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On this course you will examine the interconnection of law and politics and take the first step to pursuing your legal career, on campus at our Cambridge Summer School. Focused on emerging issues in these fields, the programme fosters discussion and debate through legal case studies and their ethical implications on issues ranging from human rights to globalisation, terrorism, trade, protectionism and access to resources.
Gain insight into Criminal and Civil Law, while exploring facets of Business Law, Contract Law, Ethics and Human Rights. Sharpen critical skills like public speaking, critical thinking, analysis and collaboration, as you analyse global case studies with peers from around the world.
Network with like-minded students from across the world, and expert faculty as you explore the methods of social scientific inquiry. Demonstrate your practical skills as you build a case and convincing arguments in the Mock Trial Simulation.
|30 Jun, 14 Jul
Strengthening your skills or performance capacity in mock trial competitions
Solving global challenges as part of the international community
Pursuing a degree in Law or Politics at university
Becoming a Lawyer or Elected Official
Gain insight into what constitutes a strong application to study law at university
Identify different leadership styles and the critical skills needed to lead effectively
Refine your public speaking, logical reasoning, and debating skills
Expand your knowledge on the legal implications of issues like trade, human rights, globalisation, and terrorism
Explore the complicated and integrated roles of National Government, Global Governing Agencies and Non-Governmental Organisations
Residential on the prestigious campus of the University of Cambridge
Inspiring courses taught by experts
Graduation ceremony, report cards and graduation certificate
International student community with over 170 nationalities represented since 2004
Accommodation, breakfast and dinner, tuition and cultural programmes included at the Cambridge Summer School
20 hours of tuition per week
Inspirational cultural programmes
Whatever your motivation, our exceptional, inspiring, world-leading teachers can help you achieve more this summer. Our amazing array of talented tutors includes Oxbridge academics, Ivy League lecturers, groundbreaking medical researchers, glittering industry leaders, acclaimed authors, and more!
Dr Endrit Shabani
Law and Politics
A trained lawyer, Dr Endrit Shabani has a Doctorate in Politics from the University of Oxford where he studied with a full Clarendon scholarship. He has consulted for multiple international organisations including UNICEF, UN Women and the EU, and taught Politics internationally.
Dr Anisa Butt
Business & Entrepreneurship
A member of the Oxford Royale team for 3 years, Dr Anisa Butt is a lecturer in economics at King’s College London. Currently completing a PhD in Economics from the University of Reading, her focus is on gender and ethnic income inequality.
Dr Claire Keene
Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Oxford. She is an experienced clinical trial manager, recently managing a Médecins Sans Frontières project on HIV and tuberculosis.
Dr Rehan Shah
Dr Rehan Shah is a Lecturer in Engineering Education at Queen Mary University of London. He has completed a BEng in Mechanical Engineering with Business Finance at UCL with LSE, an MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing at the University of Oxford, and a PhD in Applied Mathematics at UCL.
Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.
Hands-on classes designed to help students learn through practical application.
An interactive forum with an expert in the field, giving students valuable insights into related and new topics.
Successful and famous guest speakers offer students the chance to pose their most important questions.
Essential for honing students' reasoning abilities and public speaking skills.
Escape ordinary classroom teaching and learn through interactive and immersive lessons.
Dynamic lectures given by passionate teachers packed with facts and viewpoints to engage the audience.
An opportunity to work closely with, and learn from, different perspectives.
Working in pairs and small groups, students have plenty of opportunity for discussion and debate.
Apply the skills and knowledge gained throughout your two-week programme in an immersive full day simulation event.
Discover the UK’s most exciting city! A short journey from Cambridge, explore the many wonders that London has to offer: from Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace to the Museum of Natural History and National Portrait Gallery, there are endless ways to be entertained. Enjoy luxury shopping, or vibrant markets in Camden, and choose from hundreds of restaurants. London is a unmissable location filled with new opportunities.
Experience the magic of Cambridge on a walking tour of the city. Wander through historic colleges with stunning architecture, see the pub where the discovery of DNA was announced, or uncover hidden gems from coffee shops to art galleries.
Experience an Oxford Royale graduation, on campus at the University of Cambridge. Dress up with your new friends, dine in a magnificent venue, and celebrate everything you have achieved on your programme.
Feel like a real Cambridge student and try your hand at punting, a type of rowing that uses a metal pole to push the boat forward! Relax in the sun and view some of Cambridge’s spectacular colleges as you punt along the River Cam.
“I have done some other summer schools in the past, but this one was certainly the best. Not only have I learned so much from the lessons themselves, I have made so many friends, had so many experiences, and I am now sure that I want to study abroad. It was incredibly beneficial to learn about different legal systems, and the same with different political opinions.”
“I’ve never studied Law before, and I actually wanted to study it as I want to study Law in college. I wanted to have an introduction to the subject to see if it fits me, and I love the course. I love how we all communicate about what we think, and depending on our culture and where we come from we have different opinions, and both sides are usually right!”
“This course has definitely helped me on my path to becoming a lawyer. I would say that most people in my class are as ambitious and determined as I am, and this makes me feel motivated when I see them trying so hard! The people I have met here have inspired me to work harder, study more and do more research.”
I had an absolutely incredible time doing Summer school with Oxford Royale Academy! I learnt new things about myself and the world around me, and would definitely recommend to others!
I loved the Oxford Royal program, I met many people with bright personalities and unique minds, and I also learned a lot from the teachers, campus staff etc. You will enjoy it!
Oxford Royals Academy made my summer amazing! I learned many new things and I met people from all over the world that I know I can call true friends. I definitely recommend ORA to anyone who wants to make unforgettable memories!
The twelve days I spent in Oxford Summer School were very happy, the teachers were very kind and professional, and the curriculum was very reasonable, which expanded my knowledge. All the courses mean a lot to me and I hope I can come back next summer.
The oxford royale academy was definitely the highlight of my summer. I have not only learnt more about the course I have chosen, but I've also met a lot of new friends, friendly staff and helpful teachers from different cultures all in the same campus and had a lot of unforgettable memories.
Oxford Royale was a great expreince. It was amazing to get to know people all over the globe and form life long relationships.
For the Law & Politics programme, students live and study on campus in colleges of the historic University of Cambridge, as part of our Cambridge Summer School. Oxford Royale students will stay in accommodation at either Clare College or St Catharine’s College. Both colleges are beautiful, historic institutions situated in the heart of the university town.
Law & Politics is also available at our other locations, please see our courses page for more details.
Once you have decided which programme you would like to attend, and where you would like to study, you can book online using our secure booking system. You will need the details of the student and of the person paying the bill, the name of the programme or programmes you would like to study, and a credit or debit card to pay the enrolment fee.
We are happy to accept enrolment fees via a number of other, non-card payment methods (including domestic and international bank transfer), thanks to our partnership with education payment specialists, Flywire. If you would prefer to pay your enrolment fee by bank transfer or another method, please contact our Admissions team who will be able to assist you.
Once your application has been submitted, your enrolment fee has been received by us and your booking processed by our system or our team, you will be sent an email confirming your place. You will also receive a login to the Oxford Royale Portal, which you will use to provide us with important additional information about you as your time with us approaches.
A Welcome Pack is available to download from the Oxford Royale Portal.
If at any time you would like to discuss your booking with a member of our award-winning Customer Service team, please feel free to contact us.
All enrolments require an enrolment fee to secure the booking. For Summer 2023, enrolment fees are structured as follows:
You may either pay the full programme fee when you book your place, or pay the enrolment fee and then settle the balance at a later date.
The balance clearance is required no later than 90 days before the start date of the programme. Where the student is booking less than 90 days before the start date, the programme fees must be covered in full. We appreciate that, with the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, people may require additional flexibility to these terms, and we are doing our best to accommodate that – please contact us if you have concerns regarding making the balance payment in line with the 90-day deadline.
Enrolments received via our online application form will require a debit or credit card payment of at least the enrolment fee. If you would like to pay your enrolment fee via Bank Transfer or another method, we are happy to facilitate this. Please contact our Admissions team to arrange this.
Balance payments for existing enrolments can be made via a number of methods, including domestic and international bank transfer, credit or debit card, as well as local payment options; please log in to the Oxford Royale Portal and click on the ‘Pay Now’ button on your booking details.
All programme fees include the following:
If you wish to change your programme or study options (including dates), please do not hesitate to contact us. However, changes to programmes are always subject to availability. For this reason, it may be more difficult for us to accommodate any changes requested less than 60 days before the programme start date.
Oxford Royale’s terms and conditions for refunds are as follows:
Any cancellation must be received in writing and can only be made on the following terms:
|Period Before Start Date
|Total Refunded (excluding enrolment fee)
Cancellations made after the commencement date of the programme will not receive any refund.
Our English language requirements are as follows:
Students who have studied at an English speaking school for two or more years are exempt from English requirements.
Yes, all students will be awarded an Oxford Royale Graduation Certificate in their chosen programme upon satisfactory completion of the programme. This will be presented in a graduation ceremony on the final evening of the programme. In general, the graduation ceremony is for students only, but in certain cases, it might be possible for parents to attend on request. Due to limited seating and viewing facilities in the colleges, it is essential that parents contact the campus office well in advance to ascertain whether space is available.
All our programmes take place in a secure environment. Our students are supervised 24 hours a day by campus staff. All students must check-in regularly during the day: at breakfast roll-call; at their morning classes; in the afternoon for lessons, workshops or activities; at dinner and in the evening before curfew. All campuses have a curfew.
Each campus office has its own safe where students may deposit items of value such as passports, travel documents, bank cards etc.
All campuses have residential staff who can be contacted 24 hours a day.
It is certainly possible to take more than one programme and combine a variety of subjects. This can be done by enrolling on two different programmes. For example, you may wish to have two weeks on the Film Academy and then two more weeks on Creative Writing.
Students staying for two consecutive sessions will be provided with accommodation for the Saturday night, and their campus will provide supervised activities between their first session ending and second session starting. Should you have any queries about how to take more than one programme please do not hesitate to contact us.