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Semester in Oxford Program

2015 Program

Oxford, EnglandFor the tenth consecutive year, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the University of Georgia Law School are jointly offering one of the few semester-long study abroad opportunities available from American law schools. This 15-week program runs from January through April and is taught at St. Anne's College, one of the 40 colleges that make up the University of Oxford. The program has been approved for accreditation by the American Bar Association.


Students take four courses and receive 12 semester hours of credit toward their JD degree. Three of the four courses address comparative or international law subjects and are taught in a small group classroom setting. The fourth course is a supervised research tutorial in the Oxford tradition, in which each student will write a lengthy research paper on a comparative or international law topic of their own choosing. The research tutorial and one small group course are taught by members of the law faculty at Oxford. The other two small group courses will be taught by a law professor from Georgia.

In 2015, Georgia Professor Lori Ringhand will teach a course in Comparative Intellectual Property Law (3 credits) and a course in Comparative Constitutional Rights (3 credits). Oxford Professor Barbara Havelkova will teach European Union Law (3 credits). Six Oxford professors guide tutorials in numerous substantive areas of law, including comparative constitutional and human rights law; comparative labor and employment law; comparative risk regulation; and comparative criminology and criminal justice. Georgia Senator and U.S. Ambassador Wyche Fowler will also be teaching a course (details and description coming soon) (1 credit).

University, Town, and Surroundings

Down by the lakeStudents are associate members of St. Anne's College, one of the 40 colleges that make up the University of Oxford. Students have access to dining, computers, library, sports, and all other student-related facilities at the college. Students reside in a spacious new house in North Oxford (see photos), within easy walking distance of St. Anne's and the entire university complex. Students have library privileges at the university's Bodleian Library, one of the world’s most famous research libraries.

Located 54 miles northwest of London, the ancient city of Oxford is home to a renowned university that dates from the 12th century. The city enjoys a remarkably rich artistic and cultural life, and is within easy reach of splendid countryside, unspoiled villages, and shopping. The city and its university provide an exciting setting for a semester program in law. The University of Oxford began as a confederation of independent colleges. The extensive grounds and magnificent buildings of the colleges still exist, each as a self-contained academic unit.

For further information, contact:

Asst. Dean Laura Fernandez
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
55 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
(614) 688-5328