Department profile

School of Law

Liverpool John Moores University
2021/22 edition

About School of Law

The School of Law at LJMU, housed within the Faculty of Business and Law, delivers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes within Law. In addition to our programmes, we are also known for our pro bono activities, our innovative research and our excellent links with the legal community.

Our specialities and research

In the most recent Research Excellence Framework (2014) 97% of the School of Law's research was rated as internationally excellent (3*) or internationally recognised (2*). We were also rated as the leading Law School within the University Alliance, a group of 24 leading universities. We are continuing to invest in our key research areas and also in our research staff, knowing this will help us attain even higher ratings.

In addition to our research, another key speciality of our School is our success at student competitions. Recently, our teams have secured some remarkable achievements at a host of prestigious national and international competitions. Our talented teams were crowned winners of the International Student Team Mediation Competition (Dubai, 2013) and champions in the National ESU/Essex Courts Chambers Mooting competition (London, 2014).

Finally, the School of Law also provides innovative legal pro bono initiatives and our Legal Advice Centre has recently been shortlisted for two categories within theLawWorks and Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2015.

Providing contemporary, professional training

We are very proud of our degrees, which provide exceptional training for our postgraduate students. When you study with us, you will be welcomed into our School by a team of dedicated, supportive academics, many of whom have professional experience.

Participate in pro bono activities

Our School of Law runs a popular Legal Advice Centre open to members of the public, staff and students.

As a modern, civic university we aim to equip our students with the practical legal skills they will need in the future and also to help improve access to justice in the local community by providing free legal advice.

Run by student volunteers from the School of Law, and supervised by volunteer solicitors from leading Liverpool law firms, the centre advises on cases involving family law, civil litigation, employment law and wills and administration – it’s open to students, staff and the general public.

Watch one of our LPC students who volunteers with the centre talking about her experiences at the centre.

We currently advise on cases involving:

  • Family law
  • Employment law
  • Civil litigation
  • Wills and administration

We can also assist clients at court with civil and family matters.

Excellent facilities

The School of Law's facilities provide an inspirational environment and help our student and staff community excel within their field.

Redmonds building
The School of Law is located in the £37.6 million Redmonds Building, which provides three impressive lecture theatres, as well as teaching and seminar rooms, IT suites, social learning spaces, roof terraces and a Starbucks café.

Moot room
Our bespoke moot room is a mock court used for mooting practicals. It’s filled with fantastic tech, including specialist cameras, Freeview TV, Blu-Ray player and HD data projector.

Law reports
In 2013, Sir Brian Leveson, Lord Justice of Appeal and LJMU Chancellor generously donated his All England Law Reports to our School. Speaking about the reports the School of Law's Director, Prof. Joe Yates, said: "The School is very grateful to Sir Brian for his generous donation of such a comprehensive set of All England Law Reports. They will provide a valuable resource to all students in the School.”

Fully equipped video suites
The School of Law has quality video suites, which can be used by Legal Practice Course students to improve their client interview and mediation skills.

Aldham Robarts Library
Across the newly-landscaped garden behind the John Foster Building, five minutes walk from Redmonds Building, is the Aldham Robarts Library, which gives access to an exceptional range of materials to support the study of law and criminal justice.

Contact details

0151 231 5175
Redmonds Building
Brownlow Hill
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