Derby Law School

Shape your future, your way with Derby Law School.

Flexible courses with a range of specialist pathways mean you can tailor your study to suit your interests and build a degree that matches your own needs and aspirations.

Whichever route you choose, you’ll find inspirational teaching of the highest standard, superb facilities, and plenty of practical experience to transform your thinking and enable you to aim high.

Innovative, engaging and intellectually challenging, our courses will nurture your talents and help you apply the theory to practice. Clinical placements, professional mentoring, networking opportunities and pro bono work – all help you build skills and attributes that will set you apart and make a difference to people’s lives. Broaden your learning horizons with international fieldtrips and opportunities for exchanges with our partner universities in Italy or The Hague.

Whether you’re studying at undergraduate or postgraduate level, we will prepare you to make an impact from day one. You could be taking your first steps towards becoming a solicitor or barrister, joining one of the countless other professions where legal knowledge is valued, developing your existing legal practice with more advanced specialist skills, or conducting research which helps transform our justice system.

Graduate interview

LLB (Hons) graduate Gemma Wood talks about why Derby Law School exceeded her expectations
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Nicola Lambert - LLB (Hons) student

In her first year at Derby Law School, Nicola reached the final in one of the most prestigious mooting competitions in the UK.

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Peterborough Town Hall

Legal dream opened new doors for ‘youngest councillor’

Ikra Yasin’s lifelong aspiration to become a solicitor has taken her in a new direction. The skills she learned on our Law LLB (Hons) course have helped her become the youngest councillor in East Anglia.

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How Jennie used the law to fight for welfare rights

Working as an advocate for some of the most vulnerable people in society was an opportunity law student Jennie Bird could not pass up. She gained valuable experience on the Welfare Rights Representation Scheme.

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