Law

Based in the iconic Wills Memorial Building at the heart of Bristol, the University of Bristol Law School has a proud reputation. Here you will be challenged and empowered to become an accomplished, well-rounded, enquiring graduate with a rich, ethically grounded appreciation of law in business and society. You will leave with a qualification that is respected around the world.

Why study Law at Bristol?

Ranked in the UK top five for research intensity (THE analysis of REF 2014), the University of Bristol Law School provides an intellectually demanding, research-informed legal education and a great foundation for many careers in and out of law.

With the support of internationally renowned scholars at the forefront of their research fields, you will develop excellent legal, analytical and reasoning skills. Through activities such as mooting, debating and pro-bono legal provision you will gain a broader understanding of the operation of law in society.

Our newly refurbished premises in Berkeley Square is home to our state-of-the-art Lady Hale Moot Court Room and includes a dedicated space for the pro-bono activities of our award-winning Law Clinic.

Bristol is a leading legal centre outside of London and home to many international law firms and barristers' chambers that, alongside our dedicated network of alumni, are active in supporting the Law School and our students.

What kind of student would this course suit?

Law seeks to reconcile tensions between a wide range of different, sometimes competing, interests in society. It crosses a number of academic disciplines as well as being at the heart of some of the most interesting questions of what it means to live as human beings in society.

Law suits students from both humanities and science backgrounds. Above all, law suits those who are able to assimilate information rapidly and think logically and contextually, as well as wanting to understand why society is ordered as it is.

How is this course taught and assessed?

Law is taught and assessed in a variety of ways, reflecting the challenging nature and scope of the subject. Our teachers are distinguished scholars who are at the forefront of their research fields and are committed to the personal and professional development of their students.

Teaching is conducted through lectures, small-group tutorials and seminars. Students are challenged to reflect on their reading and develop their argumentation skills.

Individual units are assessed by examination or coursework. Final-year students produce an extended research project on a topic of their choice, under the supervision of an academic member of staff in the Law School.

What are my career prospects?

The careers and employability pages of the Law School website illustrate our commitment to employability. Our graduates are highly sought after by employers. Many enter legal practice, securing training contracts with City solicitors' firms and pupillages at barristers' chambers, as well as in key provincial centres including Bristol. Our courses also give an excellent basis for working in a variety of other sectors including business and finance, the technology sector, government and the media.

Find out more about what our students do after graduating.

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