LLB Bachelor of Laws

The LLB programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading undergraduate law degree, delivered at one of the world's top law schools. In the 2015 QS World University Rankings the LSE was ranked 7th globally, and 1st in London, for the study of Law. The LSE also ranks 3rd in the UK on graduate employability, and 1st in London, and the LSE law student body is one of the most cosmopolitan in the world with 45% international students. You will therefore be joining a cosmopolitan, elite and highly employable band of students should you join the LSE LLB student body.

At LSE, students learn that law is not a body of knowledge stored in libraries, but a presence all around us, constantly evident in our social, civil and business interactions. To study law with us is not to amass large quantities of stored information, but to explore key issues of fundamental importance to society.

The Department of Law at LSE is the UK's leading legal research institution being ranked the No.1 department in the UK for quality of legal research in both the 2008 and 2014 research assessment exercises. This means that students benefit from being immersed in an environment where academics not only have extraordinary levels of knowledge to impart, but also actively contribute to the development of law, exploring how the law can provide solutions to issues of contemporary significance. And you shouldn’t assume that because our staff are leading researchers you will be taught by part-time teachers. Over 90% of your teaching on the LLB will be done by full-time members of staff, including almost all lectures and seminars.

The identity of LSE Law is inextricably linked to its geographical location in the heart of UK legal life. Our campus is adjacent to both the Royal Court of Justice and Lincoln's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court of which all barristers must be members. All four Inns are within a ten-minute walk of our campus. Also within close proximity are the offices of some of London’s most prominent solicitors. Students are immersed in the legal community from the very start of their degree, with the LLB welcome reception being held at one of the Inns of Court.

We hope that the questions you have about the LLB will be answered by the LLB web pages and the accompanying E-Brochure. If you have additional questions, please contact us.