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Law

An academic and philosophical study of English law, focusing on the current state of English law and its development.
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Course Resources

Here are some general resources related to Law.

Overview

Overview πŸ”— This gives an overview of the course and how it is structured between Moderations (Mods) and Final Honour School (FHS), which pretty much covers everything.

Faculty website πŸ”—
This website contains pretty much every piece of information there is to know about the Law course.

Course Structure πŸ”— 🌟 This website explains the difference between Law Course I and Law Course II (with Law Studies in Europe) and gives more detail about how the course is run.

Alternative Prospectus πŸ”— This is an unofficial prospectus put together by the Oxford Student Union; it’s written based on students’ perspectives and gives a better sense of what the day-to-day experience as a Law student is like, compared to official materials.

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Mooting πŸ”— Mooting is a form of mock trial, and they are a required part of the Law course at Oxford, being taken at the end of first year.

What is Mooting? πŸ”—

More information on Mooting πŸ”— 🌟 Moots may seem intimidating, but they are an important vocational aspect of the course.

Application Resources

Law National Aptitude Test πŸ”— 🌟 The Law National Aptitude Test (LNAT) is an examination that every applicant for law at Oxford must take, however Oxford is not the only university to require it, so most law students will end up taking it at some point.

Preparing for the LNAT πŸ”— 🌟 Official guidance on how to prepare for the test.

Test structure πŸ”— More information on the format of the test is available here.

There is also a good section on the LNAT in McBride’s 'Letters to a Law Student' (2006)

Reading List πŸ”— 🌟 These are the reading lists for the papers that first-years take. Don’t be intimidated by how long they are; they’re intended to be worked through over the course of a full academic year, and honestly no one reads everything anyway.

FAQ πŸ”— 🌟 Some useful answers to common questions about the application process.

Student guide to interviews πŸ”— This guide gives some advice on how the law interviews are run; however it varies by college and can change easily.

Mock Law interview πŸ”— 🌟 This is an interview run by Sarah Green, a former law fellow and tutor at St. Hilda’s College.

InsideUni Law interview experiences πŸ”— 🌟 Current students talk about their interview experience, as well as sharing some tips. We’re biased, but we think they’re useful!

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