Why Study Law at Reading?

Study at Reading

Reading is a well-established Law School with an excellent national and international reputation. Students who come to Reading to study Law benefit from the following:

    • Our ethos: We are a friendly and personal law school focused on developing our students into competitive candidates for a range of different careers.

  • Graduate career prospects and nationally-leading employability programme: With a dedicated careers programme, led by Professor Chris Newdick, the career development of our students is at the core of what we do. Our success here is demonstrated by our having been placed 7th in England for employability in the 2017 Times Good University Guide.

  • The quality of the teaching: You are taught by some of the world's leading scholars whose expertise and enthusiasm result in a stimulating learning environment that encourages you to excel. Staff use a variety of innovative teaching techniques to engage and motivate students. Our success here is reflected in the 2016 Guardian University league table, which gave Reading Law School an overall score of over 90% for satisfaction with the course.

  • World-class research: Our academics publish cutting-edge research, advise policy-making bodies like the Law Commission (see our research impact pages) and present at international conferences. 100% of research in Law is recognised internationally and overall 70% is ranked as internationally excellent or world leading (2014 Research Excellence Framework).

  • Strong academic and personal student support: We offer an induction programme to new students, as well as a dedicated Student Support Advisor, an excellent personal tutor system, and student peer support.

  • Extra support for international students: Pre-arrival support, a specialised induction programme, dedicated library and careers sessions, and law language teaching are just some of the extra services we provide to international students. We also have a full-time, dedicated International Teaching Associate who provides support to our international students.

  • Leading extra-curricular programmes: We offer students some of the most extensive extra-curricular opportunities in the country to develop their career prospects and transferable skills. These include our superb mooting and negotiation competitions, some of which are sponsored by leading law firms that offer a work experience placement to the winners. We also have a leading pro bono programme, giving you the chance to develop the practical skills and experience so valued by employers as well as being very rewarding in its own right. Recent pro bono partners have included FlagDV (a charity advising victims of domestic violence), CommuniCare Law Clinic (a free law clinic providing legal advice across a range of areas), and Resolve (a mediation training programme).

  • Excellent learning resources: We provide integrated IT and e-learning in the curriculum, together with Blackboard Virtual Learning Environment, a well-resourced library, and electronic legal databases including Westlaw and LexisNexis.

  • A great location: With beautiful views of Whiteknights Lake and surrounded by parkland, the School of Law is based in Foxhill House, a stunning grade 2 listed building on the University's main campus, which was recently voted best university green space in the UK. We are ideally located in the thriving town of Reading, just 25 minutes by train from London and at the heart of the employment-rich Thames Valley region.

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