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Applicants can choose from Law (Jurisprudence) and Law with Law Studies in Europe.

Why study Law at St Hilda’s?

Law at St Hilda's is fantastic because:

  • We have a very active student Law Society. Set up and run by undergraduates, the St Hilda’s Law Society hosts a variety of speakers, including legal practitioners. It also organises social events for undergraduate and graduate law students.
  • We run one of the major mooting competitions in the University
  • We have a dedicated Law Network of alumnae and alumni, which provides an excellent springboard for careers. Regular social and career events provide an opportunity for current students to make contact with former students and to explore possible career paths.

Subject Tutors

The core tutorial teaching team at St Hilda’s consists of:

- Martin Brenncke
- Dr Rachel Condry
- Dr Andrea Dolcetti
- Dr Dev Gangjee
- Ms Sarah Green

Law Fellow and CUF Sarah Green  teaches Criminal Law, Contract and Tort. Hence the College is able to provide five of the ten compulsory subjects of the law curriculum “in-house”. The remaining subjects are taught by fellows at other colleges who are experts in their field with whom we have teaching exchanges. In addition, the Fellows of the College are involved in the teaching of third year options: Ms Green teaches Personal Property Law and Dr Condry teaches Criminal Justice and Penology.

We also have a number of Senior Research Fellows who are not involved in undergraduate teaching for the College: Dr Mavis MacLean’s research interests lie in Family Law and Family Policy, particularly from a comparative perspective; Professor Ulf Bernitz’s research is in European Law.

Further Information

Admissions process

The study of law combines skills from both the sciences and arts and therefore most A-level subjects are suitable. Candidates with either arts or science subjects, or a combination of both, are equally welcome to apply. The Law tutors are looking for people who can think clearly, reason carefully and argue persuasively.

We are seeking candidates with the strongest academic potential whom we feel will make the most out of the intellectual opportunities we have to offer. We are looking both for academic potential and commitment to excel in the chosen course of study.

In making our final decisions about candidates we inevitably place a certain emphasis on performance in the interview. If you are invited to interview at St Hilda’s, you can expect to meet with two interviewer panels, including two or more of our Law Fellows and Lecturers. The format of interviews may change slightly from year to year, but will typically involve a discussion around a legal text which you will have had time to read before the interview.

The purpose of our interviews is not to test your pre-existing knowledge of the law, but rather your ability to engage deeply with different and difficult conceptual issues. Our interest is not with the substance of your views and opinions, but with the way you think about and respond to the problems we set and the questions we ask. We are looking for rigorous but flexible and reflective analytical thinking.

Please visit the Law course page on the University Web site for further information, including details on entrance requirements. You can also view a mock interview for Law

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