For centuries, the University of Oxford has produced some of the most influential and respected people in law and business. Oxford graduates are represented in almost every large law firm and barristers’ chambers, not to mention judiciary and government, in the world. BCL and MJur graduates will be alumni of both the Faculty of Law and their college, and as such will be part of one of the most extraordinarily successful alumni networks in the world.
The Law Faculty has international law alumni events with increasing frequency. Recent gatherings have taken place in London, Sydney, Melbourne, Bangalore, Delhi, Beijing, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Hong Kong, and Singapore with evolving advisory groups emerging to assist in professional outreach and networking.
By studying for the BCL or MJur you will gain exposure to the top ranks of the legal world. Regular seminars and guest lectures provide a steady stream of learning and networking opportunities. The Faculty of Law supports a large number of discussion groups of which the following are some examples:
Law & Finance Senior Practitioner Lectures
The Law & Finance Senior Practitioner Lectures provide a forum for interaction between Oxford faculty members and graduate students and distinguished practitioners, policymakers and business leaders working at the intersection of law and finance. Lectures are given on a wide variety of subjects including, amongst many others, financial markets and regulation, insolvency and debt restructuring and financial law and development.
Recent speakers include: Dr Frederique Dahan (The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development); Jeffrey Golden (Allen & Overy and LSE), Hector Sants (FSA) and Chris Hale (Travers Smith).
Public International Law Discussion Group
The Public International Law Discussion Group at the University of Oxford hosts a weekly speaker event and light lunch at All Souls College, Oxford. Topics involve contemporary and challenging issues in international law. Speakers include distinguished international law practitioners, academics, and legal advisers from around the world.
Recent speakers include: Judge Giorgio Gaja (International Court of Justice), The Hon Charles N Bower (20 Essex Street) and Qudsi Rasheed (FCO).
COMPETITION LAW DISCUSSION GROUP
A Round Table discussion facilitates dialogue and collaboration between academics from different disciplines within the University of Oxford, while the Competition Law Guest Lecture Programme is a forum for discussion between academics, practitioners and students.
Recent speakers include: Peter Citron (Hogan Lovells), Nicholas Levy (Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP), Laurence Popofsky (Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP) and Molly Herron (Herbert Smith Freehills LLP).
OBLIGATIONS DISCUSSION GROUP
The Obligations Discussion Group provides a forum for the discussion and exchange of ideas and research in all areas of private law, particularly the core areas of private law such as torts, contract, trusts and restitution.
Recent speakers include: The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG (High Court of Australia), Dr Gemma Turton (University of Leicester) and Professor Richard Epstein (New York University School of Law).