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Oxford Summer School 2018

Introduction to Law Ages 13-15

Oxford Summer School 2018

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

Oxford Royale also offers a Law School Preparation Programme for ages 16-18

2 weeks | Available July 2018

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Expert tutoring from ORA's law faculty
  • Talks and debates with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment - over 130 nationalities in 2017
  • Inspirational cultural programme, including excursions to historic UK locations

Course Summary

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.

Where could the Introduction to Law summer course lead you?

Why choose Introduction to Law for 13-15 years?

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.

How will Introduction to Law help me?

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.

Is this course for me?

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.

Topics covered

  • The interrelation of a society’s values and the laws which it supports, including social, political, economic, and environmental factors.
  • The core principles to the formation of laws and legislature and legal systems.
  • The application and interpretation of law in the courtroom.
  • The application of morality and philosophy to criminal law.
  • The progression of international law and its scope in the modern world.
  • The importance of contracts will be discussed, such as contract and tort law to the daily interactions of citizens in a society and the world of commerce.
  • The role of the law in the family unit, including issues such as divorce, custody rights, and medical treatment.
  • The rise of the Internet and the evolution of its use and regulation is relevant addition to this course in today’s world.

What will you get out of the Introduction to Law course?

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.

Welcome to the City of Oxford - your home this summer

ORA Experience

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.

Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?
Why study in Oxford?

Useful information for students & parents


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.

Pastoral care & student welfare

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.

Eligibility & pre-requisites

Students on this course:

  • Must conform to our age policy.
  • Must be fluent or near-fluent English language speakers – if you are unsure whether your English level is suitable for this programme, please contact our Registrations Team on and they will be able to assist you.
  • Must be able to fulfil the basic requirements of the programme, in terms of attendance at lessons, meals and events. Please contact our Registrations Team for more detailed information.

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Introduction to Law for Ages 13-15 is residential in the following locations:

(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)

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