Our departments

In numbers

  • 6th
    in the UK for Law
    (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024)
  • 90.6%
    rating for 'satisfaction with teaching'
    (The Guardian University Guide 2023)
  • 81%
    of research rated world-leading or outstanding
    (Research Excellence Framework 2021)

Using legal knowledge to effect real, positive change

Strathclyde Law School produces confident, capable graduates who are passionate about the possibilities of legal knowledge.

Our group of internationally-respected scholars deliver an eclectic portfolio of forward-thinking programmes that are student-focused and designed to remain relevant in a fast-changing world. As well as delivering a robust legal education, modules and programmes explore such diverse topics as the environment, human rights, technology, commerce and penal change.

In our more than fifty years of educating the lawyers of the future, our goal has been to provide a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world. Home to the student-led Mediation Clinic, the School’s philosophy is that legal knowledge can be used to effect positive change in communities.


Our values

Strathclyde Law School is proud to be part of a vibrant and socially progressive university with an enduring goal of useful learning. We are a forward-thinking and outward-looking community, committed to access to justice, equality and diversity, and sustainable development. We strive to reflect these values every day in our culture and practice. In our more than fifty years of educating the lawyers of the future and serving our community, our goal has been to provide a quality of teaching and research that makes a difference to the world – today and tomorrow.

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Our students

Tinotenda Jakazi, International Commercial Law student

Tinotenda Jakazi

LLM International Commercial Law

The course tackles relevant contemporary issues in international commerce and fosters the development of views and ideas within a diverse, global learning context. As a result of studying the course I have added broader international perspectives, as well as global cultural and contextual understanding to my skills as a commercial lawyer.
Mediation and Conflict Resolution student Jo Harknett

Jo Harknett

LLM Mediation & Conflict Resolution

I loved all of it! The reading and seminars which raised as many questions as they answered but deepened my understanding of how mediation can be useful. Conversations and debates in the classroom and on the train home about the merits of this and that theory or practice. The three weekends away to practice mediation skills and theories. Even the endless papers and dissertation were highlights in
Tania Nascimento PhD Law student smiling at the camera

Tania Nascimento

PhD Law

My supervisors have been a source of intellectual inspiration as well as giving fantastic guidance, advice and support whenever needed. It is rare to find people in academia that let your ideas flourish and your voice be heard.


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