As one of the world’s leading
professional law schools, it goes without saying that we apply the highest
possible educational standards to everything we do. But what really sets us
apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and
future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and
Here are some of the key
factors that set us apart:
All of our 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.
Our track record of
excellence in learning and development has helped us establish worldwide
connections with the legal services market. This is why many leading global law
firms work exclusively with us 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
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.
All of our 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
We’ve built our university
around these principles and we’re passionate about them, because over the years
we’ve proven that they deliver better lawyers – a fact demonstrated by the many
law firms who insist their trainees study with us.
We focus exclusively on
practice-based training and give students access to our market-leading law
careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with
us. Students also benefit from our 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 our
graduates are in a unique position when it comes to finding employment. In 2016, 96% of our full-time LPC students who
passed the course in the summer were employed within nine months.
We take our 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.