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A law degree opens the door to a broad range of career paths. Law students are among the most employable and adaptable graduates in the world of work. At Suffolk, we combine the finest traditions of legal education with recent innovations and current theory, drawing on a range of perspectives in our teaching, spanning related disciplines within the broader humanities and the social sciences.

Law is constantly evolving and cannot be studied in a vacuum, so studying law at Suffolk extends well beyond the usual focus on basic legal rules and legal institutions. We emphasise the practical application of law to solve problems, and our approach will help you to develop a firm grounding in the contexts in which law and legal institutions function, as well as gaining expertise in the subject of law itself.

Our Legal Advice Centre is a beacon for providing those most in need of legal advice. Student volunteers work alongside our experienced supervising solicitors providing the local community with free legal advice in areas of law where access to advice is limited, predominantly where legal aid is difficult to secure.

Our Courses

LLB (Hons) Law

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LLB (Hons) Law with Criminology

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Studying Law at the University of Suffolk

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Next Steps

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How to Apply

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Open Days

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What We Offer

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Legal Advice Centre

Our students are able to learn valuable, career-oriented skills through the Legal Advice Centre by providing supervised advice to members of the public on a range of family and business matters.


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Suffolk Student Law Society

Connect with other Law students and engage with a range of events and opportunities.

Law in the Community

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View our range of interactive, community-based sessions.

Mock Court and Mooting

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Read more about the University's mock court and our annual Mooting competition.

Legal Skills and Employability

Careers and employability

Read more about how our courses and extracurricular activities are designed to maximise your employability.

Your Teaching Team

Stephen Colman is the course leader for the law programme. He is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a non-practising solicitor.  Stephen’s professional expertise is in Criminal Law, Evidence and Procedure having spent a year as a defence solicitor in general practice before mov...

Eleanor Scarlett is a Senior Lecturer in Law and is also the Director of the Legal Advice Centre here at the University of Suffolk, which will open its doors to the public in February 2022.  Eleanor, together with student volunteers from the Law Department within the School of Soci...

Dr Reilly Anne Dempsey Willis joined the University of Suffolk in May 2018 as a Lecturer in Law.  She specialises in International Human Rights with a focus on women’s rights, gender equality, and reproductive rights.  She has worked extensively as an advocate for women’s righ...

Dr Ruth Flaherty joined University of Suffolk in September 2019 as a Lecturer in Law. She leads on the core EU Law, Land Law and Equity & Trusts Law modules, and the optional Intellectual Property Law module. She also teaches on the Legal Methods & Advocacy and Dissertation ...

Dr Tina Davey is a Lecturer in Law. She was a practising Criminal law barrister in London for many of years, before entering academia. She was awarded a LLM, with distinction, in ‘Media Law, Policy and Practise’ from UEA and then her PhD entitled ‘Until death do us part: post-...