The University of Law

Overview

The University of Law is a modern professional training school with over 100 years’ experience in law. We have been developing legal minds since 1876 and more than 1,200 students from over 100 countries choose to study with us. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, the University continuously focuses on developing the best legal minds.


What makes the University of Law different?

Innovation and contemporary teaching practices

All of the courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our market-leading postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services.


Powerful connections

The Unviersity's track record of excellence in learning and development has helped it establish worldwide connections with the legal services market. This is why many leading global law firms work exclusively with the University of Law to develop their people, and why legal employers of all types want to meet our students. It’s also why law schools and professional bodies around the world choose to enter into strategic alliances with them.


Understanding of the law

The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers.


The most experienced tutors

All of the tutors are qualified solicitors, barristers or judges, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass onto our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes - one of the reasons that many law firms insist their trainees study with the Unersity of Law.


Focused on employability

The focus is exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our market-leading law careers service and legal vacancy database. Students also benefit from the pioneering and award-winning pro bono programmes, which allow them to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community.


This combination means that the graduates are in a unique position when it comes to finding employment. 98% of our full-time LPC students who graduated in summer 2013 had secured employment within nine months of graduation (based on known destinations).


Widening access

The University takes responsibility to widen access to the legal profession seriously, and offer a wide range of scholarships to help talented University of Law students fund their legal training and achieve their career ambitions.

  • Year established
    1876
  • Location
    South East England
  • Registered students
    n/a

Academic specialism

Undergraduate

Making the right choice about where to study your law degree is so important, our law degree gives you the perfect foundation to kick start your career and opens doors to a rewarding future. We can offer you the following:

  • A two or three-year full time or four-year part-time LLB programme - or a dual degree in law with business or accounting in partnership with The University of Liverpool
  • Learn from tutors who are all qualified lawyers and have extensive experience in practice – encouraging you to think and act like a professional from day one
  • A high level of support and feedback, with a focus on maximising your employment prospects – to help you achieve your career aspirations
  • An innovative approach to learning – our students learn the law through practical, real-life scenarios in small groups with high contact teaching hours
  • Seven fully-resourced modern centres around the UK, all in city or campus locations
  • Connections with hundreds of law firms in the UK and globally, we work with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms and four of the top five global firms.


Postgraduate

The University provides a range of postgraduate law courses to suit your requirements:

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) – for non-law graduates wishing to convert to law
  • LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) - if you have a law degree and wish to train as a solicitor, now with a Masters included
  • Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) - if you have a law degree and wish to train as a barrister
  • IBA - LLM Master of Laws degrees - if you have degree and want to do a Masters
  • MSc - Master of Science degree in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance - Enhance your career with a qualification that reflects cutting-edge approaches to international law, regulatory risk and compliance


The facts speak for themselves:

  • Benefit from the University's global connections, and the ability to add an international focus to many of our courses, we work with hundreds of law firms both in the UK and globally – over 30 leading law firms send their trainees exclusively to us
  • The wide range of study options means you can choose the course that’s right for you – whether full-time, part-time or supported online learning
  • The professional learning environment encourages you to think and act like a lawyer from day one
  • Our market-leading Employability Service will help you to maximise your employment prospects
  • Highly-qualified tutors - all have extensive practice experience as solicitors, barristers or judges
  • Eight fully-resourced modern law schools across the UK, offering a range of city and campus locations
  • Extensive scholarship programme supporting and encouraging diversity.

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