Crown Court

Our Crown Court is located at our One Friar Gate Square site, a modern and iconic building in the heart of Derby’s vibrant city centre that creates the perfect environment for innovative and engaging teaching.

Practical learning

Our full replica Crown Court features contemporary technology and will give you practical learning opportunities and allow you to develop and hone your skills.

Activities such as moot court – mock hearings in front of a judge – will challenge you intellectually and make sure you are “work ready” for a successful career in the legal sector or other professional careers.

Our Law, Criminology, Policing, and Social Sciences students are based at One Friar Gate Square.

If you are studying Forensic Psychology you could study modules in the courtroom.

“The court room definitely helps with the mock trials and the mooting and it definitely gives you practical experience. It may be tremendously hard work but it's a lot of fun.” Sam Amer LLB (Hons)

For businesses

The Crown Court offers unique opportunities for businesses to engage in practical learning experiences. Our state-of-the-art courtroom, equipped with contemporary technology, provides an immersive environment ideal for honing essential skills. Businesses can leverage this space for tailored activities such as moot court sessions, simulating mocking hearings in front of a judge.

The UK coat of arms in the University of Derby Crown Court

Undergraduate Law courses

Derby Law School is a leading centre for the study of justice in the UK. Our courses will inspire, stretch and challenge you.

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Postgraduate Law courses

You can become a specialist in Commercial, Corporate and Financial or Human Rights Law or take a general Law pathway.

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