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University of Law

At a glance

The University of Law (ULaw) (formerly the College of Law) is the world’s leading professional law school, and the UK’s longest-established Europe’s largest specialist provider of legal education and training in Europe.

The university is considered amongst world's top private law schools and it is one of the major providers of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for UK judges, barristers, solicitors, and paralegals. According to the National Student Survey, in 2014 ULaw was recognised as the UK's joint second most successful university, with a learner satisfaction level of 92%.

Whether your ambition is to work as a lawyer or in wider business, studying at The University of Law (ULaw) will ensure you’ll get the best possible start to your career. The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate legal training and have trained more lawyers in English law than any other law school. Ulaw’s innovative business focused postgraduate courses are designed and taught by lawyers with real commercial experience and have a strong emphasis on building the practical skills that today’s employers are looking for.

As a ULaw student, you will have access to the country’s largest and most varied pro bono programme with over 3,600 opportunities to put your legal skills into practice. Not to mention the UK’s largest legal mentoring programme, with the support of 600 practising lawyers. In 2014 more ULaw graduates secured training contracts than from any other law college. At Ulaw, all tutors are qualified and experienced lawyers who design the curriculum with employability workshops.

Alongside, LLB and LLM programmes, the university also delivers a series of postgraduate legal training programmes, including the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Legal Practice Course and the Bar Professional Training Course.

ULaw taught many notable alumni, including 153 UK Members of Parliament, 14 Lord Chief Justices, 8 Lord Chancellors and governors of overseas nations.

Facts & figures

Year of foundation


Type of institution

Tier 4 Sponsor, Higher Education Institution (HEI)

Course offered



Jan & Sept

Campus locations

Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, London Bloomsbury and Moorgate, Manchester and Leeds



Main strengths

Lagal courses and legal training programmes

No of academic staff




Total student number


International Student number


No of countries representated


Student union


Facilities and supports

All of the university

Career after 6 months


Career development supports


Professional associations

Law Society, Bar Council, The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), International Bar Association (IBA), IE Law School in Spain and the Nigerian Law School, Ecole des Avocats in Lyon, France, The College of Law Australia.

Guardian university rank

Not applicable as private universities are not in the Guardian ranking system.

Awards obtained

Development of Talent Award – Halsbury Legal awards 2013; ‘Best Preparation for Work Initiative (Higher Education) – Association of Graduate Recruiters’ Development Awards 2013; Education and Training Initiative of the Year - The British Legal Awards 2012; ‘Mark of Quality’, 2011 award for Chester’s Pro Bono Services – The Cheshire Advice Patnership; The College of Law’s Bristol centre has added to the overall success of its first year in operation by being shortlisted for two national pro bono awards; shortlisted by the Law Society for the 2011 Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility.

Famous Alumni

Cherie Blair – CBE, QC and wife of former Prime Minster Tony Blair; Fiona Woolf CBE - one of the UK’s most respected corporate lawyers and the new Lord Mayor of the City of London; Minister of State for Communities and minister of State for Transport, Baroness warsi – Former Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party and Minister without Portfolio; Bryan IanLe Marquand – Minister for Home Affairs for Sates of Jersey and fomer Magistrate; Baron Falconer of Thoroton – former Lord Chancellor of Great Britain; Jacqeline Bhabha – Lecturer in Law at Harvard University; Nwabueze Nwokolo – Barrister and Chair of BSN, UK; Guy Stair Sainty – Author on Royal Genealogy and Heraldry.

Why choose The University of Law

In an article published in The Daiy Telegraph, the University of Law was described as "the country's best law school". It was further stated "Mix the institution's exper

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