How will I be taught Law at Pembroke?


The College Undergraduate Teaching

All Oxford law students have the opportunity to attend lectures organized centrally by the Law Faculty. However, the main focus of all Oxford law courses is the tutorial system in which between two and four students spend an hour a week with their tutor discussing that week’s topic in detail. In addition to this many tutors will also arrange weekly classes for all the students to whom they give tutorials in a particular term.

The list of subjects studied on the undergraduate course can be found here. You will receive tutorials and often classes on some of these subjects within Pembroke (for example, Dr Rebecca Williams teaches Criminal Law and Administrative Law, Ms Natalie Mrockova teaches Contract Law and Land Law and Mr Valentin Jeutner teaches EU law). However, as with all law students across Oxford, you will also receive some of your tutorials at other Colleges. These are usually part of a ‘swap arrangement’ (for example, Dr Rebecca Williams teaches criminal law in the first term of the first year to students from Pembroke, St Anne’s and Merton Colleges, in return for which tutors at St Anne’s and Merton give tutorials to Pembroke students in Tort Law and Trusts Law respectively). So all your tutorial teaching will be done either ‘in house’ or by someone in close contact with your College tutors. One of the real strengths of the Oxford system is the degree of personal contact you will have with your tutors, who are often leading experts in their fields.

The College Graduate Teaching

Students taking the BCL and MJur courses attend most of their lectures and seminars at the Law Faculty. The college coordinates the tutorial teaching for graduate students which in most cases is provided by the subject groups.