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Top Law Schools in the U.K

1. The University of Oxford

Who in the world doesn’t dream of going to Oxford. The most heard halls of fame in history trace their ways back to Oxbridge. Getting into Oxford Law therefore is a matter of great prestige. Entry requirements at the varsity for the school of law comprise three levels comprising of the student’s prior grades, results in the admission test and the candidate’s performance at the interview. Oxford offers a wide variety and diversity of subject selection even under the discipline of law. There are both undergrad and postgrad courses and for ordinary law programs anyone with an undergrad degree or its equivalent can apply. There are specialized programs in Criminology, bordering on a sociological perspective of study rather than a vocational training. The varsity provides ample scope for research. Undergrad courses average to around £8,415 for international students.

2. University of Cambridge

After Oxford, one of the leading names in world education is Cambridge. The Faculty of Law, Cambridge is the law school of the University of Cambridge. It is one of the world’s oldest and finest law schools, renowned for the quality of its teaching and its top-notch standards of  legal research, particularly in international law. The faculty offers six degrees in Law: BA, LLM, MCL, MLitt, PhD and LLD. The varsity is one of the world’s leading research institute for international law with the presence of an excellent faculty. Cost of studying at Cambridge involves two parts with one part fees paid to the college for its tuition and courses and the other part for collective maintenance involving living costs at Cambridge.

3. London School of Economics

LSE is a universally known name when it comes to the social sciences, business and law. LSE is affiliated to the University of London and provides for a lot of diversity in its student body, faculty and its lines of thought. The institute is known for its superior research standards and quality of teaching. The Institute offers a 3 year LLB degree. Admissions are a competitive affair demanding straight up As in GCSE grades and a strong pre-16 academic profile. Cost of studying at LSE for international students rounds up to 22,000 pounds. Students work in various sectors,ranging from investment banking to teaching, retail, non-governmental organizations etc after graduating and round up a median salary of around £21,570 per year.

4. Glasgow University

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, and awards the degrees of Bachelor of Laws (Legum Baccalaureus, LL.B.), Master of Laws (Iuris Vtriusque Magistrum, LL.M.), LLM by Research, Master of Research (M.Res.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophiæ Doctor, Ph.D). Located in Scotland, the School is widely associated with the traditional Scots law teaching. It provides internationally acclaimed research across a wide range of subjects including Corporate Law and Financial Regulation, Intellectual Property Law, and Law and Security. The institute is one of the luminaries in the legal discipline in the UK and the world.

5. University of York

York Law School is quite an inspirational place for the purposes of studying and research in the legal discipline. The institute’s infrastructure comprises of new, purpose-built schools made so that students are provided with exceptional facilities and a dynamic environment for education. Students here are taught by some of the UK’s top legal scholars engaged in specialist research. The institute offers a curriculum made to accommodate facets of the discipline that are relevant to  the practice of al as well as the other non vocational branches of it students wish to pursue. The courses include LLB law for 3 years, LLB law senior studies, LLB in criminology and postgraduate studies along with research work.

6. King’s College London

Located in close proximity to the Royal Courts of Justice in the heart of London’s legal quarter, the institute carries a regal vibe od prestigious legacy. It is one of the most selective law schools in the world. The school provides legal instruction at undergraduate and graduate levels. It offers a three-year undergraduate LLB program. Applicants are selected on the basis of the  National Admissions Test for Law (LNAT) taken as part of the admissions process. In addition to the three-year undergraduate LLB, the school offers a number of joint programs with partner institutions around the world including the United States , France, Germany, Hong Kong, etc.  King’s College was one of the ten colleges that contributed faculty and students to the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies in London.

7. University of Dundee

The Dundee Law School is the law school affiliated to the University of Dundee in Scotland. It provides undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Scots and English law, as a result of which students are allowed to qualify into all three legal jurisdictions of the UK. Dundee is one of two law schools in the United Kingdom that offers qualifying Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degrees in both Scots and English/Northern Irish law to students. Both LL.B. degrees have the option of keeping a language accompaniment terming the course as “Law with Languages” degree, with French, German or Spanish being languages offered. Dundee was the pioneer institution to offer the “dual qualifying” degree in Scots and English law which has been provided at other Scottish institutions too, ever since. Admission is selective and the varsity traditionally maintains a small staff and student body.

8. University College London

The UCL Faculty of Laws is the law school affiliated to University College London (UCL). It is one of the world’s leading law schools, and ranks among the top tier colleges in the world. Established in 1826, the Faculty of UCL was the first of all English law school to admit students irrespective of their religious beliefs, and also the first to admit women on an equal par with men. The varsity offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. It publishes a number of journals, including Current Legal Problems, Current Legal Issues, and the UCL Jurisprudence Review. The minimum entry requirements are A*AA grades at A-level, plus a pass in a fourth subject at AS level. High LNAT scores are a must.

 John Stuart Mill and Mahatma Gandhi are among the notable alumni of the faculty in this luminary Institute.

9. The University of Aberdeen

The School of Law at the University of Aberdeen traces its history of origin to its parent university’s foundation long back in 1495. Today, it is one of the largest law schools in Scotland, admitting some two hundred and fifty students each year, as well as over forty international exchange students. The School offers both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and facilities for conducting research in the legal field. Other degrees like Diploma in Legal Practice and Professional Competence Course are also offered. The School of Law has almost a thousand students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and houses two research centres; those being the Centre for Property Law and the Civil Law Centre. The university is noted for its summer internship programs and significant international student exchange.

10. University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Law School, founded in 1707, is a school within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom dedicated to research and teaching in law. Its premises are situated within the historic and picturesque Old College , the original site of the University of Edinburgh. Two of the twelve currently practicing Supreme Court of the UK justices are alumni members of Edinburgh. The School of Law trains students in traditional Scots law while also maitaining innovation across a wide range of subjects. The School retains a reputation for scholarship in topics such as Roman Law but is also known as a reputed centre for research in topics such as European law, criminology, commercial law, intellectual property and information technology law, labour law, European private law, medical law and ethics, international law, comparative law, and human rights law.

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