The Best Law Schools in Scotland

Updated May 10, 2018

Careers in law--often lucrative and in-demand--are generally sought after positions. These careers require years of schooling. Many prestigious law schools in Scotland take advantage of the country's plentiful history and international connections to produce well rounded and culturally savvy legal professionals.

University of Edenburgh

According to the school's official website, The University of Edinburgh's Law School is one of the United Kingdom's most prominent law schools, receiving a "5" score on its most recent Research Assessment Exercise (as of 2010). Located in close proximity to Scotland's Parliament House and various legal and political institutions, Edinburgh Law School offers undergraduate and graduate studies in Criminal Law, European Community Law, Commercial Law, Media Law, Criminology and more. Graduate programs result in degrees such as Master of Law degrees in Commercial Law, European Law, Global Environment and Climate Change Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice and more. Interested students apply online via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS).

University of Edinburgh, Old College South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL Scotland, United Kingdom 0131-650-1000

University of Strathclyde

The University of Strathclyde Law, Arts and Social Sciences School in Glasgow, Scotland, hosts more than 168,000 students, making it the second largest student population in Scotland. The Teaching Quality Assessment Exercise from the Scottish Higher Education Funding Council rates Strathclyde with a Highly Satisfactory mark and the 2009 Good University Guide lists it in 10th place among 89 UK law schools. Strathclyde offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs via four-year LLB (Bachelor of Law) Honors programs, three-year Pass degrees and four-year Honors degrees in Scots Law. Undergrad programs include full- and part-time LLBs and an LLB in Law and Modern Language while Postgraduate Programs include degrees in Construction Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Rights Law, International Economic Law, International Law and Sustainable Development, IT and Telecommunications Law and Mediation and Conflict Resolution. The school also offers a diploma in Legal Practice. Students apply using the UCAS online.

University of Strathclyde 16 Richmond St. Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland, United Kingdom 44-141-552-4400

University of Aberdeen

The University of Aberdeen boasts of many accolades, including a first place ranking among Scottish law schools in The Times Good University Guide (2010) and a 95% student satisfaction rate among law students. This centuries-old historic school offers undergraduate and graduate programs, some coupled with foreign language programs and all closely linked to professional law practices. Degree programs include LLBs in Law (with attached options such as French, German, Spanish, Accountancy, Economics and Management), LLM degrees, research degrees, PhDs, a diploma in Legal Practice and more. Prospective students apply online using UCAS.

The University of Aberdeen King's College Aberdeen AB24 3FX Scotland, United Kingdom 44-1224-272000

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