About The University of Law

The University of Law is one of the world’s leading professional law schools and we’ve been training lawyers for over 100 years.

What makes The University of Law different?
  • The professional nature of our law degrees: ideal grounding for careers in law as well as business, banking, finance, the civil service, etc.                
  • Employability focus: built in, timetabled employability sessions and the full support of our highly regarded Careers and Employability Service
  • A unique combination of academic rigour and practical skills
  • Taught in a realistic, professional environment
  • All our tutors are qualified lawyers
  • A choice of seven campuses around the UK for our law degree
How can we help you?

The University is dedicated to supporting and helping school and college students to make their future decisions. We’re on hand to attend fairs and parents evenings, we run workshops or deliver talks to demystify careers in and the study of law. Find out what’s on offer for your students in our Events section.

March 2018

In our latest update you can learn about apprenticeship routes into law and how it's not too late for your students to secure good university places, even if they haven't applied yet.
  
• Degree level apprenticeship options
• It's not too late to apply
• Campus visits
 
DEGREE LEVEL 
APPRENTICESHIP ROUTE TO BECOMING A SOLICITOR

  
The legal sector is changing rapidly and our Solicitor Apprenticeship offers a 6-7 year programme for post A Level students and non-law graduates to qualify as solicitors whilst gaining real experience in the workplace. 
  
Candidates need 3 A Levels at grades A* - C or equivalent, plus 5 GCSEs including Maths & English at Level 4 or above.
 
Apprentices will sit the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE), Parts 1 & 2, as part of this course and gain an LLB (Hons) Law degree in Legal Practice & Skills. On successful completion of the SQE, candidates who meet suitability requirements can apply to the Solicitors Regulation Authority to be admitted as a solicitor, without the need to complete a separate training contract.
 
Employers can grow their own talent, whilst apprentices benefit in many ways:
  
• Early experience in the workplace  
• Work alongside experienced staff 
• Gain job specific skills 
• Obtain a degree whilst employed
  
January and September start dates are available for the Solicitor Apprenticeship route.
  
 
PARALEGAL APPRENTICESHIPS
  
The University of Law, in partnership with Damar Training, also offers a 2 year Level 3 Paralegal Apprenticeship. This gives the candidate the opportunity to take University of Law practice modules and learn from our highly skilled and experienced tutors, many of whom are lawyers with real world experience.

Candidates need 2/3 A Levels (3 if degree level content is incorporated in their studies), plus 5 GCSEs including Maths & English at Level 4 or above.
  
For more information interested students should email apprenticeshipenquiries@law.ac.uk. 

Students can also contact local firms to see if they are interested in taking on an apprentice, as well as seeking vacancies on www.getingofar.gov.uk

  
7,000 REASONS WHY IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO APPLY

The UCAS application deadline came and went in January with an almost audible sigh coming from students across the country as they completed their submissions in the nick of time. But what if, for whatever reason, students missed it?

Students still have choices. It's well worth calling university admission teams and finding out if there are vacancies as applications may still be accepted. Most universities will also offer campus visits, so late applicants have the chance to visit and meet staff before applying. Dates and times for The University of Law campus visits are shown below.

If they didn't get any offers, UCAS Extra offers a second chance to apply and the earlier applicants apply the better. Well over 7,000 applicants secure places each year and the free service is open from 25 February to 4 July.

Clearing also opens a full month before results day, on Thursday 5 July. This gives students plenty of time to get their clearing applications in before the rush.                                                                                                                                                                        
CAMPUS VISITS    

We’re delighted to advise that if your students are unable to make one of our open days they can arrange a campus visit where they can get a feel for the campus, find out more about our law and business courses and life at The University of Law. They can meet a tutor and our Employability team, as well as receive a tour of the campus. For dates and times click here.

  
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                     0800 3280153 | undergrad@law.ac.uk | www.law.ac.uk

                                   

February 2018

Now we're in business:
  • New Business Degrees
  • New Law Degrees
  • Free Events: Explore Law, Judges Taster Day
  • Open Days, Applicant Days & UCAS Fairs
  • Coffee Break Quiz - What Sort of Lawyer Should I Be?
  • Contact Us
Applying the same approach to business education as we always have to legal training, we are now offering a range of business degrees, including a BA (Hons) Business Management degree and three options with a focus on Finance, Marketing or Human Resource Management.

Three New Law Degree Options
We've also widened our choice of law degrees for 2018:
Courses for 2018 Entry Degree Notes Location   
NEW LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology Suitable for a career in law & also within the criminal justice system Birmingham
Leeds
London Bloomsbury
Manchester
NEW LLB (Hons) Law with International Business Suitable for a career in law & also within the international commercial sector London Bloomsbury
New LLB (Hons) Law with Government and Politics Suitable for a career in law & also within the wider public, central and local government sectors, or the commercial sector London Bloomsbury
  LLB (Hons) Law Degree Available as a 3 year degree, 2 year Accelerated degree (London only), 4 year degree with Foundation Year and online Birmingham
Bristol
Chester
Guildford
Leeds
London Bloomsbury
Manchester
  LLB (Hons) Law Degree with Business A great choice for students interested in pursuing a career in law or developing the key skills employers seek Birmingham
Leeds
London Bloomsbury
 
  Dual Degree LLB with IE University 4 year full-time LLB Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor in Civil and English Law Spain (final year can be in UK)
Apprenticeship route LLB (Hons) Legal Practice and Skills 6 year legal apprenticeship, during which apprentices complete a degree and prepare to take the Solicitors Qualifying Exam.  More information on this in next month’s newsletter. A variety of locations

October 2017


 

FREE GUIDES TO A CAREER IN LAW

A career in law offers more diversity than almost any other profession.  From company secretary to paralegal or High Court Judge, a legal education is an excellent starting point.  Raise your pupil’s aspirations with our free handy Essential Guide to a Career in Law.  Simply email undergrad@law.ac.uk    

“To succeed as a lawyer, you need a capacity for hard work, written and oral communication skills and empathy for your clients.” 

Baroness Shami Chakrabarti, Honorary Doctor of The University of Law

ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAW

The University of Law has recently been awarded TEF Gold for the standard of our teaching.  We employ over 250 qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges to teach and have trained more practising lawyers than anyone else.  In addition to our award-winning careers service we have an established professional mentoring programme, working with over 550 external lawyers.  We have campuses in 7 cities across the UK and set students up for success.

MEET US AT OPEN DAYS, EVENTS & UCAS EXHIBITIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

For more information contact:

                                             The University of Law

                     0800 3280153 | undergrad@law.ac.uk | www.law.ac.uk

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Each Campus has a dedicated Student Recruitment Manager with whom you can discuss your students needs and what we can do for them, as well as organising bespoke events either on campus or, subject to availabilty, in your school.

 Campus  Contact  Telephone Mobile 
 Birmingham Beth.Jobbins@law.ac.uk 01483 216005 07970 498166
 Bristol Hayley.Mason@law.ac.uk  01483 216276   07875 558 397  
 Chester Carl.Griffiths@law.ac.uk   01483 216954   07811 528 099 
 Guildford Hannah.Pike@law.ac.uk    01483 216356 07891 137 117 
 Leeds Stephanie.Amor@law.ac.uk    01483 216077 07816 453 536 
London Bloomsbury Richard.Palmer@law.ac.uk 01483 216690

07717 587 874

 Manchester Katherine.Meehan@law.ac.uk    01483 216854 07790 541 871

 

I chose The University of Law because it's so focused. It's almost vocational. You're learning to think like a lawyer rather than learning the law.

Matthew Hooker , LLB student, The University of Law London Bloomsbury