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  • Locations: Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:
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Program Oxford Pre Law tab 1

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 U.S.) 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 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 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.


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 a dining hall.

Resident Directors

Sara Sampson
Moritz College of Law

Ohio State Program Contact

Rebecca McMunn
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Courses and Credit Oxford Pre Law tab 2

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.



Application Requirement Oxford Pre Law tab 3

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must: All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.


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



Program Costs Oxford Pre Law tab 4

Students will be responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a $6,231 program fee. The program fee will include room, most meals and field trips. It will not include airfare, some meals, personal expenses, a passport or immunizations.

Please refer to the budget sheet to view all estimated costs of participation. 

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.



Information Sessions Oxford Pre Law tab 5

  • Friday, October 26, 2018, 3-4pm; Public Service Law Center in Drinko Hall
  • Thursday, November 29, 2018, 5-6pm; Public Service Law Center in Drinko Hall


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Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.


None at this time.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/01/2018
02/12/2018 06/24/2018 07/28/2018
NOTE: Dates include travel days.
Summer 2019 02/01/2019 02/15/2019 06/30/2019 08/03/2019

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