Why choose this course?
So, why study for your L.L.B. law here at Hertfordshire? Well alongside a Gold rating for our teaching, we have a dedicated Law School, incredible facilities and an innovative teaching team of practising lawyers and solicitors. We’ve shaped our law degree around a skills-based competency framework that is geared towards the demands of today’s legal profession. This will kickstart your career with exceptional skills, experience and opportunities.
You’ll study in our fantastic Law Building, practise your skills in our replica Crown Court and solve real problems for the local community in our very own pro-bono law clinic. Get stuck into our huge range of co-curricular activities and you’ll also future proof your degree with skills and qualifications in areas like mooting, trial advocacy and client interviewing.
As well as exploring the fundamentals of law, you’ll explore contemporary issues as diverse as data protection, human rights, terrorism and cybercrime. We use an innovative flipped-classroom model that lets you watch lectures online, from home, before coming to seminars to tackle the issues in-depth with your tutors. It’s a unique approach that gives you flexibility, structure and a permanent online resource you can dive into – anytime, anywhere.
Our L.L.B. is built around our Guiding Principles:
1. Students as individual learners
We see every student as an individual learner with their own needs and career aspiration. Our aim is to work with you in developing knowledge, skills, and self-awareness to make those aspirations a reality.
2. Inclusive and diverse legal community
We aim to build an inclusive and diverse legal community that fosters a culture of success and achievement for all.
3. Innovative and challenging
We aim to build together an innovative legal curriculum that engages and motivates all members of our legal community.
4. Transferable skills
We recognise that a law degree can be used to support a range of careers and professions. We aim to ensure that you develop a range of legal and transferable skills.
We recognise that students need to undertake at least 40 hours of study a week on our full-time programme. We aim to support your learning by being flexible in supporting your education alongside other commitments.
What are the facilities like?
Outstanding. Our bright, modern Law School Building opened its doors in 2011 and brings you a mixture of fantastic technology, well-equipped study spaces and realistic legal settings. Inside you’ll find our incredible replica Crown Court, complete with a judge’s bench and viewing gallery, where you’ll practise your skills and build your confidence.
We’ve also got our very own law clinic, where you’ll work with experienced lawyers and solicitors to solve real problems for local people.
Hertfordshire Law School has helped graduates forge successful careers for over 40 years. You’ll benefit from our reputation for being forward-thinking, innovative, community focussed and responsive to the world around us.
What's the course about?
People, power, and problem-solving. A law degree is a fantastic opportunity to study human relationships, investigate complex problems and understand the diverse structures that keep us functioning as a modern, evolving society. It’s a qualification that opens doors into a huge range of careers, giving you a deep, sought-after knowledge of the way our legal world works today.
Right from the start, you will have a two-week connections module to develop the skills and mindset required for studying law successfully.
You’ll spend your first year building a really strong foundation of legal knowledge – and developing professional skills you’ll use throughout your law degree and beyond. Together we’ll explore Contract Law, Tort Actions, Justice Matters, and Constitutional Principles of the UK and EU. Plus our new employability module brings employability into the core of the LLB, Life in the Law. Right from the start of your degree, you'll be assessed in our replica Crown Court as you present client arguments in front of a judge.
In your second year, you’ll explore Land Law, Criminal Law, Equity, and the Law of Trusts and Life in Law II: Career and Personal Development. You’ll experience our mock assessment centre to develop real-world, professional skills in a supportive environment. You’ll start making choices about specialisms, by undertaking a 15-credit module of your choice from Commercial law, Streetlaw, Practical Legal Skills (an introduction to SQE 2 skills), Law of Digital Economy, or Law of Local Government
You’ll also have the exciting opportunity to get involved in our award-winning pro bono and law clinic. This allows you to develop your skills while providing legal advice to people in our local community.
Work placement/study abroad option: Like some real-life experience? Between your second and third years, you’ve got a chance to go on a legal work placement for up to a year and build your experience. It’s a great opportunity and a huge boost to your CV. Even better, we’re only 25 minutes by train from central London, putting some of the UK’s most exciting law firms right on your doorstep.
Rather spend the year studying abroad? No problem. With partner institutions all over the world, we can help you make memories, develop skills and discover incredible new perspectives.
When you come back for your final year, it’s time to explore the areas that really fire your imagination. In your final year, having completed the foundations of legal knowledge in years one and two, you’ll choose from more than 20 specialist subjects – from International Environmental Law to Complex Cybercrimes. You could choose Trial Advocacy or opt for a module in Clinical Legal Education.
With inspiring guest speakers, events, and networking sessions, you’ll be immersed in the legal community from the moment you join us – giving you the skills, experience, and contacts to launch a brilliant career. Ready to get started? Come and explore at one of our hands-on open days.
Your main campus is de Havilland
You’ll share this campus with students from business, law, sport, education, and humanities subjects. The student housing is close to our Sports Village which includes a gym, swimming pool, and climbing wall. You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner in our on-campus restaurant or bar (in the newly built Enterprise Hub) on days you don’t feel like cooking. You can also use the common room to play pool, video games or just to hang out with friends.  Our Learning Resources Centres are open 24/7, which means you can study whenever suits you best. Want to pop over to the other campus? You can take the free shuttle bus or walk there in just 15 minutes.
This course includes the options of: