The Introduction to Law course from Oxford Royale Summer Schools 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.
A group project will enable participants to develop key skills for success in this highly competitive area, and students will also be given an early insight into life as a Law student at university or college. The overall aim of this new programme is to provide participants with an initial advantage as they start their journey towards becoming a lawyer.
The focus of this course for 13-15 year old students is on assessing and evaluating the role of law in society, interlinking core theoretical values and case-studies with the philosophical and ethical principles that underlie the way the law operates in modern society.
Students will be introduced to multiple legal disciplines including jurisprudence, constitutional law, criminal law, tort law and other areas besides. They will also explore the skills and tasks most required of multiple legal professions, in order to assess whether they themselves would be suited to such a career in the future.
The course promotes an interactive and engaging approach, using classroom debates, group tasks, and role-play exercises to engage students all aspects of the legal landscape and their impact on society. Students also have the chance to participate in a mock classroom-based trial of their own.
Attendance on the Introduction to Law Course course gives students another educational experience to talk about when they come to apply for university, showing admissions tutors that they self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning. As well as the specific practical and technical skills students will learn on this course, they will also develop transferable skills that can be used at school, university and beyond. This includes working in a team with other students, communicating effectively and thinking spatially.
If you are excited by the idea of practising law, but want to find out if you are suited to it, then this course is for you.
The Introduction to Law course will introduce students to the building blocks of law and legal systems, provide a head start on the road to law school and a legal career and aid with the development of communication and public speaking skills through a variety of discussion, presentation, and debating exercises. This course gives students a taste of life at law school, helping them to gain an understanding of a variety of areas of Law, including criminal law, constitutional law and the law of torts. Students will learn about the philosophical and ethical foundations of law, and explored how law relates to society and daily life. Students will participate in a mock trial, and assess their own suitability to a future 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 Oxford student might be like. 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.
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