School of Law

  • Law GDL
  • GDL Scholarships

    A scholarship is available for students who will be studying on the Graduate Diploma in Law at Oxford Brookes University in 2019–20.

    To enter, please submit a 1,000 maximum word answer to the following question:

    A signal English public law case is Entick v Carrington [1765] EWHC KB J98. In it Lord Camden said [2] ‘if this is law it would be found in our books’ implying that anything not in the law books is not law. Read and consider this principle and the judgment which is available at

    Now consider the fact that in 2017–2019 there are (as of this writing) 288 bills before Parliament. This does not even consider secondary legislation produced by ministries and regulatory authorities.

    If a hallmark of the rule of law is making the law public and knowable, has the sheer quantity of new law undermined the rule of law?

    The scholarship is worth £2,000 to be put towards payment of GDL fees and will be awarded for the best 1,000 word essay.

    To be eligible to enter the competition, you must have accepted a place on the GDL at Oxford Brookes commencing in 2018–19 by Thursday 1 August 2019. The deadline for entry into the competition is midday on Thursday 8 August 2019.

    To find out how to enter, the criteria by which essays will be judged and the declaration which you must attach to your essay, please read the terms and conditions document.