The University of Law
What makes us different
What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.
Innovation and contemporary teaching practices
All of our courses – from our undergraduate law degrees to our market-leading postgraduate courses and professional development programmes – are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach that’s proven to deliver self-reliant lawyers who can compete in the fast-changing world of legal services.
Our track record of excellence in learning and development has helped us establish worldwide connections with the legal services market. This is why many leading global law firms work exclusively with us to develop their people, and why legal employers of all types want to meet our students. It’s also why law schools and professional bodies around the world choose to enter into strategic alliances with us.
Understanding of the law
The University of Law is an internationally recognised expert in the field of law. Rather than focusing on academic research, our aim is to be thought leaders in the issues that matter to the legal profession and the next generation of practising lawyers.
The most experienced tutors
All of our tutors are qualified solicitors, barristers or judges, and all have extensive practical experience which they are able to pass onto our students. We facilitate this process with high levels of student-to-tutor contact time and small class sizes – one of the reasons that many lawfirms insist their trainees study with us.
Focused on employability
We focus exclusively on practice-based training and give students access to our market-leading law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as they accept a place with us. Students also benefit from our pioneering and award-winning pro bono programmes, which allow them to gain valuable work experience by helping real clients from the local community.
This combination means our graduates are in a unique position when it comes to finding employment. 98% of our full-time LPC students who graduated in summer 2013 had secured employment within nine months of graduation (based on known destinations).
We take our responsibility to widen access to the legal profession seriously, and offer a wide range of scholarships to help talented University of Law students fund their legal training and achieve their career ambitions.
1. Top 10 Unique selling proposition
- We’re the UK’s largest law school: We’ve trained more lawyers than anyone else.
- Heritage: We’re the country’s longest established specialist provider of legal education.
- Student satisfaction: We were ranked joint second university in the UK for student satisfaction and best for teaching, academic support and learning resources in the 2014 National Student Survey.
- Learn from the best: All our tutors are qualified lawyers, passionate about teaching law.
- Innovative teaching methods: Our students learn the law through practical, real-life scenarios in small groups, with high contact teaching hours.
- Nurturing environment: High levels of support and feedback and access to an award winning careers service.
- Employability: 98% of our full-time LPC students who graduated summer 2013 secured employment within 9 months of graduation.
- Choice: We offer a variety of courses at eight fully-resourced modern centres across the UK.
- Our connections: We work with over 90 of the top 100 UK law firms and 4 of the top 5 global firms.
- Successful alumni: From the General Secretary of the Premier League to the Lord Mayor of London, we develop business leaders as well as leading legal minds.
- 98% of our full time LPC students had secured employment within 9 months of graduation.
- Finalist in the ‘Best Careers & Employability Team’ in Prospects Postgraduate Awards Nov 2014.
- Over 16,500 contacts with the Employability Service (careers appointments, events, and pro bono opportunities) during 2013/14.
Apprenticeships; The total number of students for 2013/14 was 6,880.
Location & Number of Students 2013/14:
- Birmingham 851,
- Bristol 313,
- Chester 302,
- Guildford 618,
- Leeds 344,
- London Bloomsbury 2200,
- London Moorgate1598,
- Manchester 595,
Courses offered by Ulaw are:
- LLB (hons) Law, LLB (hons) Law Accelerated, LB (hons) Law (part-time) ULaw
- BA (Hons) Business Management, BA (Hons) Business and Marketing, BA (Hons) Business and Finance (University of Law- De Broc Business School).
- International Foundation Programme (IFP) (University of Law – De Broc Business School).
(University of Law – De Broc Business School).
- IBA LLM in International Legal Practice
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
- Legal Practice Course (LPC)
- Business MA International Business Law (University of Law – De Broc Business School).
- MSc Finance and Accounting, (University of Law – De Broc Business School).
- MSc Marketing Management (University of Law – De Broc Business School).
- MA Innovation, (University of Law – De Broc Business School).
- MBA with the following specialisations: Risk Management, Investment Banking & Finance, Project Management, Oil& Gas, Economics (University of Law – De Broc Business School).