Law at Magdalen Programme
*Applications for 2021 are now closed – updates about the 2022 programme will be posted here shortly*
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 2021 fully funded programme will run on 11-13th of August. We are provisionally planning for the programme to take place in person at Magdalen for 30 participants with an additional online programme offered on the same days for a number of other applicants. If we are unable to go ahead in-person due to covid-19, then the programme will still go ahead digitally as it did successfully last year.
“I’d like to thank you for the opportunity you gave me to learn more about what Law is like at Oxford, as well as giving me the chance to meet with professors and develop my knowledge. I found the residential very informative and I feel much more confident now about applying. The itinerary was a great balance of work and free time and I would definitely recommend this course to my peers as an eye opener into Law at Oxford.” – 2019 residential participant
Across the three days, Magdalen Law tutors Joe Sampson and Katharine Grevling 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 demonstration Oxford interview, as well as the chance to meet current students while taking part in social activities.
Please click on the following link to view a draft programme for the 2020 programme to give an indication of what the programme will be like: Law at Magdalen 2020 Draft Schedule.
The programme is fully funded by Magdalen. If on the in-person event, students will be accommodated at Magdalen free of charge and provided with all of their meals here. All reasonable travel expenses to and from Oxford via public transport will be reimbursed. Any materials required for the event will also be provided. If you have any questions or concerns relating to finances then please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Simply the amount and type of resources we were provided, it was nice to be able to access so many videos and live sessions.” – 2020 virtual participant
It is essential that you meet all of the following criteria:
- Y12 (or equivalent) student studying in the UK
- Attending a non-selective state school or home schooled (individuals who do not fit this criteria but who have extenuating circumstances may still apply)
- An interest in studying Law at university
- Predicted to get at least AAA at A-Level (or equivalent) unless there is a reason why you are predicted lower
Our events are aimed to help support students who come from backgrounds that are historically under-represented at Oxford. As such we will also be using the following criteria to assess applications:
- Your post-code (if you are from an area of low progression to university or from an area of high deprivation)
- If you are in receipt of Free School Meals
- If you will be the first your family to attend university
- You are care-experienced or are a young carer.
Applications are now open and will close on May 16th 2021. We will be unable to accept late applications. Decisions will be sent out to both successful and unsuccessful applicants by June 11th.
Application form: https://oxford.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/law-at-magdalen-2021-application
Alternatively, click on the image below to speak to Cassie, one of the student helpers during the 2019 residential, or Laura who is also a current law student: