Easter Law Session

The Easter Law Session at Oriel College, offers participants a two week programme focusing on a variety of Law topics, including: Legal Theory, UK Contract and Corporate Law, World Trade Organization, International Taxation & Intellectual Property Rights. All courses are delivered by University of Oxford professors and academics who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields.

About This Programme

Length 2 weeks
Available Dates Spring Session: 18 March – 31 March 2018
Lectures /
15-20 hours of seminar style lectures are delivered per week by highly experienced and qualified tutors, lecturers, doctors, and professors from the University of Oxford (UK) and/or the University of Cambridge (UK). Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK) will award each delegate who successfully graduates from the programme with a Certificate of Attendance and Achievement. We require all students to attend at least 1 exam to receive an Academic Transcript issued by Oriel College (University of Oxford, UK). There are exams scheduled at the end of each week.
Accommodation Single dormitory room with shared bathroom, includes daily breakfast.

If you would like lunch and dinner provided for you, there is an additional charge of 370 GBP.

Fees Please see our fees & tuition.
Prerequisites This is an open enrolment course, we recommend applicants to have prior knowledge or strong interest in the subject/course they are enrolling in.
In addition to lectures given, this course also includes various extra-curricular activities such as social events & leisure activities, visits to businesses and institutions in London, and excursions to famous places and historical landmarks. 


Course Details

  • Spring Timetable
  • Overview
  • Course Description
  • Faculty
Our Spring session runs from 18 March – 31 March 2018. To find out more, view the sample schedules below:

international-relationsThe Easter Law Session at Oriel College, offers students and young professionals a two week programme focusing on a variety of Law topics, including: Legal Theory, UK Contract and Corporate Law, World Trade Organization, International Taxation & Intellectual Property Rights. All courses are delivered by University of Oxford professors and academics who are at the cutting edge of their respective fields.

CBL International also offers study abroad programmes in Cambridge (UK), and at Ivy League institutions in the USA so you can even combine Oxford, Cambridge, and the USA in your individual summer programme.

Legal Theory

This course has been design with the objective to provide students with various insights aspects of international business law systems that govern international trade and commerce. Legal Theory focuses on the function of the rule of law in Common law theory as well as to consider law in a practical manner, this lectures focuses on the nature and importance of rules in legal systems and surveys some of the main difficulties associated with the implementation of laws, rules, and regulations, while Intellectual Property Rights will provide an overview of the international legal framework for the protection of intellectual property, enabling the participants to obtain an understanding of the operations of intellectual property rights in international trade.

United Kingdom Corporate & Contract Law

Contract Law in the UK is an important area of legal study due to the influences of the British Empire. It is a common law subject and as such is governed by the principles of precedent through case law. Contract law concerns the regulation of agreements, in particular for goods and services. Problems arise especially in relation to enforcement of agreements. With the largest financial district in London, UK contract law is of global relevance for legal students in its relevance for mergers and acquisitions from the Anglo-American business world to business transactions in Hong Kong. This course will cover the key aspects of: agreement; consideration, intention, mistake, misrepresentation and duress. These core aspects permeate throughout other legal subjects.

World Trade Organisation

This course will examine all the pressing issues of International Trade Law, and will explore the emerging trends and challenges in the field. It will offer a comprehensive overview of International Economic Law and explore all the surrounding aspects of trade. Class activities, case law, success stories, and moot court activities will complement each lecture. Upon completion of this course, students should expect to have a sound and thorough understanding of international trade law irrespective of their academic background.

International Taxation

The course on International Taxation will introduce participants to the key concepts in taxation bringing an in-depth understanding of tax laws affecting international business and individuals. This course will also focus on taking a look at the benefits and risks of cross-border transactions.

Intellectual Property Rights

The course in Intellectual Property Law aims to give students a general overview of the three main regimes of IP: copyright, patents and trademarks. This will include discussions on the justifications of intellectual property; the requirements necessary to garner protection for literary or artistic works, inventions and brand logos; the infringement of these various rights; and the remedies available once. The course will involve lectures, case studies and interactive discussions.


stefanProfessor Stefan Enchelmaier
Professor of European and Comparative Law
Lincoln College, University of Oxford (UK)

Professor Enchelmaier studied law, philosophy, and Latin at the Universities of Cologne, Hamburg, and Edinburgh; obtained his doctorate from the University of Bonn with a thesis on European competition law, and his habilitation from the University of Munich with a thesis on comparative Anglo-German personal property law. After a stint in practice, he held posts in Oxford (1997-2003); Max-Planck-Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich (2003-2008); and York (2008-2013). His research interests are in comparative corporate insolvency, comparative company law, and European Union economic law. He is involved in the teaching of company and corporate insolvency law, European Union law, Roman law, and contract law.


abbasiDr Zubair Abbasi
Faculty of Law
University of Oxford (UK)

Zubair Abbasi is analysing the relationship between law and economic development with special reference to the development of business organisations. His research is based on the economic analysis of the history of English Law and Islamic Law. His primary areas of interest are law and development, comparative corporate governance, company law, financial crimes, jurisprudence, land law, trusts, Islamic law and legal history.


hawkinsEmeritus Professor Keith Hawkins
Fellow of Oriel College
University of Oxford (UK)

Keith Hawkins (LL.B Birm., Dipl Criminol., MA, PhD Cantab.) retired from active teaching in October 2006. His research interests are in the sociology of legal processes, and are concerned with legal decision making and the workings of governmental regulation in such areas as environmental control, and occupational health and safety regulations.


pitkethlyDr Robert Pitkethley
St. Peter’s College
Faculty of Law, University of Oxford (UK)

Dr Robert Pitkethly, MBA INSEAD, MA DPhil Oxf, MSc Stirling, teaches on the 1st year Introduction to Management course as well as teaching Strategic Management and Management of Intellectual Property.

He has been a visiting fellow at the Institute of Intellectual Property and the National Institute of Science and Technology Policy in Tokyo and a research fellow of Cambridge University’s Judge Institute of Management Studies where he carried out research into the acquisition of UK companies by foreign companies. He has worked both as a Patent Attorney and as a Management Consultant with a wide range of industries. His current research interests bridge the fields of strategic management and intellectual property and include managerial aspects of intellectual property policy.

jasiniRudina Jasini
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford

Rudina Jasini read for a DPhil in Law. She succesfully defended her doctoral thesis on 5 November 2015. Her doctoral research centres on the participation of victims of gross violations of human rights as civil parties in international criminal proceedings, and is supervised by Professor Carolyn Hoyle. In the course of her DPhil, Rudina has pursued a Visiting Researcher programme both at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (2012) and at Harvard Law School (2013). Rudina has taught tutorials in Public International Law and International Criminal Law at New College and Christ Church at Oxford University. She is the recipient of numerous academic awards and the author of several peer-reviewed articles on international justice. She has presented her work at various conferences and symposiums, including at the University of Cambridge, Harvard Law School, Columbia University, New York University, The New School, the 14th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in The Hague, as well as on a range of other occasions. In April 2015, Rudina was selected as member on the ILA International Committee on Complementarity in International Criminal Law.


marionMarion Vannier
Doctoral Candidate
Centre for Criminology
University of Oxford, UK

Marion is a D.Phil candidate in criminology at the Centre for Criminology, Oxford. In 2014, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Law and Society, University of California- Berkeley. Marion holds a joint LL.B from King’s College, London and Paris I, La Sorbonne, an LL.M from Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.Sc from the University of Oxford. Prior to starting her D.Phil, Marion passed the New York and Paris bars and worked at Linklaters LLP and White & Case LLP on various areas of international law. She then joined a defence team before the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (located in Tanzania). Upon her return to France, Marion was appointed advisory judge (juge assesseur) by the UNHCR before the French Asylum appeals court (Cour Nationale de Droit d’Asile).


theodorakisDr Nikolaos Theodorakis
Tutor and Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Oxford

Nikolaos Theodorakis is a Lecturer at the Oxford University Foreign Service Programme, Junior Research Fellow at Pembroke College, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Kellogg College. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge where he focused on issues of Corporate Compliance, Liability and Regulation. He holds degrees from the University of Athens (LL.B.), University of Cambridge (M.Phil.) and University College London (LL.M.). His research agenda currently spans across three pillars: different forms of Financial Crime and how they intertwine with International Development; effective regulatory regimes for banking institutions and corporations; and relevant compliance strategies pertaining to International Trade and Competition Law.


catherineDr Catherine MacKenzie
Faculty of Law
University of Cambridge (UK)

Dr Mackenzie is a University Lecturer in International Environmental Law at the University of Cambridge. She is also an Academic Fellow of the Honorable Society of the Inner Temple. A member of the Bar of England and Wales and Australia, she has practised law in UK, Hong Kong and Australia and been employed by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and United Nations. Her research focuses the relationship between international law and environmental protection and she has particular interests in international forest law, climate change obligations, and the implementation and enforcement of environmental obligations by international courts and tribunals. She coordinates the Cambridge MPhil and LLM paper in International Environmental Law, supervises PhD research, and lectures on the Masters in Sustainability Leadership.


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Please send all completed application forms to info@cbl-international.com. If you have any questions regarding our application process, please feel free to contact us at anytime.

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