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 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.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $6,648 program fee. The program fee includes room, most meals, field trips. It does not cover airfare, some meals, and personal expenses.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy
Applicants must submit the Office of International Affairs Study Abroad Application online via Buckeyelink
. Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed to your Statement of Account. 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. An academic recommendation is required.
Students should begin researching funding opportunities
before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarships
deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
Special Petition Process
In the event that a U.S. Department of State travel warning is issued for this country, study abroad will be possible only by special petition.* If a travel warning exists at the time of acceptance, the petition must be included as part of the program acceptance materials. If a travel warning is issued after acceptance to the program, participants will be asked by their Office of International Affairs study abroad coordinator to submit a petition at that time. All petitions are reviewed by the International Travel Policy Committee and subject to approval by the Provost.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must (insert program-specific eligibility) and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements
and Conditions for Participation
. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
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 travel.state.gov
Ohio State Funding Opportunities: oia.osu.edu
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov
(travel warnings/country specific information)
Centers for Disease Control: cdc.gov/travel
(geographic health recommendations)
Oxford University Pre-Law Program: go.osu.edu/OxfordPreLaw
Information about Getting Started sessions and study abroad coordinator advising hours can be viewed at http://oia.osu.edu/study-abroad.html
. Questions about study abroad programs can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of International Affairs is located in Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue.
*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.