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
If you can't make it to visit us in person, why not take a virtual tour of the law school.
How do we compare with other institutions?
Warwick consistently ranks in the top ten of all major rankings of British universities and is the only multi-faculty institution aside from the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to have never been ranked outside of the top ten. It was ranked by QS as the world's third best university under 50 years in 2013, and the Times and Sunday Times University of the Year 2014/15.
The Graduate Market Survey (High Fliers) rated Warwick 1st for Universities Targeted by the Largest Number of Top Employers in 2016-17.
Warwick Law School scored 91% for our teaching in the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey, 7% higher than the sector average, and consistently score highly across every category.
Warwick came 9th overall and 16th for Law in the Complete University Guide 2019, 8th overall and 24th for Law in The Guardian University League Table 2018, and 9th Overall and 20th for Law in The Times Good University Guide 2018.
Warwick came 11th in the UK and 91st in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017. We rated 1st in the West Midlands.
Our strongest performance was in international outlook - we are the youngest University in the UK to achieve such high international rankings.
Warwick Law School remains in the top 100 law schools worldwide in the QS World Subject Rankings 2017, and 90th worldwide in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings by subject.
Warwick rated 7th overall in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, with the next due in 2021.