Edinburgh Law School has been educating and training some of the world's finest legal minds for more than 300 years. We help our students to graduate with a broad range of skills, highly desired by many leading employers. We are one of the top ten law schools in the UK (Complete University Guide 2017) and you will be taught by staff who are leaders in their field, in a School renowned for its international and interdisciplinary outlook. Studying in Scotland's capital, you will be at the heart of Edinburgh's legal centre, with the highest courts in Scotland a five-minute walk away, and will have access to some of the best academic law materials in Europe in our law library. There is a vibrant law student community, which organises many social, careers and other law-related events. Our Bachelor of Laws (LLB) programmes will teach you the general principles of law and how to apply them to specific situations and cases. You will develop analytical skills and legal research skills and learn how to present an argument clearly, accurately and persuasively. There are two facets to the study of law. Firstly, it is an academic discipline, which is studied with a view to furthering modern understanding of its origins, growth and its interaction with related disciplines such as economics, politics, sociology and history. Concepts such as the rule of law, the independence of the judiciary and the legal profession, and access to justice for all, are at the heart of legal study. Secondly, law has a practical aspect which is studied with a view to enabling you to become a practising solicitor or advocate. Accurate problem solving and understanding of the structures of our society, which result from the study of law, are highly valued skills. As a law student, you will learn about the formal structures of our society and the role of law in shaping society. This combined honours programme does not include all courses required to proceed to the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and thereafter to the legal profession in Scotland. For students on joint honours programmes who wish to retain the option of practising as a lawyer in Scotland, it may be possible to complete the additional courses required. Where this is an option, it will typically require extra study throughout the programme. At Edinburgh you will study Scots law. Students interested in practising law in England or Wales may not benefit from studying law in Scotland as there are significant differences between Scots and English law.