The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education and training in the UK, with campuses in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds, as well as collaborations with The University of Exeter and The University of Reading. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.
The University of Law’s market-leading Employability Service gives students access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as they accept their place. The result is excellent employability statistics: 96% of full-time and accelerated LPC students graduating in summer 2016 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course while 91% of full-time undergraduate students graduating in 2016 secured employment or further study within six months of successfully completing their course.
In 2017, The University of Law was awarded a gold ranking in the Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for delivering consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students, making us one of the highest quality providers of higher education in the UK.
With campuses based in nine of the UK’s most vibrant and interesting cities, The University of Law offers a first-class, professional learning experience in a diverse choice of locations.
We specialise in teaching and focus our energy on developing innovative, highly effective teaching and learning methods that equip students for their professional career. We have more than 250 qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges as our tutors, enabling us to help you develop the practical skills that can make all the difference when starting your career in law.
From our undergraduate LLB to our professional postgraduate qualifications, our courses are specifically designed by experienced law academics and professionals, so you can be confident in the knowledge that you’re learning real-world legal skills from real lawyers.
What really sets us apart from other universities is our belief that our students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context. We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our extensive law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Through our pro bono programme, students can hone their skills by working on real cases before they graduate.
Benefits Of A Law Qualification
A law qualification can help you break into a wide variety of industries. From human rights to music, sport or city finance, law covers virtually every aspect of modern life. So whether you want to work in the legal sector or wider business world, a legal education is a great place to start. A legal career is satisfying, challenging, exciting, varied and rewarding, with many different types of specialisms to choose from and new areas always being developed to accommodate the modern world.
Our practical law degrees will develop your skills in critical thinking, advocacy, negotiation, analysis, and strategy. These core skills are highly valued in the workplace, whatever you choose to do next. Our alumni have gone into politics, journalism, banking and finance, technology and the media as well as the legal sector.
We aim to support more students from across a variety of backgrounds than ever before to achieve their career ambitions, which is why we offer a comprehensive range of scholarships and law bursary schemes, including law work experience opportunities, with a substantial fund available across our courses for 2018/19.
All students are given every opportunity to take full advantage of our facilities and services. The Disability Support Service is dedicated to managing any requirements you may have during your studies, including temporary assistance due to injury or illness.
Our comprehensive and experienced Employability Service gives in-depth help with CV writing, interview techniques and general career guidance, as well as offering a wealth of opportunities to boost your experience and skills. Meanwhile, our pro bono clinics give you the chance to work with practising lawyers on real legal cases while you’re studying.
Our undergraduate LLB courses combine academic rigour with practical legal skills to provide you with the essential groundwork needed to begin your journey into a variety of careers. Our courses are available as full-time, accelerated, or online courses, so you can choose the study method that best suits your needs. Many of our courses also come with a Foundation Year option.
We Share Your Ambition
Your aspirations are what drive you and we understand that you want an undergraduate degree to kick-start your career in the right direction. We want to help you achieve your goal of getting a degree as well as give you a solid professional foundation for you to build your career from.
Our years of experience in training more practising lawyers in the UK than any other law school has helped us identify what employers are looking for in their employees. We’ve employed over 250 experienced lawyers to design and deliver our courses. Many of them are still practising, so you can be sure that your course will be filled with real-life aspects of the legal and business sectors and you’ll graduate knowing what to expect next.
From the moment you accept your place, you’ll gain access to a variety of services to support you throughout your degree. You’ll have the chance to develop connections and meet prospective employers at our law fairs, get VIP access to special events and work with our careers advisers on everything from your CV to interview techniques and career planning.
You’ll be able to balance your studies with practical experience through our extensive pro bono opportunities, giving you access to real-life cases to work on. And with our job search database you will be able to access over 3,000 opportunities to get your career off to a flying start.
We maintain relationships with our alumni, with many offering their expertise, perspectives and insights into the legal sector to help you as the new generation of legal professionals. They volunteer their services as guest lecturers and visiting professors, providing relevant and current perspectives to ensure that you’ll be getting the most up-to-date legal education possible.
We know that you have the ambition and talent to achieve your aspirations, so let us support you in making your ambitions a reality.
We offer a range of postgraduate legal training and Masters degrees designed by qualified experts to help students advance at any stage of their career. Our courses are employment-focused, honing key skills in a teaching environment based on real legal practice. Part-time and online study options are available on many of our courses to help students work and study at the same time. To find out more about each of our postgraduate courses, please visit our website.
Set For Success
You have big dreams and the talent to succeed. We share your ambitions, and our postgraduate courses are designed to set you up for success.
Our years of experience in training more practising lawyers in the UK than any other law school has helped our students go on to succeed in law, business, politics and more.
From the moment you accept your place, you’ve started on the road to success. You’ll be invited to meet prospective employers at our law fairs, get VIP access to special events and have the support of our careers advisers. From day one of your course, we start laying the foundations to give you the support to achieve your career ambitions.
Our award-winning Employability Services, made up of legal and employment professionals, will work with you to hone your employability prospects, whether it’s writing that stand-out CV or improving interview techniques. You’ll be able to balance your studies with practical experience through our extensive range of pro bono opportunities, giving you access to real-life cases to work on. And with our job search database, you will be able to access 3,000 opportunities to kick-start your career.
Our famous alumni were once where you are now, and they got to where they are today through our training and support. They have gone on to incredible careers, changing people’s lives and making a big difference to the world. They were where you are today, so there’s no stopping you.
We have over 250 tutors and visiting professors who, as trained lawyers, will pass on their considerable expertise to you, the new generation of lawyers, every day.
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