You will study core modules known as the ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’ alongside Philosophy modules that will introduce you to some of the principles of philosophical study.
This degree draws upon the existing strength of both the Liverpool Law School and the Department of Philosophy in a programme which takes you through the academic stage of the route to practice.
Programme in detail
You will study the core modules required to obtain a law degree for professional purposes whilst being able to undertake advanced study in Philosophy, through which you will learn argumentative skills, critical thinking, and how to present a persuasive case. Module options available in Law enable you to specialise in relevant fields of legal study; for example, the Law of contract, Public Law, Law of tort, Equity and trusts, and Land Law.
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.