Summer Law School

Statue of justice. SilhouetteThe Summer Law School will give young people interested in pursuing law as a career or at university an in-depth introduction to every aspect of the legal world. For 2020 the Summer Law School will be divided into three parts, the first part covering criminal law (including inchoate offences), advocacy skills, family law and jurisprudence, the second part covering contract law, civil wrongs (including defamation), corporate law and insolvency law and the third part covering international law, human rights, constitutional law and judicial review. 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 five day course will include lectures on key areas of the law, seminars on some tricky and controversial legal questions, lively debates and a full mock trial. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss legal issues in depth with expert tutors, work on legal problems together with enthusiastic and motivated peers, and learn about degree courses with law graduates from top universities.

One of the primary goals of this course is to establish a skill set for the students who participate which will benefit them in law undergraduate applications and study. The Mock Trial element of each Summer School, for example, teaches students vital skills of analysis, teamwork, public speaking and confidence (as well as teaching them about relevant areas of law and courtroom practice). Debates and negotiation exercises encourage students to develop their skills of advocacy and measured argument.

The Summer Law School will give students the opportunity to engage with an interactive, enjoyable and intellectual learning environment with other students who either have an interest in law or are keen to learn more about it. The tutors are friendly and ensure everyone is able to participate fully in the activities as well as being there to answer questions and to suggest further study to the students. The more that students choose to engage with the material, the other students and the activities, the more they will get out of the Summer School and the clearer perspective they will gain on their individual interests within the law and the field of legal careers.

Summer Law School - Law student in graduation gownThe Summer Law School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Jurisprudence) will take place 6th – 10th July (and repeated 3rd – 7th August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

The Summer Law School – Part 2 (Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law) will take place 13th – 17th July (and repeated 10th – 14th August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

The Summer Law School – Part 3 (International, Human Rights and Constitutional Law) will take place 20th – 24th July (and repeated 17th – 21st August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

Students aged 11-14 interested in Law should take a look at the Young Lawyers Summer School.

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

The Summer Law School will give young people interested in pursuing law as a career or at university an in-depth introduction to every aspect of the legal world. For 2020 the Summer Law School will be divided into three parts, the first part covering criminal law (including inchoate offences), advocacy skills, family law and jurisprudence, the second part covering contract law, civil wrongs (including defamation), corporate law and insolvency law and the third part covering international law, human rights, constitutional law and judicial reviewPlease 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 five day course will include lectures on key areas of the law, seminars on some tricky and controversial legal questions, lively debates and a full mock trial. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss legal issues in depth with expert tutors, work on legal problems together with enthusiastic and motivated peers, and learn about degree courses with law graduates from top universities.

One of the primary goals of this course is to establish a skill set for the students who participate which will benefit them in law undergraduate applications and study. The Mock Trial element of each Summer School, for example, teaches students vital skills of analysis, teamwork, public speaking and confidence (as well as teaching them about relevant areas of law and courtroom practice). Debates and negotiation exercises encourage students to develop their skills of advocacy and measured argument.

The Summer Law School will give students the opportunity to engage with an interactive, enjoyable and intellectual learning environment with other students who either have an interest in law or are keen to learn more about it. The tutors are friendly and ensure everyone is able to participate fully in the activities as well as being there to answer questions and to suggest further study to the students. The more that students choose to engage with the material, the other students and the activities, the more they will get out of the Summer School and the clearer perspective they will gain on their individual interests within the law and the field of legal careers.

The Summer Law School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Jurisprudence) will take place 6th – 10th July (and repeated 3rd = 7th August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

The Summer Law School – Part 2 (Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law) will take place 13th – 17th July (and repeated 10th – 14th August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

The Summer Law School – Part 3 (International, Human Rights and Constitutional Law) will take place 20th – 24th July (and repeated 17th – 21st August). You can see a full schedule for this course here.

Students aged 11-14 interested in Law should take a look at the Young Lawyers Summer School.

Practical Details

Due to the current pandemic, this course is moving online!

Online courses will be adapted versions of the normal in-person events, and online teaching hours will be 10am till 3.30pm on each day. Each course will be fully interactive, just like the normal classroom, with seminar groups of 6 – 8 students. 

Dates for online courses are as follows:

The online Summer Law School – Part 1 (Criminal Law, Family Law and Jurisprudence) will take place 6th – 10th July (and repeated 3rd – 7th August) 2020. This is a five-day online event, and will cost £420.

The online Summer Law School – Part 2 (Contract Law, Civil Wrongs and Corporate Law) will take place 13th – 15th July (and repeated 10th – 12th August) 2020. This is a three-day online event, and will cost £275.

The Summer Law School – Part 3 (International, Human Rights and Constitutional Law) will take place 20th – 22nd July (and repeated 17th – 19th August) 2020. This is a three-day online event, and will cost £275.

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.

You can use the form below to book your place, or if you have any questions, simply call us on 0800 810 1058 or email us at info@debatechamber.com.

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.