University Of Glasgow Law

University Of Glasgow Law

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The School of Law at the University of Glasgow provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, and awards the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (Legum Baccalaureus, LL.B.), Master of Laws (Iuris Vtriusque Magistrum, LL.M.), LLM by Research, Master of Research (M.Res.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophiæ Doctor, Ph.D.), the degree of Doctor of Laws being awarded generally only as an honorary degree.

There are forty-nine full-time academic staff and over one thousand students.The current Head of the School of Law is Professor Iain MacNeil.

Courses Offered

The School of Law offers the following undergraduate and taught postgraduate courses.


  • LL.B. Law (Ordinary and Honours)
  • LL.B. Law (two-year accelerated Ordinary for graduates)
  • LL.B. Law with Languages (Czech, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish)
  • LL.B. Law with European Legal Studies (French, German, Italian or Spanish)
  • LL.B. Law with Joint Honours (can be studied with Business Economics, Business Management, Economic and Social History, Economics, English Literature, Gaelic Language, History, Philosophy, Politics)

Applicants for all undergraduate courses, except the two-year accelerated LL.B., are required to sit the Law National Admissions Test.

Taught Postgraduate

  • LL.M. in Corporate and Financial Law
  • LL.M. in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy
  • LL.M. in International Commercial Law
  • LL.M. in International Competition and Law Policy
  • LL.M. in International Economic Law
  • LL.M. in International Law
  • LL.M. in International Law and Security
  • M.Res in Law
  • M.Res in Socio-Legal

The School of Law,in addition to the Masters courses above, also offers the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Research Degrees
The School of Law awards the degrees of LL.M. by Research and Ph.D. and offers research supervision in most areas of Law.

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Study Abroad

The School of Law has fostered links with universities all around the world to provide exchange and study abroad programmes. Students have 37 European and international partnerships including Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA to choose from. Approximately 65% of the third year student cohort study abroad. In addition to being a necessary part of the Law with Languages programme it is open to all honours students in the School of Law. The School’s International Officer is Professor Jim Murdoch.

Law Society

Glasgow University Law Society
Alasdair McCrone
Laura Rankin and Ciaran Harkness
Christopher Rae
David Jeffries
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The Glasgow University Law Society organises social activities for students at the School of Law, including the annual Law Ball, held every February. The event is of a comparable size to the GUSA Ball, and because of the number of students attending it is necessary to hold the event in city centre hotels as there is no hall in the University large enough to accommodate it. The Society co-ordinate various different events, focusing around being either social, academic or charity, headed by their respective Convenor.

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The Society is student-run by a committee elected in the Spring, comprising President (Alasdair McCrone), Vice-President Social (Laura Rankin) and Academic (Ciaran Harkness), Secretary (David Jeffries), Treasurer (Christopher Rae), Media Convenor (Melissa Wilson), Charities & Community Convenor (Blayre McBride), Sports Convenor (Alasdair MacDonald), a 4th Year Representative (Annie Liddle), a 3rd Year Representative (Josh Speirs), two 2nd Year Representatives (Saif Gilani and Robyn Hunter) and two 1st Year Representatives (Christopher Jackson and Niamh Speirs). Membership is open to all students of the School of Law, and the Society is affiliated to the SRC.