Why study Law at Warwick?
We want you to think
Law teaching at Warwick is distinctive. We emphasise skills rather than just absorbing information. With a challenging approach to study, students are encouraged to think, not just learn.
We value our close-knit but diverse community
Smaller class sizes mean we can give you more of our time for interaction during class, supervision, research and social occasions, and with staff and students from all over the world we can learn about the international differences and effects of the law.
We care about law in context
It's not just legal judgments and statutes. Our pioneering law in context approach considers the cultural, economic and political impact, and how law affects life beyond the courtroom and the lawyer's office.
Living outside of the big city means the cost of living is cheaper, but with excellent transport links to airports, railways, motorways and bus routes, it's easy to get to London, Birmingham, Manchester or beyond. And with Coventry, our closest city, named as UK City of Culture 2021 there's no better time to live and study in the West Midlands.
Every season brings our campus to life, from the sea of bluebells and baby ducklings in the spring to the rich colours of autumn. With plenty of green spaces, a woodland with cycle and running routes, lakes and ponds, there's space to enjoy the English countryside.
Our facilities are second to none. Whether it's the postgraduate study hub in the centre of campus, our world-class arts centre, indoor and outdoor sports courts, pool and gym, or the nightlife afforded by our pubs, coffee shops and clubs, our postgraduates can live as part of a vibrant and bustling university community.
Warwick was rated 3rd by the Graduate Market Survey 2017-18 as the university targeted by the largest number of top employers.
Data on the destinations of Warwick Law graduates (2009) shows that almost half had gone into further study, with the majority choosing to start the LPC (Legal Practice Course) to become a solicitor. A significant number also went on to the BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) to become a barrister.
However, not all Warwick Law students enter the legal profession; law is seen by many students as a good foundation for careers in a variety of fields. Some have chosen to enter the social area of law and pursue careers within international organisations such as the United Nations; others choose national or international non-government organisations, including charities. Others have chosen careers in accountancy, banking and the public service in the UK or the EU.
We have a dedicated careers team to offer:
- One to one guidance
- Employability skills sessions, eg. CV writing and interview technique
- Job search advice
- Dedicated careers events
- Presentations from a variety of employers and alumni
Read what Jocelyn has to say about life as a current Warwick Law student.
How do we compare with other institutions?
Warwick consistently ranks highly in both the UK and across the world. It was voted as the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year in 2014/15.
The prestigious High Fliers report on the Graduate Market 2019 rated Warwick among the top ten universities targeted by the best graduate employers.
The University of Warwick was ranked as one of the top 10 universities and 1st in the West Midlands, and the Law School ranked 19th in the UK by the Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020.
Warwick is 9th in the UK in the Guardian League Tables 2020; 11th in the UK and Top in the West Midlands in the Complete University Guide League Tables 2020.
The Law School scored 91% for our teaching in the 2018 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, and consistently score highly across every category.
Warwick has been ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world (risen to 77th place) in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
Warwick ranked No.62 in the World in the 2020 QS World University Rankings.
The Law School was ranked 10th overall for its research in the 2014 REF results. Next one not until 2021.