United Kingdom's Top Law Schools

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United Kingdom's Top Law Schools
The U.K. has an excellent selection of law faculties. (Justice image by MVit from Fotolia.com)

If you are interested in pursuing a career in the legal profession, it is no secret that the United Kingdom is home to some of the world's best and most prestigious law schools. Graduates from these institutions are prominent in not only academic life, but in politics and the international judicial system.

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Cambridge University Law School

Labelled by the Times Good University Guide as the best university in the U.K. for studying law, Cambridge has offered a number of competitive and prestigious law programs for prospective lawyers and law teachers since the 13th century. The Cambridge Faculty of Law is especially renowned for its focus and excellence in international and comparative law, jurisprudence and legal history.

Cambridge University offers five different law degrees: the B.A., LL.M., M.Litt, Ph.D. and LL.D. Additionally, Cambridge Law offers an M.Phil. in criminology and criminological research, and diplomas in legal studies and international law.

The faculty boasts more than 70 teaching staff, around 700 undergraduate students---the largest of any law school in the U.K.---including 125 LL.M. students and 100 graduate research students.

Cambridge University's Law School prides itself in producing graduates prominent in the judiciary and in the legal profession, with alumni including a former U.S. president, as well as a current member of the International Court of Justice.

University of Cambridge Faculty of Law 10 West Road Cambridge CB3 9DZ United Kingdom 011 44 1223 330033 law.cam.ac.uk

United Kingdom's Top Law Schools
Cambridge University's Law School prides itself in producing graduates prominent in the judiciary. (gavel image by Cora Reed from Fotolia.com)

Oxford University Faculty of Law

Being a federation of 30 different law schools, Oxford University's Faculty of Law is one of the largest law school in the U.K. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1, Oxford University's Faculty of Law admits, supports and teaches an international body of exceptional legal students.

Oxford's prestigious Faculty of Law stands out by offering several uniquely taught degree programs. The Faculty's BA in jurisprudence in taught in pair tutorials, while its graduate degrees--BCL, M.Jur. and master's in law and finance--are, unlike any other law school in the world, taught both in classes and in tutorials.

The Faculty of Law, University of Oxford St Cross Building, St Cross Road Oxford OX1 3UL 011 44 1865 271491 law.ox.ac.uk

United Kingdom's Top Law Schools
Oxford has the largest law doctoral program in the world. (columns image by paulo cruz from Fotolia.com)

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) Law School

The London School of Economics and Political Science's (LSE) Law School is one of the largest faculties in the school, and since its establishment over a century ago, has played a major part in the education of the country's best lawyers and law teachers.

LSE's Law School teaches legal students from across the globe and heavily influences the structure and curricula of legal education in a number of common law countries. A number of LSE's Law Faculty members were founders of the international legal scholarship journal, the Modern Law Review.

LSE offers a number of legal degrees, such as the undergraduate LLB and LLM programs, the gaduate MSc law and accounting and LLM master of laws programs, and its prestigious Ph.D., M.Phil. and Visiting Research Students programs.

London School of Economics and Political Science Law Department Houghton Street London, WC2A 2AE 011 44 20 7955 7688 lse.ac.uk

United Kingdom's Top Law Schools
LSE offers a variety of legal degrees. (final judgment image by Keith Frith from Fotolia.com)

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