Since 1826, the Faculty of Laws at UCL has thrived on the great traditions of legal education. It is a world leading law school rated top in the Guardian UK Law School rankings and 11th in the world in the 2014 QS Law School world rankings. Based in Bentham House, in London's Bloomsbury district, the Faculty is next to the main UCL campus and walking distance from the heart of Legal London - the Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court.
The Laws Faculty is an intellectually dynamic and diverse community of world-class scholars. Understanding that global challenges require the expertise of a range of disciplines, our research perspective reaches from the local to the global, addressing immediate domestic issues as well as universal social, legal, environmental and economic challenges. The real world impact of the Faculty's outstanding research is reflected in its influence on government policy, national and international law and practice, as well as public debate, law and legal rights.
UCL Laws has a student body comprising around 550 undergraduate, 400 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-based 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.