Law with Law Studies in Europe

My impression of studying law prior to applying was that it would offer a nice balance between a broad range of topics and the depth of study required to keep me interested throughout the degree. The German part was added on due to a genuine love of the country, its people, and having a nice year-long break in the middle of my degree. In terms of the most enjoyable thing about my subject, tutorials have to be up there. Discussing complex topics with one of the leaders in the field is rather beneficial for both your general confidence and your understanding of the subject.

Adam, St Peter's, 4th year

I like the fact that our Law Studies in Europe seminars are held in a rather small group (there are twelve of us, but that varies from year to year) because you get to know a whole new group of people outside your college. Studying Law was very daunting for me at first as English isn’t my first language, making this already challenging subject even more difficult. But once I got into the habit of reading cases and writing essays, it kept getting better and better. So if you do struggle with learning Law in a different language to begin with, remember that as soon as you start to develop an understanding of all areas of the subject, you’ll gain confidence and you can look forward to an amazing third year.

Michaela, St Hilda's, student from 2012

Everything that you do for the Law Studies in Europe aspect of the course is on top of what you would do for the single-honours three-year Law course. For German Law, there is another two-hour seminar each week where you’re taught the basics of German Law. Other European Law studies courses may include language classes too. You have a lot more work in comparison to your single-honours friends, but, come third-year, you’ll get to go abroad and study law in a European country for a year. Not only will you learn about the foreign jurisdiction there, you’ll also have an exciting year getting to know that country’s culture and will hopefully be fluent in that language at the end!

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Course length: 4 years (with a year abroad)
Students per year: 35

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