The University of Liverpool is a traditional red-brick campus which successfully combines beautiful architecture and a great location inside the city centre. The University has a renowned Law School with a fantastic reputation within the legal profession.
The entrance grades are high ensuring students are of a top academic level and able to cope with the excellent syllabus provided. The status of the Law School continues to rise owing to the constant improvements of the department and university as a whole.
The University of Liverpool has its own building dedicated to Law which consists of several lecture theatres, seminar rooms, a specialised law library and the moot room, designed to resemble a court. The building is situated in magnificent greenery and with the surrounding areas receiving a recent face-lift in the past year, the campus is breath-takingly beautiful.
Its own common room and café are a great place to hang out and the Law Library is an integral feature and necessity to any Law student. It includes computer rooms, study areas, and most importantly the wide range of law reports, journals and textbooks.
The library also has an electronic catalogue which allows students to easily search for relevant materials specific to their search. From this catalogue students are also able to access materials online even when off campus which is a great advantage for students who prefer to work at home.
The Law School has a number of teaching staff who each have their own personal interests and specialities in certain areas of law. As such, Liverpool offers a large amount of subjects and modules for students to choose from. The teaching is officially rated as ‘excellent’, illustrating the University’s ability to offer the best techniques to effectively teach the subject.
Lectures will be attended by every student who is participating in each specific module whereas seminars groups consist of roughly ten students. A Law student normally attends 8 lectures and 2 seminars a week, each lasting for an hour. Also, 40 hours per week of private study time is recommended in order to succeed on the course.
The level of support available is high as all lecturers are available to contact if you have any queries or problems with the course. Every student is also assigned their own Tutor who you will have regular meetings with you to check on your progress.
The University is located in the city-centre with the main shopping district just a 5-minute walk from the campus. Liverpool is famous for designer shopping, culture and music and does not disappoint. With the recent Liverpool One development, you can find almost any shop you could think of. The music and night-life scene is also renowned, with plenty of bars and clubs.
During term-time, every club has a student night with low priced drinks and special offers perfect for a student on a budget. On campus, Liverpool also boasts its own bar, shops, cafés and Blackstone’s library, stocking every book on the curriculum. Although Liverpool has a reputation for being quite rough this could not be further from the truth.
There are some areas to be avoided as in every city but these are a long distance from either halls or the university campus. Considering Liverpool now has four universities, the student presence in the city is vast.
The University has the maximum tuition fee of £3,150 per year which most of the top universities now use. Liverpool is a very cost-efficient city and the university is no different. Law Society membership is only £5, getting you various discounts throughout the year.
You receive a recommended book list for each of your modules, all of which can be bought in the Blackstone’s bookshop. However, if you are low on money there are numerous copies also available in the Law Library for your use. The student union bar is well-priced and also offers food at very good prices, perfect for a snack in between lectures.
The accommodation at the University of Liverpool offers different types to suit your needs. The majority of accommodation is off-campus about a 25 minute bus ride away. It has its own bus service (around £200 per year), which may seem a lot, but you can also use your bus pass at night when going out and will definitely save you a lot on bus fares in the long run.
Liverpool Law School has an active careers centre which offers guidance to students on all matters, whether they are unsure on their future, ways to boost their CV to potential employers, or need information on applying for the LPC or BVC.
The Law School has close ties to local firms, guest speakers and also offers Law Fairs throughout the year which students can attend. This gives them the opportunity to meet representatives from many of the best Law Firms throughout the country and can prove to be a major career advantage when gaining training contracts or vacation schemes.
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