Oxford Program Celebrates 50 Years

Press Date
July 21, 2023
FSU Law student at Oxford

This summer, FSU Law’s Summer Program in Law at Oxford celebrates its 50th year! Fourteen FSU Law students are participating in this year’s program, which runs from June 26 to August 3. The program is the oldest ongoing program in Oxford sponsored by a U.S. law school, and it provides a unique opportunity for students to study comparative law and the history of the common law in its original setting. Tenured law faculty from the University of Oxford and Florida State University teach courses for the program, which include An Introduction to English Public Law, English Legal History, Lawyers as Leaders, and Public International Law. Program participants stay at St. Edmund Hall, a University of Oxford college which dates back to the 13th century, and in addition to attending classes, they go on program outings to London and Stratford-upon-Avon. Many also choose to travel independently or with classmates to nearby cities and countries on the weekends. Numerous students who have attended the Oxford program in past years note that it is a highlight of their law school experience.

“Getting to study at Oxford University under both FSU Law and Oxford Law professors has truly been a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said current participant and rising 2L Savannah Bass,who is pictured above at Oxford. “This program has allowed me to study English law in a unique setting, while also having the chance to explore surrounding cities and countries in Europe with my fellow classmates. I’ve really come to appreciate the history of the common law system and am already planning my next trip back!”


Published on July 21, 2023