Law LLB (Hons) Add to your prospectus

Key information


  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: M100
  • Year of entry: 2018
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : DDD
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Law is not just about learning what the rules are, but about thinking about what they should be.

Study as part of joint-honours at 100:0 Choosing this subject as a Single Honours

This degree offers a truly modern legal education reflecting the needs and concerns of society in the 21st century. Whether you are planning a career in the legal profession or a career in almost any other field of expertise, this degree will challenge and inspire you.

As a Law student you will develop key skills in presentation and legal argument and research, whilst engaging with the study of law, the impact of law in society and the operation and construction of legal rules.

Programme in detail

The programme invites you to understand legal concepts, their practical applications and proposals for reform within a supported learning environment that incorporates a range of different learning techniques. However, the study of Law is not simply about acquiring knowledge. Throughout the duration of the programme, you are encouraged to learn new skills (such as research methods and public speaking) and enhance existing abilities that will equip you for the demands of any future career. We aim to provide a programme that fires your imagination, as well as reflecting your best endeavours in your final classification.

To this end, we provide the widest possible range of modules that will be of interest to you. You can also undertake a dissertation in any legal area of particular interest and staff research interests inform the teaching of specialist modules on cutting-edge legal issues.

Study as part of joint-honours at 75:25 Choosing this subject as a Major

The programme invites you to understand legal concepts, their practical applications and proposals for reform within a supported learning environment that incorporates a range of different learning techniques.

However, the study of Law is not simply about acquiring knowledge. Throughout the duration of the programme, you are encouraged to learn new skills (such as research methods and public speaking) and enhance existing abilities that will equip you for the demands of any future career. We aim to provide a programme that fires your imagination, as well as reflecting your best endeavours in your final classification.

To this end, we provide the widest possible range of modules that will be of interest to you. You can also undertake a dissertation in any legal area of particular interest and staff research interests inform the teaching of specialist modules on cutting-edge legal issues.

Study as part of joint-honours at 50:50 Choosing this subject as a Joint

Studying Law as 50% of your degree gives you a thorough understanding of the discipline of Law and the role of Law in regulating society; however Law as a Joint (50%) option does not lead to a Qualifying Law Degree. Law is an interesting and important subject for study, involving consideration of our notions of justice, our relationships with one another and with the state, and the processes for affecting change in society.

You will be able to develop your legal skills and understanding whilst dividing your time equally between Law and another subject. Law is a subject which permeates and affects culture and society, and is a complementary field of study to many other subjects. Studying Law at 50% works particularly well with a number of other programmes in the humanities and social sciences, for example Social Policy, Business Management or Politics.

Study as part of joint-honours at 25:75Choosing this subject as a Minor

You can incorporate the study of Law as the Minor component of your Major/Minor degree; however Law as a Minor (25%) option does not lead to a Qualifying Law Degree. This gives you the opportunity to engage with the study of Law as one aspect of your degree, complementing your studies in another subject.

Law is central to the regulation of society and social relations and provides an interesting subject with which to supplement your other studies. The nature of the skills acquired through legal study, including research, communication skills, team-work, and the ability to develop and express coherent arguments will complement and reinforce the skills developed as part of your other subject choice. Law is an interesting and engaging topic of study, and is involved in the cutting-edge issues of the modern world, as well as providing important skills which will be valuable in your future career.

Department Key Facts

Number of first year students

400 student places in 2016-17

Graduate prospects

91% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2013/14)

National Student Survey

89% of our students find their programme is intellectually stimulating in the National Student Survey 2015

Department resources

The School houses an impressive custom-built Moot Room, the setting for mock trials, lectures and visiting speakers. The Law Library (housed in the Sydney Jones Library) includes the main English, European and International Law Reports, law journals, legal works and textbooks.

Facts and figures

Facts and Figures
In 2013/14, 260 students had the opportunity to work under supervision in the Liverpool Law Clinic, giving advice to members of the public.
2014 Winner of Best Contribution by a Team of Students, Hillsborough Team, University of Liverpool – The Law Works and Attorney General Pro Bono Awards

Why this subject?

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.

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. (*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. 

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.