Strathclyde Law School has established a reputation over 40 years for quality teaching and research.
Strathclyde Law School has established a reputation over 40 years for quality teaching and research, not only in the traditional LLB ( which can also be studied in Part Time and Graduate Entry modes) and Postgraduate Diploma essential for entry to the legal profession, but also in a wide range of programmes at Masters (LLM/MSc) level, including:
- Advocacy (LLM)
- Construction law (LLM),
- Criminal Justice and Penal Change (LLM and MSc)
- Human rights law (LLM),
- IT and telecommunications law (LLM),
- International economic law
- International law and sustainable development
- Mediation & Conflict Resolution (MSc)
Strathclyde Law School is consistently ranked as one of the top UK Law Schools by The Times and The Independent and most recently the latest (2013) Complete University Guide places Strathclyde Law School as 10th out of 94 Law Schools in the UK, and in the last (2008) official Research Assessment Exercise the Law School was ranked 13th out of 67 UK Law Schools. In addition we host Scotland’s first Law Clinic, which is run by an Executive Committee of students and chaired by a Clinic Director. The Clinic provides a ‘real life’ learning experience for students enhancing their professional skills, as well as an invaluable service to members of the public who do not qualify for legal aid but cannot afford professional legal fees.
The Faculty’s research in Law covers a broad spectrum, including doctrinal and theoretical research, and a particular strength in socio-legal research. Research clusters are focused around :
- Regulation including competition law, corporate governance, environmental regulation, internet governance, regulation of the legal profession and administrative justice.
- Criminal Justice including sentencing, punishment, childhood and crime, the sociology of imprisonment, corporate criminal responsibility, regulating prostitution, criminal legal aid, and homicide;
- Dispute Resolution, including alternative dispute resolution particularly mediation and negotiation, redress mechanisms and public services, and international dispute resolution;
- Human Rights including degrading and inhuman treatment, socio-economic rights for asylum seekers and irregular migrants, international human rights, environmental rights, rights consciousness, administering human rights, penal reform, children’s rights and discrimination law;
- Legal Profession, including legal education, (ethical learning, ICT and web-based learning environments, simulation and gaming and learning, curriculum design, clinical legal education) professional ethics, judiciary, and, funding of legal services, access to justice;
- Scots Private Law is an area of particular strength, including family law, bio-ethics and personhood, child law and child protection, sexual orientation and same sex families, personal bar, obligations, and history of Scots Private Law, public international law, and gender and legal theory.