We provide the opportunity to study Law and Criminology in a dynamic, relevant and professionally-informed manner, and in an engaging and supportive environment. Our teaching and student learning is informed by our cutting-edge, internationally recognised legal and criminological research.
Members of the Department are at the forefront of teaching, research and publication in law, criminology, human rights and social justice. Students also have access to a comprehensive collection of legal and criminology study materials in both online and printed form, to enable you to pursue well-planned and well-delivered modules.
We are confident that whatever your chosen pathway or programme, you’ll find studying in the Department of Law & Criminology a challenging, stimulating and rewarding experience.
The £6 million Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Law and Criminology.
The department 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.
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.
The Department’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 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.
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The Department 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 Departmental 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.
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The Department 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.Discover more
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Department of Law and Criminology
Edge Hill University
St Helens Road