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Develop your knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks as you prepare for your professional career

Law

Develop your knowledge and understanding of legal frameworks as you prepare for your professional career

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Law courses

Explore the inner workings of the national legal
and judicial systems

Develop vital critical thinking, analytical and research skills that prepare you for
your professional career.

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  • Foundation Options
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LLB (Hons) Law

Learn the foundation of legal principles to give you the opportunity to pursue a career as a barrister or solicitor.
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LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations

Study the foundation of legal knowledge as you explore key aspects of contemporary international relations.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

Study a real-world application of the law, the psychology of criminals and the investigative element of crime.

LLM Law Conversion with SQE Preparation

Our Master of Laws (LLM) conversion degree will enable students who have achieved a degree in a subject other than Law to study the Foundations of Legal Knowledge.
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SQE Top Up

This three-month course will support you in preparing for the first of the Solicitor's Qualifying Examinations, which you can sit after completing your degree.
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LLB (Hons) Law with Integrated Foundation Year

Build your academic skills and confidence with an initial foundation year before you move onto learn the foundation of legal principles and beyond.

LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology with Integrated Foundation Year

Study a real-world application of the law as you learn the foundation of legal principles and explore the social and psychological factors behind crime following an initial foundation year.
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LLB (Hons) Law with International Relations with Integrated Foundation Year

Complete an introductory foundation year before you study the foundation of legal knowledge and explore key aspects of contemporary international relations.

LLM Criminal Law and Criminal Justice

This Master's level degree will develop your understanding of criminal law and the criminal justice system with an optional preparation course for the first Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination.

Dr Amy Elkington

Law

Why study Law at the ̳

Go beyond the foundations of law

Study criminal law on each year of your degree

Unlike many universities, we offer you the option to study criminal law across all three years of your degree, with additional options across multiple areas of law including international law, intellectual property, and international human rights.

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Innovative assessment methods

Move away from exams with our practical assessment methods

Our Law courses are mainly non-examination based as we use innovate assessment methods including coursework, as well as those that prepare for your future career in the law profession, including mock trials and client interviews.

Professional experience

Gain quality professional experience as part of your degree

Our Law students have dedicated work placement options available to them in their second year of study, with opportunities to work within law firms, in-house legal departments, Citizen’s Advice and local authorities.

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Employment links

Take advantage of our strong employment links

We work closely with law firm Irwin Mitchell who run workshops, career events and talks. We also work with local government and barristers’ chambers to expand your professional network before you graduate.

Guest speakers

Gain a unique insight into the profession from expert guest speakers

Our Law students have the opportunity to gain a more in-depth understanding of the law profession through visiting guest speakers, such as The Right Honourable Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE, who we were delighted to welcome in 2020.

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Visiting speaker
The Right Honourable Baroness Hale of Richmond DBE
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Why study law?
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Student view

Learn how studying Law at Chichester can help you grow

Our Law tutors and students discuss why you should consider studying Law and how their Law degrees have helped them.

Expert teaching staff

Learn from experienced staff here to support your learning

Amy Elkington
Dr Amy Elkington
Senior Lecturer in Law
Luke Browning
Luke Browning
Lecturer in Law
Keith Sinclair
Keith Sinclair
Lecturer in Law

Keith has previously practiced as a litigator for an international law firm and a researcher to a Member of Parliament, advising on law, taxation, environmental and planning matters.

Ellie Moorhouse
Lecturer in Law

Research interests

Cutting-edge legal research that has real world impact

Academics within the Department of Law at the ̳ have a broad range of research interests cutting across both the domestic and international spheres and the private and public law domains.

Ellie Moorhouse undertakes research in equitable doctrines, most recently the doctrine of cy-près in relation to charitable trusts, as well as donatio mortis causa which governs the law of deathbed gifts. Ellie is particularly interested in contentious Tax, Trusts and Estate Law.

Keith Sinclair’s research interests involve the convergence of competition and contract law regimes. His research is focused on the intersection between mechanisms and frameworks designed to ensure the proper functioning of markets and regimes that look to protect the interests of consumers. Particularly, the role of the 'Competition and Markets Authority and the Consumer Rights Act 2015.’

Dr Amy Elkington’s research interest is in Criminal Law. Specifically criminal defences and the influence of morals and policy on the development of legal principle.

Luke Browning's research interests concern the Protection of Human Rights under International Law. The current focus is on the intricate intersection of Human Rights and International Sports Law, exploring the role and enforceability of these rights within the dynamic landscape of sports on a global scale, with particular attention on the roles played by States and Sporting Governing Bodies.

Dr Jeffrey Wale’s academic research examines regulatory, ethical and practice norms in the sphere of human genetics, fertility and reproductive health. He is also actively involved in public and legal policy in the Civil Justice sphere. Jeffrey is currently working on projects examining the function of civic engagement in bioethical governance and the role of open justice in the digital claims space.

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