During our Law course you will develop the key skills needed to be a good Law student by tackling controversial issues and considering the wider ramifications of legislation. Using debate and discussion, this course will help you to analyse civil and criminal cases. You’ll also get a first taste of mooting, the formal debating of a point of law.
This year’s course will cover topics in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice. Students will have the opportunity to explore the lived experience of claiming wrongful conviction in prison as well as the coping mechanisms used by prisons in those situations. All of this will be examined in the wider context of Criminal Justice and it’s purpose, while examining famous cases of wrongful conviction from across Europe.
All our tutors are current Oxford and/or Cambridge PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. You will have the opportunity to learn about their look at original research and our tutors will take you beyond your school curriculum to investigate your the area of their subject at a higher level - this is great preparation for university/college study! You may even have the opportunity to learn about your tutor’s original, unpublished research.
Emma, this year’s Law tutor, is currently a PhD student at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Criminology. She studied Law at the University of Bristol and has a Master’s degree in Criminological Research from the University of Cambridge.
Tom, one of our 2016 Law tutors, completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford, and has continued on to study for a PhD there. His main areas of interest are constitutional law and human rights.
This course is ideal for students considering studying Law or any humanities or social-science related subjects at university, and teaches a method of thought and research that is beneficial to all disciplines.
You will have plenty of opportunities to explore Law in various contexts, including by attending our Current Affairs or our Philosophy and Ethics seminars.
You might also be interested in our Politics and International Relations, Philosophy, or History courses.
Our students go on to study Law and other related subjects, either at universities across the UK, or abroad, including in the US. One of our alumni, Bronte, is currently studying Law at University of Cambridge.