Friday, January 13, 2012

Oxford University Pre-Law Program Study Abroad Info Session


Under the direction of the Department of External Studies of the University of Oxford, participants study a variety of subjects in the British tradition of lectures and tutorials. The program course is organized under two general areas: Law and Society (Britain and America) and Introduction to the Anglo-American Legal System. These subjects are taught by members of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at Wolfson College, University of Oxford, and a senior professor of The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law. Following the English university tutorial system, a significant paper is required of each participant. The program provides an ideal introduction to American law studies. The subjects emphasize the heritage of English culture and legal institutions fundamental to the American legal system.

Integrated into the program are numerous special field visits to places of legal, historical and cultural interest, such as London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Sites of particular interest include the Houses of Parliament, the Royal Courts of Justice and the Old Bailey, local courts, Royal Albert Hall, Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle.


Located 56 miles northwest of London, the city of Oxford is home of Britain?s first university, founded in 1167. Today, the University of Oxford is a federation of 36 independent colleges, many of which are gems of medieval architecture with magnificent chapels and beautiful gardens. Few cities offer such history and beauty. Oxford provides a stimulating setting for an academic program in English and American law and exposes students to aspects of British cultural life. Students will have access to the Bodleian Library, one of the finest research libraries in the world.

Courses and Credits

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law awards the program participants 6 semester hours of graded undergraduate credit under the Ohio State pre-law course 5796. The transcript for the program is issued by The Ohio State University.


The classrooms, dormitories, and dining facilities are housed in St. Anne?s College. Each student has a private room and shares bath facilities with other students. All meals are served in Hall.

Program Costs

The program fee for this study abroad program is $ 4948. The fee includes in-country instruction, room and board at St. Anne?s College, program excursions, special lectures, and supplemental health insurance. Students are responsible for international airfare, pre-departure expenses (passport), non-group meals, and personal expenses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to increase the study abroad program fee if the actual group airfare (if applicable) exceeds the estimated amount when ticketing occurs and/or if there has been a significant variation on the exchange rate at the time of payment to the host institution or vendor.

Application Information

Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Please note that upon application a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Fees and Accounts. The application fee will be refunded only if you are not accepted or submit a written request to withdraw your application prior to the application deadline. If you withdraw any time after your notification of acceptance to a study abroad program, you will be responsible for any non-recoverable costs (potentially the entire program fee) that have been incurred on your behalf plus a $200 cancellation fee.

NON-OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: Interested undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at an accredited U.S. college/university need to contact Savannah Heilman at by January 3 to obtain application information for the Oxford Pre-law program.

Special Petition Process

In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued or already in place for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* The petition must be submitted one month before the application deadline. The Study Abroad Health & Safety Committee will review the petition. For further information, and to obtain the petition form, please contact the OIA study abroad coordinator.

Pre-Departure Orientation

All students will be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs. These sessions will offer important information on travel, health, academic expectations, history and culture. The dates and locations of orientation meetings will be provided in the letter of acceptance.

Passports are required for every Ohio State study abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa (as early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about applying for a passport, go to

Ohio State Funding Opportunities:
U.S. Department of State: (travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: (geographic health recommendations)
Oxford University Pre-Law Program: for information about Getting Started information sessions, Program Exploration walk-in hours, and Study Abroad Coordinator office hours.

*Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement in this handout, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. The Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program for which a State Department travel warning is in effect. It is the policy of Ohio State not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or handicap in matters of admission, employment, housing, or services in the educational programs which it administers in accordance with civil rights legislation.


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