Derby Law School

Derby Law School is one of the leading centres for the study and teaching of law and justice in the UK. Our law courses inspire, stretch and challenge.

We offer the following:

Legal education for tomorrow’s profession

The way we teach is innovative and engaging. There are guaranteed placements and real casework, a formal judicial shadowing scheme and guest lectures from legal professionals including experienced judges and coroners.

Practical learning opportunities such as these help you develop the skills and attributes required for a successful career in the legal sector.

Legal education for the real world

What we teach ensures you make an impact as soon as you graduate. Our LLB is the only law degree in the UK that trains people in all of the key lawyers skills, such as drafting, advocacy, interviewing and negotiation.

We are also building a reputation for our expertise in human trafficking and modern slavery, sustainability, and medical law. 

Legal education with global reach

Through our global network of partnerships, Derby Law School offers a truly international curriculum: what we teach and where it can be applied is not limited to one jurisdiction.

You can also choose to study abroad to broaden your experience. 

The facts speak for themselves:

  • 100% of students agreed staff were enthusiastic about what they are teaching
    (LLM students responding to the national Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) 2014)
  • 93% students agreed staff were good at explaining things
    (LLB students responding to the National Student Survey (NSS) 2014)
  • 93% students in work or further study 6 months after completing the course
    (LLB students responding to the national Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014)
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