Trinity welcomes applications from prospective undergraduate students  who wish to study either Law or Law with Law Studies in Europe. 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.

We welcome applications from strong candidates for both Masters-level courses (especially the BCL) and the DPhil degree in law.  We currently have a (postdoctoral) Junior Research Fellow in Law, Yasser Kureshi.

Judge Theodor Meron, a leading figure in international criminal justice, is an Honorary Visiting Fellow of Trinity.  

Law Freshers stand in Trinity's front quad.
Our third-year Law students
Students pose outside a sign reading 'Faculty of Law' holding undergraduate prospectuses.

Course Details

The three-year undergraduate Oxford Law course comprises ten core subjects and two optional subjects. The syllabus for this course and for Law with Law Studies in Europe is the same at every College, and you can find more details about it here.

Two female students sit at a table during a law tutorial.
Having lectures and tutorials with the academics who have written the textbooks and articles on your topic is truly inspiring… The main challenge has been using original thoughts. You develop the ability to be critical; learning to question what you read and how to articulate your own ideas on a subject.

Teaching Structure

In the core subjects of the undergraduate degree, 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. For the optional subjects later in the course, teaching is organised by the Law Faculty, with our tutors maintaining a supportive oversight of our students' progress.

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Trinity and the Faculty of Law

Career Prospects

The majority of our Law graduates go on into a legal career. The Oxford Law courses count as qualifying law degrees, so Oxford Law graduates can immediately go on to the Legal Practice Course (for solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (for barristers). Some will also go on to further study or research, and the skills gained from studying Law in the tutorial system – clear argument and strong analysis – are also valuable in a wide range of other careers.

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.
Two Trinity law students pose together at a college Law Society dinner.