Now in its 50th year, this is the oldest on-going program in Oxford to be sponsored by a U.S. school. It provides a unique opportunity for students and practitioners to study comparative law and the history of the common law in its original setting. Participants reside at St. Edmund Hall, a University of Oxford college, which traces its roots to the 13th century when Edmund of Abingdon, monk and subsequent Archbishop of Canterbury, is believed to have lived and taught at this location. Named St. Edmund Hall in 1317, it is the only remaining original Oxford community. In addition to attending classes, participants go on program outings to London and Stratford-upon-Avon, with plenty of opportunity for independent travel.
Do not purchase airline tickets until advised to do so by International Programs.
The Oxford Law Program is open to students in good standing at an ABA-approved law school.
The majority of rooms in St. Edmund Hall are single-occupancy. A pub and common room are available for both students and faculty. Overnight guests are not allowed in program housing.
Plans may change due to unexpected events and/or new opportunities. Cultural immersion and social events planned for this program may include:
To speak with the International Programs Academic Advisor about study abroad courses, you can visit our zoom drop-in advising hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. There are also appointments available via Campus Connect on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If these times do not work for you, contact our advisor directly at IP-AcademicAdvising@fsu.edu to make an appointment.
IP provides Liberal Studies requirement areas in an effort to help students make informed decisions. Although every attempt is made to be accurate & current, requirement areas are fluid and it is the student’s responsibility to confirm all Liberal Studies requirement areas through the Liberal Studies Course Search Tool and your major advisor.
|Session XF99||Summer 2023|
|LAW7930||An Introduction to English Public Law|
The course will offer an introduction to constitutional and administrative law in the England. Week 1 will offer an overview of three main actors in English public law – the UK Parliament, the courts and the executive – as well as beginning to highlight some of the debates about the scope of their powers and the relationships between them. Weeks 2 and 3 will build on the first week by considering more specifically how the executive is held to account in English law. The main focus will be on judicial review, including the grounds on which it can be sought and the various barriers to access. However, the course will also consider other methods of legal accountability, including the role of tribunals in the English legal system and the possibility of bringing a private law claim against a public authority. Week 4 will consider and evaluate methods of rights protection in the UK, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and common law rights. The course will aim to foster legal expertise, especially in case law analysis. Each class will be focused on a case which will serve as a springboard for broader discussion of the themes raised. Assessment will be based on both class participation (15%) and a three hour exam (85%) sat at the end of the course.
|LAW7930||English Legal History|
The institutional framework of the Common Law and how that framework influenced the structure of the substantive law. Discusses the initial courts; the emergence of the dominant ‘common law’ courts, King's Bench and Common Pleas, and the competing/complimentary Equity jurisdiction; the writ system and development of the pleading forms and the methods of proof used in trials. Considers tenures, the principal Real Actions for the recovery of land at Common Law and selected writs. There will be a 2-1/2 hr. closed book handwritten exam.
|LAW7930||Lawyers as Leaders|
This course will help students recognize and develop the skills needed for success in future leadership positions, both in their employment and within their communities at large. Leadership skills and advice from experts in various fields will be studied, and students will also engage in guided self-examination to identify personal interests, strengths, and areas of potential growth. The course assignments are prepared course materials: A combination of excerpts from texts (featuring authors such as Dolly Chugh, Adam Grant, and Todd Rose), along with occasional video (e.g. TED Talks) and/or audio (e.g. an episode of a podcast) assignments. The grade for the course will be a combination of class participation and a take-home exam.
|LAW7930||Public International Law|
This course we will examine the law that governs sovereign nations and international organizations, as well as the relations of individuals and groups with them. The course covers, inter alia, the nature and sources of international law, international adjudication, territory, jurisdiction, human rights, and war. Prepared course materials will be posted on Canvas and there will be an in-class exam for this course.
*/**/***/****/^ Courses followed by these symbols denote cross listing. Students may take one or the other, but not both.
The biggest factor in deciding when and where to study abroad is often the financial aspect. In fact, too many students assume they cannot afford to participate, missing out on an invaluable opportunity because they are not aware of alternative methods of funding. The Finances Team at International Programs is dedicated to helping students through the financial aid application process by conducting financial aid workshops on a regular basis in addition to meeting personally with students in need of assistance. We also help concerned parents! Additionally, non-FSU students are strongly encouraged to contact the financial aid office at their home school as early as possible. Finally, FSU students will find additional helpful information on the FSU Financial Aid website.
Please review Understanding the Financial Aid Process for Students Studying Abroad to explore a range of issues for students who anticipate receiving any type of financial assistance. This is a document just for FSU IP students and families, with step-by-step guidance for the process. FSU students, access it here. Non-FSU students, access it here. For summer financial aid, please keep in mind a student must be enrolled in at least 6 hours in order to receive aid.
For information about the 1098-T form, click here.
To make a payment, click here.
Any student receiving any form of assistance below will want to complete a Fee Deferment to allow International Programs to delay the due date of the associated program fees. More information about the Fee Deferment is included in the step-by-step guidance at the link above.
Florida Bright Futures scholarship funds may be used to help pay the program fee for every semester a student is abroad.
The Florida Department of Education website contains additional information concerning eligibility, renewal criteria, appeal processes and legislative updates.
|Credit Hours||Bright Futures Academic
$213.55 Per Credit Hour
|Bright Futures Medallion
$160.16 Per Credit Hour
Florida Prepaid (FPP) tuition and local fees and/or dorm benefits may be used to pay International Programs fees.
To use a Florida Prepaid dorm account during the summer term, the purchaser of the Prepaid account must contact Florida Prepaid and complete the steps required to authorize use of the summer dorm plan for studying abroad. All other plans will be billed by FSU without additional authorization.
Contact Florida Prepaid directly at 1-800-552-4723 or access their requirements online at https://www.myfloridaprepaid.com/resources/forms/.
Note: Eligibility for summer financial aid requires enrollment in at least six credits.
|# of Credits Enrolled||FPP Tuition||FPP Local Fees*||Dorm Rate|
International Programs strives to award an average of $200,000 in scholarships annually to about 100 students.
Current FSU students who have been admitted to an international program can apply to IP scholarships through the FS4U portal (link below). Before applying, students should review the list of available scholarship opportunities as well as the application process instructions.
|Program Start Date||Scholarship Open Date||Scholarship Application Deadline||Scholarship Award Decisions Communicated to Applicants|
|Spring 2023||April 6, 2022||September 7, 2022||Prior to September 21, 2022|
|Summer 2023||November 1, 2022||January 9, 2023||Prior to January 18, 2023|
|Fall 2023||January 11, 2023||April 26, 2023||Prior to May 24, 2023|
Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.
Other departments at FSU also offer their own study abroad scholarship opportunities. You can review the list of scholarships administered by other FSU departments by following the link below.
Follow the link below for a general listing of scholarships that may be available for international study. These scholarships are available to both FSU students and non-FSU students.
Students who have completed 15 or more credit hours on programs administered by the International Programs office, earning at least a 3.0 average or above in their course work at an international location(s), are eligible for a discount for subsequent IP program. The discount is $500 for summer session or $1,000 for fall or spring semester. Note: This discount is built into the program fees for First Year Abroad program students.
Florida State assesses a technology fee which is NOT included in the International Programs fee. The technology fee rate for 2021-2022 is assessed at $5.25 per credit hour for all students, regardless of location of study.
After registration, the student must pay the applicable technology fee; this fee is paid directly to Florida State University Student Business Services. Failure to pay this fee will result in a late payment charge being assessed to the student by Florida State University Student Business Services. International Programs has no control over the fee or any associated late payment penalty.
International Programs fees do NOT include Facilities and Equipment Fees, which are assessed each semester for some majors (Medicine, Motion Pictures Arts, Music, Nursing, Fine Arts, Dance, Digital Media Production, etc.) even though you are studying overseas. If you are in one of these colleges/majors, you will be assessed a fee. Details can be found on the Registration Guide, under 'Fees and Financial Information.'
The world is within your reach! Talk with a member of IP's Finances Team to learn how your financial aid can help you have a study abroad experience of a lifetime!
Join us for a virtual information session, register below! Or request a meeting by contacting IP-FinancialAid@fsu.edu. Be sure to follow us on social media @fsuip for updates.
The online fee deferment is located in the International Programs Student Portal under the Money Matters area. Login here to access the portal.
All study abroad applicants are required to submit a non-refundable, non-transferrable application fee in order to have their application reviewed by International Programs. Paying the application fee does not guarantee admission to a program.
Once admitted to a study abroad program, a non-refundable commitment fee is required to confirm your participation in the program. FSU applicants expecting to receive financial aid including scholarships, grants, and other sources of assistance have the option to submit a legally binding fee deferment form for all or part of the $1,500 commitment fee, with payment of the balance, if any. Non-FSU students may not defer the commitment fee.
Applicants are fee liable for the commitment fee on the commitment fee payment due date.
Admitted applicants who have not paid or deferred the non-refundable commitment fee in full by the published commitment fee payment deadline will be ineligible to participate in the program (i.e. International Programs will change the student's status to cancelled and the student will have no further fee liability). Applicants who apply to a program after the regular commitment fee payment deadline has passed must pay or defer the entire commitment fee to be eligible for admittance to a program.
All admitted applicants must pay or defer the full program fee in accordance with the published full payment date in order to avoid being canceled from the program.
Florida State University International Programs and Florida State University College of Law (“Florida State”) reserves the right to cancel the Summer Program in Law at Oxford (the “Program”) in the event that enrollment falls substantially below target levels, faculty members are unavailable and cannot be replaced, a change is made in the US Department of State (the “State Department”) advisory level for the United Kingdom, or for other compelling reasons.
The relevant State Department consular information for the United Kingdom is available here. If this information is revised prior to or during the Program, the updated information will be distributed promptly to students
If prior to the commencement of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program, or if the Program is cancelled, students will receive a full refund of all monies advanced within twenty (20) days after the cancellation or withdrawal. A student will also receive a full refund if prior to the commencement of the Program, if they are subject to an involuntary call to active duty or if they or an immediate family member (parent, legal guardian, spouse, child, or sibling) dies.
If during the course of the Program, students withdraw due to a Change in the Program, or if the Program is terminated, students will be refunded fees paid, except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of termination or withdrawal.
Partial refunds/partial release of fee liability for program fees may be granted in instances of withdrawal prior to the start of the program under the following circumstances, upon providing appropriate documentation:
In evaluating requests, the refund committee considers the timeliness of the notification in relation to the event causing the need for withdrawal and timeliness in relation to the start of the program.
Submit all cancellations and requests for refunds or release from fee liability in writing via email to IP-Cancel@fsu.edu . Applicants should include their last name and program code in the subject line of the email.
Alternatively, requests may be submitted in writing to International Programs at the following postal address:
Attention: Refund Committee
Office of FSU International Programs
A5500 University Center
282 Champions Way
P.O. Box 3062420
Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420
A visa is not required for U.S. citizens participating on a study-abroad program shorter than six months. Anyone wishing to partake in two consecutive semesters will likely be required to obtain a visa and should contact an Immigration Coordinator, at IP-Visas@fsu.edu, for assistance.
|Summer 2023 Oxford Law|
|Applications Open||Friday, October 13, 2023|
|Commitment Fee Due||Wednesday, March 01, 2023|
|Full Payment Due||Monday, April 03, 2023|
For 60 years, Florida State University International Programs has been committed to providing a rewarding academic and cultural experience that enriches the lives of our students. Our highest priority is and always has been the welfare and security of our students.
Program directors maintain contact with our Tallahassee office, local authorities, and United States officials, both at home and abroad. Each program holds meetings with students in which safety procedures and precautions are detailed and regularly re-emphasized. Each program has an Emergency Plan which includes details about local health care facilities, meeting points and procedures, and contingency plans and funds should it ever become necessary to evacuate our students.
Students are reminded to inform International Programs of the details of their independent travel details via our online travel form, heed US State Department travel advisories, and take relevant emergency and US Embassy/Consulate contact information with them.
Students venture abroad to experience other cultures, and to gain a deeper appreciation of their role as American citizens in the world. FSU International Programs is fully committed to helping students realize these aspirations in a safe and secure learning environment.
All International Programs fees include international medical and evacuation insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). A link to our policy is provided below. The coverage will be effective for participants from the day the program starts until the day the program ends. Please note: this policy is NOT intended to replace your domestic coverage. For more information, visit studentinsurance.fsu.edu.
FSU International Programs encourages program participants to consider purchasing travel insurance. Travel insurance comes in many forms and can protect you in case you need to change your travel plans due to unforeseen circumstances. The coverage ranges from help with lost baggage to delay in flight plans to trip cancellation.
Travel insurance that covers fees associated with changing your airfare plans is especially helpful for those attending programs that require entry or student visas. Immigration approval can take months with regulations changing often that can cause the need to delay or cancel flight plans. Often airfare arrangements are non-refundable or cannot be changed without fee penalties. Certain types of trip cancellation insurance will reimburse you the cost of your airfare or penalty fees. Travel Insurance must cover failure to obtain visa.
You may wish to begin researching travel insurance and trip cancellation policies by using the Travel Insurance Review website. Their Travel Insurance 101: The Complete Guide to Travel Insurance section is particularly helpful for those just beginning their research. They also have a section that allows you to compare different policies.
Travel insurance is also offered through CISI and Travel Insured International. Please note that this plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying your first fee. For example, if looking to insure the cost of the program, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of paying the commitment fee to International Programs. If wishing to insure only the cost of the flight, the plan must be purchased within 21 days of purchasing airfare.
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Florida State University study center safety guides include institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The report also contains statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off campus buildings or property owned or controlled by The Florida State University; and on public property within or immediately adjacent and accessible from the campus. A paper copy is available upon request to FSU International Programs at A5500 University Center, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306-2420, or by contacting FSU International Programs at (850) 644-3272 or (800) 374-8581.
Copies are also available from the study center administrative offices, or you may download from the links below: