Faculty of Education, Social Sciences and Law

School of Law

The Liberty Building, home to the School of Law

The Liberty Building, home to the School of Law

About the School

The School of Law is one of the leading law schools in the UK and has been providing instruction in law since its inception in 1899.

Today, we have a community of around sixty dedicated academic staff and twenty support staff who foster a supportive environment for legal studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

The School has been ranked 8th in the UK for the quality and impact of our research, according to the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014).

Research Centres

We host four research centres/groups that both supervise research students and support research-based postgraduate taught programmes.

Study with us

We offer a range of exciting programmes in the areas of law and criminal justice and criminology.

Latest news

  • School unveils exhibition on equality law

    Friday October 14 2016 saw the long awaited unveiling of the Race Relations Act 1965 (RRA 1965) Banner, created by the artist Alinah Azadeh for the 2015 Anniversaries Exhibition at the Houses of Parliament and won for the School by Professor Iyiola Solanke.

  • Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council

    Anna Lawson participated in the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council. The topic of this year’s Forum was the human rights of disabled people.

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Featured degrees

LLM International Law and LLM International and European Human Rights Law

These two stimulating LLM programmes provide you with an opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of international law and its response to contemporary problems, including in relation to human rights.

Student profile

"I chose to study in Canada on my year abroad, a country with a very similar legal system, varying initiatives on criminal justice and a very cold climate! I studied a variety of topics that gave me a good understanding of the Canadian criminal justice system: information that will benefit my final year in Leeds."

Edward Hallett, BA Criminal Justice and Criminology

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