At Birmingham City School of Law, we believe that a balanced view makes better legal professionals.
It’s why we don’t just teach law, we advocate it; and why we don’t just focus on professional practice, but actively break down barriers to social justice and human rights throughout the world.
Law beyond boundaries
Join us and you’ll have a unique experience. From our American internships defending people on death row, to our local and national pro bono work that focuses on the vulnerable in our society. From participating in our leading Mooting Society, to practising in our purpose-built, state-of-the-art court rooms. From our links with the Birmingham Law Society and the four Inns of Court, to our collaborations with local businesses.
Our degrees go beyond boundaries. It’s why a rich mix of diverse students join us every year, and why our students stand out in the profession when they leave us.
Why study with us?
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Law.
We Don't Just Teach Law
We advocate it.
We go beyond boundaries by combining legal studies with a focus on social justice and human rights, turning you into an ethical legal professional. Our Centre for Human Rights is on the forefront of this.
You have the opportunity to take a year-long sandwich placement as part of your course. This will get you invaluable experience before you graduate, at some of the biggest law firms in the West Midlands.
Successful Mooting Society
You can join our nationally recognised Mooting Society, as well as our Student Law Society and Student Debating Society. All three provide opportunities for you to practise, develop and enhance your skills.
Study in America
Our renowned American Legal Practice placement offers you the chance to apply to undertake an internship in the United States. We're also home to the internationally recognised Centre for American Legal Studies.
Recognising the global scope of law, all our programmes have an international focus. This is embedded throughout the curriculum, giving you the opportunity to transform your experience with us into a global one.
See the world
There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme helping charities overseas, to one of our many international study exchange programmes.
In the heart of the city
You will study in our state-of-the-art City Centre Campus, ideally located for you to take advantage of our strong links to Birmingham’s legal district, one of the largest in the United Kingdom.
You will be able to benefit from our Graduate+ initiative. This three-year award programme enables you to gain award levels for all the extra-curricular activities you undertake so that you can stand out from the crowd on graduation.
Hear from the best
Our close links to industry mean we regularly host talks with leading experts in the legal society and beyond. This can give you insight into current trends in the legal sector, and inform your future career choices.
Hands on experience
You’ll learn from industry experienced staff, who have worked in various legal roles all around the world. Their invaluable knowledge will give you a teaching experience you won't find anywhere else.