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Law – GDL

Graduate Diploma

Accredited by the Joint Academic Stage Board as providing the academic stage of qualifying for each branch of the legal profession.

The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course enables students who have acquired a non-law undergraduate degree to complete the academic stage of legal professional education (CPE) in one year (full time) or two years (part time). You can then begin the vocational stage of training as either a solicitor (Legal Practice Course) or barrister (Bar Professional Training Course).

GDL Scholarships

A scholarship is available for students who will be studying on the Graduate Diploma in Law at Oxford Brookes University in 2017–18.

To enter, please submit a 1,000 maximum word answer to the following question:

In November 2016, the High Court ruled that the government’s argument that it was not necessary to obtain Parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon was “contrary to fundamental constitutional principles of the sovereignty of parliament”. Even if, by the time you enter the competition, the Supreme Court has over-ruled the High Court, do you agree with the High Court’s ruling? Whatever your answer, please give reasons.

The scholarship is worth £2,000 to be put towards payment of GDL fees and will be awarded for the best 1,000 word essay.

To be eligible to enter the competition, you must have accepted a place on the GDL at Oxford Brookes commencing in 2017–18 on or by Tuesday 1 August 2017. The deadline for entry into the competition is midday on Tuesday 8 August 2017.

To find out how to enter, the criteria by which essays will be judged and the declaration which you must attach to your essay, please read the terms and conditions available opposite.