The University of Law is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education. In fact, the university has trained more lawyers than anyone else.

The University of Law can trace its origins to 1876 with the formation of the leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, the university focuses on developing the best legal minds.

Their market-leading Employability Service gives you access to work experience and pro bono opportunities and legal vacancies as soon as you accept your place. 

The University of Law ranked 1st for student satisfaction in the UK in the National Student Survey 2016. They have also been awarded Silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for their teaching, learning and outcomes.

With 12 campuses in 10 cities across the UK, The University of Law offers a diverse choice of locations to study in. Whether it’s the bustling cities of London and Manchester or the heritage-rich Guildford and Chester that appeal, all of the centres provide the same first-class professional learning environment. The well-equipped IT suites, award-winning comprehensive law libraries, quiet study and social areas cater to all your study needs.


The University of Law specialise in teaching and focus our energy on developing innovative and highly effective teaching and learning methods that equip students for their professional career. They have more than 250 qualified and experienced solicitors, barristers and judges as our tutors, enabling us to help you develop the practical skills that can make all the difference when starting your career in law. 


What really sets the University of Law apart from other universities is the belief that students should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context. They focus exclusively on practice-based training and give you access to a market-leading law careers service and legal vacancy database as soon as you accept a place with them. Through the pro bono programme, you can hone your skills by working on real cases before you graduate.


You’ll enjoy a range of interactive and lively activities both inside and outside of the classroom. Business games, mock trials and negotiation competitions are just some of the practical exercises you’ll take part in to develop your legal skills. In your spare time, you can join debating societies, sports teams and fundraising committees as well as enjoying the more relaxed side of student social life.


All students are given every opportunity to take full advantage of facilities and services. The Disability Support Service is dedicated to managing any requirements you may have during your studies, including temporary assistance due to injury or illness.

The market-leading Employability Service gives in-depth help with CV writing, interview techniques and general career guidance, as well as offering a wealth of opportunities to boost your experience and skills. Meanwhile, the Pro Bono department gives you the chance to work with practicing lawyers on real legal cases while you’re studying.

If you are interested in applying to the University of Law, please get in touch with our Across the Pond Advisors.

Number of students: about 10,000

Number of international students: around 312+

Locations: London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Leeds, Guilford, Chester

Closest airports: Campuses are located in major city centres across the UK

Scholarships available:

• Law First Scholarship
• Lord Blunket Access Award
• Creative Thinking Scholarship


The university offers scholarships to which all international students can apply. Contact your advisor for more information. If you do not yet have a personal student advisor, please get in touch with an Across the Pond Advisor or use the form on this page to request one.


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