The Oxford Law Degree provides an excellent foundation for students to go on to pursue professional legal qualifications, but it also engages students in moral, philosophical, political and social problems which are intellectually demanding and will develop your independent analytical skills. As a student, small, discussion-based tutorials complement your independent research and essay writing, allowing you to develop advanced skills of logical analysis and independent thought. A range of final year options allow students to deepen and stretch the knowledge acquired after the first two years. The course encourages you to examine the nature of the Law, but also to interrogate it and question how it might be different. Some topics are chosen for their intellectual interest rather than simply because of their relevance to current practice – for example the first year includes a module on Roman Law.
Law is a popular subject at Univ. A strong sense of community and co-operation is encouraged by the Law tutors, and Univ’s newly developed library features a study area set aside for lawyers where they can discuss work together. The College has very strong historic links with the Law – several eminent lawyers such as John Finnis and Jonathan Mance maintain links to Univ – and the College has a flourishing Law Society, the Eldon Society, to help students make connections in the professional world beyond College.
As well as the BA in Jurisprudence (Law), at Univ there is also the option for students to spend a third year abroad in one of a select range of European universities. The Senior Status BA in Law can be studied at Univ. This course covers the core legal subjects over two years and is open to students who already have a first degree in another subject.
There is a wealth of information about the Law course structure, possible option choices, and admissions criteria on the University of Oxford’s main website, available at ox.ac.uk
Any undergraduate degree at Oxford provides you with a wide variety of transferable skills and therefore Univ’s students progress to a diverse range of careers. For some, their undergraduate degree leads to academic research, industrial research or teaching. For many, their future career, for instance in business, government or the charitable sector, is defined less by the subject they studied and more by the skills they acquired. Oxford’s Careers Service provides destination statistics for graduates.
If you are considering applying for Law, a number of resources you might find useful to explore beyond the school curriculum can be found on Univ’s Staircase12 pages, including the Reading Bank and Resource Hub.
The BBC Radio 4 programme Law in Action has a large archive of past episodes online at bbc.co.uk
Note About Tutor Changes
Univ is proud of our diverse and engaged team of academic staff. Please note, however, any individual tutor may move on and that in any given year a number of our tutors may be on research leave. We cannot therefore guarantee that you would be taught by the tutors listed on this website should you come here to study. The College will ensure that fully qualified staff are available to cover research leave. A number of Univ’s academic staff are primarily involved in research and, therefore, some of the academic staff listed on our website may not deliver undergraduate teaching.