Summer Law School (In-Person)

Happy law students studying together and laughing (illustrating the law summer school)An understanding of the law can get you a long way, whether it’s knowing your rights at a protest march or negotiating a corporate merger. From police interviews to boardroom conferences, it is very often the lawyers who call the shots.

The study and practice of law requires a sharp mind, exceptional attention to detail and occasionally a flare for the dramatic. It can certainly be challenging and complex, but it is also a lot of fun to master. 

The Law Summer School will sharpen your problem solving skills, hone your ability to identify weaknesses in an argument or body of evidence and give you the confidence to advocate for your position (in court or anywhere else).

Both in-person Law events emphasise experiential learning – from simulated client conferences, to business negotiations, to mock trials, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop your abilities in a supportive environment where excellence is recognised and celebrated. If you’ve ever dreamed of making a brilliant closing speech to the jury, this is your chance!

The Summer Law School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Jurisprudence) 

See a more detailed outline for this course.

The Summer Law School – Part 2 (Civil Law – Contract and Tort)

See a more detailed outline for this course.

Each course will include introductions to key areas of the law, seminars on some tricky and controversial legal questions, lively debates, and advocacy practice exercises. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss legal issues in depth with expert tutors, work on problem questions together with enthusiastic and motivated peers, and learn about what it’s really like to study law at university.

The tutors for this course are selected for their exceptional communication skills, outstanding academic record, and passion for sharing what they love about the law – see our tutors page for some example profiles.

In addition to all the hard work, there will be plenty of opportunity to get to know your tutors and classmates, and to explore the beautiful Bloomsbury area of London.

For full practical and booking details for the Law Summer School, please scroll down past the reviews.

‘The Debate Chamber Law Summer School was an amazing experience. I loved learning about the different types of Law, and looking at cases where I really had to think to work out what the outcome would be. It was a good balance between challenging me, and ensuring I was able to grasp the concepts. It’s helped me to make my mind up that I want to do Law at University! Thank you Debate Chamber!’

‘I thoroughly enjoyed my week at the Debate Chamber. The other students were incredibly friendly, the tutors were brilliant, teaching was top-class and most of all I had such a great time!’

‘If you are unsure whether Law is the career path for you, I would recommend this Summer Law School whole-heartedly.  I learnt such a great deal about the law as well as the possible careers paths one could take after finishing their degree. The tutors were fabulous and made each area of law as engaging and informative as they could in order to enlighten us to how the law is actually implemented in real court cases. It really was an unforgettable week and was entirely worth it.’

‘This Law course is just brilliant! It has definitely opened up many doors for me and taught me so much more about law on a wider scale, I learnt countless new things that I wouldn’t have if I hadn’t attended and the best thing is the practice it gives you with debates and public speaking, which is essential for law! I really recommend it, the knowledge and information is fantastic!’

Practical Details

Please note, this is the in-person version of the Law Summer School – see here for the online event.

The Law Summer School (in-person) is open to students aged 15 – 18. Teaching hours on each day will run from 10.30am till 4.30pm, with a lunch break.

The Law Summer School Part 1 (Criminal and Family Law) will take place on the 29th July – 2nd August 2024.

The Law Summer School Part 2 (Civil Law) will take place on the 5th – 9th August 2024.

The venue for both events will be Woburn House in Bloomsbury, Central London – see more location details. Please note that this event is non-residential, and accommodation must be arranged independently if required.

The fees for each individual five-day course are £745 per student. You can reserve your place with a 25% non-refundable deposit. The remainder of the payment is due eight weeks in advance of the course start date. Please see here for full booking terms and conditions.

If you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at [email protected].

Debate Chamber offers a limited number of full and partial bursaries to students who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for a bursary then please complete the bursary application form.