Since 1826, the Faculty of Laws at UCL has thrived on the great traditions of legal education. It is now one of the world’s leading law schools. The Faculty is based at Bentham House, in the heart of London's Bloomsbury district, only a short walk from the main UCL law library and campus. Facilities
at Bentham House include many teaching rooms, a courtroom for moots,
a spacious student lounge, a coffee bar and two computer cluster rooms.
For graduate students and senior academic visitors, the Institute of
Advanced Legal Studies, with its superb research library and seminar
rooms, is a short walk away in Russell Square.
The Faculty of Laws at UCL has a world-class reputation for research. In the UK government 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), Laws is placed joint 1st in the UK for the proportion of its research activity in the top two star categories (75% 4*/3*). Our exceptional research not only enhances the quality of our teaching and the supervision we give our research students, but contributes to the solution of global challenges while shaping policy and the practice of law.
UCL Laws has a student body comprising over 550 undergraduate, 480 taught graduate students and 50 research students. The Faculty has some 65 academic staff, many visiting professors and distinguished judicial and other visiting academic staff. It provides some of the finest research-led Laws learning in the world.
Studying in the centre of London
We see our London base as a positive opportunity to draw on the resources
of a city that is the UK's centre of government, law, commerce, finance
and culture. Leading judges and lawyers teach in our classrooms and
judge our moots (mock trials). Students have a unique opportunity to
enter the courtrooms nearby and to meet their future employers when
they come to our various lectures or social events.
London's facilities for study and leisure cannot be matched by any
other city in Britain. The British Library and the British Museum are
close by and other great museums and art galleries (the Science Museum,
the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate and the National Gallery) are
within minutes by underground. UCL students have the best of both worlds: all the fun and fulfilment
of a bustling, busy city, with the availability of pastoral peace and
tranquility close at hand.