Our Law School has a strong international reputation for research and our teaching staff offer expertise across a wide range of legal fields. There is a vibrant law student community, which organises many social, careers and other law-related events. 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 and growth, and its interaction with related disciplines including those 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. On the Graduate LLB programme you will study Scots Law. It is an ideal start for entry into training for the Scottish legal profession. If you are interested in practising law in England or Wales, you should be aware that there are significant differences between English and Scots Law, and that some extra study may be required in order to pursue professional training for legal practice in England or Wales. This is a two-year programme available to students who already have a degree in any discipline. You will study all the courses required by the Law Society of Scotland to enter into training for the Scottish legal profession.