• Working at The
    University of Law

  • As one of the world’s leading professional law schools, The University of Law employs over 600 tutors and business professionals in locations across the UK – Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, London, Manchester and Leeds.

    A little more about us

    ​The University of Law is the leading provider of vocational legal education and training in Europe. We serve all areas of the profession from the City to the High Street, from postgraduate to trainee to senior practitioner. In achieving this, we have built an unbeatable reputation as a law school and as a provider of post-qualification training.

    Our heritage

    The University’s roots go back to 1876. With centres in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Exeter, Guildford, London, Manchester and Leeds, we offer a wide range of courses both to those wishing to train as lawyers and those already qualified. We offer the undergraduate and four postgraduate training courses recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council: LLB, Graduate Diploma in Law, Legal Practice Course, Bar Professional Training Course. We also offer professional development courses and our online Master of Laws and MSc in Law, Governance, Risk and Compliance.

    Where are we based?


    Located in the city’s historic Jewellery Quarter, the University is close to the legal and commercial heart of the city and within walking distance of Birmingham’s mainline stations and St Paul’s Metro station. The Centre has modern facilities, including a recently completed extension to help increase capacity as well as excellent IT and library resources and a Legal Advice Centre. The University has strong links with the Birmingham branch of the Trainee Solicitors’ Society, widely recognised as the most active branch in the country. 


    A mile from the centre of the thriving city of Chester, the University is centred around Christleton Hall, an 18th century mansion surrounded by 14 acres of land, which the University took over in 1972. There are full teaching, study and leisure services for the students and staff and we also have strong links with the legal centres of Manchester and Liverpool. 


    As one of the south-east’s major legal centres, Guildford is an ideal place to study law. This centre is set in historic surroundings on the outskirts of the market town of Guildford in Surrey, half an hour from London by train. Braboeuf Manor, which sits at the heart of the University buildings, dates from 1586. Guildford has strong links with leading local and London firms and the Surrey Law Society. Firms sponsor prizes and are regularly involved with University life. 


    The University’s centre in Bloomsbury is just off Tottenham Court Road, close to the British Museum and Oxford Street and not far from London’s legal centre at Chancery Lane and the Inns of Court. The University has strong contacts with the commercial and financial firms of the City of London. Bloomsbury continues to focus on delivering the commercial and private LPC routes, as well as the GDL and BPTC. 

    The University’s City of London centre is at Moorgate and provides for more than 1,000 students to meet the educational and training needs of future trainees and young professionals pursuing a City career. The centre is the largest law school in the City of London and it focuses on delivering corporate programmes including the corporate Legal Practice Course to a range of firms and individual students including the firm specific courses that the University has developed in partnership with major law firms. In addition it is geared to assisting the firms better in preparing the next generation of corporate lawyers for the exacting demands of contemporary practice by providing a full range of structured professional development programmes. 


    Manchester has a thriving legal community and our centre specialises in corporate law and the delivery of our professional development training such as the PSC. The University’s Chief Executive said “Some years ago we moved away from one size fits all to getting closer to firms and providing customisation. The North West is the UK’s California – it is worth £106 billion, a tenth of the UK economy. With a regional centre in Chester and the recent investment in Manchester we are now perfectly positioned to contribute to its continued success”.


    The Bristol centre is located within the city's Temple Quarter and is close to many key law firms in Bristol's fast expanding business district and close to the heart of the city centre. We enjoy strong links with firms operating across the South West region and our new presence here will strengthen these ties for the benefits of students who choose to study here.


    The newest centre is Located at 15-16 Park Row, one of the most prestigious streets in Leeds city centre, at the heart of its legal and business community and just five minutes’ walk from the train station. With over 200 law firms operating from the city, Leeds has been described by the UK Legal 500 as ‘second only to London’.