2014 will see students return to Earlham Hall, the Law School's ‘home', which will re-open after extensive restoration and refurbishment. Earlham Hall is a fine 16th century building offering dedicated student social and study space, teaching rooms and faculty offices located in beautiful parkland leading down to the River Yare. It is an amazing base in which to study and socialise.
This year will mark the return of UEA Law School to its ‘home': Earlham Hall. After extensive refurbishment the 16th Century mansion will once again open its doors to students of law at UEA. Providing a unique and beautiful base for the majority of the School's activities, Earlham Hall will boast newly restored teaching rooms, student social and study space and faculty offices. The second phase of redevelopment will see the addition of a purpose built moot court room and dedicated Law Clinic space. An historic building combined with modern facilities, Earlham Hall is both a functional and enchanting environment.
Earlham Hall and its extensive courtyard stand in beautiful parkland leading down to the River Yare, five minutes from the main UEA campus. The original core of Earlham Hall dates back to c.1580 and in the 1640's the Hall was remodelled to form its substantial east-west range with cross wings. The Hall has many interesting historical connections and most notably was the family home of Elizabeth Fry, who went on to become a leading figure in prison reform.
The 19th century novelist George Borrow used to fish in the Yare as a boy and in Lavengro he describes Earlham Hall: "On the right side is a green level, a smiling meadow, grass of the richest decks the side of the slope; mighty trees also adorn it, giant elms, the nearest of which, when the sun is nigh its meridian, fling a broad shadow upon the face of the ancient brick of an old English Hall…"
UEA Law School is proud to call Earlham Hall ‘home' and we can't wait to open its doors to a new generation of UEA students.