Our excellence in teaching standards is allied with a strong commitment to the pastoral care of our students through our advisee system.
With us, you will learn from a team of international specialists drawn from academia and practice, who make a real difference to the world through influential research in a wide range of fields including: commercial law; competition law; the law of public protest; internet and media law; law and medicine; and the law of government commerce. Our teaching groups are small and we offer a wide range and variety of modules. All our undergraduate courses are qualifying law degrees.
Developing Key Skills and Experience
During your degree, you will also have many opportunities to engage in extracurricular activities that provide you with key skills and experience that many employers seek, as well as giving you the chance to become a part of the Law School community. We have a dynamic student Law Society, the largest academic society at the University, with over 300 members from across all years of study. Throughout the year the Society organises activities including trips abroad and visits to Parliament and the Royal Courts of Justice.
We also hold numerous careers workshops for students applying for both law and non-law professions whilst also running the internal mooting, negotiations and client interviewing competitions. Mooting takes the form of mock submissions to the court. Students represent one party to dispute and present the arguments as a barrister would do in court.
Our Society-led workshops and internal mooting competitions are held each year for our first and second year students; the competitions are judged by academics, local practitioners and judges. Students are also encouraged to take part in external moots where they compete against students from other universities. Each year, the top teams progress to the regional competition and, if successful there, they continue on to the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution's National Competition.
You will also be able to complete pro bono work, providing free legal advice. This will be an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable experience of the law in action. Our Law Clinic Pro Bono Programme was established in 2002 and is run by our students. Our student-led pro bono work is nationally recognised and more of our undergraduates participate in it than any other law school.