How is society regulated? How can you change it?
We care about justice and tackle it head-on. You learn to analyse the law and apply it in context. Our mooting, client interviewing and negotiating competitions put your knowledge into practice and prepare you for the real thing. You also have the chance to gain work experience in a legal setting advising real clients on real cases in our Law Clinic.
You can also gain a head-start in the industry and choose our work-based learning module at a law firm or a local council in your third year. Places are in high demand so you'll need to demonstrate your aptitude to firms, but that's what working in the legal world is all about, right?
"I heard about Coram Children's Legal Centre through the University. They were advertising a volunteering position. I initially started as a volunteer for the Child Law Advice Service and managed to get a permanent position with the company in the Education Law Team. A really good thing about Essex is that they are very dedicated to helping you find a career after your studies."
We specialise in commercial law and human rights law. We have extensive experience of research and practice in the field and many of our academics also work in advisory roles with the UK government, foreign governments and the UN. We bring our expertise to our teaching to give you a truly industry-informed student experience.
Our expertise covers everything from trade and maritime law, to business law and human rights law. Meet our academics by reading their biographies.
Our School of Law is home to over 100 academic staff who are open to supervise a range of research areas. Our research examines the meaning of justice in the UK and beyond. Our staff work with governments, human rights organisations and businesses across the world. Your supervisors support you with a perspective that is global, comparative and grounded in practical experience.
We have extensive expertise across the following research clusters, amongst others. These clusters provide a focus for critical debate, research collaboration and teaching innovation. Postgraduate research students can get involved in the Law and Technology and Human Rights clusters.
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