Department profile

Leeds Law School

Leeds Beckett University
2015/16 edition

About Leeds Law School

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Leeds Law School is part of the Faculty of Business and Law at Leeds Beckett University (previously Leeds Metropolitan University). Located in the vibrant city of Leeds and with over 29,000 students, our university is one of the most popular in the country.

Our Law School sits in the heart of the great city of Leeds, the most important legal centre outside London, and home to over 180 law firms employing in excess of 8,000 professionals. We are perfectly placed to ensure all our undergraduate, postgraduate, full and part-time students are able to mine the wealth of practical experience and employment opportunities available on our doorstep.

With state-of-the art facilities, mentoring, career development opportunities and tailored classes, students who choose Leeds Law School can expect a successful career founded on high calibre, practical teaching – teaching that ensures they will emerge as strategic, proactive thinkers capable of implementing contemporary and practical ideas in today’s ever changing world.

The teaching of law at our university has origins dating back to 1924 and our highly qualified staff have significant professional expertise from having practiced as solicitors or barristers, providing you with a learning experience that is highly relevant to the legal world.

Studying with us means you will also benefit from access to ongoing high profile guest speaker events within the law school and wider university, enabling you to obtain valuable sector insight and build your professional network.

Postgraduate Courses

We have a range of courses available including our Legal Practice Course, PG Dip Law (Post Graduate Diploma in Law), LLM International Business Law, LLM Qualifying Law Degree and our LLM Master of Laws. A number of our courses also offer options for full-time or part-time study, allowing you to combine study with work commitments.

All students on our LPC and PG Dip Law are allocated a professional mentor who practices as a solicitor in Leeds or the surrounding areas and who can provide practical support and advice during the period of study, work-based learning and career opportunities. The subject coverage of our LPC is prescribed by the SRA and delivered by staff with significant professional expertise (all are qualified lawyers).

Open Days

We run a number of postgraduate open days throughout the year offering you the opportunity to:

  • Discover what options are available to progress your career in law
  • Learn more about our postgraduate courses
  • Talk informally and one-to-one with course leaders about any questions you may have
  • Have a look around the facilities

For upcoming dates and to book your place visit postgraduate open days


Located on our city campus, you will have access to a wide range of facilities including our courtroom and professional suite, dedicated study areas, library, cafes and gym.

Our award-winning University libraries are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and are fully resourced to support your studies with over 450,000 print and electronic resources available from on and off-campus including books, ebooks, journals, databases, newspapers and multimedia resources. In addition, two specialist law librarians are on hand to assist.

You can also make use of social learning spaces located across various buildings including Rose Bowl and Broadcasting Place, where you can access a PC and various networks, internet and print facilities.


Our research covers a number of principal areas of enquiry:

  • Human Rights Theory and Practice
  • International Public Law
  • Sports Law
  • International Business, Trade and Corporate Law
  • Legal Education

Our research projects and published work cover a range of issues and have become increasingly focused to support the postgraduate programmes that are offered. Among our researchers’ areas of interest are issues relating to the investigation of War Crimes, International Trade Law, Law of the European Union and the land rights of indigenous communities.

In addition, work on the regulation of sport covers issues such as match-fixing, regulation of athlete mobility, racism in sport, anti-doping, Olympic Intellectual Property rights protection and national identity. We offer a comprehensive range of postgraduate research programmes and the Law School offers both full and part-time study options.