University of dundee law

University of dundee law

The Dundee Law School at the University of Dundee, Scotland provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Scottish and English Law. It is the only institution in the United Kingdom to permit students to qualify into all three UK legal jurisdictions. It is based in the Scrymgeour Building—named for Henry Scrymgeour, a 16th-century legal philosopher from Dundee—the Law Library is based in the libraries building, both on the university’s main campus. An internal reorganisation at the university in 2015 led to the Law School becoming part of the School of Social Sciences.


Dundee Law School consistently ranks as one of the top law faculties in the UK. In The Guardian’s 2018 law league table, Dundee is ranked 1st in Scotland and 6th in the UK. In the previous year, The Guardian’s 2017 league table placed it 1st in Scotland and 8th in the UK. Similarly, in The Times’ 2017 law rankings, the School was ranked 1st in Scotland and 10th in the UK

In the 2014 Research Assessment Exercise the School was one of only two law schools in the UK to have 100% of its research rated as being of ‘international standard’. The school is the only law school to have achieved that feat in both the 2008 and 2014 Research Assessment Exercises.

University of dundee law

Dundee International Law Society

Dundee International Law Society is a student-led society made up of current and former Dundee University students, faculty members as well as scholars and friends from across the wider legal and academic community. The Society represents one of several linkages between the School of Law and the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy. Dundee International Law Society organises regular seminars, colloquia, debates, roundtables and presentations on a wide range of international law problems and prospects, and serves as an informal society for analysis of international law questions both great and small. Practitioners, academics and students are invited to attend, to participate and to present papers or lead discussions.

Dundee Student Law Review

The law school publishes a student law review bi-annually. The review offers the first chance for most students to publish their academic writing.



Facilities for postgraduates are located in the Old Technical Institute

The University of Dundee has the distinction of having the only law school in the United Kingdom to offer qualifying Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees in both Scottish and English/Northern Irish Law. Both LL.B. degrees can also be taken as Law with Languages degrees in French, German and Spanish. Dundee pioneered the ‘dual qualifying’ degree in Scots and English Law which has since been rolled out at other Scottish institutions.