School of Law

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)


    Induction Week (Week 0) Diary

    Here is a list of the main events involving Graduate Diploma in Law students in the Induction period (17-27 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY.

    Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Event

    Time

    Location

    Monday 17 September

    Welcome and Introduction 11:00 to 12:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Preparation for Enrolment 12:30 to 13:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Enrolment 13:00 to 14:00 Abercrombie Building (Ground Floor), Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Welcome by Head of School of Law 14:45 to 15:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Sources of Law 15:00 to 17:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 18 September

    Lecture: Civil Justice and Procedure 10:00 to 11:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Criminal Justice and Procedure 12:00 to 13:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Mooting and Client Interviewing 14:00 to 15:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Book Distribution 16:00 to 17:00 G102, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 19 September

    Lecture: Human Rights 10:00 to 12:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Legal Careers and Pro Bono Activity 13:00 to 14:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 14:30 to 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 20 September

    Lecture: Legal Writing 10:30 to 11:30 JHB 301, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Upgrade Session 11:30 to 12:00 JHB 301, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Reading Statutes and Cases 12:00 to 13:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Meet with Academic Advisor 14:00 to 16:00 H115, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Introduction to the English Legal System 16:00 to 17:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Friday 21 September

    Lecture: Legal Theory 10:00 to 11:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Courts and the Judiciary 12:00 to 13:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Fair 13:30 to 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Monday 24 September

    Lecture: Answering Problem Questions 10:00 to 11:00 Green Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill site, Headington Campus
    Guided Tour of Oxford 13:30 to 15:00 Meet Marc Howe at The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford
    Library Training Session: Set 1 15:30 to 17:30 JHB B09 (Library Basement Training Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Welcome Reception 18:00 onwards Music & Dining Rooms, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill site, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 25 September

    Library Training Session: Set 2 12:30 to 14:30 JHB B09 (Library Basement Training Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 26 September

    Answering Problem Questions
    Workshop: Set 1
    12:30 to 13:30 CLC 216, Clerici Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Reading Statutes and Cases
    Workshop: Set 2
    12:30 to 13:30 JHB 406, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Answering Problem Questions
    Workshop: Set 2
    14:00 to 15:00 CLC 218, Clerici Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Reading Statutes and Cases
    Workshop: Set 1
    14:00 to 15:00 CLC 219, Clerici Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus

    Thursday 27 September

    Lecture: Legal Research Project 12:30 to 13:30 Green Room, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill site, Headington Campus

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Notes:
    All new students, whether full-time or part-time, will be required to attend the Induction/English Legal System Course, which runs from Monday 17 to Friday 21 September inclusive, and Monday 24 September. Teaching will then commence from Tuesday 25 September.
    To clarify, full-time students will be required Monday to Friday inclusive during weeks commencing 17 and 24 September. Part-time students will be required Monday to Friday inclusive during week commencing 17 September and Monday to Wednesday inclusive during week commencing 24 September.
    Normal teaching will start from week commencing 1 October 2018.
    ELS (U22001) Assessment. Please note that the assessment for this module will take place at 09:30 on Saturday 22 September 2018.

    *This timetable is subject to change so please check again later.*

  • Key Contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact

    Contact Details

    Head of School Mr Mark O'Brien
    Programme Lead Dr Shirley Shipman
    Course Coordinator Dr Scott Morrison
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Kirsty Holliday
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Charlie Brampton
    Programme Administrator Miss Adrienn Nagy +44 (0)1865 484901

    Recommended Reading

    Here is the recommended text for one of the Graduate Diploma in Law modules. We do not recommend any further pre-course reading at this stage. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module

    Book Details

    U22001 English Legal System Wilson, S., Rutherford, H., Storey, T. and Wortley, N. (2018). English Legal System. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Click here for this book's student resources
    We do not recommend any further pre-course reading at this stage.

    Programme Timetable

    Room allocations for lectures and workshops will be notified through Google Calendar. You will need to subscribe to the relevant modules once you have enrolled. Workshop groups for Term 1 will be allocated during Induction week. These will then be changed for Terms 2 & 3.

    Term/
    Day

    Module

    Lecture/
    Workshop

    Time

    Term 1

    Tuesday U22002
    Public Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22002
    Public Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Wednesday U22009
    Contract Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22009
    Contract Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Thursday U22005
    Criminal Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22005
    Criminal Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday U22003
    Land Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22003
    Land Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30

    Term 2

    Tuesday U22004
    EU Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22004
    EU Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Wednesday U22008
    Law of Torts
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22008
    Law of Torts
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Thursday U22005
    Criminal Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22005
    Criminal Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday U22010
    Equity & Trusts Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22010
    Equity & Trusts Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00

    Term 3

    Tuesday U22004
    EU Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22004
    EU Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Wednesday U22008
    Law of Torts
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22008
    Law of Torts
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday U22010
    Equity & Trusts Law
    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      U22010
    Equity & Trusts Law
    Workshops 12:30 to 14:00
    Notes:
    Full-time students will be required to attend Tuesdays to Fridays inclusive. Part-time Year 1 students will be required to attend Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please make sure you are available between 09:00 and 17:00 on the days you are on campus.

    Academic Advisors

    The Academic Advisor for Graduate Diploma of Law students is Dr Scott Morrison. You will meet your Academic Advisor in Willow 03 in the 2-4pm slot on Thursday afternoon. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Induction Week diary above.

    Name

    Room

    Phone

    Dr Scott Morrison HHH 115 48 8768

    Important Documents to Bring with You

    You will be unable to enrol without the following:

    • Your original degree certificates. If you have yet to be conferred, please ensure that you bring certified transcripts;
    • If English is not your first language, and IELTS was a condition of your offer, please ensure that you bring your IELTS certificate;
    • Photographic ID (current passport or driving licence);
    • Your fees/sponsor letter;
    • For international students, you will need your Passport and Biometric Residence Permit (BRP). For information on collecting your BRP, please click here.
    Please note that we require the original documents, not copies. If you fail to provide the original documents, you will be unable to enrol.