You will receive a thorough grounding in the principles of the fundamental areas of the law, as well as developing your analytical and critical skills.
Studying for an LLB will equip you with the expertise required for an increasingly competitive legal market, as a well as a broad range of skills attractive to all employers.
In addition to what you will learn during your studies, the School of Law offers a range of excellent facilities and opportunities unique to Glasgow. These include:
- Access to an extensive range of summer internships
- Opportunities to ‘moot’ (debate) in our purpose-built Sir Alexander Mooting Courtroom, join the University’s Mooting Society and take part in the prestigious international Vis Moot.
- Employability events with expert speakers, including our popular ‘International Law as a Profession’ series
- Study Abroad placements. Over half of our students opt to undertake study abroad in their third year, at institutions across the globe.
- A law librarian to support your use of the on-site law workshop within the School.
Why Glasgow School of Law?
We are proud to be an international law school with a rich heritage. Law was one of the four original faculties established by the university upon its founding in 1451. The subject has been taught continuously since 1714.
Today, we teach students from over 30 countries with a staff from across the world. Our academics are leaders in their field, with diverse research interests ranging from the United Nations and international courts and tribunals, to Copyright issues in the digital age.
The University is ranked in the top 1% of world universities and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group. The School placed 40th for Law in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021. It was ranked as the no.1 law school in Scotland and no.5 in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021.
Our graduates have gone on to work in international courts, the European Commission, banking and finance, international law firms, governments, and academic institutions around the world.
Which law degree is right for you?
We offer a range of LLB programmes. Your choice of degree will depend on if you are a first time student or already possess a first degree, and whether you plan to practice within Scotland or in another jurisdiction once you qualify.
Please see our 'Which law degree is right for you?' illustration for further guidance.
Scots Law LLB
If you intend to practice in Scotland as a solicitor or advocate you should apply for the Scots Law LLB.
If you already hold an Undergraduate degree, you may apply for the two-year fast-track Scots Law LLB.
Common Law LLB
If you intend to practice law in a Common Law jurisdiction such as England & Wales, Eire, Canada, USA, or India you should apply for the Common Law LLB.
We offer a four-year Common Law LLB degree, as well as a two-year accelerated Common Law LLB for those who already hold an undergraduate degree.
Common Law LLB + LLM
If the jurisdiction you plan to practice in requires three years study for bar admission, we also offer a combined two-year Common Law LLB and LLM programme.