The Faculty of Law was pleased to host 60 students from across the UK on the UNIQ Law Summer Schools which ran during July 8th-13th and July 15th-20th. UNIQ is the University’s flagship access scheme in which UK state-school students come to Oxford, stay in college accommodation and experience life at university through an intense academic programme during the day followed by social activities in the evening.

This year’s Law courses included academic taster sessions on topics ranging from Roman Law to Terrorism and Human Rights, to Gina Miller’s case and Constitutional Law, Oxford tutorials, a session on CVs and Cover Letters from the Careers Service, as well as workshops on commercial awareness, negotiation and networking skills with legal professional from Linklaters and Herberts Smith Freehill. Both summer schools culminated with a moot, similar to a mock trial, which simulated the experience of a court room. 

The week was very well organized, so we were able to cover a lot of very interesting and useful topics.

The Faculty would like to thank our student ambassadors over the two weeks (some of whom are former UNIQ students themselves), as well as the academic staff and legal professionals for delivering such engaging sessions. We hope that the students thoroughly enjoyed the residential and feel well-equipped for submitting their Oxford applications later this year.

Are you interested in applying? 
UNIQ is open to UK state schools/colleges students in their first year of sixth form study, usually the penultimate year of school and the year before making a UCAS application to universities. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please see the UNIQ website.