We maintain a wide network of contacts in the major firms of City solicitors and at the Bar, and a number of college prizes are also offered to Trinity law students.
The three-year Oxford Law course comprises ten core subjects and two optional subjects. The syllabus is the same at every College. Tutorial teaching for the optional subjects is organized by the Law Faculty, while in the core subjects Trinity normally provides tuition within the College, or in a college with which we have longstanding exchanges. This ensures continuity in our students’ teaching. By allowing them to build up a good relationship with tutors, it helps them get the most out of their course. Our students in both the BA and the BCL graduate course achieve very good results. In 2017, all three of our BCL students achieved Distinctions.
Trinity also has a very strong record in the four-year course Law with Law Studies in Europe. (Again, the syllabus is the same at every College.) Most years, one or more Trinity law students will spend their third year studying abroad.
Trinity law students run a College Law Society. It hosts events ranging from talks by eminent lawyers to an annual dinner which allows undergraduates to meet former Trinity students, many of whom have gone on to successful legal careers. The dinner is named for Michael Beloff QC, a recent President of the College and one of the country’s leading barristers.
Trinity welcomes applications from those who wish to study either Law or Law with Law Studies in Europe as a second degree. Our tutors are happy for applicants to apply with any combination of subjects at A-level or equivalent, and are particularly looking for students able to think clearly, reason rigorously, and read extensively.
Please note that we do not accept Senior Status students (i.e. those wishing to take a Law degree in two years) as our tutors do not consider that two years is enough to get the full benefits of an Oxford law degree.