Our undergraduate law courses are all qualifying law degrees and cover the academic stage of legal training required by the Bar Council and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. You gain experience of the law in a practical, applied way, for example through our law clinic, as well as learning how the law operates in a legal, social and economic setting.
We have run a successful law programme since 1987. Our commitment to supporting you is reflected in the 2014 National Student Survey where our undergraduate law course received an overall satisfaction rate of 90%.
We also offer postgraduate courses in law and forensics. In law our taught course focuses on international commercial law and we also offer a masters in law by research where you choose your area of specialism.
The law clinic is a fully-fledged solicitors' practice, which enables students to work on real-life cases. Here you can watch a video of a real life law clinic case.
Watch a screencast to find out more about the Innocence Project UK.
Some of our students can go on placement in the United States in a Public Defenders Office. Watch videos explaining more about the placement experience and justice in the United States.
Learn more about the practical modules available on our law courses.
Watch videos about the Amicus internship opportunity.
Visit the Department of Law website to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area.
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This fully qualifying law degree prepares you for a professional career in law or the wider public, business and commercial sectors. The course has a practical focus where your academic learning is combined with developing the essential skills for employment. We provide you with opportunities to work on real life cases and build an impressive CV as you study.
UCAS code M100
This fully qualifying law degree prepares you for a professional career in law, criminology and community justice. The course has a practical focus where your academic learning is combined with developing the essential skills for employment. We provide you with opportunities to gain a real, practical insight into a range of different careers, and fully prepare yourself for graduate employment.
This unique and multidisciplinary course draws upon the disciplines of law, politics and social science. It provides opportunities to gain the experience and skills needed for employment through work in The Helena Kennedy Centre for International Justice and with key human rights organisations such as Rights and Humanity.
Designed to advance your knowledge of international commercial law, this course is ideal for both recent graduates and professionals wishing to develop a career in this area. You increase your knowledge of both European and international commercial law and build on this knowledge with work-based learning within the university or in an external law firm.
Gain legal research skills and specialist knowledge of an area of law with this masters by research degree. At various stages in your legal career, a research degree can help you develop professionally and improve your career prospects in this competitive sector.
Study a course that helps you to understand the forensic science process and provides evidence analysis training in modern well-equipped labs. The course content is split equally between law, science and a research project taken in an area of interest to the forensic community.
Study a course that examines the causes and consequences of crime and criminal behaviour and appropriate interventions. You also look at how criminological research influences policy and criminal justice practice. It has been designed for people work in or are considering a career in criminal justice.
Gain insight into the forensic analysis of financial accounts on a course where a third of your study is spent improving your knowledge of the legal system. You can choose from a range of modules covering areas such as Corporate Governance and Ethics alongside other topics dealing with financial fraud and risk management.
Learn about the psychology of offenders and the psychology of police investigations on this postgraduate course. Learn how to apply your knowledge to legal and criminal issues. You also consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system.
Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
Pursue a career in the specialist field of forensic accounting, whilst also gaining the skills need for more general accounting roles. You study course materials created in conjunction with leading employers and professional bodies, and can complete industry recognised certificates such as those offered by SAGE. You can also gain exemptions from the ACCA, ICAEW and other accounting bodies.
Law clinic introduction (1:19)
The law clinic provides a free legal service to Sheffield Hallam staff and students who are in need of legal advice or assistance. It is run by law students under the supervision of academic staff who are qualified solicitors or barristers.
In this video, two Sheffield Hallam students, Luciano and Sumita, interview a client of the law clinic, Mrs Sellars. Here they explain the role that students in the law clinic perform on behalf of the client.
Students Sumita and Luciano ascertain from the client, Mrs Sellars, the nature of her problem.
Students Sumita and Luciano is discussion with their client Mrs Sellars about the documentation she has received from the company she has a dispute with.
Interaction 2 (1:14)
Students Sumita and Luciano empathise with their client Mrs Sellars as to the nature of her problem.
End of interview (00:45)
Students Sumita and Luciano close the interview with the client, Mrs Sellars and agree the next steps.
Satisified customers (2:34)
The client, Mrs Sellars later returns to the Law Clinic to update students, Luciano and Sumita, on the outcome of the case.
Innocence project (3:56)
This is a screencast of the process a person who has been convicted of a crime would need to follow if they were claiming their innocence if they needed pro bono help via Sheffield Hallam students in conjunction with the Innocence Project UK.
Beautiful Yunnan project (03:09)
Watch MA Design students from all disciplines working together with staff from the Art & Design Research Centre on a one day live project to explore how design can be used to help promote and celebrate diversity within the Yunnan province in China.
Chantelle Lindley (11.25)
Chantelle Lindley on placement in the USA.
One of our students, Chantelle Lindley, talks about her experiences of working on our law in practice (international) module.
Chantelle worked on placement in the Public Defenders Office in Savannah, Georgia in the United States.
The Centurion Ministries video (12:21)
Miscarriages of justice in the United States.
Here is a harrowing short film from Centurion Ministries about real-life miscarriage of justice cases in the United States.
Practical experience (3:21)
Mark Edwards, our principal lecturer, explains the practical modules available on the law courses and how this experience will help you in your legal career.
Amicus internship (2:33)
One of our prinicpal lecturers, Mark Edwards, talks about the opportunity to go on an internship in America through the Amicus project. Our students, Hiral and Georgina descibe how we have helped them secure the internship and what it will bring to their future careers.
Visit the Department of Law and Criminology to view profiles of staff who teach in this subject area