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Why Study Law at the University of Liverpool?

The Law School has a proud tradition and over a century’s experience of inspiring and challenging its students to reach their potential. Our approach to teaching and learning combines tradition and innovation.

Prepare for your future professional career

Studying Law at Liverpool combines over 100 years of teaching experience with modern approaches to learning. You will be encouraged to develop your professional skills through the supported activities of the School’s pro bono Law Clinic, our in-house legal practice.

Practice in our Liverpool Law Clinic

Our pro bono Law Clinic is the University’s flagship in-house legal practice. It offers final year law students the opportunity to develop their professional skills by representing real clients, under the supervision of the Clinic’s in-house legal team of practising lawyers. Law Clinic students and staff have won awards for their hard work and commitment, including the Attorney General Student Pro Bono Award for their work on the Hillsborough Project and a joint Civic Contribution award for their work on the Statelessness project, a specialist Immigration and Asylum service helping people who are stateless, the first specialist practice module of its kind in Europe.

Build connections with local professionals

Our Law School Professional Mentoring Scheme allows you to build networks and connections with the legal profession from the start of your degree, offering you the opportunity to enhance your employability skills and career options. You will be assigned to a local barrister or solicitor who will act as your mentor to provide careers advice and assistance on an individual basis throughout your studies. You will also be invited to attend wider careers advisory programmes run by the Liverpool Law School and the University Careers & Employability Service. Read more about the University's Careers & Employability service here.

Follow in the footsteps of our ground-breaking alumni

Graduate with a Law degree from Liverpool and you will be in great company, with over 91%* of graduates employed or in further study six months after graduation. The first female High Court judge in the country was a Liverpool Law School graduate and our alumni also includes judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court, members of Parliament and legal practitioners as well as many entering other professions including accountancy, social work and banking. Read more about the benefits of being an Alumnus of the University of Liverpool.  (*DLHE 2013/14) 

Learn from leading experts

You will be taught by internationally renowned and award-winning lecturers who are actively engaged in research concerned with social justice and the role of law in society. This research culture means your education will be cutting, edge, innovative and stimulating. Explore the on-going research projects from the Liverpool Law School.

Fulfil your potential in a supportive environment

We know that starting university study can be a big step, both academically and personally. At the Liverpool Law School we have created a supportive environment to help you throughout your time with us. You will be assigned an Academic Adviser, who will be available to support you with your personal academic development. We also have a dedicated Student Support Officer to provide you with one to one advice should you need it.

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