Facilities - University of Derby

Real world learning facilities

Friar Gate Square The new home of Derby Law School - One Friar Gate Square

Our impressive facilities replicate real legal environments and have been described as “exceptional” by Skills for Justice; they are among the country’s most up-to-date and comprehensive for the study of law.

One Friar Gate Square

One Friar Gate Square is the new home of Derby Law School from September 2015. A modern and iconic building in the heart of Derby’s vibrant city centre, it creates the perfect environment for innovative and engaging teaching.

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We share One Friar Gate Square with Criminology and Policing students, as well as the International Policing and Justice Institute. This dedicated site offers unique opportunities for sharing knowledge, expertise and experience in all aspects of the legal and justice fields.


You’ll be taught by world-class academics and be surrounded by state-of-the-art facilities including:

  • Crown Court
  • Criminology labs
  • Social learning space
  • Law Clinic
  • Interview rooms
  • Lecture theatres, seminar rooms and individual meeting rooms.
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  • The Crown courtroom: an essential training facility for law students
  • Crown courtroom: Female student speaks from the bench
  • Witness giving evidence in Crown courtroom
  • Interview suite: Observing an interview behind a two-way mirror
  • Crime Scene House: Training facility used by forensics and law students
  • Forensics Lab: Students doing practical work