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  • Our innovative postgraduate law courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that employers are looking for. We offer flexible study options to suit your needs: choose to study full-time, part-time or via our supported online distance learning programme.

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  • Thank you for registering your interest in our Postgraduate programme. We will be in touch over the next couple of days with all the information you’ll need to know about the course.

    In the meantime, why not order a prospectus or book an open day at one of our centres?

    If you have any other questions feel free to call us on 0800 289 997

  • Our track record speaks for itself

    We combine years of experience, unrivalled legal expertise, and a focus on your future employability:

    • Our rich heritage: We’re the UK’s longest and largest established specialist provider of legal education - with roots dating back to 1876, we have trained over 60,000 lawyers.                                                        
    • Our unrivalled connections: We work with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms, many of whom send their trainees and lawyers exclusively to us - we also have close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers.

    • Learn to think and act like a lawyer from day one: Our postgraduate courses are designed with input from law firms and chambers and aligned to the demands of today’s employers. Our client-focused courses enable you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking, project management and networking skills.

    • Learn from the best: To teach at The University of Law, you have to be outstanding. Our team of 250+ tutors are qualified solicitors, barristers or judges with extensive practical experience. Many still practice, so you’ll learn from their insight.

    • Put your legal skills into practice: We offer our students over 3,300 pro bono opportunities. This means that you’ll be able to work with real clients and lawyers, gaining invaluable confidence boosting experience that will look great on your CV.

    • A career service that supports you: We have the largest legal careers and employability service in the UK, including 30 experts and the largest mentoring programme of its type in the UK supported by over 600 practising lawyers.

    • Get the best networking opportunities: We have the UK’s largest legal alumni group - from global business leaders to eminent QCs and entrepreneurs, Members of Parliament and social campaigners.

    • Start your career with the right job: Our connections with the legal industry has meant that we’ve built up our JobSearch database, which has 4,000 training contracts, pupillage vacancies and work experience opportunities.

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority - Training for Tomorrow

    The Solicitors Regulation Authority is proposing to introduce a new assessment framework for intending solicitors.

    • Further information on the study of law:

      Professional regulators in the legal sector are currently conducting an extensive consultation about legal education and training. This includes review about the routes and qualifications to become a solicitor or barrister. Some of the considerations include changing or ending existing routes, or opening new ones. The current routes of a qualifying law degree or the GDL, and the BPTC to become a barrister will remain in place until summer 2017. The current route of a qualifying law degree or GDL and LPC will remain in place until summer 2018

      The Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board will make announcements after their consultations and reviews during 2016. These decisions will then inform the different routes to qualification as a solicitor or barrister.

      If you have further queries about this please look at the following SRA webpages and the accompanying FAQs:

  • The legal knowledge and skills gained on the GDL are highly transferable and will support my pursuits in not only law, but a number of business and management career paths.

    Ella Caine, GDL Student, Leeds