Oxford Brookes University Law

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The School of Law provides an intellectually stimulating, friendly and supportive environment in which to hone your legal skills. You will develop a thorough appreciation of the legal system and the role of law in society. You will be directly supported by internationally excellent academics and by specialist legal practitioners.

In addition to the wide range of optional modules on our LLB Law degree there are also specialist degree pathways available to you in your second and third years. This will lead to a qualification in either LLB Criminal Justice or LLB Commercial Law, all of which aim to enhance your career prospects.

About the School of Law

We aim to provide you with the legal knowledge, intellectual rigour and practical legal skills you will need in today’s competitive graduate market. This will equip you for a range of professions, within the legal field and beyond.

Our staff publish world-class research which they use to inform the teaching that goes on in the School. We have a long record of excellence and innovation in teaching informed by both our student-centred ethos and our research. In the 2016 National Student Survey, 97% of our students found the course intellectually stimulating.

Location and facilities

The School of Law is located in Headington Hill Hall, a handsome nineteenth century building, set in its own beautiful gardens just a five-minute walk from the University’s main Gipsy Lane site and the brand new John Henry Brookes Building.

We have a specially-designed Law Moot Court, opened in 2013 and our students who pursue their research further can enjoy access to the world renowned Bodleian Law Library.

Taught courses

Our LLB course for undergraduates covers all requirements set by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board known as the seven ‘Foundations of Legal Knowledge’. As a ‘Qualifying Law Degree’, it provides a firm grounding on which you can start to build your legal knowledge and skills. It forms the academic stage of your legal training and is the first necessary step to becoming a solicitor or barrister. In addition an array of optional modules are available, allowing you to choose and develop specialist subject interests as part of your studies. We also offer a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) for graduates of non-law degrees who wish to move into the legal profession.

Our range of postgraduate LLM courses in International Law are underpinned by the world-leading research being undertaken by academic staff in the School. Continuing your studies at postgraduate level enables you to specialise in particular areas of law such as International Human Rights Law or International Trade and Commercial Law amongst others.