If your graduate course at Oxford requires a master's degree in the UK system,you will usually need a master’s degree with an overall grade corresponding to the following:
60% for a passing grade in the UK system
80% from a Double First Class University, Project 985 or Project 211 institution, or 85% from other institutions, for a merit grade in the UK system
88% from a Double First Class University, Project 985 or Project 211 institution, or 90% from other institutions, for a distinction grade in the UK system.
For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.7 out of 4.0.
As a minimum, applicants should hold or be predicted to achieve the following UK qualifications or their equivalent:
a first-class or a very strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honoursin law.
Equivalent qualifications may include a master’s in law or a postgraduate diploma in law or other law professional equivalent.
Other qualifications, evidence of excellence and relevant experience:
Work experience in a relevant field may be an advantage but is not a requirement.
The longer it is since you have been in full-time education, the more attention will be paid to any relevant professional experience.
Publications are not expected. They may, in certain circumstances, advantage an application but it is appreciated that the opportunity to publish may vary considerably depending on factors such as the stage the student has reached in their academic career and the structure of the course(s) they have studied. Consequently, a lack of publications will not be assessed negatively.