Durham Law SchoolDurham Law School is a world leader in legal education and research. Our award-winning academic staff produce ground-breaking research with impact and we are active in public engagement both nationally and internationally.
Durham Law School is in the QS World Rankings top 40 law schools and our research was ranked 3rd best in the UK's last national Research Excellence Framework in 2014. We are proud to deliver some of the best results for student satisfaction and employability – and our graduates include some of law’s leading figures, such as current members of the UK Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal, Members of Parliament and in Government.
Our top-ranked global law courses are very competitive with an excellent and diverse student population from across the world delivering a cutting-edge, research-led curriculum with a commitment to small group teaching through seminars and tutorials much prized by employers. EventsWednesday 28 February 2018Lunchtime Seminar 12:00pm to 1:00pm, Anne Galbraith Boardroom (PCL 216), Dr Mich le Finck (Max Planck Institute, Munich)Sunday 2 December 2018 'Durham Law School students have more than a deep understanding of law - they know how to challenge and shape it.
'Thom Brooks, Dean & Professor of Law and Government World-class global educationThe Durham Law School's academic staff are leading figures in the field drawn from across the world that deliver an intellectually stimulating legal education in a diverse and supportive environment. Teaching is informed by our latest cutting-edge research that does more than explain the law - we help students understand how to shape it.
In the first few weeks, students are required to attend small group tutorials and seminars developing first-hand contact from the start of their studies. We inspire our students to succeed wherever their future careers might take them.
Real-world impact on lawOur academic staff produce world-leading research creating significant legal impact. Durham Law School's scholars advise parliamentarians and policy-makers around the world, called to give evidence in Parliament, have their research cited and quoted by the courts and international bodies and play a critical role in legal developments in the United Kingdom, United States and beyond.
The impact work delivered by Durham Law School academics benefits our research, the global influence of our insights for law and policy, and energizes our teaching. Students get insights into the law and its development from national and international leaders who are at the forefront shaping it.
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