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The Department of Law

What I love most about the LSE Law Department is that their door is always open. Being encouraged to freely speak to academics has helped inspire me to discover the things I am passionate about, and the support I have received along the way has been absolutely incredible.

Isabel Hahn, LLB Bachelor of Laws

Welcome to the Department of Law. Here you can meet our students and staff virtually and find out more about the Department and our programme. Take your time to browse through the information and follow the links to our Department webpages to really get to know us.

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Staff and students introduce you to the Department of Law at LSE

Visit the Department webpages

Watch our Virtual Open Day talk

Watch our LLB Bachelor of Laws Virtual Open Day video to find about more about the programme, teaching and assessment methods and life in the Department of Law. 

Top three reasons why you should study law at LSE 

  1. LSE Law is one of the world’s leading law schools, our academics produce the top-ranked legal research in the UK.
  2. LSE is located in the heart of London’s legal district close to the Royal Courts of Justice, the four Inns of Court, and top legal firms.
  3. The student Law Society is one of the most active and engaged societies on campus, organising a wide range of social, careers and academic activities.

Take a look at the below video to find out how our students and staff answered the question: 'What do you like about the Department?'

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"What do you like about the Department?" is the question we asked. Watch to find out how our students and staff answered.

You can find out more about the Department and about the Department's history on our departmental website.

Our programme: LLB Bachelor of Laws

Our LLB Laws programme emphasises the importance of understanding law in its social, economic and policy context. Students will critically engage with the rules and institutions that promote social order and justice. The Department emphasise that law is not simply a stored body of knowledge, rather a presence all around us, evident in social, business and civil interactions. Students can select from a varied range of optional courses, including media law, public international law and medical law. 

Listen to our taster session.

For detailed information regarding entry requirements, programme content, preliminary reading and accreditation please visit our LLB Bachelor of Laws programme page.

Key facts

  • Academic year 2021/22: September 2021 - June 2022
  • Application deadline: 15 January 2021
  • Duration: Three years full-time
  • Applications/offers/intake 2019: 2,524/510/160
  • Median salary of our UG students 6 months after graduating*: £22,000
  • Top 5 sectors our students work in*: Investment banking, retail, education and teaching, NGOs and charities, law and legal services

Entry requirements

Here we list our entry requirements in terms of A-Levels and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We also accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas, so if you are not studying these qualifications please follow the relevant link. For our GCSE requirements please see the LLB Bachelor of Laws programme page and the Department's overview page.

Please also note that LSE has subject preferences and some programmes may have specific requirements in terms of subjects you are required to take. Please see the programme page for this information.

UCAS code: M100
A-levels: A*AA
Contextual admissions A-levels: AAA 
IB Diploma: 38 points overall, with 766 at higher level

All LLB Bachelor of Laws applicants are required to take the LNAT. Please see our LNAT guidance.

*The data was collected through an annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, aggregated over five years (2011-2016). The survey was completed by graduates approximately six months after their graduation ceremony. The median salary is calculated for those whose main activity is working full-time and includes those working outside the UK.

Our research and events

As a Department we are always busy. Explore our research and the events we put on below. 

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