RUW offers summer programme at the University of Oxford

London, The Royal University for Women (RUW) is the first university in the GCC Region to offer a summer programme in Law at the University of Oxford, as part of its international mission.

A delegation of ten senior students, led by Dr Maria Casoria, Assistant Professor at the College of Law at RUW, spent three weeks at the University of Oxford, at Brasenose College (one of Oxford’s most prestigious colleges) which was founded in 1509.

The students were enrolled in an intensive course entitled ‘Selected Contemporary Legal Topics’, which introduced the students to the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on Law and Technology, by covering such topics as Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Bitcoins, Cryptocurrencies, Cybersecurity and Data Protection, Big Data, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics.

In addition, the students also spent three days in London, learning more about the Common Law legal tradition through attending field trips to some of the main legal sites in London, such as the Supreme Court of the UK, the House of Parliament, the Inns of Court, and the Bahraini Embassy.

The attendees have had the opportunity to experience the life of the college students in one of the most renowned universities worldwide and have gained knowledge about cutting-edge topics in the legal field. As stated by Reem Benshams, President of the RUW Student Council: ‘The course we have taken has opened so many doors for our careers. As RUW students, we are proud to be the first delegation from the GCC to attend a course at the University of Oxford’.

Source: Bahrain News Agency