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Law students at Pembroke receive an education that combines the College’s historically strong legal tradition with all the advantages of studying law in the twenty-first century.
As well as a well-stocked library and a large and experienced team of tutors, Pembroke law students have access to:
The Slaughter and May Book Scheme which provides core text books to each student free of charge
The Blackstone Lectures given annually by a legal leader (in 2017 by the Rt Hon Dame Heather Carol Hallett DBE, in 2016 by Sir Keir Starmer MP, KCB, QC, and in 2015 by Lord Neuberger; President of the UK Supreme Court)
Pembroke's Annual High Achiever's Event which recognises undergraduate academic success
Study Skills Sessions which teach the techniques necessary for study of law
Mooting Competitions to develop legal skills in a practical context. (These are fictional cases argued by students, as if barristers.)
The following links give more information about life as a Pembroke law student, as well as some details of our admissions process, the College legal community and the legal activities that are unique to Pembroke.
University of Oxford information about the Law course, and making an application, is available here.
We are delighted to report that Pembroke alumnus Sir Ian Burnett (1976, Jurisprudence) has been appointed to the most senior juridical position in England and Wales...
Prof. Ariel Ezrachi is co-author of recent publication, ‘Virtual Competition: The Promise and Perils of the Algorithm-Driven Economy’.
The Rt Hon Dame Heather Hallett DBE is the current Vice-President of the Court of Appeal Criminal Division
Our alumni invariably say that they felt that studying law was a good training for whatever they are now doing, because it builds up skills which can be transferred into a wide range of activities...
By far the most important characteristics for Pembroke law students are a commitment to the subject and to the hard work it entails, combined with a determination to achieve the highest possible levels of academic excellence...
There is no such thing as a typical law student at Pembroke. The two things which do unite all Pembroke lawyers are a commitment to studying law and to achieving academic excellence...
Pembroke College has a particularly long association with the law. Several famous and important lawyers have, at one time or another, attended Pembroke College or, as it was until 1624, Broadgates Hall...
The Annual Blackstone Lecture took place on the 21st November 2015, given by Sir Keir Starmer MP, KCB, QC. The lecture was entitled ‘Human Rights: can Britain go it alone; and should we?’
Based at Pembroke and led by Professor Sandra Fredman, this research group is part of the Oxford Martin School and seeks to design a new framework for human rights to deal with unprecedented and unpredictable factors affecting future generations.