Law

Work with an award-winning teaching team. Advise real clients as part of our Student Law Clinic. Perfect your skills in our mock courtroom. Graduate with extensive theoretical knowledge and real-life experience.

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Courses we offer

Our Law courses ranked 2nd nationally for Teaching Quality and 3rd for Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.

Studying Law will help you to develop a wide range of transferable skills and gain real-life experience in a discipline that is becoming increasingly valued by employers. Our graduates have gone on to have careers in a whole host of sectors, so if you want a high-quality degree that can lead to a job in a wide range of industries, choose Law at the University of Sunderland.

We offer many unique Law courses, all offering different ways to study this fascinating subject, including the academic and vocational stages of training required to be a solicitor: LLB and LLM Legal Practice (LPC). Whichever course you choose, you will receive the same fantastic support, insight and experience offered by our Law School.

Read more about the SQE and what this will mean for aspiring solicitors and barristers.

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Postgraduate courses

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Work in fantastic facilities alongside dedicated staff

Our department has a range of law-specialist facilities. At the state-of-the-art Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, you will have access to a mock courtroom, a law library, access to Lexis and West Law along with a host of work spaces and IT facilities to use across the campus.

Once here, you will be welcomed into a warm tight-knit community. Our staff have fantastic insights and experience from a wide range of backgrounds, and also favour an open-door policy, allowing you to talk to them whenever you need to. 

Gain real-life experience

Based at the Sunderland Law School, our interactive and immersive course will develop your understanding of the legal system through theoretical and practical work.

You will have the opportunity to pick up real-life experience through placements with law firms and as an advisor on real cases in our Student Law Clinic.

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Student Law Journal

The University of Sunderland Student Law Journal provides students with an opportunity to present their work to faculty members and peers, and aims to invigorate both undergraduate and postgraduate law students’ active participation in the community of legal scholars. The Journal unities students and staff by helping students to engage in the publishing process with support and guidance from experienced members of academia.

The peer-reviewed, open-access journal, is devoted to legal research and is a platform to publish notes, case comments and papers. The journal is also interested in any proposals to draft and/or amend the existing laws. Our Law students are invited to submit papers, articles and case comments engaging with any area of law.

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