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Law touches on almost every aspect of society including business, politics and human rights. It affects global trade and international relations as well as business, personal transactions and family relationships - so a degree in law is always relevant.

Study law, and you'll tackle the pressing ethical and legal issues facing society. A law degree is the first step to a career in the legal sector and can prepare you for further training as a barrister or solicitor.

The knowledge, experience and skills you'll learn will also prepare you for many other graduate jobs. With your law degree, you'll be ready to move into a variety of roles in insurance and banking, and into managerial positions across many other industries.

Shashi Kaur - LLB (Hons) Law

Find out why Shashi choose the University of Portsmouth to kickstart her career in law as a solicitor.

Law graduate Shashi
Read Shashi's story
The LLB Law syllabus at the University of Portsmouth really hones in on taking the law and the practical application of it to legal problems – I think learning this skill early on in my studies set me ahead of my peers.
Darren Gill, LLB (Hons) Law

Reasons to study law with us

    1. Use our replica crown court

    Our law facilities include a mock law court. This crown court replica is complete with dock, witness box, jury room and interview room.

    2. Join the law society

    Join the student law society to take part in social, charitable and career activities throughout your degree and make friends along the way. You could even boost your skills by joining the society committee.

    3. Gain practical work experience

    You can get work experience in our legal advice clinic with supervision from qualified solicitors during your studies. 

    4. Start your career with a placement year

    After your second year you can do a placement year to get experience in a range of different sectors ahead of graduating. You'll get support in choosing and applying for placements that fit your aspirations, whether you want to work in a legal or non-legal context.

    Learn your craft in our courtroom

    Our replica crown court makes your learning real
    Watch this short video to discover our replica courtroom and how you'll practise trials and take part in mooting competitions in this realistic setting.

    The benefits of having a replica Crown Court are that if one of our students wants to be a barrister in the future or a solicitor advocate, then it really gives them the opportunity to practise a trial and various court hearings in a courtroom setting.

    Although this is a crown court, so it's a criminal court, we also use it for civil cases too. We're one of the only universities in the country that has a replica courtroom. This really gives students, when they go on from university, some really important skills that are valuable not only in a legal career, but also in a lot of other careers as well.

    The student Law Society do a lot of activities in here, run mock trials, mooting competitions, and it gives our students really a chance to let their hair down and have a bit of fun in here.

    We use the wigs, we use the gowns, we get a real judge in and we've got the cameras in here so you can go and film your performances.

    You can -- it's a really good learning space. It's so lovely to see how our students grow in the years that they're with us. Our replica courtroom helps us to do that.

    Law at Portsmouth

    Hear course leader, Joanne Atkinson, talk about studying LLM Law at Portsmouth. 

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