Studying law will not only give you the opportunity to qualify as a solicitor or barrister: it will also help you develop a diverse set of skills which you will be able to apply in many different situations. You will learn to assimilate and analyse complex information, construct arguments, write with precision and clarity, and think on your feet.
The Oxford Law degree aims to develop all these skills, but its particular strength is in teaching you to think for yourself. Students are expected to read a good deal, mostly from primary sources, and to develop views not simply about what the law is, but also about why it is so, whether it should be so, and how it might be different. Regent’s typically admits two students in Law each year.
When applying are students asked to submit written work?
Do I need to sit a test?
Yes, all candidates applying to study Law at Oxford must sit the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT). Test centres are now located internationally.
Who are the main tutors on the course?
Dr Christopher Hare (Director of Studies).
How are students in Law mainly taught?
As at other colleges, students are almost always taught in small tutorials of two in their first and second years. Teaching in groups of three is more common for Faculty-organised third-year special option courses.
How close is Regent’s to the Law Faculty and the faculty libraries and resources?
10-15 minute walk.
What can a first year student expect to study?
First year students study Criminal Law, Constitutional Law and A Roman Law Introduction to Private law for the first year Mods exams.
What do the students say?
“Studying Law at Regent’s Park this year has definitely been an enjoyable and rewarding experience. Although Law is obviously quite a lot of hard work, the work load is definitely manageable and the tutors are always willing to help if you have any problems.
“As Law is such a small subject in Regent’s we also have quite a close knit ‘subject family’ and so you’ll always have a second or third year lawyer that will be willing to help you out if you ever get stuck with anything.”