How does an undergraduate legal education at the University of Nottingham‘s School of Law stand out? For Conor Thompson, it was the deep support he received from everyone.
“I think the best thing about being a University of Nottingham law student is the support that I’m provided by my lecturers and tutors,” Thompson enthuses. “If I send them an email, they are going to reply. If I send in a formative assessment, they are going to mark it and get back within a really good amount of time.”
That’s not all. In a school where quality trumps quantity, tutorial groups are limited to groups of six to eight students who discuss pre-arranged questions and any other problems with their tutor.
Academic staff – who consist of some of the world’s elite legal scholars – are actively involved in these tutorial groups. Imagine learning from a passionate faculty that educates tomorrow’s academics and practitioners to make a meaningful difference in society. That’s what drew students to enrol in the LLB programme at the School of Law.
“I chose Nottingham to study law as I wanted to mingle with the brightest and learn from the best. Nottingham has some of the world’s leading academics and some of the brightest professors that I’ve ever met,” says student Remus Wong.
The result? Students become inspired on how the law comes to life – and that curiosity continues as they step out of the classroom. With over 300 student groups to choose from, they can find their passion, hobbies and interests in the Law Society, Bar Society, Pro Bono Society, Mooting Society, the European Law Students’ Association, or the Advocate.
Join the Law Society for opportunities to collaborate closely with reputable law firms. In this, discover excellent career and networking opportunities such as trips to “magic circle” law firms and the Inns of Court. If you want to polish your oral and written advocacy, participate in competitions hosted by the Mooting Society. Connect with Advocate magazine if thought-provoking journalism captures your interest.
Whichever strikes a chord with you, know that each and all are award-winning. These student societies regularly top the LawCareers Student Law Society awards from 2019 to 2021 for outstanding efforts in a particular category. For example, the Law Society was recognised as the most committed to increasing diversity in 2022.
Great career opportunities with an international outlook
Eager to prepare yourself for the world of legal practice? Engage the Careers and Employability Service team. They work with students and guide them to improve their employability through mock interviews, application advice, and many more. Faculty placement programmes are adapted to the academic timetable, allowing students to gain substantial work experience.
If you’re interested in maximising your time in law school, apply for a paid placement after the end of your second year of studies. Upon completing the placement, you will be awarded “with a Placement Year” at the end of your degree title.
Combine your placement with an optional “Law in Practice” module, where you can complete a 50-hour placement after your second year of studies. Use relevant law-related work experience with a solicitor’s firm or non-profit for academic credit. You can also interact with law firms and providers of the Bar Professional Training Course and Legal Practice Course at the Law Careers Fair.
Such opportunities exist for those who pursue their LLB at UoN – a degree recognised by the Bar Standards Board, which caters to the professional requirements in many countries. Those who wish to qualify as a barrister can proceed directly to do the Bar Training Course.
Thanks to a broad range of partner institutions of any study abroad programme in the UK, undergraduate students have the chance to study in Australia, Canada, China, Europe, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore or the US.
These features allowed UoN to cement itself as a member of the prestigious Russell Group. It’s also why they are ranked 11th in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2023), top 60 worldwide (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022) for law, and 87.4% of undergraduates from the School of Law secured graduate level employment or further study within 15 months of graduation (HESA Graduate Outcomes).
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