Law at Magdalen
Magdalen College is excited to announce that it will be running a fully-funded residential access event for prospective Law students this summer, taking place on 14-16 August 2019.
Law at Magdalen is designed specifically for Year 12 students from backgrounds that are historically under-represented at Oxford. The aim of the event is to introduce prospective students to the realities of studying Law, and to help them to familiarise themselves with Oxford’s approach to learning.
The event will run from 14.00 on 14 August to 12.00 on 16 August.
Across the three days, Magdalen Law tutors Katharine Grevling and Joe Sampson will introduce attendees to the breadth of the study of law through a series of classes drawing upon the full range of the Oxford course. Mixing theoretical discussions with source-based analyses, attendees will be given an insight into the daily work of an Oxford Law student. There will also be the opportunity to learn about the admissions process, including a mock Oxford interview, as well as the chance to meet current students while taking part in social activities. Click on the following link to view a draft programme: Law at Magdalen programme.
Students will be accommodated at Magdalen free of charge and provided with all of their meals there, including a formal dinner. All reasonable travel expenses to and from Oxford will be reimbursed. Details available upon enquiry.
We invite interested students to consult the application criteria below before completing a Law at Magdalen application form. The application form should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by
31 May 2019 [deadline extended to noon on 7 June 2019). Applicants will also be required to nominate a teacher to provide further information.
If you have any questions about this event, please don’t hesitate to contact the event organiser Dr Ed Dodson at email@example.com.
The following criteria are essential:
- Currently in Year 12 at a UK state school
- Predicted A-Level grades equivalent to the University of Oxford’s standard offer for Law: AAA
- Interested in studying the subject at degree level
In the event of over-subscription applicants will also be prioritised based on the following criteria:
- Studying at a non-selective (comprehensive) state school
- Studying at a school with a limited history of progression to Oxbridge
- Home postcode with a limited history of progression to HE (POLAR-3)
- Home postcode in ACORN category 4 or 5
- Eligibility for Free School Meals
- First-generation HE participant
- Time spent in Local Authority care
- Young carer
The criteria above are based upon the University of Oxford’s broader access targets. You can read about the University’s commitment to increasing access here.
Applicants are also welcome to notify us of any other relevant personal circumstances.