Merton law school is a friendly, close-knit community comprising students studying for the 3-year BA in Jurisprudence, the 4-year Law with Law Studies in Europe (France, Germany, Holland, Italy), and graduate students. There are roughly equal numbers of men and women, and students come from a wide range of backgrounds and countries. We welcome overseas applications.
Our law students are very well placed. The college provides accommodation throughout the undergraduate degree, either in college itself or close by; both sites are a short walk from the Law Faculty and Library. Those reading for a second BA in Law with senior status are housed in our graduate accommodation.
The tutors provide introductory tutorials to orientate students into the law course. They also make more use of specialist external tutors than most colleges; so students are taught by an expert in their field and experience a broad range of tutors and colleges. Merton students tend to work closely together and have been very successful in their exams.
There are prizes for the best first year university exam results (sponsored by Norton Rose) and for the best performing second year lawyer (sponsored by Allen & Overy). There are also prizes for doing well in college tests each term.
Average intake: Six (including Law with Law Studies in Europe).