Law is not just about learning what the rules are, but about thinking about what they should be.
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 research, analysis, and legal argument, whilst engaging with the study of law as a sociallyrelevant and rigorous academic discipline.
Programme in detail
The programme invites you to develop a knowledge and understanding of legal concepts, their practical applications and policy implications 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 and enhance your existing abilities to equip and prepare you for the demands of any future career. We aim to provide a programme that fires your imagination and reflects your best endeavours in your final degree classification.
To this end, we provide the widest possible range of modules that will be of interest to you as you develop your legal specialism. You can also undertake a dissertation, which is a self-directed research project, and make an original contribution to contemporary law and policy debates.
Study Options Available
You can also study Law with a combination of other subjects, which account for 25% of the overall degree.
Choosing this subject as a combined degree
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 effecting 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 permeates and affects culture and society, and is a perfect 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.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
636 student places in 2018
97% of our graduates are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education 2016/17)
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
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 career in legal professional practice
We combine more than 100 years of teaching experience with modern approaches to learning, and will encourage you to develop your professional skills through the supported activities of the Liverpool Law Clinic, our in-house legal practice, and our dedicated employability team.
Practice in our Liverpool Law Clinic
Our Law Clinic offers final year students the opportunity to develop professional skills by representing real clients, under the supervision of the in-house legal team of practising lawyers.
Build connections with local professionals
Our Professional Mentoring Scheme allows you to build networks and connections with the legal profession from the start of your degree. 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.
Learn from internationally-renowned lecturers who are actively engaged in cutting-edge research
This research culture allows our students to be part of an innovative and stimulating environment and offers the chance for you to make original contributions to law and policy debates.
Fulfil your potential in a supportive environment
During your time at Liverpool, you will be assigned an Academic Adviser, who will be available to support you with your personal academic development.
Study in a diverse and inclusive academic environment
We are immensely proud of our diverse student community and inclusive learning environment, welcoming students from a wide range of backgrounds and from all over the world. Learn about Law with a social justice ethos. Social justice is at the core of our ethos. We teach Law as a socially-relevant subject, rather than simply as an abstract academic discipline, and believe that this gives our students a fuller appreciation of the law’s capacity to deliver justice, redress grievances, and achieve meaningful social change.
Learn about law with a social justice ethos
Social justice is at the core of our ethos. We teach law as a socially-relevant subject, rather than simply as an abstract academic discipline, and believe that this gives our students a fuller appreciation of the law’s capacity to deliver justice, redress grievances, and achieve meaningful social change.
Our plans for teaching 2021/22
Over the last year, we have delivered teaching to suit a range of circumstances, within UK Government guidelines. Take a look at our plans for delivering teaching from September.