Building the foundations of legal expertise

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!

At a Glance

  • Price: £5,995
  • Ages: 15-17
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and above)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Academic Content: 25 Hours Per Week
  • Start Dates: 30th June, 14th July & 28th July 2024
  • Language Support: Included
  • Location: Oxford University

What’s Included

✔ 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

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 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.

Course Objectives

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
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The Time to Shine Project

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.

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The 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.

Industry Experience

Industry Experience

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.

Guest Speakers

Guest Speakers

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.

Academic Coaching

Academic Coaching

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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“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”

Max, Headington

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