We have a collection of law facilities available for our students to use throughout their studies.
Court of the Future
Our new Court of the Future is situated at the heart of the School of Law. It is the perfect venue to run practical workshops to demonstrate legal practice and to give students first-hand experience of advocacy in a court setting. It is comprised of:
- A raised judicial “bench” and a layout mirroring a typical UK court
- Video-conferencing hardware (telepresence system including multiple screens, cameras, microphones, audio system)
- Video-conferencing software
- Digital court recording system with speech recognition and transcription support
- Digital case file management system
- Court interpreting equipment
- Virtual reality simulation.
The Court of the Future allows students to have mock trials and moot courts in a real adversarial setting.
As part of their studies, our Law students can volunteer their services at our law clinics for the local community. The Court of the Future allows students to guide clients through legal issues in a professional venue, whether on or off-line.
Toulson Law Library
The Toulson Law Library is a place for quiet research and reflection in the School of Law. It is also often used as a venue for School events featuring visiting speakers and for academic seminars and workshops.
The Library was first established simply as “the law library” with a large gift of books from John Michael Bull, QC, DL, a former Circuit Judge who also served as Resident Judge at the Guildford Crown Court before his retirement.
In 2018, the library was re-named the Toulson Law Library to honour the legacy of Lord Toulson, who served on the UK Supreme Court from 2013-16, and who was a distinguished visiting professor at the School of Law at the time of his death. Lady Toulson remains actively involved with the School of Law as an adviser to our clinical programmes and as a co-organiser and honoured guest at the School of Law's annual Toulson Lecture, an event honouring her late husband.
Clinics we offer
Access to Justice Clinics
The Access to Justice Clinic is a free service to help people within our local community to understand their rights and offer ways to access legal solutions. The clinic gives Law students the opportunity to practise law in real life situations under close supervision of practitioners.
Business Start-Up Clinic
The School of Law hosts a Business Start-Up Clinic for students who are interested in starting up their own business and would like some guidance. The clinic is provided by lawyers from the Guildford law firm Stevens & Bolton in conjunction with Law students and alumni.
Digital Law Clinic
The Digital Law Clinic works to harness technology to improve accessibility and the delivery of legal services. The clinic is run by law students under close supervision of practitioners.
Surrey Law and Technology Hub
The Surrey Law and Technology Hub offers students, academics, business leaders and legal practitioners the opportunity to forge close links to work on complex digital transformation and law-related research topics.
Study with us
We can provide you with a strong legal education, challenging you not only to understand the law, but also to learn how to debate this, to analyse its application to given situations and to apply your legal understanding in a national or international context.