Law at Oxford College
Oxford College | Ages 15 - 17
Law is the perfect course for the barristers, solicitors and judges of tomorrow. Our Law course will broaden students’ understanding of key legal concepts, as well as enhancing their ability to use legal argumentation in English. During the course, students will discover how law and lawyers function in different legal fields, and analyse a range of fundamental legal theories through interesting and engaging case studies. Students will have the unique opportunity to experience the English judicial system through our Academic Excursion to a real-life working court room.
Effective presentation skills are a fundamental part of a lawyer’s skills repertoire, so their development is a central focus of our Law Time to Shine programme. During the course, students will put their newfound understanding of Law into practice and work together to develop a case for the defence, or prosecution, in preparation for a mock legal trial. This project will culminate in a full legal trial simulation, including judges, lawyers, barristers, prosecutors and defendants.
Tort Law is the field of law which covers civil wrongs where a person has suffered loss or harm. This module explores the history and modern definition of tort law and what legal recourses are available to both the plaintiff and defendant.
Criminal law is the legal field in which actions deemed harmful or threatening to an individual’s health or property are tried by the legal system. This module analyses how criminal law is prosecuted in the UK, and involves students preparing and performing in a mock legal trial.
Human Rights law is a transnational law designed to protect basic human rights according to the International Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations in 1948. This module explores Human Rights law in detail, and analyses how it used to promote the welfare and safeguarding of adults and children across the world.
Modules are given for example purposes and are subject to change.