Life in Law: a free summer school for local A-level students

Friday, 17 June 2016

Life in Law

New for 2016, the School of Law at Oxford Brookes University are excited to launch a summer school programme for aspiring lawyers.

Aimed specifically at local A-level students looking to find out more about what it might be like to study Law at university, or work in the legal sector, this non-residential programme will include a range of activities. Over four days, students can expect to prepare for a mock trial, visit the local crown court and police stations and engage in interactive seminars with a range of Law academics. 

We are excited to offer this summer school by way of widening participation in higher education and the legal profession as well as engaging young people in our legal system and fostering knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers.

Dr Michael John-Hopkins, Senior Lecturer in Law, Oxford Brookes University

One of the summer school organisers, Dr Michael John-Hopkins, a Senior Lecturer in Law and researcher in International Humanitarian Law at Oxford Brookes University said: “We are excited to offer this summer school by way of widening participation in higher education and the legal profession as well as engaging young people in our legal system and fostering knowledge and skills that will serve them well in their future careers.”

The summer school will take place from 16-19 August 2016 and will be based in the beautiful Headington Hill Hall, a stunning 19th century mansion with extensive grounds. 

The event is being run as part of a widening participation programme hosted by Oxford Brookes. It is free of charge and places will be allocated with priority given to students from a disadvantaged area or background. 

The closing date for applications is Friday 15 July 2016.