The SMU Dedman School of Law offers, in association with University College, an annual six-week program, at University College. The program includes a one-day tour of “Legal London.” This program is part of SMU’s strong tradition of training lawyers, from the U.S. and abroad, to practice law in a global environment. Over 650 law students have participated in this summer program since its inception. Students earn five hours of credit by taking one course taught by an SMU professor and one Oxford-style tutorial taught by an Oxford tutor. Participants live and take their meals in historic University College, Oxford.
The 2016 Oxford program will begin on Monday, June 27, and run through Saturday, August 6. As in the past, the number of students enrolled in the program will be kept small. Thirty-six students will be accepted to attend the program. The small class sizes encourage a sense of community and allow active participation of all students. Enrollment has varied in recent years from 32 to 36 students, most but not all of whom have been enrolled at SMU. In 2015, thirty-four students from SMU participated in the SMU Oxford Summer Program. In 2014, three students from other law schools joined 25 SMU law students.
2016 Oxford Program - UK Supreme Court