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University of Glasgow School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Glasgow provides undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, and awards the degrees of Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, LLM by the degree of Doctor of Laws being awarded generally only as an honorary degree. There are forty-nine full-time academic staff and over one thousand students. The current Head of the School of Law is Professor Iain MacNeil. The 2019 Complete University Guide league rankings placed Glasgow at 2nd in the UK while the 2019 rankings from The Guardian placed Glasgow at ninth in the UK.

The School of Law is housed in the Stair Building a row of internally connected terraced houses on The Square opposite the University Chapel. The School is associated with traditional Scots law teaching and with internationally recognised research across a wide range of subjects including Corporate Law and Financial Regulation, Intellectual Property Law, and Law and Security.


Studying for an LLB in University of Glasgow School of Law will equip you with the expertise required for an increasingly competitive legal market, as a well as a broad range of skills attractive to all employers.

In addition to what you will learn during your studies, the School of Law offers a range of excellent facilities and opportunities unique to Glasgow.  These include:

• Access to an extensive range of summer internships
• Opportunities to ‘moot’ (debate) in our purpose-built Sir Alexander Mooting Courtroom, join the University’s Mooting Society and take part in the prestigious international Vis Moot.
• Employability events with expert speakers, including our popular ‘International Law as a Profession’ series
• Study Abroad placements. Over half of our students opt to undertake study abroad in their third year, at institutions across the globe.
• A law librarian to support your use of the on-site law workshop within the School.


Our LLM programmes attract students from around the world, from multiple legal jurisdictions. Our general LLM gives you the flexibility to construct your own programme from a mix of core and optional courses.
We also offer seven specialised LLM programmes
• Corporate & Financial Law (LLM)
• Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy (LLM)
• International Commercial Law (LLM)
• International Competition Law & Policy (LLM)
• International Economic Law (LLM)
• International Law (LLM)
• International Law & Security (LLM)

Studying for an LLM at Glasgow equips you with the knowledge and skills you need in an increasingly competitive legal market. Our graduates have gone on to work in international courts, the European Commission, banking and finance, international law firms, governments, and academic institutions around the world.

Law Library

The Library is your starting point for everything you’ll need to use for your coursework or research while studying at university. Law students require a knowledge and familiarity with the distinctive types of legal & academic literature: Books, Journal Articles, Cases, Legislation & Official Publications etc.  The Law Library provides you with all the essential info you’ll need if you are studying Law at Glasgow.

The main print law collections are on Level 7 of the Library building. Here you’ll find law books, law reports (cases) and journals. This is also where you can find our UK & Scottish Parliament collections and materials from the European Union. There is also a specialist law helpdesk on level 7, main library (open Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm) – so you can get all the help you need, by asking staff there for some help!


University of Glasgow
School of Law
Stair Building
5-9 The Square
Glasgow G12 8QQ Scotland
Phone: +44 (0)141 330 3583

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