interest you, you may be suited to our Law summer school course. 

Students on our Law course not only learn the facts of Law, but will develop the skills required to be able to criticise and evaluate the Law and how it operates in society. 

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Our Law course

What will you be studying?

  • This course focuses on UK law. Students spend the first week looking at the foundations of constitutional law, the philosophy of law, and criminal law.
  • The second week of the course includes a detailed analysis of the ethical issues surrounding Mental Health Law and assessing the suitability of the law for its purpose.

What will you leave with?

  • Two worksheets with marked feedback
  • Personalised report from summer school Tutor
  • An understanding of the basics of Law
  • In-depth understanding of the Legal industry
  • An understanding of studying Law at undergraduate level

What's included?

  • 15 hours of tuition
  • 18 hours supervised independent study
  • 2 one-to-one tutorials with a tutor, 2 marked essays
  • Debating workshop in the Oxford Union
  • A full academic report from your tutor
  • 10 hours of career talks
  • Optional university preparation sessions

Who teaches our Law course?

All of our summer school tutors are trained graduates from Oxford or Cambridge University

Bronte (BA, Cantab)

Bronte studied at the University of Cambridge. She read Law for her undergraduate study and has gone on to specialise in Mental Health Law in her postgraduate studies.

Her research focuses on integrating international mental health law into UK domestic law.

Bronte has taught with the Oxbridge International Summer School previously, as well as volunteering running creative writing groups for children and young adults in central London.

Bronte (BA, Cantab)

What our students say

We are proud of the experience our students have with us every summer, and how much they value the opportunity to experience student life in Oxford.


2015  student

"I had an amazing time at Oxbridge! The course itself was very fun and informative, and I've learned a lot more than school could ever teach me. The tutors were very nice and the classes improved my thinking skills."

Ashley, former Oxford Summer School student

Yvone, mother of Liz

2017  parent

"The money we spent sending Liz to summer school was a terrific investment and we were delighted with the outcome, thanks to the quality and integrity of the individuals who looked after her and inspired her enormously"

Two students enjoying Oxford University Parks


2018 student

"These two weeks I spent at Oxbridge were some of the best I have had. I met so many wonderful people that I was able to spend many valuable moments with. The academics were very good and I feel it has prepared me for my upcoming school year. "

Melanie and friend studying at Oxford Summer School

Apply now for Law

Applications are now open to join our 2020 summer school.

You can apply for a 2 week course in Law, or a 4 week course in Law and one other subject.

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