Summer Law School

Student wearing a lawyers wig, seen from the back (illustrating the summer law 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. 

Attending 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).

All three Law events emphasise experiential learning – from simulated client conferences, to business negotiations, to advocacy exercises, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop your abilities in a supportive environment where excellence is recognised and celebrated.

Exclusive to the online course, we will have an event looking in detail at international and human rights law, ideal for students interested in the cutting edge of 21st century legal scholarship.

The Law Summer School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Advocacy). See a more detailed outline for this course.

The Law Summer School – Part 2 (Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law). See a more detailed outline for this course.

The Law Summer School – Part 3 (International and Human Rights Law). See a more detailed outline for this course.

Please note that students can attend either one, two or all three parts of the Summer School, and that there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2 or Part 3. The courses complement each other, but may also be treated as independent events.

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.

With small seminar groups online (max 12), there will be plenty of opportunity for individual feedback and attention from tutors, as well as small group work and whole class discussions.

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. 

Attending 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).

All three Law events emphasise experiential learning – from simulated client conferences, to business negotiations, to advocacy exercises, you will have the opportunity to practice and develop your abilities in a supportive environment where excellence is recognised and celebrated.

Exclusive to the online course, we will have an event looking in detail at international and human rights law, ideal for students interested in the cutting edge of 21st century legal scholarship.

The Law Summer School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Advocacy). See a more detailed outline for this course.

The Law Summer School – Part 2 (Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law). See a more detailed outline for this course.

The Law Summer School – Part 3 (International and Human Rights Law). See a more detailed outline for this course.

Please note that students can attend either one, two or all three parts of the Summer School, and that there is no requirement to have attended Part 1 in order to attend Part 2 or Part 3. The courses complement each other, but may also be treated as independent events.

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.

With small seminar groups online (max 12), there will be plenty of opportunity for individual feedback and attention from tutors, as well as small group work and whole class discussions.

Not sure which pathway is best suited for you? Try our legal profile quiz to find out more about areas of the law might be a good fit (and receive some helpful tips for next steps).

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.’

 

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Practical Details

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

The Law Summer School is open to students aged 15 – 18. Teaching hours on each day will run from 10.00am till 3.30pm, with a lunch break.

The Law Summer School Part 1 (Criminal and Family Law) – 12th – 16th August 2024.

The Law Summer School Part 2 (Civil Law) – 19th – 22nd August 2024.

The Law Summer School Part 3 (International and Human Rights Law) – 27th – 30th August 2024.

These are live online events, with small seminar groups offering fully interactive classroom discussion and debate. The events will not be recorded, so it is essential that you are able to attend during the course hours, and that you have a reliable audio and video internet connection.

There will be a maximum of twelve students per group, so the atmosphere will be similar to an in-person classroom and you will have plenty of opportunities to get to know your tutors and fellow students.

Course Fees:

Law Summer School Part 1 (Criminal and Family Law) – £495

Law Summer School Part 2 (Civil Law) – £395

Law Summer School Part 3 (International and Human Rights Law) – £395

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 your bursary application here.