The perfect summer course for students embarking on a career in Law, or for those who have a general interest in the legal institutions and rules that underpin our society.
This one-week programme, residential on the campus of the University of Oxford, can be combined with “Part 1: Theory” from this series, to build a longer immersion in the subject and a longer stay in Oxford.Apply Now
This course is designed to prepare students to apply legal knowledge to real-life cases that could be encountered in professional life as a lawyer or solicitor, or as an observer in the media.
Students will learn about the history of human rights, and will understand where human rights stem from and how they are defended both internationally and nationally. There will be a discussion on legal enshrinements of human rights, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the European Convention on Human Rights.
It aims to teach students about public and private law from both a domestic and international perspective.
The fundamental concepts of tort law will be introduced and students will be able to clearly distinguish between private and public nuisance. There will then be a rigorous analysis of fundamental concepts in contract law and international arbitration. Different types of contract will be shown with case examples and the difference between an offer and an invitation to treat will be explained.
The course will round off by identifying authorities that deal with international disputes on various matters and set out the sources of their legitimacy. This will enable students to develop their knowledge and understanding of a number of enforcement mechanisms applied by international bodies to establish their authority over international disputes.
By the end of the course students will understand:
|Monday||Lecture 1: Human Rights Law|
|Seminar 1: When Strasbourg reigns over prisoners in the UK|
|Tuesday||Lecture 2: Law of Tort – private v public nuisance|
|Seminar 2: Living on a ‘ship of fools’|
|Wednesday||Lecture 3: Contract law offers v invitation to treat|
|Seminar 3: Oxford says ‘yes’ to everyone…|
|Thursday||Lecture 4: International commercial arbitration|
|Seminar 4: Global enforcement – hard law v soft law|
|Friday||Lecture 5: International dispute settlement and international institutions|
|Seminar 5: Presentations, course review and action planning|
1 x Written Assignment (500-750 words)
1 x Group Presentation
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