The £6m 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.
New for 2019, 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.
Pro Bono Law Clinic
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.
You can also participate in the departmental Mooting Society, making an oral presentation of a legal issue or problem against an opposing counsel and before a judge, and join the student-led Edge Hill University Law and Criminology Society.