If you're academically ambitious, like to draw ideas together and critically analyse them, feel ready to be in an environment where you will learn to argue and debate your interpretation of legal ideas and process large amounts of material then Oxford Law may be for you. We expect a lot from you as we teach you to tap into your skills for writing, questionning and analysis.
On 13th & 14th March, the Law faculty will open it's doors to year 12 students nominated by their school for an in-person taster day. We will hold an online event on the 15th March. To find out more see the Taster day page
In the meantime, we have plenty of online resources for you to explore.
Our undergraduate courses
Our undergraduate courses will develop and challenge you, providing you with a world class education like no other.
The BA in Jurisprudence is our regular three year undergraduate law degree, equivalent to what in some universities would be called an LLB. It is also a 'qualifying law degree' for the purpose of practice as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. It is one of the most highly regarded undergraduate law degrees in the UK, and those who do well in it are in high demand both in the legal professions and in other fields in which professional analytical work is required.
The BA in Jurisprudence with Senior Status is a shortened version of our regular law degree available only to those who already have at least one other university degree. The grant of Senior Status is in the discretion of the admitting college. The effect is that the student is exempt from the first public examinations, and joins the BA course after this point.
The BA in Law with Law Studies in Europe (technically 'Bachelor of Arts in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence: English Law with Law Studies in Europe') is an extended version of our BA Law programme including an extra year spent at one of our partner universities in continental Europe.
The Diploma in Legal Studies is a one-year full-time programme. It is open only to students coming to the Faculty through one of our exchange agreements with our partner universities in continental Europe.
To best serve all of society the legal profession needs a true diversity of thought. We are committed to widening our intake of students from all backgrounds and provide a network of support systems and outreach schemes to help those from low income backgrounds, first generation students and those from schools with a low history of progression to Oxford discover and apply to our courses.
Law is a subject which is about strong reasoning and constructing arguments which are logical and have solid foundations. In time it also depends on knowledge and a body of information that you will gain at university and in your legal career. The LNAT (or national admissions tests for law) is a way of helping us identify an aptitude for law beyond A-levels or other school qualiﬁcations. It requires no factual knowledge and requires no coaching. You only need the facts given to you in the text to construct reasoned arguments.