The University of Law is the UK's longest established specialist provider of legal education. In fact, we've trained more lawyers than anyone else. We can trace our origins to 1876 with the formation of leading tutorial firm Gibson & Weldon. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal minds. What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that the current and future lawyers we teach should only ever learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context.
The vision of The University of Law is to be the professional university of choice for law students, delivering an outstanding academic and employment-focused student experience. As the legal profession has evolved, they have driven innovation, creating new programmes to enhance opportunities for their students and to align with the needs of the legal sector and wider economy. They are a private university dedicated to delivering excellence in teaching and the highest employability outcomes for their students. They have achieved outstanding results in the National Student Survey; in 2016, the University received the highest student satisfaction rate among all UK universities, including joint 1st for overall student satisfaction at 97%. They were awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework in 2017.
“Being a finalist ….is testament to and reward for our tutors, all of whom are qualified solicitors or barristers. It has given us the opportunity further to reflect on our teaching approach, which focuses on equipping our graduates with the skills they need and employers want.”
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO