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Portsmouth school of law

Explore the teaching and research activities taking place within our Law School, part of the University's Faculty of Business and Law

The rule of law and access to justice are central to a functioning society. In the Portsmouth Law School we're passionate about the role that the legal system plays in upholding these principles.

Our students develop the skills and qualifications to make a positive impact in the legal profession and society. Our exceptional teaching balances practical learning, industry experience and academic rigour to produce graduates with the knowledge and expertise to succeed as legal professionals.

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Our lecturers are experts in their field and many have experience in the legal profession. Our teaching combines theoretical and practical study - so our students graduate with the relevant knowledge, skills and experience required to enter the industry.

Students can work with organisations like Portsmouth Mediation and the British Red Cross as part of our clinical legal education module.

They also gain practical experience through our Legal Advice Clinic. Under the guidance of qualified solicitors and experienced tutors, students offer legal advice to the public on civil and welfare matters, including consumer issues, employment law and housing problems.

Students may practice building their legal skills in our mock court room - a replica of a Crown Court - which helps build their confidence in public speaking. It also allows them to experience mooting and advocacy.

Through the Student Union's Law Society, students can also learn from mentors and become part of the campus law community.

All of our courses are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.

Our teaching areas

Visit our Law subject area page to find out more about the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer.


Our research is thriving across a variety of subject areas including interdisciplinary and socio-legal projects.

We have a reputation for exceptional research, and our research has been published in journals including the Journal of World Investment & Trade, and the Journal of Law & Society.

Our areas of expertise

Explore the work we're doing across our areas of expertise in Law research.

Our staff

Our curriculum makes use of innovative learning and teaching approaches and is designed and delivered by a mix of academic and professionally qualified staff with experience of legal practice.

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Professor Caroline Strevens

  • Job Title Head of Portsmouth Law School
  • Email Address Caroline.Strevens@port.ac.uk
  • Department Portsmouth Law School
  • Faculty Faculty of Business and Law

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Contact us

To get in touch, please contact our Faculty office. 

+44 (0)23 9284 6970


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