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The Introduction to Law course from Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect programme for any student considering future studies or a career in Law. During two weeks of interactive study and discussion, students on the course will be introduced to a variety of different fields within the discipline.
The overall aim of this programme - available in both Oxford and Cambridge for the first time in 2019 - is to provide participants with an initial advantage as they start their journey towards becoming a lawyer. The focus of the course is on assessing and evaluating the role of Law in society whilst appreciating its foundations and the core theoretical values of the discipline. Students will be introduced to multiple legal strands, including Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law and Tort Law.
A group project will enable students to develop key skills for a career in Law, whilst a mock trial in class will provide practical experience of the sector. Pupils will also explore the skills and tasks required by the legal profession in order to assess whether they themselves would be suited to such a career in the future.
13-15-year-olds on the course are exposed to an interactive and engaging approach, using classroom debates, group tasks and role-play exercises to engage students in all aspects of the legal landscape. Students also have the chance to participate in a mock classroom-based trial of their own, putting their newfound knowledge into practice.
A key element of the course focuses on interlinking fascinating case studies with complex ethical and philosophical principles that form the foundation of Modern Law. This approach ensures an extensive and coherent teaching of the discipline and a comprehensive knowledge of Law for students at the end of the course.
By the end of this course, students will have:
|Day||Week 1 (Scroll right for week 2)||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Introduction and Values
Lesson 2: Values and the Law
Lesson 3: Values and the Law
|Lesson 11: Contract Law
Lesson 12: Negotiation
Lesson 13: Essay Writing
|Tuesday||Lesson 4: The constitution
Lesson 5: The constitution and human rights
|Lesson 14: International Law
Lesson 15: International Law
|Wednesday||Field trip or guest speakers||Lesson 16-18: Moot court|
|Thursday||Lesson 6: Judges & Court
Lesson 7: UKSC vs SCOTUS
|Lesson 19: EU Law
Lesson 20: BREXIT
|Friday||Lesson 8: Interpreting the Law & Legal Research
Lesson 9: Criminal Law
Lesson 10: The Death Penalty
|Lesson 21: Family Law
Lesson 22: Family Law cont.
Lesson 23: Becoming a Lawyer
Take this course if you are considering future studies or a career in Law.
Oxford is a city like no other, combining startlingly beautiful architecture with a buzzing, modern city centre, with superb shopping, restaurants, cafés and more. With the colleges of Oxford University at its heart, some almost 800 years old, it is a city steeped in history and academia.
Students on Oxford Royale's Oxford summer courses will have the chance to live, dine and study in this stunning city, exploring all of its major sites and discovering its hidden secrets. Through both organised trips to key landmarks and free time in the evenings, students will become acquainted with all that Oxford has to offer.
As students walk the cobbled streets and gaze up at the spires, gargoyles and honey-coloured stone buildings, they will be walking in the footsteps of some of the most influential figures in history, including prime ministers, presidents, Nobel prize-winning scientists, authors and more.
Students will be accommodated in comfortable single or twin rooms depending on their allocated college (please contact our registrations team if you would like more information on this). Twin rooms are strictly shared by students of the same gender, and males/females are separated by corridor and/or staircase. Accommodation is the standard for undergraduates studying at the university, so students are able to get a taste of what being an undergraduate student might be like at Oxford or Cambridge. Bathrooms are typically shared between students of the same gender, however in some cases en-suite facilities are available.
The programme is overseen by the Programme Director, who implements the day-to-day running of the programme. The Director is assisted by a team of Counsellors who very often are current members of the University of Oxford or University of Cambridge. The Counsellors ensure that students are looked after pastorally, culturally and socially during their programme. Students are able to talk informally and frankly to the Counsellors in order to raise concerns or to discuss their course. Each campus has members of staff who are residential throughout the programme and are able to assist students at any time of the day or night.
Students on this course:
At Oxford Royale Academy we are committed to providing our students with the most qualified and high-calibre teaching faculty available. All Oxford Royale Academy teachers are passionate about their subjects, and are looking forward to passing their knowledge on to their students this summer! For full details of last summer’s teaching faculty, please click here.
At ORA, we go the extra mile to enhance the study abroad experience of our students. As part of this, every year our dedicated Events Team organises a series of fascinating guest lectures. Guest speakers come from a wide range of backgrounds and specialisms, including the worlds of online media, television and academia. Our students also have the opportunity to watch and participate in a number of debates, which take place on campus. These range from formal Panel Debates, involving teaching faculty and other staff, to informal discussions about current “hot topics” led by Counsellors.
The United Kingdom has a rich cultural heritage, and a course with Oxford Royale Academy is the perfect way for a young learner to explore this. All ORA courses include at least one coach excursion to places of historical and social significance in the UK.
At ORA, we never forget that our students are on holiday! Included with every ORA course is an extra-curricular timetable, carefully designed by our dedicated Events Team to ensure our students have fun, make friends and get the most out of their time with us.
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By the end of the course students will have:
Attendees on the Introduction to Law course are encouraged to work on important key skills during their time with ORA. We believe that the experience of being away from home, living and studying in a historically important setting, enables our students to develop a suite of transferable skills that go beyond those available to students in their own school environment. Vital for future success in any career, these skills include:
With an ORA summer course you also get:
(If your course takes place in more than one campus in the same city and you would like to know more about which location you will be allocated, please call our registrations team)
What our students have to say
Read how Sara has returned year on year, experiencing different summer courses in Oxford and Cambridge.Read Sara's story
Read how Mifta's experience with us introduced her to lifelong friends from across the world.Read Mifta's story
An aspiring cinematographer, Rebecca joined us at the ISC for our Future Filmmakers Gap Year Programme.Read Rebecca's story
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Oxford Royale Academy is a part of Oxford Programs Limited, UK company number 6045196. The company contracts with institutions including Oxford University for the use of their facilities and also contracts with tutors from those institutions but does not operate under the aegis of Oxford University.