Studying at Leeds
The University of Law Leeds
The University of Law at Leeds 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 railway station. With more than 200 law firms operating from the city, Leeds has been described by the UK Legal 500 as ‘second only to London’.
Boasting a dramatic glazed frontage and high specification interior, the striking seven-storey campus replicates the corporate setting of a professional firm and enhance students’ career prospects by providing close access to a large range of major legal employers. The campus houses a lecture theatre, workshop rooms, a library, a student café and study areas as well as top floor roof terrace offering panoramic views of the Leeds City skyline.
Courses available at our Leeds Campus
- LLB (Hons) Law
- LLB (Hons) Law with Business
- LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology
- LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)
- Professional Skills Course (PSC)
- Professional Development (PD)
- Master of Arts in Law (MA Law)
Getting to the Leeds Campus
The University of Law Leeds
15-16 Park Row
The University of Law Leeds is set at the heart of the city, and only five minutes’ walk from the railway station. Leeds is well connected to the rest of the UK by major road and rail links, with Leeds Bradford Airport just 30 minutes away (by car).
Use the embedded map or click through to the larger map for directions by car.
Exit the station through the New Station Street exit (with WHSmith and M&S food on your right) and turn left. Cross the road at the traffic lights and proceed straight ahead up park row, with the Plaza hotel on your right, the Leeds Campus is approximately 300m along Park Row on the right hand side, located between “The Slug and Lettuce” and “The Decanter” and opposite “The Beckett’s Bank”.
Exit the bus station via the south exit on to
York street and turn right. The road becomes New York Street. At the junction
with Call Lane bear right on to Kirkgate and continue straight along Kirkgate
where the road becomes pedestrianised. Keep going along Kirkgate, crossing
Briggate and Albion street until you come to park Row. Turn right on to Park
Row and the Leeds Campus is on your right.
To find out more about things to do in the local area, click here.
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
Accommodation for students
The University of Law has an online accommodation portal for all students. Lawstudentpad provides:
- Helpful advice on choosing a property to rent in Leeds
- Useful information about things to do and see around the Leeds campus
- Property listings search for students who have accepted at the Leeds campus
Visit Studentpad to find out more.
If you’d like to find other University of Law students to privately rent with, or you have a spare room in your house/flat share, why not join our Housemate Hub Facebook group to chat and make living arrangements with fellow students? Find us on Facebook - search groups for ‘Official University of Law Group - Housemate Hub’.
Accommodation for undergraduate students
We have reserved accommodation for our students with some of the UK’s leading student accommodation providers, who pride themselves in ensuring that you have a safe, comfortable place to live while you’re studying at The University of Law Leeds. Not only that, but by staying in University-nominated accommodation you’ll get to meet students studying at universities across the city, as well as live with your fellow undergraduate students.
Leeds Accommodation – The Plaza*
- Modern flats shared with other University of Law undergraduate students, located in the heart of Leeds
- Fully-furnished en-suite bedrooms including study area
- Fully-fitted shared kitchen/dining room, including fridge-freezer, oven, hob and kettle
- Lounge area with comfy sofas
- Conveniently located for The University of Law
- Wi-Fi and all bills included
- On-site facilities – gym, laundry, common room, bike storage, onsite convenience store, cash machine, 24-hour security cover.
Location of accommodation
A few minutes’ walk to Leeds city centre, 10 minutes from Leeds railway station and a 10 minute walk to The University of Law.
from £189 per person, per week
For more information on The Plaza please visit: Unite-students website.
*Our guarantee of an offer of accommodation may either be at any advertised accommodation provider, subject to availability, or in the event that the advertised accommodation provider is not available, we shall guarantee you an offer of accommodation at an alternative UK leading student accommodation provider.
At The University of Law Leeds we have a diverse range of extra curricular activities designed to enhance your experience, hone your skills and be better prepared for practice.
Business Tax Game
Devised by Deloitte and Touche LLP, leading international accountancy and corporate finance specialists, the Business Tax Game provides an entertaining opportunity for you to experience life working in a taxation environment. Many of the analytical, research and communication skills required to practise law are also required in giving specialist tax advice.
The game sees you pitted against your peers considering the practical application of tax legislation. The best argument wins! Participating will provide an insight into how tax legislation can assist, and sometimes hinder, a business.
Competition for England and Wales
Now more than ever you need inter-personal skills as well as knowledge of the law to be a successful lawyer.
- Enter a National Competition
- Improve your interviewing skills
- Enhance your CV
This prestigious competition for law students gives you an opportunity to develop and test some crucial legal skills — and network too.
Working in teams of two, students interview and advise a "client" - a role-playing actor. The University of Law at Leeds can enter one team in this national competition. This year's topic is small businesses.
The Share Race
Fancy taking on and beating the Stock Market?
This competition is run in conjunction with stockbrokers Redmayne Bentley, who will be giving you advice as the race progresses. Competing teams get to invest a virtual E 100,000 in shares.
You will research investment opportunities and then evaluate where best to invest your money. The Race runs for eight weeks from December through to February, with the winning team being those who have achieved the best growth over the period.
The Share Race offers an invaluable insight into how business and financial markets operate and will improve your analytical and research skills. A great addition to any CV!
See yourself as a future advocate? Test yourself in our mooting competition.
- You will represent your client against an opposing team in a problem which raises points of law
- Research the relevant law and then present your argument before a judge
- Moot in teams of two in a knock out competition
HMP Frankland Visit
HMP Frankland is a high security dispersal prison, holding over 700 prisoners convicted of serious offences, including 80 prisoners in a separate unit for those judged to be dangerous and to have severe personality disorders (DSPD).
Frankland holds some extremely challenging prisoners: those with affiliations to gangs or a history of extreme violence, those convicted of serious sexual offences, a few with convictions for terrorist offences, and some with severe personality disorders. The day involves:
- A tour of the establishment
- An overview of risk assessment, risk management, public protection initiatives and methods of managing challenging behaviour
- Sniffer dog demonstration
Marketplace Business Game
Think you've got what it takes to take your company to the top of the pile? Ever wondered what it would be like to run your own business? Why not test yourself in the annual Business Game where you get to run a virtual business, including pitching for funding from potential backers:
- Make key decisions on product, staffing, marketing and pricing
- Familiarise yourself with the way businesses operate in a competitive world
- Using a simulation of an actual company your decisions will determine issues such as profitability, market share and ultimately the life or death of your company
- Compete with other teams for market share and profitability
- Suitable for all students
The Careers and Employability team at The University of Law Leeds includes an experienced legal careers consultant, who is on hand to give you advice and guidance on your first steps to your career in law. Visit resources and facilities to find out more.
The University of Law has an award winning pro bono service. Below are details of some of the schemes we have run in Leeds. There are changes year-to-year, but we will always provide a range of options designed to enhance the employability of our students.
Clinic Shadowing Schemes
We work with a range of law firms, both national and local, in the Leeds/York area who provide free legal advice sessions in their firms. Typically, students will shadow the solicitor at the clinic and may be asked to carry out research and assist clients completing forms and applications. Opportunities cover a broad range of work from employment, debt and family to immigration.
Harrogate Police Station Duty Solicitor Shadowing
Students gain first-hand experience of attending a police station to advise and represent a suspect who has usually been arrested and detained before charge. Students also have the opportunity to write a client care letter, and may undertake research in relation to the client’s offence.
Leeds Legal Advice Clinic
The Leeds Centre runs its own Legal Advice Centre which offers members of the public free legal advice on family, employment and housing matters. The student will sit in during the client meeting together with the specialist external solicitor and is then responsible for writing a letter of advice to the client. This provides excellent experience to the students in direct and face to face client contact and interviewing, research and drafting.
Keyhouse is a not for profit organisation that provides housing services to homeless people, refugees and homeowners. Keyhouse runs a duty housing advice desk at Scarborough, Bridlington, and York County Courts, and students have the opportunity to shadow the Keyhouse duty advisors.
Leeds Civil Housing Duty Solicitor Shadowing
An opportunity to shadow the duty solicitor at Leeds County Court. This can include housing possessions, housing association and private landlord hearings.
Personal Support Unit
The PSU provides free non-legal support to litigants in person. Student volunteers undertake administrative duties and attend court with clients.
Yorkshire Tribunal Advocacy Project (YTAP)
Students provide advocacy support to appellants at Social Security Tribunals in Leeds and Bradford. Students are trained by welfare advisors who refer cases for students to volunteer to take part in. Students review the case and attend the tribunal hearing with the client.
Groups of students prepare and give presentations at community centres in Leeds and York. Students research and produce a workshop aimed at raising awareness of legal rights in the community.
Citizens Advice Bureau Witness Service (CAWS)
Students volunteer to provide support and give information to witnesses in court. Once trained, students attend court with the client to support them before, during and after giving evidence at criminal trials.
Yorkshire Mediation Service
Students will train and receive the Open College Network (OCN) Level 3 Award in Understanding Mediation qualification to act as mediators for YMS. Once trained, students will attend with another core volunteer and mediate where there has been a neighbourhood dispute. This will involve meeting both parties involved in the dispute and then arranging a joint meeting where all parties are present and where our volunteers encourage the parties to come to an agreement. Once trained, the students can take part in further training in relation to Workplace Mediation and then attend workplaces to mediate in situations where disputes occur.
You will have many opportunities to get involved in a rich sporting and social life at The University of Law at Leeds.
You will have the opportunity to join our Student Social Committee and develop a full and varied programme that could include any activity from welcome parties, live music events, quiz nights, balls and parties. There’s something for everyone and the emphasis is on developing activities to suit you.
Our sports teams enter into local leagues and will have the opportunity to enter inter-University tournaments.
Here is a sample of some of the sports and social activities:
- Social nights
- Student balls
- Networking events
- Amnesty International society
- Business & Finance society
- Student Law society
- First Love society
- Football team
- Netball team
- Legal walk
- Charitable events
Come to study at The University of Law Leeds and join in - it can’t be all work and no play.