Immerse yourself in the legal world in our dedicated Law Library
Study under expert academics with active business links
Develop contacts at the Annual Law Careers and Networking Fair
From the study of murder and the understanding of crime, through to the complexity of business and regulation, you'll investigate the rules and principles which impact society and social order.
Students will have the opportunity to develop an understanding of how the law deals with accidents and contractual disputes, the sale and acquisition of property, the management of trusts and wealth through to the organisation of the state and constitutional powers.
Studying one of our undergraduate or postgraduate law courses also allows for specialisation into areas such as criminology, family law, employment and equality law, environmental law, and more.
Jake Edwards, Law LLB (Hons) alumnus speaks about his career journey since graduating
Saturday 23 March 2019
Open days give you the best experience and insight to courses, people and facilities that interest you. Make your choice easier and come meet us.
Wednesday 06 March 2019
Get the best experience and insight to courses, people and facilities that interest you. Make your choice easier and come meet us.
Put legal theory into practice in our purpose-built mock courtrooms
This work experience may link to your course, or it could be in a broader field. Alongside your studies, it will give you the best possible mix of knowledge and practical understanding.
We take the challenge of work experience very seriously. Combined with academic study, students will be able practise interview, negotiation and advocacy skills within their modules as well as problem-solving, presentation and communication skills. All courses require students to reflect on the value of work experience and we offer a range of in-house work experience opportunities to every student.
You'll also have the opportunity to participate in:
Topical comment on legal issues, sometimes controversial, always interesting.
Our law qualifications don't just put you on the pathway to becoming a successful solicitor or barrister.
Graduates from our undergraduate degrees can progress directly to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) - the vocational stage of becoming a solicitor, or take the barristers' Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). It's also an excellent qualification for a range of careers, including paralegal and legal executive work, education, business, management and HR.
Our courses offer fantastic employability opportunities - 2013-14 statistics indicate that 89% of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.
Our courses are designed to lead into the following job roles:
They include real-life scenarios and high-profile cases. We also get to practice our skills in the University's mock courtrooms. Through skills I picked up at the careers days, I was confident enough to approach several law firms for placements. I worked in Chambers in both Stoke and Nottingham and shadowed a judge in Walsall. The experience was incredible.
I gained the academic knowledge, skills and abilities to make me employable. I've now managed to break into the profession I was aiming for, working with the Home Office for UK Border Control, and managing a team responsible for the improvement of the asylum seeker, immigration and entry clearance appeals process.
Louis has worked for Derbyshire Constabulary before becoming Head of the Roads Policing Unit and Detective Inspector for Derby City Centre.
His areas of expertise were homicide investigation, suspicious deaths and Criminal Justice.
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