Undergraduate Law Degrees

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 a law degree also allows for specialisation into areas such as criminology, family law, employment and equality law and environmental law to name a few of the options offered at Staffordshire Law School.

What our staff and students say

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.

Hazel Burgess - LLB(Hons) Law

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.

James Holmes - LLB(Hons) Law

The LPC at Staffordshire is an innovative, flexible and highly relevant course. Staffordshire University is one of the UK's leading providers of the course. It benefits from excellent established links with legal practice and superb careers support, ensuring its graduates are highly employable and desirable to all aspects of the profession

Nicola Cole - Award Leader, Legal Practice Course

Facilities

Students love our purpose built Law School with its wide range of integrated facilities.

We have practice offices, a law clinic suite and interview rooms, as well as an integrated learning hub in the Law Library with a good range of online and electronic resources all of which can be accessed remotely once you are an enrolled student at Staffordshire.

Law School

The Law School Course enjoys excellent facilities in dedicated accommodation within the Law School building and adjacent to the Law Library.


Lecture Theatres

Course lectures take place in the Ashley Building, adjacent to the Law School. These lecture theatres seat up to 200 students each and are equipped with the latest audio visual and computer technology.


Law Library

The Law Library contains all the law reports, statutes, periodicals and books you will need to support your studies. There's also a wide range of online legal resources.


Courtrooms

The Law School building also houses a flagship mock courtroom and presentation lecture theatre on the first floor.


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Careers

A law degree doesn't just put you on the pathway to becoming a successful solicitor or barrister.

Graduates 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 degrees offer good employability opportunities - 2013-14 statistics indicate that 89% of our students are in employment or further study 6 months after graduating.

Employment Opportunities:

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Legal Executives
  • Licensed Conveyancers
  • Civil Service
  • Courts Service
  • Court Officers
  • Human Resource Management
  • Customs and Excise
  • Law Enforcement
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Banking and Finance
  • CAB Advice Worker
  • Civil Service and EU opportunities
  • Company Secretary
  • Environmental Officers
  • Estates and Property Management

Guaranteed Work Experience

Who says students have never done a day's work? We provide the opportunity of work experience for all new students joining us in September.

This work experience may be closely linked to your course, or it could be a broader experience designed to develop your employability skills. Our commitment will give students the best possible mix of knowledge and experience.

Work Experience Opportunities:

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 from 2016 entry we offer a range of in-house work experience opportunities in your second year.

You'll also have the opportunity to participate in:

  • Annual Law Careers and Networking Fair to allow you to develop professional contacts.
  • Staffordshire University Law Clinic (SULAC) providing you with authentic practice-based learning with real clients.
  • Student Conferences designed to enhance employability and graduate skills.
  • Opportunities to take part in national competitions such as client interviewing and negotiation.
  • A mooting module and advocacy competitions for budding advocates.