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Undergraduate Law

As an undergraduate law student, you’ll tackle the fundamental questions facing society. With flexibility to study full time or part time (evenings) you’ll develop understanding of key areas of English, European and international law and investigate ideas at the heart of human rights, such as fairness, justice and equality. 

You can also choose to study law with criminology or International Relations. You decide.

Why us? 

Our staff are current or former solicitors and barristers, one is a current deputy district judge and others are leading academics who are experts in their fields.

Our commitment to employability and civic engagement in particular, is demonstrated by one of the most high-profile and active law clinics in the country. In addition our undergraduate programmes are recognised by professional bodies including the Bar Standards Board, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and the National Association of Licensed Paralegals.

Our diversity and international profile. Our students are able to choose optional modules that will allow them to qualify for the Nigerian and Hong Kong legal professions. The programme of study is also geared specifically towards emphasising the international nature of a Law degree by encouraging students to analyse Law within its broader social, economic, political, cultural and international settings.

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.

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