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The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London is one of the oldest law schools in England and recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world. The School was established in 1831 and has played an integral role in the life of King’s since the university was formed almost 200 years ago. King’s has been in service to society since its foundation and we’re proud to continue that tradition to this day. Our research and teaching address some of the most pressing questions of our time relating to equality and human rights, the legal implications of climate change, globalisation, international relations, trade, competition and global finance, to name but a few. Members of The Dickson Poon School of Law advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and are seconded to national and international organisations, helping to shape policy and practice nationally and internationally.

Undergraduate Courses
LLB Law

Our LLB Law course focuses on the study of law as an intellectual discipline. It can form the first major step towards qualifying for practice as a solicitor or barrister, but also represents appropriate preliminary training for a range of other careers in which legal knowledge is an asset. The degree is suitable for students who have a general interest in law but want to find out more about it before deciding on a particular vocation.After your first year of the Law LLB you have the option of applying to study one of the following dual degree or study abroad pathway options. If you are successful in gaining a place on a pathway the duration of your degree would be four years with the exception of English Law with Hong Kong Law (three years). The LLB pathways currently include:

• Law with American Legal Studies LLB
• Law with Transnational Legal Studies LLB
• Law with European Legal Studies LLB
• English Law with Australian Law LLB
• English Law & American Law LLB and JD
• English Law with Hong Kong Law LLB and LLM

There is also an opportunity to apply to spend your third year studying an LLM at National University of Singapore (NUS), which will be credited towards your LLB award at King’s. The opportunity to study on the LLM at NUS arises from an official student exchange programme agreed between King’s and NUS. Applications for this and the courses above run internally and commence early in the second year of study.

Postgraduate
The School offers a broad range of postgraduate taught courses that will help you develop the expertise you need to succeed.  Our academic staff encourages our students to think deeply about their studies and the contributions they want to make to society through their careers and throughout their lives. No matter which course of study you follow, you will benefit from the research-led teaching offered by King’s experts. 

LLM
Our LLM is a respected academic qualification that is recognised throughout the world and across key legal disciplines. We emphasise innovative and problem-solving teaching methods as well as a comparative and international outlook in our teaching. The LLM offers a choice of eight specialist pathways or a general LLM qualification. 

The LLM pathways are:

• Competition Law
• European Law
• Intellectual Property & Information Law
• International Business Law
• International Financial Law
• International Dispute Resolution
• International Tax Law
• Transnational Law.

We also offer fully online LLMs in International Corporate & Commercial Law, International Financial & Commercial Law and International Tax Law.

MPhil/PhD
The Dickson Poon School of Law is home to over 90 doctoral researchers. Their projects cover a broad range of topics from intellectual property to information technology, from competition law to counter-rules, from global justice to gender equality. We offer two research degrees – the Masters of Philosophy in Law (MPhil) and the Doctor of Philosophy in Law (PhD).

Law Library
King’s Libraries offer a huge multidisciplinary information resource base including over 1.2 million printed books and ebooks; more than 60,000 journals, reference tools, statistical data, official publications, maps, music scores, multimedia resources, photographs and manuscripts, as well as Archives (5 million items) and Special Collections of international standing.

There are six campus libraries providing information resources relevant to all the subjects taught locally. In addition we have a range of unique material available in our Archives and Special Collections.
On and off-campus access to electronic resources including library catalogues, bibliographic and full text databases, ejournals, ebooks.

Contact
The Dickson Poon
School of Law,

King’s College London
Strand, London, WC2R 2LS
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 7836 5454
Website: www.kcl.ac.uk

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