On this page, you will find some recommendations on what to watch, read, listen and do to engage with your subject. As well as feeding your intellectual curiosity, these links may provide useful material for your UCAS statement. Once you have engaged with the links, make sure that you practise putting your thoughts into words with the writing activity at the end.
- Take part in a university-led law programme – they are a great way of getting an in-depth introduction to the legal world. You will find the most valuable opportunities directly on university websites so take some time to explore. For example, The University of Oxford, The University of Manchester, and The University of Warwick, all participate in a national Pathways to Law programme, while also hosting visits for potential law students.
- Why not have a go at mooting? A moot court simulates a court hearing, in which participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument. You can work with a teacher at school to set up a school mooting competition.
- Enrol. Sign up to an online course to develop one the area of law that most excites you. For example, why not explore the course Understand the fundamentals of global governance on the FutureLearn platform.
- To apply to university, you need to demonstrate that you are well informed about the subject and have a strong interest in studying it at greater depth. To get started, practice writing about your subject interests by composing short responses to the following questions:
- What have you watched, read or listened to that has inspired you?
- Why was it interesting?
- What new issues did you learn about?
- What do you want to find out next?
- What excites you about the subject?
- Why do you think studying the subject is important?