Some universities are rooted in the past. At Strathclyde we look to the future. This is a vibrant, forward-thinking university with a reputation for high-achieving students and staff. And as you make the big decision as to where you would like to embark on the study of law there are a few things you might like to know about us.
Strathclyde Law School demonstrates the very highest standards in both the quality of its teaching and research and was ranked 14th out of 97 Law Schools in the UK in the 2015 Complete University Guide. Academic research underpins all that we do - in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework we were ranked joint 1st in Scotland and also placed amongst the top 15 UK Law Schools, based upon Times Higher Education intensity rankings that take account of the proportion of eligible staff submitted. We submitted a higher proportion of eligible staff -over 85%- than any other law school in Scotland, thus displaying the breadth of research excellence exhibited by our academic colleagues. These results are testament to the high quality, research-led teaching that is integral to our learning experience.
Our priority is to help you develop the professional skills and knowledge you need, and employers truly value. Ranked 3rd in the UK in the 2014 Legal Week Student Survey for the quality of our teaching, we offer unrivalled opportunities for experiential learning through our award winning Law Clinic, world-leading Clinical LLB programme and classes which blend real life experience and academic study. Our reputation for innovation is also second to none. While one of the first Law Schools to offer a part time LLB, deliver webcast based teaching, and pioneer a transactional-learning based Diploma in Professional Legal Practice, our new Graduate Entrant ‘dual qualifying’ LLB, part of recent developments in the provision of English law, is another example of Strathclyde being ahead of the curve.
We invest heavily in our learning facilities so that you can make the most of your university experience. The Andersonian Library is one of the finest in Scotland, and offers a wide range of law reports, legislation, serials and monographs. It is particularly well stocked with multiple-copy textbooks and has an excellent collection of current journals. Students can also access a wide range of electronic information sources which can be accessed from home, including all the major legal databases. All our students have access to excellent IT facilities. With no less than 30 computer labs containing more than 1,200 computers, we also provide network connectivity in all student residences. There are also 140 radio hot-spots across the campus allowing free wireless access when and where you need it.
Approachability is an important part of our appeal. We are a friendly and non-hierarchical School in which nonetheless the highest standards are set by us and expected of you. We’re not an ‘ancient’ university, nor would we want to be. In our fifty years of educating tomorrow’s lawyers, what excites us is providing a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world – today and tomorrow.