Law School

Why Study Law At Newcastle?

We think you'll like what Newcastle Law School has to offer. But don't take our word for it - look at the evidence. For a start, we're rated as a Top 10 UK Law School by 2014 Guardian league table, with a 95% overall satisfaction rating from our graduating students in the 2013 National Student Satisfaction Survey. But you need to know more than that if you are going to commit to a law school for three years, so here are the reasons why we think you should choose Newcastle Law School.

Teaching Excellence

The latest independent audit of Newcastle Law School's teaching and learning provision praised the excellence of our teaching provision, with our curriculum, feedback and careers support being commended as examples of good practice. Our students back up this verdict. Our consistent National Student Survey scores testify to our commitment to ensuring that our students get the best degree experience possible.

Lectures will give you a framework of the subject, whilst seminars – small classes of up to 12 students – run regularly to work through complex legal problems and to let you discuss the issues. We organise further sessions at courts and prison facilities and all of our students enjoy one-to-one coursework and exam feedback sessions, improving their skills with every piece of work.

Diverse Research

Newcastle Law School’s staff are experts across a wide range of legal subjects, from criminal law to company law and from the law of evidence to environmental law. Our staff have authored a number of key legal textbooks across the spectrum of legal subjects, from the seminalA Critical Introduction to European Lawby Professor Ian Ward, to Dr Jonathan Galloway's Cases & Materials on UK & EC Competition Law, to Exploring Constitutional and Administrative Law by Colin Murray, right through to Agricultural Law by Professor Chris Rodgers.

World-Class Facilities

Newcastle Law School boasts excellent facilities for undergraduate students. The School occupies four specially adapted late-Victorian town houses. The staff offices, large lecture theatre, seminar rooms and Law Library are all located within these buildings, meaning that you won't spend your days running between different parts of campus! The Law Library, as part of the University Library, is the proud holder of the coveted Charter Mark for the high standard of its services.

The Staff-Student Bond

Newcastle Law School's ethos is the product of the bond between our staff and students. Student support networks will help you make the transition from school to university. From your first day at Newcastle Law School you will be assigned an academic as personal tutor to guide your studies, with weekly office hours when you can drop for advice. This relationship ensures that your reference will be prepared by someone who knows you personally. The Eldon Society also arranges senior students to mentor all of our new intakes. This ensures that every student gets support from a fellow student who knows how the Law School works.