Cardiff Law School is a large, well resourced centre of excellence which plays a full role in serving the University in its mission as one of the UK's leading research institutions. The results of the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) recognise Cardiff Law School as one of the UK's leading legal research bodies, placing it 7th in the UK. The Law School has a large number of academic staff, including twenty Professors and sixty Lecturers. The School offers a range of undergraduate (LL.B.) and postgraduate (LL.M.) programmes, while the Centre for Professional Legal Studies runs the highly successful Legal Practice Course, and Bar Professional Training Course (formerly the Bar Vocational Course).
With an academic staff of over 70 (including eighteen professors) and approximately 1200 undergraduates and 400 postgraduates, Cardiff Law School is one of the largest 'old' law schools in the United Kingdom. It has a wide selection of law degrees, ranging from the traditional LL.B. Law degree to LL.B. degrees in Law and Politics, Law and Sociology, Law and Criminology, Law and Welsh and four-year LL.B. degrees in Law and French or German.
Undergraduate Taught Programmes
Cardiff Law School offers a range of different degree schemes, all leading to the degree of LL.B., which enable students to acquire the skills and knowledge they need to develop their future courses, whether in the legal profession or not. One can study on its own, or alongside other subjects in the Humanities and Social Sciences in a number of joint and integrated degree programmes.
Postgraduate Taught Programmes
The School offers a broadly based postgraduate taught LL.M. programme leading to the award of the degree of Master of Laws (LL.M.). Students can choose to pursue an LL.M. that specialises in one of the several routes listed as LL.M. (Canon Law), LL.M. (European Legal Studies), LL.M. (Governance and Devolution), LL.M. (Human Rights Law), LL.M. (International Commercial Law), LL.M. (Legal Aspects of Medical Practice), LL.M. (Social Care Law) , LL.M. (Law).
Postgraduate Research Degrees
The School accords a high priority to developing postgraduate research and seeks to nurture the next generation of legal scholars and encourage innovative research. Research students receive appropriate training in research methods. They are encouraged to give papers at seminars and conferences both within Cardiff and elsewhere, and to attend Cardiff's regular staff seminars. Many research students also have the opportunity to develop teaching skills through their contribution to the undergraduate teaching programme. The school provides a number of graduate teaching assistantship.
Expert research supervision in all major leading subjects including:
- Canon Law,
- Commercial Law,
- Environmental Law and Regulation,
- European Law and Public International Law,
- Family Law (including its international aspects),
- Governance and Devolution,
- Medical Law, Bio-Ethics and Regulation,
- Property Law,
- Public Law and Human Rights,
- Civil Justice (Courts, Legal Services and the Tort system)
The Law School has an outstanding library close to the building with over 100,000 volumes and 200 serial publications. Excellent IT provision enables all staff to have individual use of networked (LAN and Internet) computers with access to all the main legal databases and sources of information.
Cardiff Law School
Law Building, Museum Ave
Cardiff , CF10 3AX, Wales, UK
Tel: +44 (0)29 208 76705
Fax: +44 (0)29 208 74097