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Law students practice arguing cases in our simulated courtroom
The law affects us in multiple ways, whether it's protecting civil liberties or keeping order. You'll gain the critical thinking and communication skills to study and challenge its development and advocate for those in need of legal representation.

In our friendly community of students and academics, you’ll take part in team-building exercises and small-group learning. There will be opportunities to practise client interviewing and case management through placements, workshops and volunteering. Hear from leading lawyers and business professionals in regular seminars and get career-ready with weekly employability skills lectures, our unique Careers Programme and annual law fair. At master’s level choose topics from commercial law to human rights.

  • Shadowing schemes for prospective barristers

    Work shadowing for prospective barristers

  • Industry accredited courses

    Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board

  • Simulated courtroom

    Practise arguing cases in front of members of the local judiciary

Law courses

Our LLB courses include degrees from maritime law to European and international legal studies. If you have a degree in another subject, accelerated courses allow you to pursue a career in law in the UK or overseas. Carry out higher level study with our master’s degrees and our PhD in law.

Undergraduate courses

Study spaces and facilities

Student stories

Our research makes a difference


I specialise in international environmental law. In particular the growing importance of animal welfare and the need for biodiversity legislation.
Head of School
I'm a lecturer in criminal law and justice. My recent work examines the current minimum age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales.
Principal Teaching Fellow
My human rights work has involved advising organisations and courts around the world. From Kosovo, Phnom Penh and Sierra Leone to The Hague and the United Nations.
Professor of Public International Law


Contact us

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University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ
We're open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm, UK time.
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