Law

Overview

Law student Jaime-Louise Penaluna stands in the mooting room, a mock courtroom, in a gown. A tailor de jure, the traditional judge's wig, can be seen on top of the book cabinet in front of her.

To succeed in the legal world, you need to be resilient, confident and analytical. Have you got what it takes?

Join us at Edge Hill to develop your skills in our on-campus courtroom. Attend conferences and courthouses such as the Supreme Court in London. Learn from lecturers who have worked as barristers and solicitors at the likes of 18 St John Street Chambers and Addleshaw Goddard.

All of our courses are qualifying law degrees, so you’ll be ready to enter legal practice when you graduate. Our law graduates have secured positions like senior crown prosecutor for CPS and barrister for 4 Kings Bench Walk Chambers.

Resilient. Confident. Analytical. Sound like you? You’re the perfect match for a career in law. Develop these important traits and tailor your degree to your interests – focus on law alone or combine with criminology or politics. Whatever you pick, we’ll help you break down complex ideas – 91% of students say staff are good at explaining things (NSS 2020).

Study in our new £6m Law & Psychology building and apply your skills at mock trials in our court room. Learn from lecturers who are former solicitors or barristers with experience at the likes of 18 St John Street Chambers and Addleshaw Goddard.

You’ll also attend conferences and courthouses such as the Supreme Court in London. In your spare time, get involved with the Student Law Society, take part in mooting and negotiation competitions, and attend talks with lawyers.

All of our courses are qualifying law degrees. Why does this matter? It means you’ll have completed the academic stage of legal training and honed the skills you need to enter legal practice. Edge Hill law graduates have secured positions like senior crown prosecutor for CPS and barrister at 4 Kings Bench Walk Chambers.

  • Giving you practical experience is our top priority – work with students from policing on projects and practise giving legal advice in our on-campus pro-bono law clinic.
  • Our Lawyers’ Skills modules are delivered by experienced solicitors and barristers. This prepares you for practice – 100% of our graduates are in employment or further study (Graduate Outcomes 2017/18).
  • Find work experience with help from our Law Alumni Association – our community of Edge Hill law graduates. You’ll also meet past students at our annual Question Time careers event.

Student Views

Law in the News

Facilities

Law and Psychology building.

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

The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, 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 EHU Police Training and Simulation Facility, part of which is furbished as a police station, is used to simulate a wide range of crime scenes. This will enable Law and Policing 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.

Law and Psychology Building 360 Virtual Tour

Open Days and Virtual Events

A prospective student and her parents speak to a member of staff during an open day.If you are considering studying at Edge Hill University, the best way we usually recommend to gain an insight into the student experience is by attending an open day.

Our virtual open day pages offer the chance to discover everything that Edge Hill University has to offer and find out more about any subjects of interest, including law, through a series of online activities.

You can view exclusive video content, including pre-recorded presentations about the University and our courses, take a virtual tour of the campus, and find out more about student life, accommodation and student support.

View our virtual open day pages 

Book your place at an open day in 2021