Portsmouth Law School
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.
Our lecturers are experts in their field with experience in the legal profession. Our teaching combines theoretical and practical study with vocational industry experience – so our students graduate with the relevant knowledge, skills and experience required to enter the industry.
Students can complete placements with organisations like Portsmouth Mediation, Hampshire Police Special Constables and the British Red Cross.
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 practice their legal skills in our mock court room which helps build their confidence in addressing judges, juries and witnesses. It also allows them to experience the pressures of working in a court environment.
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 offer the option of the CILEx Graduate Fast-Track Diploma, and many of our degrees are accredited by leading industry bodies, including the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board.
Research in this area covers topics including employment protection, data protection, the regulation and governance of companies, and how the law affects people throughout their lives
Our research is identifying new ways of delivering legal education and new approaches that could deliver education more broadly. It also explores the growing issue of stress and wellbeing among law students and academics
Find out more
Explore the other Schools and Departments that make up our Faculty of Business and Law.