About

Enjoying excellent links with local, national and international legal communities, the School has particular expertise in environmental law, legal philosophy, corporate and commercial law, anti-corruption law, criminal law, public law, European law and international law.

What our students say

1. An international community for lawyers who think big

At the School of Law we encourage our students to think big. We encourage students to:

  • Develop a critical understanding of broad, foundational legal principles
  • Think creatively and flexibly about the law in both a national and international context
  • Question the law and see how it can be made better.

We have legal experts on staff who hail from not just England and Wales, but also other jurisdictions like the United States, China, Poland, Venezuela, Italy, Hong Kong, and Germany. Our international community of academic staff members look to the future of legal and societal developments and bring a global perspective to our research and teaching.

2. More than a degree programme

As well as integrating pro bono opportunities into your studies, we provide our students with a variety of events, guest talks and workshops throughout the academic year. These provide opportunities for learning, networking and personal growth, as well as boosting employability skills.

3. Our Professional Training placement programme

The School is renowned for offering students the chance to gain practical legal experience through a pioneering Professional Training placement programme, which contributes to over 95 per cent of our students being in work or further education six months after graduation. The overwhelming majority of placements are paid and have offered students the chance to work in such prestigious organisations as the European Parliament, Slater and Gordon Lawyers, the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Lloyds Banking Group and the House of Commons.

Study with us

Discover more about law at Surrey, including detailed information on our courses.