UNIVERSITY OF LAW

The University of Law is one of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education. Our origins can be traced back to 1876 with the formation of the leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon, and later on, with the establishment of The Law Society School of Law. In 1962 the two were amalgamated to establish The College of Law. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and not long after, in 2012 we gained university title.

We’re at the heart of legal education as the acknowledged leader in innovative, professional legal education for prospective lawyers and professional development training for those already qualified. Over the years, we have worked with virtually every UK law firm to help meet their training and development needs, with many firms sending their trainees exclusively to us. We made history in 2006 by becoming the first independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers by the Privy Council, leading to the development of our professionally-focused Bachelor and Master of Laws degree programmes.

With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds. In 2012, we were granted full university title and changed our name from The College of Law to The University of Law. This was an important development in our long history, reinforcing our absolute commitment to providing professional legal education of the highest quality to serve the needs of the legal profession and future generations of lawyers.

COURSES

LLB
GDL
LPC
BPTC
MSc LGRC
LLM
PSC
MC1
Higher Rights
College of Law Media

ABOUT THE AREA

The campus is close to thriving commercial campuses, leading law firms and transport links. Each campus is a modern, well-equipped professional law school and provides a comfortable and stimulating learning environment. The postgraduate legal training courses on offer vary at each campus. The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) are available at all campuses as well as the University of Exeter, the University of Liverpool and the University of Reading. The Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) is available in Birmingham, Leeds and London.

If you are interested in studying our undergraduate law degree, you can study in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London Bloomsbury and Manchester. In addition to our world-class legal training, our wide range of clubs and societies means that we offer our students the perfect balance of work and social activities.

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  • Get advice from friends, family and school staff – but don’t forget the ultimate choice is yours.
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