Established in 1962, The University of Law (ULaw) is a private institution that is also the United Kingdom’s largest law school. It has ten campuses: nine located in cities across the United Kingdom - Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, (two in) London, Manchester and Nottingham; and one in HongKong. The school offers students Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in both Law and Business and the student body is made up of over 120 different nationalities. ULaw also collaborates with three universities (University of Exeter, University of Liverpool and University of Reading) offering PG courses on their campuses taught by ULaw faculty.  

The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education, as most of our tutors are qualified solicitors and barristers with many of them still practicing; we believe this allows the students to receive first hand practical knowledge of the legal world.

- Kamran Ashfaq, Head of International, The University of Law

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ULaw heritage

The University of Law is widely recognized as a leader of legal education in the UK to future lawyers and also for its professional development training to law firms across the country. Previously known as The College of Law, in 2012 it was granted a full university title, enabling the school to further provide the highest quality learning and contemporary teaching practices. The university offers employment-focused learning with plenty of hands-on, interactive experience. With its focus on law and business, the school aims to graduate individuals who are ready for a professional environment with the academic knowledge and corporate skills that employers seek. With long office hours and small teaching groups, the faculty and staff at The University of Law are ready to give students individual attention and essential academic and career guidance.

Strong partnerships and strategic connections

With a solid reputation for providing excellent learning, The University of Law has established connections and partnerships with legal services providers around the world. Many international and local law firms, local government entities and in-house legal divisions turn to ULaw for continuing professional development for their employees. They also go to ULaw when they are looking for fresh legal talent.

ULaw has partnered with many prestigious legal entities, such as The Law Society, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, The Bar Council, The Practical Law Company and many more.

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Student life at ULaw

All The University of Law campuses provide students with plenty of opportunity to dive into extra-curricular experiences. As a student of the university, you are automatically enrolled in the school’s Student Association, which organizes clubs, activities, events and more.  From quiz nights and theater performances to sport activities and debate groups, the school has much to offer and every student is bound to find something that interests them.

The Student Parliament is led by the Student Association President and is responsible for representing the student population and their thoughts and opinions. The Student Services Team is also on hand to address any problems that students might be facing personally or academically throughout their time at the university.

Employment services

The University of Law’s Employability Service provides students with everything they need to embark on a successful professional legal career. All students have access to one-on-one appointments with career consultants who give personalized information and advice. Career workshops are also held throughout the year on different topics such as understanding job applications to passing employee assessments.  

The University of Law has one of the largest legal pro bono programs in UK legal education. Students have the opportunity to work with a solicitor and together give legal advice to the general public, which allows them to gain experience in managing clients, conducting research and drafting legal documents. The school helps students get placed at non-profit organizations that dispense free legal advice and representation. Students can even take advantage of the opportunity to shadow solicitors and judges while they conduct daily business.

In addition to professional talks, career fairs and mentor programs,  ULaw is also home to the award-winning Student Employability Program (StEP), an online program that provides career information and advice.

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About the Writer: Muneeza Kizilbash grew up in the United States and Pakistan and was active in her university’s International Student Council. Now settled in Dubai, she loves to inform, educate and entertain her readers through her writing.