Owing to the excellent reputation of its courses, entry into Durham Law School is extremely competitive. The institution selects the most talented students from all over the world, offering them state-of-the-art resources and a flexible, engaging curriculum so that they are able to achieve and exceed their goals.
All degree programmes offered by Durham Law School are renowned for their intellectual content and academic rigour; students are taught by leading academics and researchers with expertise in a broad range of legal fields.
Students are encouraged to attend public lectures and events organised by the School’s Research Centres and have the opportunity to participate in law-related extra-curricular activities. Such activities include the School’s highly successful Mooting Society, which participates in both national and international competitions, and the Pro Bono Society, which offers a stimulating programme including the innovative ‘Innocence Project’, in which students work with AMICUS to provide assistance to those facing capital punishment, schools outreach and a ‘Street Law’ project.
To ensure that all students receive sufficient support, tuition and supervision are prioritised and extensive resources are made available to classes of all sizes. The attention paid to teaching and student support at Durham Law School is reflected in its National Student Survey ranking, which shows that the institution achieved a student satisfaction ranking of 94%, placing it among the top 10 institutions in the UK.
By choosing to study at Durham Law School, students gain the opportunity to live and study in a city that is not only beautiful but also steeped in intriguing history. Home to the infamous Durham Cathedral and situated on a scenic bend in the River Wear, this self-sufficient city appeals to all tastes and is just ten minutes’ train journey from the energetic social hub of Newcastle.
The Law School relocated to the Palatine Centre, a modern, purpose-built facility, in September 2012. This multi-million pound development houses not only world-class facilities, such as the Hogan Lovells Lecture Theatre and a Moot (‘mock’) Court, but also a significant number of workrooms reserved for both undergraduate and postgraduate study.
Vibrant, diverse academic environment
With an international intellectual community of leading academics and a large group of postgraduate research students, the School promotes a learning environment which centres on diversity and collaboration. The School also supports a thriving international student community, which represents 25% of the undergraduate and 80% of the postgraduate student bodies and plays a fundamental role in the life of the Law School.