Portsmouth Law School

Who we are

Caroline Strevens, Head of the School of Law

We are a thriving, innovative and well-regarded provider of legal education which produces confident and employable graduates and postgraduates. We have an established reputation as an innovative law group. Indeed, our undergraduate law provision has grown, in terms of breadth of curriculum provision and student demand, steadily and substantially from the launch of our first qualifying law degrees in 2002. This growth resulted in the creation of the School of Law in August 2008.

Our LLB degrees are accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board and you can choose between single honours law or law combined with Business, Criminology, or International Relations. The postgraduate law courses meet the needs of law and non-law graduates. The LLM Corporate Governance and Law provides a dual qualification with ICSA, the international membership and qualifying body for chartered secretaries and other governance professionals, and a world-leadingauthority on governance, risk and compliance. The LLM in Law provides an emphasis on business law and students have the opportunity to develop expertise in very practical and sought-after subjects through taught units and supervised research including our CILEX qualification.

We continue to develop our innovative curriculum and are expanding the opportunities for students to learn from experience. We provide placements with Portsmouth Mediation, Hampshire Police Special Constables and British Red Cross, in addition to running our own general legal advice clinic. We shall also continue to work with the local legal profession and expand our programme of mentoring and our law careers day. We will develop these links with an optional placement year and with our work with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives. These contacts will enable us to focus on strong career support and keep us informed of the key issues of concern to employers.

We are committed to a research strategy that underpins our teaching and builds on the research interests of our law staff. This in turn ensures that we can provide high quality support to our undergraduate and postgraduate students when they engage in their legal research. We continue to offer our programme of law combined with other subjects in order to provide exciting learning opportunities for our students.

We will be telling you what we are up to, what the interesting current legal issues are and what our graduates are doing with regular updates to our web pages. We would be pleased to answer any questions you have and would ask you to use the contact details set out on these pages. If you would like to visit us, please arrange to do so through the University Preview Days or by special arrangement with our Admissions Tutors.

Caroline Strevens, Head of School




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