School of Law and Social Justice
Studying Law at Liverpool offers you the chance to build the foundations of your legal or professional career in an innovative and supportive environment. From the start of your degree you will benefit from access to our established connections with local legal professionals and be encouraged to engage with real clients and case work, under the guidance and support of our dedicated Law Clinic.
The Liverpool Law School is one of the oldest law departments in the United Kingdom. We have a long and proud tradition of inspiring and challenging our students to reach their potential, combining tradition and experience with modern methods of teaching and learning.
Our flagship Liverpool Law Clinic, custom-built Moot Room, and lively student law societies enable you to develop your skills through a solid academic grounding and hands-on practical experience.
Alumni of the School include judges of the United Kingdom Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Members of Parliament. Many of our graduates continue to make an important contribution to the learning experiences and career prospects of our students.
You may study purely for a Law degree or you may combine your law studies with a second subject.
The Law (LLB (Hons)) programme enables you to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD), which provides exemption from the first stage of academic training for anyone wishing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister in England and Wales. Whether your background is in humanities or sciences, this degree will help you to develop transferable skills in critical thinking, logical argumentation, legal and policy analysis, research, and effective communication – all of which are invaluable in a wide range of careers within and beyond the law. In addition to the seven core components of the QLD, the School provides a wide range of optional modules which may include Medical Law and Ethics, Internet Law, Commercial Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Law, Administrative Justice, and Clinical Legal Skills.
We also offer programmes which combine Law with other subjects and opportunities, namely Law with Accounting and Finance, Law with a Year Abroad, Law with a Year in China, and Law for Graduates. You will obtain a QLD if you study a programme which has at least a 75% weighting in Law.
Our Honours Select programme gives students the opportunity to study Law as a Major (75%), Joint (50%) or Minor (25%) subject. This allows you to combine your Law studies with another subject, such as Ancient Greek, Politics, Economics, Classical Studies, History, or a foreign language. This option allows you to study Law whilst maintaining your interest in another subject area.
In order to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree for professional purposes, you must choose Law with at least a 75% weighting.
Law LLB (Hons)
Careers events in the School give you opportunities to interact with employers and mooting competitions help you become skilled at constructing legal arguments in a concise manner within a tight timeframe. I volunteer every week at the Liverpool Family and Civil Court, providing practical support to litigants without the benefit of legal counsel. I get to interact with people from a diverse range of cultures, and also to learn about the administrative duties of the court and gain a lot of exposure in the court.
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