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Expert facilities

Put legal theory into practice in our purpose-built mock courtrooms

Get connected

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.


Work experience and careers

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.

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 we offer a range of in-house work experience opportunities to every student.

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.

Our students

Naseem Khan
LLB (Hons) Law Graduate

The lecturers are always supportive and the tutor system is very effective. We have been able to shape our degree in the way we want, learning the subjects that interest us. I would highly recommend the course and believe it has set me up very well for the future.

Leona Shala
Law LLB (Hons) Student

My lecturers are considerate, approachable and really professional, they encourage me to always aim higher. It is a very vibrant learning environment with networking events, competitions and a thriving Legal Advice Clinic. I find it an exciting and stimulating place to read law.

James Holmes
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.

Hazel Burgess
LLB(Hons) Law

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.

Our staff

Louis Martin
Louis MartinCourse Leader – Criminal Justice with Offender Management

I have worked for Derbyshire Constabulary before becoming Head of the Roads Policing Unit and Detective Inspector for Derby City Centre.

My areas of expertise were homicide investigation, suspicious deaths and Criminal Justice.


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Anna Garland
Anna GarlandCourse Leader - Law (3 year and foundation year)

I studied English at the University of Cambridge before deciding to pursue a career in Law. I was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1994 and practised as a Barrister specialising in Family and Criminal Law. I am a qualified and experienced teacher in both maintained schools and the Higher Education sector.

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Aidan Flynn
Aidan FlynnCourse Leader – Accelerated Law

I graduated in Law from University College Cork in 1995 and worked in three Law firms, before becoming a lecturer. I came to Staffordshire University in 2016 and become Course Leader for the LLB (Hons) Law a year later. 

My areas of expertise are Constitutional Law, Human Rights Law and European Union Law.

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Paul Allen
Paul AllenCourse Leader for the Legal Practice Course

I joined Staffordshire University’s Law School in 2015 and currently lecture on the Legal Practice Course, specialising in Property Law and Practice, Drafting skills, Solicitor’s Accounts and Family Law and Practice. In addition to lecturing full time I am a qualified solicitor and mediator.

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Keith Wharton
Keith WhartonCourse Leader – Law (Criminal Justice)

Having started life as an apprentice engineer, I moved into Policing in my mid-twenties. I served with West Midlands Police and the National Crime Squad and became a specialist in pro-active paedophile investigation.

Following retirement, I worked for the Ministry of Justice until I was offered a position in Staffs Law department in May 2016.

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Our graduates

Kulwant Singh Boora, Esq. Law, 2018

Kulwant, an attorney and lawyer, completed his second LLM with us. He is growing his practice, and has published a book to help other aspiring law graduates.

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Jamie Hill Law, 2015

After graduating, Jamie pursued the Bar Professional Training Course and subsequently secured a pupillage. His ultimate ambition is to be a district judge.

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Annemarie Thomas Law, 2013

Annemarie’s work for Staffordshire County Council began during her studies. She’s now with them as a Chartered Legal Executive on her way to a Master’s degree.

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Fayyaz Afzal Commercial Law, 2000

Fayyaz was the first Asian blind Barrister in the UK and is now a judge presiding over some of the most serious family cases in the legal system.

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Mark Blackhurst Law, 2000

Law School alumni Mark started his own internet venture and has turned it into an international, multimillion pound search and web development business.

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Del Shemar Advice Work and Law, 1999

Del supports adults in prisons as an Offender Learning Lecturer after a placement during his PGCE gave him a taste for the often difficult, but rewarding work.

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Simon Cohen Law, 1995

Simon Cohen is the Chief Executive of the most successful English rugby union club, the Leicester Tigers.

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Nigel Meadows Law

Nigel, Honorary Doctor of Staffordshire University, is Senior Coroner for Manchester, and former Coroner for Plymouth, completing over 10,000 inquests to date.

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