Studying at London Moorgate
The University of Law London MoorgateThe University of Law London Moorgate is the largest specialist corporate law school in the UK. It’s located in the City of London, close to leading global law firms.
This page contains all of the information you will need to know about our London Moorgate Campus, ranging from the courses available, careers events and pro bono work, to accommodation and social life.
Courses available at our London Moorgate Campus
Getting to the London Moorgate Campus
The University of Law
2 Bunhill Row
The University of Law London Moorgate is located in the heart of the city’s financial district, close to global law firms. The University's central location makes it very accessible with numerous tube, rail and bus routes nearby.
There is no car parking available so we highly recommend you use public transport. If you wish to travel by car, use the embedded map for directions, or use the larger map to plan your journey by car.
By public transportAccess to timetables and routes are available from the Transport for London (TFL) website.
By UndergroundThe nearest underground stations are Moorgate (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, and Northern Line), Liverpool Street (Hammersmith & City, Circle, Metropolitan, and Central Line), and Old Street (Northern Line).
By bikeThe nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking station is Bunhill Row. Bicycles can be hired and collected from any one of London's 700 docking stations. The nearest Santander Cycle Hire docking station is Bunhill Row. To find a docking station, enter your location details into the Find a docking station tool.
I think the Moorgate Campus is brilliant. It is based right in the heart of the city and it is very fascinating to see what goes on inside a magic circle law firm which is directly opposite the campus.Rahul Jethwa , LPC student 2014/15
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 Moorgate
- Useful information about things to do and see around the Moorgate campus
- Property listings search for students who have accepted at the Moorgate 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’.
There are many extra-curricular activities at The University of Law London Moorgate to help you enhance your commercial awareness and increase your business skills. As well as being interesting and fun, the opportunities provide an invaluable source of information to draw on for interviews and as you further your career.
The Forum is a combination of two distinct forums at Moorgate, the Law and Justice Forum and the Commercial Awareness Forum (CAF), which have been running successfully for many years at the University.
Commercial Awareness Forum (CAF)
CAF exists to increase students’ awareness of business, commerce and finance. It is run by London Moorgate students for the rest of the students, with lecturers acting as facilitators who provide administrative support and guidance on how to invite speakers. CAF invites speakers, not all of whom are lawyers, to speak on topics of general interest. As it is an extracurricular activity, it aims to be fun and to avoid formal 'law lecture' type presentations.
Recent CAF topics and speakers include:
- Tim Carter, Legal Counsel at Google UK - life as an in-house lawyer at Google and what the key legal issues are there
- Dennis Turner, Chief Economist at HSBC - 'How long, how deep?' presentation and discussion about the economic downturn
- ‘How the City Works’
- 'The Effect of the
Credit Crunch on Litigators’.
Law & Justice Forum
The Law & Justice Forum provides an opportunity for students and staff to meet and consider issues of social justice. The Forum complements the specific subjects and areas that students study on both the GDL and LPC. The forum provides an opportunity to consider some of the big issues, many of which are strong motivators for people to become lawyers.
Here are just some of the topics covered:
- ‘Gender and the Law’ - Baroness Hale of Richmond - the first and only female Law 'Lord' and HHJ Judge Case, a family law judge and treasurer of the UK Women Judges' Association Discrimination Law Committee
- ‘Honour Killings’ - Lynne Townley, Senior Policy Advisor to the CPS
- Cherie Booth - County/Crown Court Recorder, practising QC and as of 2009 Vice-Chair of the International Bar Association's Officers
Making a Pitch – Confident, Cool and Legal
You’re joining a big law firm. A bit daunting – you’ll be talking to senior people in the firm as well as important clients almost from day one. You’ll be representing your firm too. It’s all about confidence – knowing what to say, and when to say it, even when you feel out of your depth.
Discover the secrets of:
- Business networking for beginners
- The elevator pitch
- Office etiquette
The Business Game
How well can you work in a multidisciplinary team? Can you really communicate your ideas?
The Business Game competition gives you the chance to push your limits. As the Director of a fictional PLC you will have the opportunity to get a feel for the pressures and challenges that Directorship brings. You will need to analyse the market place, prepare a strategy and fight off the competition, while at the same time shaping the culture of your company and communicating your views to your employees.
Working as part of a team, you will need to establish the strengths and weaknesses of your fellow Directors so work can be allocated efficiently.
The University of Law Moorgate provides a first-class Careers and Employability service that includes a team of experienced legal careers consultants, who are on hand to give you advice and guidance on your career in law. Visit resources and facilities to find out more.
Links with employers
We have a strong network of links with employers, businesses and professional organisations. We recognise that the better connected we are, the more likely it is that our students will achieve their career goals.
Employer talks and outside speaker programme
Throughout the year our Employability team hosts presentations from a wide range of lawyers from both local and national firms, from in house lawyers in various industries and barristers at the independent bar.
These focus both on key issues affecting the legal profession and on specific areas of legal practice. The programme allows students to gather key information on what is going on in the legal marketplace and how to be a part of it.
The Employability team organises a popular and successful mentoring scheme matching successful applicants with a mentor who works in the legal profession. The scheme gives students a valuable insight into how to succeed in their career. Mentors are drawn from a wide variety of practice areas and we endeavour to match successful applicants with a mentor with similar career interests and experiences.
The University of Law has an award winning pro bono service. Students studying at our London campuses can access the full range of supervised pro bono opportunities offered across both London sites. These take place either on campus, with external organisations or supervised remotely to include our part time and interactive students. Below are details of some of the schemes we have run in London. There are changes year-to-year, but we will always provide a range of options designed to enhance the employability of our students.
Day with a Judge
University of Law students meet with Court staff to prepare roles for a mock trial before a District Judge in the London Central County Court. This involves planning their time, reviewing a case, rehearsing and gaining knowledge of Court procedure. A valuable opportunity to see how a Judge decides a case.
Legal advice clinic (LAC)
This is a free legal
advice service run by student advisors inside the University for members of the
public under the supervision of solicitors experienced in social welfare law.
Areas covered include housing, leasehold disputes, employment, family and
Working in the legal advice clinic gives students an insight into the workings of a legal practice, a chance to work as a member of the team, and to give much needed help to members of the community.
University of Law students usually interview clients in pairs or threes, to obtain details of the case and then work together to produce a letter of advice. Students gain interviewing, legal research, case analysis, drafting and file management skills through this hands-on experience.
Our telephone advice clinic for family and employment matters involves students obtaining details from the client prior to the supervising solicitor giving advice. The students shadow the solicitor advising the client and then write up an attendance note.
Employment Litigants in Person
In partnership with the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), University of Law students volunteer at their advice service and have the opportunity to help interview and advise clients, assist with tribunal paperwork and help prepare them for hearings.
is an innovative legal literacy scheme where students work directly with
schools, community groups and prisons.
University of Law students devise and deliver workshops on different areas of law including social enterprises, welfare rights, rights on arrest, education law, employment law, company law and fundraising. Streetlaw also runs a mock trial scheme called 'Your day in court', where students work with school pupils on a theft, a Magistrates’ and Crown Court case.
Students gain experience in legal research, preparation of presentations, time management, client care, file management and communication skills. They will also discover how the law impacts on everyday life.
We also run a Streetlaw library that involves students preparing legal information in leaflet form to give to current clients of the Legal Advice Centre, the Employment Tribunal Litigant in Person’s scheme which helps them progress their case themselves where necessary. Participation in this scheme requires research, creativity and drafting skills to prepare a document which a layperson can understand but is accurate for legal content and procedure.
There are a huge variety of social events and sports available at The University of Law London Moorgate. Whether your motivation is to meet other students, relax and unwind or burn a few calories, there is something to suit everyone.
Each year, students form many clubs and societies which have previously included activities such as:
- Drama club
- Brexit Society
Every year, more activities – some traditional, some surprising – are added.
A range of social and wellbeing events are also organised throughout the year including Pimms and Cupcakes, International Friendship Event and End of Semester Social.