UCL Laws Semester in London
University College London
UCL is a world-leading university (ranked 7th in the world in the 2011/2012 QS world university rankings). It is a truly international university with 34% of its students coming from outside the UK. Founded in 1826, it gained a radical reputation by being the first university to open its doors to all regardless of beliefs or social backgrounds. It was also the first UK university to accept women on its degree courses.
UCL is located in central London, in the famous and beautiful Bloomsbury area. It is surrounded by London's most interesting areas – the City sometimes called 'the Square Mile' the world’s foremost financial centre, Legal London i.e. the Inns of Court, Royal Courts of Justice, the Central Criminal Court (the Old Bailey), not to mention the shops of Oxford Street and theatre district. London has been rated the 2nd best student city in the world in 2012.
The Faculty of Laws at UCL is based at Bentham House, an architecturally significant art deco building on Endsleigh Street, near all the main underground and bus routes. The Faculty has some 65 academic staff, many visiting professors and distinguished judicial and other visitors. It provides some of the finest research-led Laws learning in the world.
It also houses the famous Bentham Project. Be sure to visit the Jeremy Bentham 'auto icon', who still welcomes all students in person on the main UCL campus.