Brunel Law School is research driven and was ranked 14th in the UK for REF Intensity in Law in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). Through their research, our lecturers are constantly extending the boundaries of domestic and international legal scholarship, which means your education will be innovative, inspiring and truly up-to-date.
Your course will consist of lectures, tutor-led seminars, private study and one-to-one supervision with your tutor. Our lecture class sizes are around 250 students, and your seminar groups will consist of up to 15 students. You will have one weekly two hour lecture and a fortnightly seminar in each module. You’ll also receive further support with our unique first-year module, ‘Legal Skills and Methods’, where you will begin to build your professional skills and legal profile.
Independent learning features heavily on the Law undergraduate degrees, and you will be expected to complete around 10-12 hours of self-directed study a week alongside your lectures and seminars.
The learning doesn’t stop there. We offer a host of professional development activities to help you develop the legal and transferable skills that will make you stand out in the job market.
- We run workshops, short courses and career events with experts from across the legal spectrum that will give you an insider’s view of the various aspects of the profession
- Our mentoring scheme gives you the opportunity to work individually with an experienced legal practitioner and gain insight into a particular area of law and the profession in general
- Mooting sessions, which are mock courtroom hearings, allow you to test out the presentation, argument and research skills you’ve been learning
You will receive your timetable in advance of the course starting.
Should you need any non-academic support during your time at Brunel, the Student Support and Welfare Team are here to help.