School of Law

Excellence at a glance

Excellence at a glance

8th in the UK for Law (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018) and 3rd in the UK for Criminology (The Guardian University Guide, 2018)

About us

We are one of the leading law schools in the UK and have been providing instruction in law since our inception in 1899. Ranked 8th in the UK for Law in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2018 and 3rd in the UK for Criminology by The Guardian University Guide, 2018, we are equally proud that this quality is felt by our students with 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, 2017. Leeds is a Russell Group university which was selected as University of the Year in 2017 (The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2017) and our research in the Law School is known for its quality and impact, achieving 4th place in the UK for these areas in the Research Excellence Framework, 2014.

Study with us

Join our dynamic and supportive community of staff and students where we encourage each other to succeed in a broad range of subjects in the main areas of Law and Criminology. 

Our research

Our academic staff are engaged in research in all major fields of legal and criminological study, shaping policy and practice as well as making a difference to people's lives locally and globally.

Discover our research

Liberty Brief

Our newsletter, Liberty Brief, is a celebration of the achievements, experiences, events and news from our staff, students, alumni and guests. It gives a real snapshot of life in the School of Law.

View all the editions of Liberty Brief

The Head of School

“My colleagues are inspirational teachers; fully committed to helping our students achieve their full potential. Through our teaching, research and public engagement, we’re a community trying to make a positive impact on the world.”

Professor Alastair Mullis
Head of School

Alumni network

Our alumni are an important part of our community with events held all over the world throughout the year. Many are also actively engaging with the next generation of bright legal and criminal justice minds through our Career Mentoring Scheme.

Learn more about the Leeds Network or get involved with the Career Mentoring Scheme

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