Resources and facilities
Eight campuses, seven cities, all offering the same high standards. Our facilities are second to none. They provide a first-class, professional learning environment.
All of our campuses are in thriving commercial areas and offer the same fully-resourced facilities, including well equipped IT suites with PCs for DVD and i-Tutorials, comprehensive law libraries with all the latest legal texts, quiet study areas and places to relax. In fact, our libraries won the LexisLibrary Award for ‘Best Legal Information Service (Commercial Sector)’ 2013, which recognises the excellence of our Library Information Officers across our eight centres in supporting students with their legal research. In addition, you will have access to our online learning resource ELITE. Wireless internet connection is free.
Our campuses aim to recreate the professional, modern environments of top law firms and our mock courtrooms provide that extra touch of realism for future barristers. They all benefit from great transport links, making them ideal for full-time, part-time or occasional attendance. They are ideal for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as for qualified lawyers attending professional development training courses.
All the tutors at The University of Law are qualified solicitors, barristers or judges and all have extensive practical experience. There are over 200 highly-qualified tutors working across our eight centres, on our undergraduate, postgraduate and masters courses. Many of these tutors also teach on our professional development courses.
Our tutors all have a passion for the law, which is why many practise as well as teach. The insight they provide into the daily working of the legal system is invaluable and grounded in experience, which means you benefit from an up-to-date and realistic picture of modern legal practice.
The University of Law is committed to providing equal opportunities in education for all students. The Disability Support Service team aim to provide information, advice and support to students who have a disability, medical condition, mental health disability or specific learning difficulty.
The University of Law provides support and guidance if you need help while you are with us. Every centre has a confidential counselling service and there is also your centre's Student Services team who are on hand to give you advice on a wide range of issues.
- Our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEPs) is open to all, even before you apply, so you can start early with your career planning.
- One-to-one careers advice – face-to-face, by telephone or by e-mail – through which our experienced consultants can help you with any career related issue whether you are:
- planning your career
- researching firms and chambers
- drafting applications
- preparing for interviews
- preparing for an assessment centre
- choosing between job offers.
- Our vacancy database, provides password protected access to thousands of opportunities posted each year, some of which are advertised exclusively to students at The University of Law.
- A series of workshops covering topics such as CVs, covering letters, application forms and interviewing skills.
- Postgraduate students can apply for a place on our mentoring scheme, which allows mentees to benefit from the experience of a mentor in legal practice who can provide support, guidance and an honest personal insight into the current world of law.
- A programme of employer talks and workshop on specific careers topics.
- Presentations from law firms and recruitment events.
- Access to a range of careers materials including major reference books, careers service guides, online resources and information about the interview process at specific firms and chambers.
97% of our graduates secured employment or further study
Our careers team is consistently successful, and 97% of our full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students graduating in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract, or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.
Alongside the service at the centres, you can access our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP) – a unique online law careers advice and information portal.
There is information on each of our location pages about the Careers and Employability Service at individual centres.
The University of Law is strongly committed to pro bono, offering a variety of opportunities designed to help you enhance your learning and career prospects through practical, real-life experience.
Pro bono offers an important opportunity for you to put your legal skills into practice, as well as providing vital access to justice for members of the public in the local community.
You can hone valuable skills such as interviewing, drafting, time management, team working and legal research, whilst gaining practical experience for your CV and demonstrating your commitment to a career in law. You will also learn file management procedures if you are involved with our legal advice clinics, which will be transferable to future legal work.
All work undertaken is fully supervised by qualified lawyers and many projects are run in conjunction with external practitioners, so it’s also a great opportunity to network and improve your career prospects.
There is information on each of our location pages about pro bono at individual centres.
Our learning methods are designed to equip you for a lifetime. They not only provide you with the knowledge you need and the means to succeed in your exams, they also train you to think and act as a lawyer from day one. It’s this focus on preparing you for life in practice that really sets the University apart.Everyone retains knowledge in different ways. Our wide-ranging materials and the logical way we address key points make it easy to learn. You’ll also get plenty of opportunities to hone the key skills that make the best lawyers stand out.