Law at Brunel is ranked 8th in London (The Complete University Guide 2018)
Law is not a subject you can take or leave. Students come to our friendly Brunel Law School with a passion. They leave with their passion focused into a degree that is recognised and valued around the world.
Law has an impact on every aspect of society. Consumers’ rights, international and cyber commerce, taxation, housing, family protection and human rights are all firmly rooted in international and domestic law. The study of law offers exciting specialisations that range from more established subjects such as taxation or human rights to emerging fields like internet commerce. Brunel Law School is recognised by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the primary professional body within arbitration, as a course provider for our Arbitration and Commercial Law LLB. This means that when you graduate from the course you’ll be eligible to become a member of the institute. Unlike other graduates, you will not be required to complete further courses to qualify, saving you up to £3,000 in additional course fees.
We have excellent links with criminal law practitioners, experienced solicitors and barristers and you’ll benefit from our relationships with dynamic law firms and the Inns of Court. If you undertake a placement, we can support you in finding the place that is right for you. Brunel pioneered industrial placements for law in the UK and our high-quality placements continue to provide valuable contacts for securing traineeships.
The degree gives you full exemption from Part 1 of the Professional Examinations for the Law Society and Bar Council.
Brunel Law School is one of only a few law schools to have a full moot court where you can practice your skills for court. It comes complete with judge’s bench, seating for counsel and court clerks, a gallery for up to 50 other participants, a deliberation room for judges and full audio-visual facilities. Our courses are offered as either three or four-year programmes depending on whether you choose the professional placement option. All three degrees study the same modules in Years 1 and 2, covering the essential legal knowledge. In Year 3, you’ll decide how you’d like to specialise. All courses include an independent research project in Year 3.
On this sandwich course you’ll spend a year on industrial placement gaining invaluable experience in the working world. Our students have undertaken placements with solicitors’ firms, barristers’ chambers and local authority offices. To help you prepare for work, we offer short courses in client interviewing, fraud examination and advocacy.
You’ll have the chance to carry out pro bono work, developing your skills in legal research and client interaction. You’ll also have the opportunity to assist litigants in person and at the local family court. There are opportunities for law graduates in a wide range of industries. You may take advantage of your professional exemptions and train to become a barrister or solicitor. Or there are opportunities in mediation, consultancy, industry, commerce, public administration, social services, management and humanitarian aid.