About us

Staff and students in the Law Department come from all over the world, and bring to the Department an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and research.

We are a community of students, staff and alumni from all over the world, who bring an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and researching law. We are committed to building a vibrant, equitable and truly inclusive environment and this is critical to our identity.   Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. 

Our approach is to challenge existing ways of thinking, and seek to understand the causes of things. This has always been our mission in the LSE Law Department. 

Closely linked to this innovative approach has been the exploration of new fields of study. Many important subjects were first taught and examined systematically from an academic perspective in our Department. We pioneered the study of banking law, taxation law, civil litigation, company law, labour law, family law, aspects of welfare law, and studies of the legal system and the legal profession, and continue to be the leading thinkers in our field. Click here to read more about our history, spanning a hundred years of teaching and research, from our centenary celebrations in 2019.

Our Department is now one of the world’s best. In the UK, it was ranked first for research outputs in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) and in the top 10 law departments overall by The Complete University Guide in 2020. In the QS World University rankings for 2020, the Department was ranked sixth (out of 200 departments worldwide).  We strive to accomplish excellence in all of our endeavours, helping students, alumni and staff to achieve their full potential in everything they do.

Contact us

See the Study section of our site for more information about our programmes, including the LLB and LLM.

Our address is:

Law Department
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE

Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7688
Fax: +44 (0)20 7242 0392


See People for a complete list of all faculty and staff in the Law Department.

See our Visiting fellows page for information about visiting opportunities within the Department.