Why Study Law 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:
- Excellent teaching: staff have, for example, been nominated for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year Award and regularly receive awards for outstanding contribution to teaching and learning.
- Committed and sustained employability skills development with careers preparation and advice led by a senior member of the academic staff; organised career events and support in obtaining work experience. The appointment of a School of Law Fellow in Legal Services enables our students access to hands on, professional and practical advice from local Law practioners (who can offer advice and information on matters ranging from effective CV preparation to what employers want in those all important placement, training scheme and job interviews).
- A wide range of co-curricular activities supported by our Community partners; Pro bono (for the good of the community) work, Citizens Advice Bureau Training, Community Mediation and in-house dispute resolution training, Streetlaw project, Mooting, Negotiation, Commercial Awareness Workshops.
- A world class reputation for research by acknowledged experts giving you a respected honours degree. The School of Law is ranked joint 7th, along with Cambridge, for world-leading research and international excellence and 11th out of all UK Law Schools in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008)
- Innovative and exciting course design with a range of assessment methods and a wide choice of optional modules in your third year. Students consistently confirm a very high level of satisfaction with their choice of the Law programmes in the National Student Survey.
- The opportunity to develop crucial transferable skills as well as in-depth subject knowledge.
- Strong academic and personal support; a Law School Student Support Advisor, personal tutors and student peer support.
- Excellent learning resources: integration of IT and e-learning in the curriculum, together with the availability of the Blackboard Virtual learning Environment (VLE); well-resourced library and electronic legal databases.
- An inspiring working and living environment: beautiful parkland campus with Foxhill House (PDF 56.0KB) the School of Law, a listed building overlooking Whiteknights Lake. Many of the Halls of Residence are situated on or very close to Whiteknights Campus.
- A great place to study Law:- being ranked 9th in the UK for the subject of law by the Times Good University Guide and 11th The Complete University Guide.
- A great campus environment:- The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey ranked the University of Reading 12th in the country, with the campus environment in joint first place
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