Department profile

School of Law

Liverpool John Moores University
2022/23 edition

About School of Law

LJMU’s School of Law is one of most innovative and vibrant law schools in the UK. With full and part-time masters available, our flexible study options enable you to fit study around work or family commitments.

Our postgraduate law courses can prepare you for a number of roles in legal and related professions or a career in academia. Many courses offer graduates from other disciplines the chance to convert to Law - so if you have not studied law before, now could be the time to pursue your legal career.

Providing contemporary, professional training

When you study with us, you will be welcomed into our School by a team of dedicated, supportive academics. Our active academic research means our teaching reflects the very latest legal practice.

Professional accreditations and recognition

All our law courses are recognised or accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Many are also accredited by the Bar Standards Board.

Well connected

We have excellent links with the Liverpool Civil and Family Courts, and Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts as well as other local and national legal and criminal justice agencies. Such links enable you to form useful contacts and ensure our courses remain professionally relevant.

Fees and funding

Comparable to most universities, postgraduate study at LJMU comes with modest study fees. There are many ways to fund postgraduate study for home and international students. From loans to International Scholarships and subject-specific funding, you’ll find all of the information you need on our specialist postgraduate funding pages.

Our specialist research

We are home to an internationally renowned research centre, the Centre for the Study of Law in Theory and Practice (LTAP) which provides a central hub for research and collaboration in several broadly defined areas of law across LJMU, enabling engagement with national and international partners for primary research, knowledge exchange activities, as well as practice-oriented work.

In the latest REF results (2021) our Unit of Assessment significantly increased the volume and quality of submitted LTAP-hosted research from 2014, coming close to the top 50 Law Schools in terms of research power, and demonstrating examples of world-leading and internationally excellent research, as well as internationally recognised work.

We work with researchers and research institutions across the globe, and regularly secure funding from a variety of prestigious sources, including European and British funding streams, such as the Economic and Social Research Council and the British Academy.

LTAP hosts a number of research units which are the backbone of our platform for academic research and public engagement in its multiple forms, as well as doctoral and post-doctoral supervision and mentoring.

Twice a year we publish the LJMU Student Law Journal; a peer-reviewed, edited collection of postgraduate essays, dissertations, and opinion pieces written by LJMU Law students and recent graduates.

All this means we are uniquely placed in the UK and certainly in the North West to offer a legal education that combines in the most effective theoretical and practical aspects of the law.

Legal Advice Centre

The School of Law runs a Legal Advice Centre open to members of the public, staff and students. Our University believes that even the most junior lawyer has a duty to give back to society.

Run by student volunteers from the School of Law, and supervised by volunteer solicitors from leading Liverpool law firms, the centre advises on the following areas:

Family: issues around divorce, separation, contact with children

Civil litigation/small claims: disputes over contract breaches, money owed to you, professional negligence
Employment: discrimination, harassment, bullying in the workplace, unfair dismissal

Wills and administration: what to do if someone dies with or without a will, disagreements about property someone has left after their death

Housing: problems with something your landlord has or has not done

Commercial – start-ups, entrepreneurs, third sector, musicians: dispute resolution, intellectual property, copyright advice, debt recovery, contracts, music law.

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 based in the Redmonds Building, in the heart of the bustling Mount Pleasant Campus and Liverpool’s growing Knowledge Quarter. The building contains high quality lecture theatres and seminar rooms, social spaces, and a café. It is only a short walk from LJMU’s Aldham Robarts Library.

Moot room

Our bespoke moot room is a mock court used for mooting practicals.

Aldham Robarts Library

Across the newly-landscaped garden behind the John Foster Building and only five minutes’ walk from Redmonds Building, is the Aldham Robarts Library. Open seven days a week, the library gives access to an exceptional range of materials to support the study of law and criminal justice.

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. Carlo Panaro 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.”

Everything is law

Did you know that every part of our lives is governed by some aspect of law? Watch our short video to understand the sheer scope of law topics and what you could be exploring when studying with us.

Contact details

0151 231 8080
School of Law
Redmonds Building
Brownlow Hill
L3 5UG