The University of Law

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Website: www.law.ac.uk
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The University of Law (ULaw) is the UK’s longest-established specialist provider of legal education, with a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices. Our innovative business-focused postgraduate law courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that today’s employers are looking for, focusing on developing the best legal minds.

With centres based in the UK’s most vibrant and interesting cities, 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 our centres provide the same first-class professional learning environment.

At ULaw you’ll have access to our careers and employability service from the moment your accept your place, including a large and varied pro bono programme with over 3,700 opportunities to put your legal skills into practice.

We have always been confident in our teaching and the results we consistently achieve for our students. Our record speaks for itself: 97% of our full-time and accelerated LPC students secured employment, a training contract or further study within nine months of successfully completing their course.

**According to the latest available data, 97% of full-time 2016/17 and accelerated 2017/17 LPC students who graduated in summer 2017 secured employment, a training contract or further study within nine months of successful completing this course.

Equality, diversion and inclusion

The University of Law recognises that providing equality of opportunity, valuing diversity and promoting a culture of inclusion are vital to our success. We want our staff and students to reflect the diversity of the regional, national and international communities that we provide for, and we aim to be a place where people can feel free to be themselves.   

For more information, read our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy. 

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The University of Law - Articles

Understanding the SQE and what it means for me

It’s the biggest shake-up in legal education in decades. The Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) is set to change the way all solicitors qualify from 2021. Here at The University of Law we’ve been looking closely at the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)’s plans as they’ve developed over the last few years, and now bring you this FAQ of …

ULaw alumni profile: Caroline Kenny

Caroline Kenny is a leading lawyer for Facebook in all countries outside the US. She kick started her high-flying career when she graduated from The University of Law in 2004, having studied the GDL and LPC. She has since worked in a variety of firms and organisations before joining Facebook as associate general counsel in …

Assessment centres: the future of employment

Attending a training contract assessment centre may be a daunting concept, but it doesn’t have to be. We sat down with The University of Law’s employability director, John Watkins, to find out more about what assessment centres are, where they came from and to get some top tips on ensuring you make the most of …

Ulaw alumni profile: Rachel Wang

An Entrepreneur of the Year, Rachel Wang is an alumna of The University of Law who, after completing her LPC and working in corporate finance for four years, decided to set up her own video production company. It may not seem like the most obvious career digression, but Rachel’s legal education has come in pretty …

Eight things every training contract applicant should know

Advice from The University of Law on the best approach. The deadline for training contract applications for many law firms is at the end of July. But it’s never too early to start making your plans and preparing for a key task in progressing your legal career. 1. Don’t apply to every law firm in …

Developing the skills that a law firm looks for

Success at interview is one thing. Here we look at the skills you need to acquire in order to succeed at the law firm of your choice. Law firms and careers professionals provide tips to applicants on how to get training contracts and vacation schemes, which requires a specific skill set. But is this missing …

Gaining Commercial Awareness

When it comes to gaining a training contract one of the essential tools in any applicant’s skill set has to be ‘commercial awareness’. Legal recruiters seem to place great emphasis on this elusive expression yet many would-be applicants seem perplexed as to what it is and how they can get some. As most law firms …

How to do well at interviews

Congratulations on securing an interview! You’ve done a great job “selling” yourself to the firm on paper, now you have to convince them you are the right person at interview. Before your interview Just like when you wrote your successful application form or CV and covering letter, you need to do your research. Of course, …

Ulaw alumni profile: Nick Connor

From LPC student to MD, The University of Law alumnus Nick Connor, managing director of Volvo Car UK, talks to The University of Law. Tell us a bit about your time studying at The University of Law. After studying an undergraduate degree in Law and Politics at Cardiff University, I studied the LPC at Guildford, …

Ulaw alumni profile: Steve Shaw

The University of Law alumnus Steve Shaw, head of communications for technology, safety and legal at BP, talks to The University of Law about how his legal studies here have helped shape his career. Why did you choose to study law? I started studying law at A Level. I found it an interesting and challenging …

Maximising your chances of success

Law is an ever-popular career choice, and competition to enter the profession is always high even at the best of times. In the current economic climate you need to keep one step ahead of the competition, in order to maximise your chances of success. To help you do so, The University of Law has developed …

Work Experience

Gaining work experience is one of the most useful things you can do, both in terms of improving your CV and genuinely discovering whether your notion of life in a legal firm matches the reality. But what do you do when firms are cutting back on vacation schemes and work experience seems difficult to come …

A day in the life of…

… Alexandra Lima, student, Moorgate Campus, University of Law Morning My day usually starts at about 6 or 7am. I check my timetable, get ready and set off on my commute to the Moorgate campus – coffee in hand, of course. I try to read the Financial Times or even scroll through LinkedIn to maintain …

Online study: An interview with Richard Haggett

The University of Law has always been at the forefront of digital education, offering an extensive range of both legal and business courses. Leading our ongoing innovation in this area is our National Programme Director, Richard Haggett. Here he gives us an insight into the opportunities online study provides our students worldwide. Compared to campus …

ULaw alumni profile: José Mirza

José Mirza completed his Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law in 2014 and has completed his training contract at eBay, advancing on to become a commercial lawyer for the giant online company. I work as legal counsel in eBay’s commercial, compliance and product team. The team has a very broad remit, covering a number …

ULaw alumni profile: Rebecca Moore

Rebecca Moore is a trainee solicitor at Stowe Family Law and one of 15 ULaw alumni now working within the firm. After completing her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law, Rebecca joined Stowe Family Law in 2016 and has worked her way up through the ranks. I chose law because my dad …