Students aged 15 - 17
Start your legal journey 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.
Building the Foundation of Legal Expertise
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!
At a Glance
English LevelB1+ (Intermediate and above)
Academic Content25 Hours Per Week
Starting Dates30th June, 14th July & 28th July 2024
LocationUniversity of Oxford
Our Approach to Your Learning
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 bring real-world relevance to your learning. This immersive learning journey will empower you with the skills you need for success in the 21st century.
Academic Content25 hours of subject-specific academic content per week with an experienced subject tutor, delivered through interactive seminars and hands-on practical workshops
Time to ShineOpportunities to apply and share this knowledge with your peers through dynamic group projects, culminating in the end-of-the-week Time to Shine Ceremony
Industry ProgrammeAn action-packed programme of guest speakers and industry experiences each week designed to give you first-hand insight into your chosen field
Dedicated Academic CoachingDedicated 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
English Language DevelopmentNumerous 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.
Over the course of this two-week programme, you will:
- Gain an insight into the major fields of law, including Tort Law, Family Law, Criminal Law and Contract Law
- Be introduced to the essentials of legal language and legal argumentation
- Participate in a guest lecture from a working barrister who will guide you through the processes of legal trials in the UK
- Take part in our exciting Time to Shine projects, in which you and your classmates will simulate a trial in a real courtroom
- Develop and apply core 21st-century skills through fun and engaging lessons, including critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration
Introduction To Law
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.
Criminal Law And Justice
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.
Contemporary Legal Issues
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.
Time to Shine Project
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.
Time to Shine Project - Week One
Over the two-week programme, you will participate in two Time To Shine Projects.
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.
Time to Shine Project - 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.
Dive deeper into your field beyond the classroom
Dive deeper into your field beyond the classroom
Enhance your academic foundation with our comprehensive Industry Experience sessions. These sessions are both on-site, in which you will participate in workshops on-campus that are led by an industry professional and blend practical engagement with immersive learning, and off-site, in which students engage in excursions that complement your course content and will broaden your horizons.
During our Law course, gain real courtroom exposure and witness the law in action by visiting Oxford Crown Court to observe live trials, getting a first-hand view of the legal proceedings and courtroom dynamics.
You can also elevate your understanding of the legal process by participating in mock trials. Held in the historic Old Court Room of Oxford Town Hall, these sessions not only boost your legal reasoning skills but will also hone your advocacy and argumentative abilities.
Leaders of today inspiring the Leaders of tomorrow
Every Wednesday morning, students can interact with leading professionals and academics. These sessions offer insightful discussions, expert views, and Q&A sessions that promote intellectual growth.
Each week on this programme, you can engage with legal professionals, participating in enriching discussions with expert barristers and solicitors with subject areas ranging from family law to intellectual property. Absorb insights, learn about contemporary challenges, and delve into the complexities of real-life cases.
Stand out and shine
Whether you’re looking to apply for a UK university or just keen to make sure your university application is as strong as possible, our academic coaching sessions aim to ensure you stand apart from your peers.
These workshops will not just focus on writing personal statements and preparing for university, but also help you to develop your public speaking skills, an integral skill for university courses.
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Oxford College Law FAQs
How challenging is Law at SBC Oxford
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.
What level of English is advised to be able to take part in the Law SBC programme?
To be able to participate fully in this programme a minimum level of B1 is recommended.
Do students receive a certificate?
We perform a graduation ceremony to mark the conclusion of the programme, and each graduate receives a certificate at this time.
Do students require a coursebook?
Our very own academic team has produced a wide variety of SBC handouts for students.
Do students need to bring any thing to class?
While notebooks and folders are given, it’s recommended that each student should bring their own pen to participate in class.
Is there any pre-course reading before lessons start?
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.
How long does it take to study Law at Oxford?
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.
How hard is it to study Law at Oxford University?
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.
After a summer with SBC I feel a lot different.
When I came here I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do with my future…by experiencing all of these subjects I’ve got a better picture of what I want to do now. I have learnt a lot and I am ready for my futureJasper, Oxford College, Canada - Student
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