The UK’s Best Universities For Law

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The UK’s Best Universities For Law

A Law degree provides the required knowledge to succeed and launch a successful career in the legal sector. The legal market is oversaturated and is becoming increasingly competitive; therefore students will strive to go to the best universities possible in order to succeed in this field. The quality of a University's law school is usually based on a few factors, such as; entry requirements, student satisfaction, research quality, graduate prospects offered, and post graduate positions. The following institutions are considered as the UK's best Universities for law.


The University of Oxford and Cambridge are two of the most prestigious universities in the world, therefore it is not a surprise that they only came behind Harvard University in the QS World University Rankings for Law. The rigorous application process when applying to these Universities are worth it when considering the asset a law degree will hold when applying to law firms and chambers in the future. This is reinforced by the fact that 42% of the 80 trainee solicitors at magic circle firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are Oxbridge alumni.

'The London 3'

The London School of Economics, Kings College London, and University College London are all gargantuan institutes for studying law and are all located centre of the Capital. All three universities are ranked in the top 17 spots in the QS World University Rankings for Law 2022. The advantage of studying law in London is huge, as you are at the footsteps of some of the biggest firms in the world, including US firms. This makes it easy for students to access open days and insight schemes at desired employers.

The University of Edinburgh

Located in Scotland's capital, the University of Edinburgh is a brilliant institution for law, being the only non-English university in the UK to finish in the QS World University Rankings for Law 2022. Edinburgh Law School is renowned for educating and training some of the world’s finest legal minds. This university teaches Scott law, which differs from English law in significant areas, therefore students who wish to practice law in England will have to complete The Graduate Diploma in Law, but this can be funded by a law firm if a student holds a training contract offer with them.

There are many other top Russell group universities which are held as prestigious law institutions, such as the University of Durham and the University of Warwick, and also non-Russell group universities which hold this status such as Lancaster University. Students should aim to attend the best university they can in accordance with their UCAS points in order to put themselves in the best position possible when graduating, whether they chose to progress with a law career or not.

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