Law SchoolEmployability and Practical Legal Skills

More than 96% of our graduates are in work or in further study. That’s because Strathclyde Law School offers outstanding learning experiences allowing you to put your legal knowledge into practice - really standing you apart in a competitive job market.

Law Clinic

You'll be responsible for your own real-life legal case

Strathclyde is home to the first and biggest law clinic in Scotland. Here, you’ll get the chance to really put your legal knowledge and skills into practice.

The Law Clinic aims to provide free legal advice to people who can't afford to access this help from anywhere else.  Over 250 of our students are now involved in the Law Clinic.  Since its formation in 2003, the Strathclyde Law Clinic has helped nearly 1900 people and won/saved their clients over £500,000.

You’ll be responsible for your own real-life legal case. Under a mentor, you’ll offer your client legal advice, negotiate on their behalf and even represent them in court.  Entry to the Law Clinic is competitive and by interview.

In the Law Clinic, you could work with volunteer mentors from DLA Piper – one of the UK’s biggest law firms.

Find out more about our Law Clinic.

Mediation Clinic

Postgraduates studying our qualification in Mediation & Conflict Resolution can become member of the Mediation Clinic. This is a student-led mediation service for the Glasgow area.

The clinic aims to help people resolve disputes without going to court or tribunal. Since February 2014, it's been providing an in-court mediation service for small claims party litigants at Glasgow Sheriff Court. Each mediation is conducted by a lead mediator and student mediator.

Developing such high level, transferrable skills will really boost your career prospects, whichever path you take.

Read more about our Mediation Clinic.

Mediation Society

Students have the opportunity to join the Mediation Society to hone skills and participate in mediation competitions. 

Mediation helps you stand out from the crowd, increasing your career prospects. 

Strathclyde has a strong pedigree in mediation, placing highly year-on-year in both national and international competitions.

Read more about the Mediation Society.

Mooting Society

You'll get practical court-room experience

A moot is a competitive mock court room hearing which is based on a fictional legal dispute.  Moots are a great way for budding lawyers to hone their advocacy skills in preparation for real-life legal practice. 

Taking part in the Mooting Society means you'll graduate with practical court-room experience.

Students of the Law School are encouraged to join the Mooting Society.  The moot competitions and training sessions are run and judged by members of the legal profession, including a member of the UK Supreme Court.  The society is a great way to network with the Scottish legal profession - your future employers.

The Strathclyde Mooting Society has enjoyed a great deal of success in national and international competitions.

Find out more about the Mooting Society.

Valuable industrial experience

Many of our courses give you the chance to get relevant work experience:

  • International Commercial Law (LLM): includes a three-month field trip with an organisation with an international focus
  • Human Rights (LLM): you can undertake a field dissertation within a governmental or non-governmental organisation with an international focus either in the UK, or more likely, overseas
  • Diploma in Legal Practice: your practical skills will be assessed in a work place environment
  • Clinical LLB: you’ll work on actual legal cases 

Strathclyde Student Law Review

The Strathclyde Student Law Review allows you to get your work published. Through published articles, you can express your views, and read other student opinions, on current legal developments.

It’s a student run body and we welcome submissions from all UK students on any legal topic (subject to the approval of the editorial board).

Read more about the Strathclyde Student Law Review.

Career events

Our award winning Careers Service provides all students with information and advice on career options, finding work experience, internships and traineeships as well as how to market your skills and experience. 

We run a full calendar of career events throughout the year.

This includes networking events with Strathclyde alumni, who may be able to offer work placements and graduate opportunities.

We have great relationships with a large number of UK law firms who regularly visit the Law School to deliver seminars on topics such as Applying for Traineeships and Developing Your Commercial Awareness.