Law at Oxford College
Oxford Summer School | Ages 16 -17
Start your legal journey with SBC on our immersive two-week Law course. Discover the intriguing facets of law, from Tort and Family Law to Criminal and Contract law, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the legal landscape.
Elevate your skills by immersing yourself in the essentials of legal language and argumentation, a foundation for any aspiring lawyer, and participate in guest lectures with practising barristers, who will help unravel the intricacies of legal trials here in the UK, and provide you with a real-world perspective. And then it’s over to you: step into the shoes of those in the legal sector as you simulate a mock trial in a courtroom setting with your classmates. Hone your advocacy skills and experience the thrill of courtroom drama firsthand.
Join us at SBC this summer and lay the groundwork for a promising legal career, one argument at a time!
✔ 25 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive seminars and hands-on practical workshops
✔ Opportunities to apply and share this knowledge with your peers through dynamic group projects, culminating in the end-of-the-week Time to Shine Ceremony
✔ An action-packed programme of guest speakers and industry experiences each week designed to give you first-hand insight into your chosen field
✔ Dedicated academic coaching sessions designed to support you in applying for a UK university, whether that’s writing a personal statement or preparing for a presentation
✔ Numerous opportunities throughout your academic program to develop your English language skills, whether that’s building vocabulary to talk about your subject, or developing your speaking skills to present your Time To Shine project
Subject + skills + language = success
At the core of our student-centered academic approach is a commitment to nurturing not just your subject knowledge, but also your communication, critical thinking, and collaboration skills through interactive lectures, dynamic seminars, and hands-on practical workshops.
We also emphasise the development of your public speaking and teamwork through group work and our Time to Shine projects. And finally, our programme of engaging guest speakers and industry experiences brings real-world relevance to your learning. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
In this foundational module, students will embark on a journey into the world of law. They’ll explore the basics of legal systems, key principles of law, and the structure of legal institutions. Through engaging discussions and case studies, students will gain insight into the foundations of justice, ethics, and the role of law in society. This module provides a strong grounding in legal concepts and prepares students for more advanced topics in the field of law.
Module 2 focuses on criminal law and the pursuit of justice. Students will delve into the intricacies of criminal law, examining topics such as the elements of a crime, criminal procedure, and the role of law enforcement and the judiciary. Through case analyses and simulated legal proceedings, students will experience the challenges and complexities of the criminal justice system. They will also explore the ethical considerations in criminal law and the evolving landscape of justice in the modern world.
In this practical module, students will develop their advocacy skills and explore contemporary legal issues. They’ll learn how to construct persuasive legal arguments, engage in mock trials, and present their cases effectively. Students will also examine pressing legal topics, such as human rights, environmental law, and international law, in the context of real-world challenges. Through debates, research projects, and guest lectures by legal professionals, students will gain practical insights into the dynamic field of law and advocacy.
Over the two-week programme, you will participate in two Time To Shine Projects.
Week One: Mock Trial and Legal Advocacy
In the first week’s “”Time to Shine”” project, students will participate in a Mock Trial and Legal Advocacy competition. They will assume the roles of attorneys, witnesses, and jurors and engage in a simulated trial scenario. Students will prepare and present cases, cross-examine witnesses, and argue legal points before a mock court. This project provides hands-on experience in legal proceedings, hones argumentation and critical thinking skills, and fosters an understanding of the legal system’s intricacies.
Week Two: Legal Research and Policy Proposal
In the second week’s “Time to Shine” project, students will engage in legal research and policy proposal development. Working in teams, they will select a contemporary legal issue, conduct research, and draft a policy proposal aimed at addressing the issue. Students will present their proposals, explaining the legal reasoning and potential impact of their policies. This project emphasizes the importance of legal research, policy analysis, and advocacy in the field of law, while also encouraging teamwork, persuasive communication, and an understanding of the law’s role in shaping society.
Develop your public speaking skills. Share your passion. Inspire your classmates.
Today, giving great presentations are a vital skill for achieving academic and professional success. Our programmes reflect this by having the ‘art of presenting’ at the heart of their content, and allow you to discover new confidence when using English in public situations.
It’s more than just a chance to enhance your public speaking skills, though; it’s an opportunity for you to share your passion and subject knowledge with your fellow classmates. Through your presentations, you will become sources of inspiration, and encourage others to delve deeper into your subject.
|Start Date||End Date||Duration||Price|
|Sunday 30th June 2024||Saturday 13th July 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
|Sunday 30th June 2024||Saturday 27th July 2024||4 Weeks||£11,990|
|Sunday 14th July 2024||Saturday 27th July 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
|Sunday 14th July 2024||Saturday 10th August 2024||4 Weeks||£11,990|
|Sunday 28th July 2024||Saturday 10th August 2024||2 Weeks||£5,995|
*Earlscliffe fee includes return transfers to/from London Heathrow and London Gatwick for flights/trains scheduled to arrive/depart between 9am-3pm on published arrival and departure day.
For other locations, we provide all our students with the option of using our Shared Transfer Service from/to London Heathrow Airport and St. Pancras International. The fees are:
|SBC at Twyford School||£130.00||£250.00|
|Earlscliffe||Included in fees*||Included in fees*|
When a student arrives, an SBC staff member wearing a bright yellow t-shirt will be waiting to greet her/him and accompany them to our Welcome Club. At our Airport Welcome Club, she/he will have the chance to meet other students arriving, have some light refreshments and relax. After a little rest, students will be accompanied by students and SBC staff to board the coach and be taken directly to the school in a private coach.
The Shared Transfer Service can be used by students using the following flight and train times:
Flight lands on arrival day: 06:00-17:00
Flight take-off time on departure day: 08:00-18:00
The times outlined above also apply to students arriving and departing from Kings Cross St. Pancras train station.
If you book a flight outside of these times or to/from another UK airport, we can look at sending a staff member in a taxi to collect or drop off your child, but it will cost more than the Shared Transfer Service. Quotes are available upon request.
If you book a train or flight outside of these times or from another London airport, please contact your Admissions Manager for a private taxi quote. Please note this will cost more than our Shared Transfer Service from Heathrow, Kings Cross St. Pancras (& Gatwick for Earlscliffe students)
Flights must be booked on the arrival and departure dates so that all students can arrive and depart the course at the correct times.
Although our Law course is academically rigorous, our experienced tutors can modify it based on the students’ comfort with English and ability to absorb new knowledge. At SBC our teachers are astute at noticing students who are finding the course too challenging, and everything is done to keep students on task and part of the class.
To be able to participate fully in this programme a minimum level of B1 is recommended.
We perform a graduation ceremony to mark the conclusion of the programme, and each graduate receives a certificate at this time.
Our very own academic team has produced a wide variety of SBC handouts for students.
While notebooks and folders are given, it’s recommended that each student should bring their own pen to participate in class.
Although there is no pre-reading required for participation in the course, it would be beneficial for students to keep improving their English to feel even more at home.
As preparation for what university life is like in an English speaking country, an SBC summer programme can be wonderful preparation for taking that next step, especially since Oxford and Cambridge Law courses can last between three to four years.
If you are looking to study law at Oxford and Cambridge, you’ll find that competition is strong. Both Cambridge and Oxford offer highly respected law degrees so you’ll have to pay even closer attention to your application to ensure you have every chance of gaining entrance. By spending a summer with SBC we can help you gain the right mindset to take your study skills to the next level.
“I have found the social side of SBC really amazing. It is really easy to make friends here from all over the world and I have plenty of new connections”
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