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Lisa Rix


"My time at the University of Reading has flown by. When I started studying law, I was very nervous that I would struggle to grasp the subject, having not studied it at A level. However, I need not have worried. The lectures were clear, tutorials helpful, and lecturers and tutors were more than happy to discuss any queries that I had outside of these forums.

Aside from academic excellence, the career provision at Reading is second to none. There are a huge range of pro-bono activities to get involved in and careers talks and workshops every week, all of which are so successful in making Reading law graduates so employable. The student law society also arrange a huge range of events for students to get involved with in order to meet each other and take some time off studying to enjoy other aspects of university life!

I have had a wonderful three years here at the University of Reading, both studying my course and taking part in extra-curricular activities, and would recommend studying Law here without any hesitation.​"

Thomas Fairclough


'My time at Reading has been, to put it simply, an absolute whirlwind. Having come from Liverpool and from a family where very few of us have been to university I was, it is safe to say, apprehensive.

However, the staff and Law Society made me feel instantly welcomed and truly helped me to thrive in my new academic environment. From mooting to pro bono to the many student societies life at Reading is fast-paced, enjoyable, and will undoubtedly help any aspiring law student to achieve their potential in an ever more competitive world.

Extra-curricular aside, the academic part of Reading is, to be frank, second to none. Staff knew their subject matter well, took opinions and thoughts of students seriously, and were always willing to discuss a topic with a student outside of scheduled teaching hours. My time at the law school was academically challenging but never dull, and always enjoyable..'  

Ben Cocoracchio


'Having looked at many other universities I feel that the University of Reading's School of Law is second to none. The school boasts an internationally recognised faculty and a beautiful law building. As students, we benefit from the quality and intimacy of the faculty and the excellent teaching and research standards.'

Matt Carr


'Studying law at the University of Reading seems to be a perfect fit for many of us. There is a great balance of academic, volunteer/pro-bono, sporting and social activities that make the year busy and rewarding. One visit to the School of Law, on Whiteknights lake will surely confirm you have made the right choice in choosing the University of Reading.'

Emma Livesey


'My biggest concerns when I first came to university to study law, as I had never studied it before, were whether I would enjoy the course and whether I would be behind other students who had previously studied law. But I need not have worried: with the support of the excellent staff in the School and well structured lectures, I was soon assured and guided through the beginning of the course leading me to enjoy my studies and achieve highly.'

Carl Troman


'In my view the excellent teaching and very well designed course means the Reading law degree carries significant weight in the marketplace. My degree has taken me to independent practice at the Bar in the field of professional negligence.'

Bernadette Hewitt


'What has really impressed me here at Reading is how committed the School of Law staff are to helping, developing and encouraging students to succeed. If you decide to study law, you'll be accepting a challenge and taking on a commitment. It is never going to be easy, but as a law student at Reading you'll feel part of a community with a vast array of knowledge and experience who'll support you to meet that challenge.'

Matthew Willner-Reid


'Reading's excellent teaching in international law and international human rights, coupled with an unforgettable exchange year in Paris, fully prepared me for an internship with Human Rights Watch in Washington DC and employment with the European Union in Brussels.'

Peter Romary


'My time studying law at Reading was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. The staff are incredibly accomplished, the facilities first class and the surroundings amazing. I have been fortunate in my career to have attained a number of honours – among them being ranked as one of the top forty trial lawyers under 40 in the USA – I could not have achieved this without the phenomenal education received at Reading.'

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