As the capital of the UK, London provides a huge number of opportunities for law students to become part of the legal world during their studies. The Royal Courts of Justice, Law Society and Inns of Court are all on your doorstep, offering unrivalled networking and practical work experience opportunities.
A Law degree at a UK university will at first focus on the seven foundation subjects at the core of Law study, including contract, tort, criminal, equity, European Union, property and constitutional and administrative law. In addition to these subjects, in later years, students will be able to choose optional modules which include topics such as business, sports or human rights law.
Learn more about the best law schools in London (Guardian University Guide 2023) below and if you would like to begin your application, arrange a free consultation with SI-UK London today.
Top Five Law Schools in London
1. London School of Economics and Political Science
For over 10 years the London School of Economics and Political Science has pioneered legal education. LSE Law has an international reputation for quality and in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2022, the department was ranked 7th (out of 200) departments worldwide.
A range of LLB, LLM, MSc and executive programmes are available, whilst LSE Careers ensures you are fully supported during and after your studies when beginning your career.
2. University College London
The University College London Faculty of Law has a global reputation for excellence in the subject of Law and, in the most recent Research Excellence Framework, UCL Law was rated the top law school in the UK for research excellence.
International students will learn from world-leading academics, meaning you’ll not only receive an outstanding grounding in the theory of law, but you will be able to understand how those principles are applied in practice through a range of student-led activities and competitions.
3. King's College London
King’s College London is globally recognised as one of the UK’s premier law schools, with students taught by internationally respected, leading academics. The LLB Law course at the University focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline, and after your first year, you have the choice of applying to a dual degree or study abroad option.
All students will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance.
4. Queen Mary, University of London
The School of Law at Queen Mary, University of London looks to give students the best possible start to their professional life by giving you a solid foundation both academically, and via work experience, networking opportunities, and excellent careers advice. The Queen Mary Law student body is diverse, with 31% of Law students coming from the UK, 33% from the EU and 36% from overseas.
The University is also part of The Russell Group which offers an outstanding teaching and learning experience, and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
5. London Metropolitan University
Law at London Metropolitan University teaches the basic principles of law as well as exploring the impact of legal decisions on society and individuals. The subject is taught with practice in mind and an extensive alumni network will connect the subject with real-life practice for students. Roehampton Law graduates have gone on to varied careers, including solicitors, social work and research.