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Study law, criminology and policing in a dynamic, relevant and professionally-informed manner. Our teaching and student learning is informed by our cutting-edge, internationally recognised legal and criminological research.

Members of the School are at the forefront of teaching, research and publication in law, criminology, human rights, and social justice. As a student, you will have access to a comprehensive collection of legal and criminology study materials to enable you to pursue well-planned and well-delivered modules. Whatever your chosen pathway or programme, you’ll find studying in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience.

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The £6m Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the School of Law, Criminology and Policing.

The school is located on the first floor of the three-storey building that includes a lecture theatre with capacity for 257 people (251 seats and six wheelchair spaces), seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning.

Elsewhere on campus, there is a mooting room (a mock courtroom) where Policing and Law students can train and practice their advocacy skills and cross-examination techniques, as well as preparing for giving evidence in court.

The Mooting Room, Edge Hill's former local Magistrates' courtroom.

A dedicated Police Training and Simulation Facility (Crime House), part of which is to be furbished as a police station, will be used to simulate a wide range of crime scenes. This will enable Policing and Law students to work together in areas such as gathering and analysing evidence, including forensic evidence at crime scenes, as well as practicing interview techniques used by the police through role play, while also ensuring that the rights of suspects are upheld.

Policing students conduct an investigation in the Crime House.

The School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic provides opportunities for Law undergraduates to offer legal advice, free of charge, to other students in the University and members of the local community. The students providing legal advice are supervised by professionally qualified members of the lecturing staff and there is input from experienced legal practitioners based in the region. The key aims of the Pro Bono Law Clinic are to enable students to gain experience of giving practical legal advice and also to provide a no cost advisory legal service to the student community.

Four students sit around a table in discussion at the law clinic

The School organises mooting workshops which enhance our students’ mooting and advocacy skills. A moot is an oral presentation of a legal issue or problem against an opposing team and before a panel of judges. It is perhaps the closest experience that you will have whilst at university to appearing in court.

You will be given the opportunity to join the School’s Mooting Society and enter the internal mooting competitions. The final of the competition is judged by members of the legal profession, with all the finalists representing Edge Hill University in the external mooting competitions.

Law students practicing advocacy skills in the Mooting Room.

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Careers support and guidance to our students

The School of Law and Criminology attaches particular importance to raising the awareness of all students in relation to the career opportunities open to them upon graduation and making sure that they are in a position to pursue those opportunities.

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School of Law and Criminology

Edge Hill University
St Helens Road
L39 4QP
United Kingdom

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