The University of Law

Guildford, England, United Kingdom
The University of Law is the UK's longest-established specialist provider of legal education. In fact, we've trained more lawyers than anyone else. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds.

About

History

We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of the leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon and later on, with the establishment of The Law Society School of Law. In 1962 the two were amalgamated to establish The College of Law. We were the first-ever independent institution to be granted degree awarding powers and not long after, in 2012 we gained university title.

Education

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.

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 law firms insist their trainees study with us.

Career

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. 97% of our full-time 2014 LPC students had secured employment within nine months of graduation (based on known destinations).

Services

Student services

  • Our Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.
  • Our Student Support Services team can advise you on everything from getting a UK bank account or a mobile phone, to finding accommodation. We can also organise a meet and greet service at the airport when you arrive in the UK.
  • The University of Law has a dedicated international visa office, which can provide professional support and advice on matters relating to international student visas.

Housing services

We guarantee an offer of accommodation to all first year LLB students and international full-time LPC students, who have accepted their offer of a place and have made us their firm choice by the relevant deadline. In addition, we have two additional accommodation options in London specifically for our international students.

Library services

Each centre has its own library, fully stocked with textbooks, journals, encyclopaedias, law reports and statute books. Opening times vary across campuses. Students can renew loans online.

ICT services

All of our centres have state of the art IT suites, with high ratios of networked PCs to students. Wi-Fi internet access is widely available. Each student is allocated a £50 printing budget for the year.

Student Life

Campus life

Nine fully-resourced modern law schools across the UK, offering a range of city and campus locations. All centres are close to thriving commercial hubs, leading law firms and transport links.

Student clubs

There are also a range of clubs and societies at our University of Law centres which will help you make friends, settle in and feel at home.

Guildford, England, United Kingdom

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