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 (16-27 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.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Welcome and Introduction 11:30 - 13:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection (Only for students who still need a card)  13:00 - 14:00 Student Central counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 13:00 - 14:00 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Welcome by Head of School of Law 14:45 - 15:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Sources of Law 15:00 - 17:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Tuesday 17 September
    Lecture: Civil Justice and Procedure 10:00 - 11:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Criminal Justice and Procedure 12:00 - 13:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Mooting and Client Interviewing, Legal Careers and Pro Bono Activity 14:00 - 17:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 14:30 - 16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Thursday 19 September
    Lecture: Legal Writing 10:30 - 11:30 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Book Distribution
    09:30 - 10:30
    G1,28, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Upgrade Session 11:30 - 12:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Reading Statutes and Cases 12:00 - 13:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Meet with Academic Advisor 13:45 - 15:45 H115, Headington Hill Hall, Headington Hill site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Introduction to the English Legal System 16:00 -17:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Friday 20 September
    Lecture: Legal Theory 10:00 - 11:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Courts and the Judiciary 12:00 - 13:30 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Fair 13:30 - 16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Road site, Headington Campus
    Monday 23 September
    Lecture: Answering Problem Questions 10:00 - 11:00 JHB 201, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Careers Services 11:00 - 12:00 JHB 206, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Guided Tour of Oxford 13:00 - 14:30 Meet Marc Howe at The Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford
    Library Training Session: Set 1 15:30 - 17:30 JHB G02 (Library Forum Training Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Welcome Reception 18:00 onwards Music and Green Room, Headington Hill Hall 
    Tuesday 24 September
    Library Training Session: Set 2 12:30 - 14:30 JHB G02 (Library Forum Training Room), John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Wednesday 25 September
    Answering Problem Questions
    Workshop: Set 1
    12:30 - 13:30 JHB 303, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 
    Reading Statutes and Cases
    Workshop: Set 2
    12:30 - 13:30 JHB 304, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 
    Answering Problem Questions
    Workshop: Set 2
    14:00 - 15:00 CLC 2.14, Clerici Building, Headington Campus
    Reading Statutes and Cases
    Workshop: Set 1
    14:00 - 15:00 CLC 2.13, Clerici Building, Headington Campus
    Thursday 26 September
    Lecture: Legal Research Project 12:30 - 13:30 CLC 2.18, Clerici Building, Headington Campus
    Lecture: Human Rights
    14:30 - 16.30
    Green Room, Headington Hill Hall
    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 16 to Friday 20 September inclusive, and Monday 23 September. Teaching will then commence from Tuesday 24 September.
    To clarify, full-time students will be required Monday to Friday inclusive during weeks commencing 16 and 23 September. Part-time students will be required Monday to Friday inclusive during week commencing 16 September and Monday to Wednesday inclusive during week commencing 23 September.
    Normal teaching will start from week commencing 30 September 2019.
    ELS (U22001) Assessment. Please note that the assessment for this module will take place at 10:00 on Saturday 21 September 2019.


    *This timetable is subject to change so please check again later.*
    More information on venues during week commencing Monday 23rd September will be confirmed on the day of arrival.


  • 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
    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

    Public Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Public Law Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:30 to 16:00
    Wednesday

    Contract Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Contract Law Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Thursday

    Criminal Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Criminal Law Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday

    Land Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Land Law Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30

    Term 2

    Tuesday

    EU Law

    Lecture 09:00 to 11:00
      EU Law Workshops 12:00 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 16:00
    Wednesday

    Law of Torts

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Law of Torts Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Thursday

    Criminal Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Criminal Law Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday Equity & Trusts Law Lecture

    10:00 to 12:00

      Equity & Trusts Law Workshops 12:00 to 14:00 or 
    14:00 to 16:00

    Term 3

    Tuesday

    EU Law

    Lecture 09:00 to 11:00
      EU Law Workshops 12:00 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 16:00
    Wednesday

    Law of Torts

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Law of Torts Workshops 12:30 to 14:00 or
    14:00 to 15:30
    Friday

    Equity & Trusts Law

    Lecture 10:00 to 12:00
      Equity & Trusts Law Workshops 12:00 to 14:00 or 
    14:00 to 16:00
    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 his office in the 13:45 - 15:45pm 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