International Law in the 21st Century – 2 weeks (ages 19-25)


Locations: Oxford  (University of Oxford)

Cost of course: £4,595

Available dates: July to August

Duration: 2 weeks

Age: 19 to 25

Accommodation: Residential at University campus (mixture of single and twin rooms)

Price includes : Accommodation, meals, tuition and cultural programme, Graduation, report cards and certificate,  Maximum 15 students per class, 15+ hours minimum tuition / week

Additional fees : Airport Transfers (at extra cost)

A two-week summer course for young adults wishing to learn the fundamentals of International Law, residential in an Oxford University college.

  • Live, dine and study in colleges of the University of Oxford
  • Law tuition with ORA’s expert tutoring faculty
  • Talks with world-class guest speakers
  • A truly international environment – form a global network
  • Inspirational cultural programme

Course Summary

The course will focus on recent developments in the field of international law, and guide students through the central debates within the discipline. It begins with the philosophy of law, seeking to help students understand the origin of laws, and enter a legal mindset.. It then covers the main theories of international law, drawing from realism to liberal institutionalism and constructivism.

This course will offer a thorough grounding in the principles of Law across key topics, and how the systems of Law that we have are justified from a philosophical standpoint. Additionally, it offers valuable training in debating and discussing complex and often controversial topics in a respectful way; a skill that is valuable not only at university but also in the workplace. Law requires clear and precise communication, and a key aim of this course is to train all students in communicating in this way.


This two-week course is aimed at 19 to 25-year-old students who are keen to learn the fundamentals of International Law in the 21st century. Prior legal training is not required, as all the necessary concepts will be covered during this intensive course.