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About the Law department

Why choose us?

1. Expert staff

Our staff are current or former solicitors and barristers who have particular expertise in human rights and international law, but whatever your interest you’ll enjoy a wide choice of options – from intellectual property and commercial law to evidence and crime and criminality.


2. Great facilities 

We have great facilities, including a chamber for moots and mock trials, and you’ll benefit from our strong links with legal bodies and law firms, who provide speakers to inform, inspire and provoke new thinking.

3. Practical and hands-on education


You’ll receive a comprehensive legal education with the chance to put your theory to the test. Many students take the chance to volunteer at our Legal Advice Centre, joining local solicitors in giving their time for free to support real people with real cases.

Facilities and resources

Mooting Room 

The Law department has its own Mooting Room to take part in mooting and debating, based at University Square Stratford campus. Our moots and debates are judged by internal and external volunteer solicitors and a magistrates’ court District Judges so that students can continually improve their skills. In addition to this students will be able to make use of available court rooms at Stratford Magistrates’ Court.

The Law Clinic

The UEL Law Clinic is a learning facility for Law and Criminology students in our School of Business and Law. Law Students will have the opportunity to volunteer or apply for pro-bono work and offer free written legal advice to members of the public who are unable to pay or obtain legal aid for such legal advice.

What we're researching

Our staff have wide-ranging research interests, constantly keeping up to date with the latest issues, trends and new thinking in law and the legal profession.

The Centre of Human Rights in Conflict focuses on a hot topic rarely out of the news: the complex and dynamic relationships between human rights and conflict. Human rights and international law in general are particular strengths of UEL and you’ll benefit from this knowledge with a compulsory Human Rights module, which we teach to all undergraduate students.

As our staff keep abreast of new research, you’ll be kept up to date, too. You’ll be taught by active researchers, many of whom have worked in the legal profession – and some of whom still do.

Other research interests of UEL’s law staff include medical law and ethics, financial and company law, consumer rights, children’s rights and youth justice, Islamic law, confidentiality and whistle-blowing.