Every aspect of our lives is touched by Law, from our employment, to our family lives, to the different ways in which our countries are run. Learning more about this fascinating subject at our Cambridge summer school could be the first step you take towards your career as a lawyer.
In total, our summer school is attended by students of 150 different nationalities – every one of those countries with a slightly or significantly different system of law and government, and different ways in which those systems play out in their society. Studying with us, you can compare your experiences from your society with students from all over the world, exploring how Law works within the social contract of different countries, and seeing different ways that it can succeed or fail. This helps to illuminate where there can be gaps between Law in theory and Law in practice, and may challenge some of the assumptions students make about law and order around the world.
Not only will you learn a huge amount about Law from your expert teachers, you’ll also learn from your fellow students, and contribute to their understanding of Law in turn.
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When we think about Law, we often focus solely on criminal law, as it is perhaps the branch of Law that is most often in the news. But Law extends far beyond this.
During your time with Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll get to grips with a wide range of areas of Law, such as Business Law, Contract Law, International Law (especially in relation to human rights, a fascinating area for discussion) and Tort Law. By the end of your time with us, you’ll have a solid introductory knowledge across all major fields in Law, and will have a better idea of what interests you most in the legal world.
Our programmes give you the chance to get to grips with the reality of Law through the format of a mock trial. Using a plausible case as the basis for the trial, you’ll learn the kind of preparation that lawyers go through before a trial, and consider the relevant case law.
What’s more, you’ll explore how getting to the truth of what happened is only part of a trial, looking at issues such as mitigation and sentencing. A mock trial also has the benefit of developing your confidence and public speaking abilities, both vital for your future as a lawyer.
Nothing brings the world of Law to life like seeing it in action first-hand!
Depending on students’ age and programme choice, they will have the opportunity to experience a variety of subject-specific activities and excursions. Past trips have even included visits to a functioning courtroom, allowing students to witness a real criminal trial as it unfolds!
While a lot of the study of Law happens in the abstract, often with reference to cases that are decades or even centuries old, our field trips are designed to remind students of just how Law can affect people’s daily lives, and the impact that this abstract study has on our society as a whole.
Law differs around the world, such as the key distinction between Common Law and Civil Law systems that all Law students learn about early on in their studies.
With Oxford Royale Academy, you’ll be studying alongside students from all over the world; students of 150 nationalities attend our summer school. That means you can compare how law systems operate, exploring the impact of different constitutional law or different justice systems, not just from descriptions in a textbook or as hypotheticals, but by discussing the experiences of people who have lived in those societies. It’s not only illuminating; it’s fascinating.
Applying to study Law at university is a famously challenging and competitive process, with a tricky personal statement, interviews and additional exams like the LNAT to get through even before you consider your grades.
If you’re at the stage of considering Law School applications – whether as a school student or an undergraduate exploring Law Conversion – our teachers can help support you in your applications, including providing feedback on your personal statement, practising for interviews, and advising you on which Law Schools might be the best choice for you to apply to.
“This was one of the best academic experiences in my life.”
- Dennis, Sierra Leone
“ORA summer school was about learning and working hard, but it meant so much more. The people you knew there were special; the friends we made were special.”
- Sofia, Cuba
“The Great Debate between Queen’s College and St Catherine’s was probably my favourite event due to the interesting topic that was discussed and the eager young minds who made it their mission to prove that their arguments were genuine and valuable.”
- Ema, Bosnia and Herzegovina
“In every topic, every student equally contributed his or her ideas and made each other see things from a different lens. It was this abundance of new perspectives and the chance to look at things from those different angles that made it an extremely fulfilling experience.”
- Minjinsor, Mongolia
“I learnt a lot from my academic immersion at ORA, not just about the topics of my selected courses, but also how to organise and express my thoughts in the most effective way.”
- Livia, Italy