London South Bank University
Founded in 1982, with a student body as diverse as the city itself, London South Bank University reflects the true face of multicultural London. The central London campus is located just a short ten minute walk to the Southbank area, home to many world-class attractions like the London Eye, Globe Theatre and Tate Modern.
The University offers one of the most strongly vocational-orientated course portfolios around and an integrated study abroad experience, studying side-by-side with 23,000 international and UK students. In addition, volunteering and internship opportunities, central accommodation and approachable faculty ensure an outstanding experience. We offer semester and year-long coursework in Arts & Media, Business, Engineering, International Politics, Sociology and Sustainability, among others.
Through their research, knowledge of the work place and professional links teaching staff maintain strong relationships with industry and the local community. This is a huge benefit to students who can be confident they are being taught by academics with highly relevant knowledge and skills.
- Top 6 for graduate starting salaries in the UK (The Times 2010)
- 80% of students were satisfied with the overall quality of their course in the 2009 National Student Survey
- Top 10 for graduate starting salaries for the last four years running (Sunday Times University Guide 2008)
- Voted ‘Best Value in London’ or student accommodation (i-Graduate 2007)
- Voted best library for Learning in London (i-Graduate 2007)
- Ranked 6th in UK for Librarianship and Information Management (The Times Good University Guide 2009)
- Rated 3rd in London and 38th in UK in the People and Planet Green League 2009 for its environmental performance
- No. 18 in UK for General Engineering and Mineral and Mining Engineering (RAE 2008 Quality Rankings)
There has never been a better time to study law at LSBU. For over 30 years, LSBU has been providing excellent and innovative law courses.
WHY CHOOSE LSBU FOR LAW
Many of LSBU’s staff continue to practise Law and are therefore able to give examples of their work to explain legal points covered in their lectures. This brings the lectures ‘to life’ and makes learning the law even more interesting for students as they understand how the law they learn with LSBU is applied in practice.
For example, Caron Thatcher, a Senior Lecturer in Law at LSBU worked alongside Imran Khan as a Solicitor for the family of Stephen Lawrence throughout their greatly publicised private prosecution, inquest, and Public Inquiry.
A Key Location
Taking advantage of LSBU’s central location and excellent, modern facilities, the Law Department has developed a thriving relationship with the legal profession.
LSBU appoints leading lawyers as visiting professors and lecturers, hosts continuing professional development training seminars for local solicitors and encourage LSBU’s many successful alumni to give careers advice and offer work placements to current students.
LSBU is just a short walk from the Royal Courts of Justice as well as being right in the heart of London’s cultural centre, the South Bank.
Many of LSBU students have gone on to great success in the law, while others have taken their legal knowledge and professional skills into a wide range of careers open to law graduates.
Working in the Law Module
Current innovations include a professional skills and placements module. The module focuses on the attributes and skills the profession requires. As an integral part of it LSBU encourages and assists students to obtain relevant work placements and volunteering opportunities.
LSBU Legal Advice Clinic
At the LSBU Legal Advice Clinic, students can work alongside staff and professional volunteers giving basic legal advice and the introduction of Criminal Litigation and Civil Litigation options on the LLB, entitling law students who take them to join the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) as Members under the ILEX graduate fast track scheme.
Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX)
The Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) is the professional body representing over 20,000 training and practicing Legal Executives and is recognised by the Ministry of Justice as one of the three core routes to becoming a qualified lawyer.
LSBU is very proud of its links with professionals practising in the local community. They have a direct positive impact on student experience and teaching quality. LSBU hosts a number of CPD lectures, inviting guest speakers and practitioners to speak on current law issues. These events are great for student networking.
COURSES IN THE LAW SCHOOL: UNDERGRADUATE
- LLB (Hons) Law
- BSc (Hons) Law with Criminology
- BSc (Hons) Law with Psychology
- BSc (Hons) Law with Sociology
COURSES IN THE LAW SCHOOL: POSTGRADUATE
- LLM Crime & Litigation
- LLM International Criminal Law and Procedure
- LLM International Human Rights and Development
- LLM / CPE Law Conversion Course – Legal Studies
INTERACTING WITH A LAW ACADEMIC AT LSBU
Have a question relating to studying law? Submit the enquiry sheet on the right hand side of this page with “Law” as the course interested and correspond with Ms Tracy Aquino, Senior Lecturer @ LSBU.
For more information about Law at LSBU, click here
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- Nick Leslau heads a multi million pound property and private equity firm Prestbury and become the owner of some prime chunks of London’s real estate.
- Micah Car-Hill After graduating Micah landed a dream job – inventing chocolate bars for Green & Black’s. For the past five years Micah has been working exclusively on Green & Black’s products and is involved in everything from food science to the supply side to working out how to market new products.
- James Barnham recently appeared on the new BBC series of Dragons’ Den. James was up against other entrepreneurs to pitch his product “Nova-Flo”, a mechanical device which prevents bath water over-flowing by sensing the water level in a bath and shutting off the flow, automatically preventing a flood. The design won both an Institute of Engineering Designers award and a Prudential Championship award.
- Shahid Malik youngest independent university governor (Sheffield Hallam University); the youngest independent assessor to the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions; and the country’s youngest and only ethnic minority chief executive of a major regeneration partnership company. Shahid was also a Commissioner of the Commission for Racial Equality from 1998 to 2002; a vice chairman of UNESCO UK; and a race equality adviser to the Home Office, prison service and Middlesex University. He spent five years on Labour’s National Executive Committee and he was a member of Gordon Brown’s Economic Policy Commission.
- Bridget Prentice Member of Parliament for Lewisham East in the 1992 General Election. She was Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Minister for Trade between 1998-99 and then to the Lord Chancellor from 1999-2001. She was also a Member of the Home Affairs Select Committee between 2001-2003 and a Government Whip until April 2005. Bridget was appointed as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Constitutional Affairs on 9 May 2005.
- Enoch Showunmi Champions League Footballer, played Patrick Vieira’s double in the 2002 Nike World Cup advert. Enoch went to Luton Town making the transition from the amateur to the professional game. After making over 100 appearances for Luton, Enoch moved to Bristol City in summer 2006. He has also played for Nigeria twice.
- Phil Spencer Owner of a highly successful property search company Garrington, he co-presents C4’s award winning property shows Location and Relocation. A qualified surveyor, Phil has become the ‘Voice of the Property Buyer’ and is now recognised as a leading UK Property Expert.