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University of Leeds

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One of the leading law schools in the UK, Leeds School of Law has been providing high quality legal education since 1899. In that time, we have seen our graduates become prominent judges, politicians, academics and successful legal practitioners. With over fifty dedicated academic staff, we can boast legal expertise in a diverse range of topics affecting global societies today. Our students benefit from studying in the second largest legal and financial sector in the UK outside of London. Since January 2011, the School of Law has moved into a new purpose-built £12m home. The Liberty Building incorporates high quality teaching and research space, a moot court incorporating the latest technology and a law and community centre to support the School's pro-bono work.

Areas of Expertise

Our national andinternational research standing represents our research excellence. We recognise the growing internationalisation of research agendas in legal, socio-legal, and criminal justice studies. Our thriving research centres include the Centre for Business Law and Practice; Centre for Criminal Justice Studies; Centre for European Law and Legal Studies and the Centre for International Governance.

On Campus Housing

Living in University accommodation is a great way to experience student life, to make new friends and feel part of the student community. The University of Leeds guarantees an offer of accommodation for your first year, providing you apply by the deadline. Visit for more information.

Incoming Students

Undergraduate LLB Law LLB Law (graduate programme) LLB Law with French Law Postgraduate Criminal Justice, Criminology and Criminal Law LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law MA Criminal Justice and Criminology MA Security and Justice Banking, Finance and Business LLM International Banking and Finance Law LLM International Business Law LLM International Corporate Law LLM International Trade Law MSc Law and Finance Intellectual Property Law LLM Intellectual Property Law International and Human Rights Law LLM International Law LLM International and European Human Rights Law European Law EU Law summer school Qualifying Law Degree LLB Law (graduate programme)

Career Planning

The School of Law offers careers and personal development support through its careers consultants. Our school also arranges career and personal development workshops, seminars and one to one sessions for students on all programmes throughout the academic year. The Student Law Society (LawSoc)1 and Criminal Justice Society (CrimSoc)2 have career secretaries who arrange opportunities to learn more about careers in law and criminal justice. They also organise networking events with potential employers. Visit for more information.


The University of Leeds has numerous intramural and varsity sports team, as well a gym and many other outdoor and indoor facilities for recreational use.

Modified on July 19, 2016