School of Law

  • Law (LLB)

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving Law students in Induction Week (16-20 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
    Law Induction 09:15-11:20 Sports Studio, Centre for Sport, Headington Campus ( Brickfields students have their own inductions and will be separately notified of room details).
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 11:40 Student Central, John Henry Brookes building, Headington Campus
    Visa enrolment - for students who require a study visa 11:40 Library Training room, John Henry Brookes building, Headington Campus
    Tuesday 17 September
    Welcome Meeting and Bridging the Gap
    10:00-11:00 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Court Structure and Precedent
    11:00-12:00 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help Desk

    ( timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 12:00-14:00
    JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Wednesday 18 September
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-14:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Legal Writing and Upgrade
    14:00-15:30 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Legal English and Legal Writing
    (Groups 1a, 1b, 1c*)
    15:30-16:30 JHB 202, 304, 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Please see Academic Advisors and Workshops table below for details of which session you will need to attend.
    Legal English and Legal Writing
    (Groups 1d, 2d*)
    17:30-18:30 JHB 202, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Please see Academic Advisors and Workshops table below for details of which session you will need to attend.
    Legal English and Legal Writing
    (Groups 2a, 2b, 2c*)
    16:30-17:30 JHB 202, 304, 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Please see Academic Advisors and Workshops table below for details of which session you will need to attend.
    Thursday 19 September
    Subject Meeting 10:00-11:00 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Why a Law Degree is a Good Thing 11:00-12:00 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Meet Your Academic Advisor 15:30-16:30 JHB Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules)

    Drop-in from
    12:00-17:00
    JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Barbecue with Law students and staff 17:30 onwards Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Friday 21 September

    Freshers' Fair

    10:00-14:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for those students who have missed the Thursday deadline)

    Drop-in from
    10:00-17:00
    JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Study Skills
    (Groups 2a, 2b, 2c*)
    14:00-15:00 JHB 305, 306, 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Study Skills
    (Groups 1a, 1b, 1c*)
    15:00-16:00 JHB 305, 306, 307, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Study Skills
    (Groups 1d, 2d*)
    16:00-17:00 JHB 305, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    All Days
    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.
    * You will be allocated a Group according to your Academic Advisor. More information will be on the handout you will be given at Monday morning's Induction session. The full list of Academic Advisors is given below.
  • 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 Chara Bakalis
    Subject Coordinator Mr Chris Lloyd
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Kirsty Holliday
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Charlie Brampton
    Programme Administrator Mr Ray Stimpson +44 (0)1865 484931

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Law modules. The QLD tick indicates that these modules are compulsory for a Qualifying Law Degree. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details QLD
    Legal Method Semester 2 module. Reading to be advised in Semester 1
    Tort Cooke, J. (2019). Law of Tort. 13th edn. Harlow: Pearson Longman
    Contract Law Richards, P. (2017). Law of Contract. 13th edn. Harlow : Longman
    Public Law Doherty, M. (2018). Public Law. 2nd edn. Abingdon: Routledge
    Foundational Legal Skills

    No required textbook. Recommended books are:

    • Hanson, S. (2015). Learning Legal Skills and Reasoning. 4th edn. Abingdon: Routledge-Cavendish
    • Webley, L. (2013). Legal Writing. 3rd ed. London: Routledge
    • Moore and Newbury Jones. (OUP 2018) The Successful Student
    • Strong, S I (OUP 2018). How to Write Law Essays and Exams. 5th edn.
  • Academic Advisor Meetings and Workshops

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Law. You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor and attend the Workshops according to the details given below.

    Group 1

    Group 1a

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Dr Yue Ang
    Office: HHH 126
    01865 48 4904
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 305
    Ms Chara Bakalis
    Office: HHH 215
    01865 48 4679
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 305
    Dr Ellen Gourdon-Bouvier
    Office: HHH 204
    01865 48 4923
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 305

    Group 1b

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Professor Peter Edge
    Office: HHH 117
    01865 48 4905
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 304
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 306
    Dr Tobias Kliem
    Office: HHH 24
    01865 48 4906
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 304
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 306

    Group 1c

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Dr Chieh Huang
    Office: HHH 127
    01865 48 4765
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 307
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 307
    Dr Michael John Hopkins
    Office: HHH 213
    01865 48 4903
    15:30-16:30
    JHB 307
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    15:00-16:00
    JHB 307

    Group 1d

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Mr Marc Howe
    Office: HHH G25
    01865 48 8762
    17:30-18:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    16:00-17:00
    JHB 306

    Mr Luke Campbell
    Office: HHH 208
    01865 48 4934

    17:30 to 18:30
    JHB 202
    15:30 to 16:30

    JHB Lecture Theatre

    16:00 to 17:00
    JHB 305

    Group 2

    Group 2a

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Dr Hazel Dawe
    Office: HHH 208
    01865 48 4936
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 305
    Mr Chris Lloyd
    Office: HHH 210
    01865 48 4907
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 305
    Dr Andreas Kotsakis
    Office: HHH 211
    01865 48 4914
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 305

    Group 2b

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Ms Gayle McKemey
    Office: HHH 208
    01865 48 4936
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 304
    15:30-16:30
    JLB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 306
    Dr Patrick O'Brien
    Office: HHH 213
    01865 48 4937
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 304
    15:30-16:30
    JLB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 306

    Group 2c

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Professor Lucy Vickers
    Office: HHH 216
    01865 48 4913
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 307
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 307
    Mr Jeff Young
    Office: HHH 212
    01865 48 4914
    16:30-17:30
    JHB 307
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    14:00-15:00
    JHB 307

    Group 2d

    Name and details Legal English Academic Advisor Study Skills Alternative Academic Advisor Meeting
    Wednesday 18 September Thursday 19 September Friday 20 September
    Mr Andrew Kopkin
    Office: HHH 203
    01865 48 4925
    17:30-18:30
    JHB 202

    16:00-17:00
    JHB 305

    Ms Sonia Morano-Foadi
    Office: HHH 217
    01865 48 4621
    17:30-18:30
    JHB 202
    15:30-16:30
    JHB Lecture Theatre
    16:00-17:00
    JHB 305