10 Reasons To Study With Us
Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Law.
1. 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, making sure you graduate from us as an ethical legal professional. Our Centre for Human Rights is on the forefront of this endeavour.
2. Year-long Placements
On all of our programmes you will gain a professional focus and real world experience, ensuring you are equipped to make an immediate impact in your career. You have the opportunity to embark on a year-long sandwich placement as part of your Undergraduate degree course, which will get you invaluable experience before you graduate, at some of the biggest law firms in the West Midlands.
3. Mooting Society
You will have the chance to join our nationally recognised Mooting Society, as well as our Student Law Society and Student Debating Society. All three provide extracurricular opportunities for you to practise, develop and enhance your skills.
4. American Internship
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, which researches topics such as the death penalty.
5. International Focus
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. This is further reflected in several of our internationally focused postgraduate courses.
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6. Travel Scholarships
There are a variety of exciting possibilities open to you, ranging from our successful international travel scholarships scheme, through which you can spend a summer working for a charitable organisation overseas, to one of our many overseas study exchange programmes.
7. Birmingham Links
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. Our campus is also at the heart of the multi-million pound Eastside redevelopment project, which will put us right on the doorstep of the new HS2 trainline.
8. Graduate +
As a student on one of our undergraduate degrees, 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.
9. Expert Talks
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. The University also puts together exciting "City Talks" discussion panels on topical issues throughout the year.
10. Experienced Staff
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, and ensure that you have the skills necessary to put theory into practice in your future career.