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 2012 National Student Survey where our undergraduate law courses received an overall satisfaction rate of 93%.
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.
Read about our law research and consultancy.
Watch an interview with Amy Smith talk about her experience of the law in practice module and how it led to her current job.
The practical modules available on the 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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Our Law School is renowned for its innovative approach to teaching based on the application of key legal skills in the workplace. We pioneered this practical approach to learning and continue to be recognised as a market leader in this area. This provides an excellent foundation for all students whether they wish to enter the legal profession or... More information
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Prepare for a career in law on this fully qualifying law degree. Designed and developed in consultation with our extensive network of employers, it satisfies the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council.Our Law School is renowned for its innovative approach to teaching based on our extensive experience of clinical legal... More information
This course is ideal if you are a• recent law graduate looking for a postgraduate course • professional wishing to enhance your specialist knowledge and skills You advance your knowledge and appreciation of the key components of international commercial law and consider a number of legal initiatives at European and international levels.The course... More information
Demonstrate your aptitude for legal research and develop a specialist knowledge in a specific aspect of law with this specialist research degree.If you work in the legal profession, a masters qualification can contribute to your professional development. On this course you choose to research an area of law which means you can specialise in... More information
The MA Applied Human Rights combines a robust academic and intellectual learning environment covering law, politics, media and social science with first-hand experience of working in human rights. It offers opportunities to work alongside international human rights organisations such as Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and Rights and... More information
If you have a strong science degree then this course can offer you advanced study and a masters qualification in forensic science, learning how to provide important evidence to solve crimes. You are taught a balance of science and law appropriate for practising forensic scientists, and develop the specialist skills and knowledge to gain employment... More information
Forensic study is increasingly popular in universities and a forensic approach is often used in the workplace. This course focuses on debating and examining how criminology and law work in practice and how criminology influences forensic study.It is suitable if you work in criminal justice or are considering a career with agencies such as the... More information
Develop the specialist accounting skills and knowledge needed to pursue a career in forensic investigation and dispute resolution on this masters course. A forensic approach to accounting is often used in the workplace and this course allows you to specialise in this field. You gain an understanding of the legal issues in a forensic context. A... More information
Build on your knowledge of psychology at undergraduate level and learn how to learn how to apply this knowledge to legal and criminal issues. You study law and consider how law and psychology are linked together in the justice system.In civil and criminal cases, forensic psychologists may contribute in various ways, such as providing expert... More information
Four years full-time (including one year work placement) or three years full-time
Specialise in forensic accounting and differentiate yourself in the competitive accounting sector. You gain the educational grounding and intellectual development to take full advantage of career opportunities as they arise. And if you choose a career as a forensic accountant or in some other investigative role, you will have a head start on other... More information
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.
Research and consultancy
We are committed to producing high quality, socio-legal research that is shared through leading refereed journals, books and reports.
The focus on socio-legal studies means that much of our research examines the operation of the law within institutions and the wider society.
We also produce doctrinal and theoretical analysis of developments within law, and undertake pedagogic research. This includes work on clinical legal education – a particular strength of our undergraduate provision.
Current interests of the Law Research Group include
• clinical legal education
• constitutional reform
• criminal law and criminal justice
• disability law and policy
• employment law
• equality and diversity
• family and child law
• human rights
• immigration law
• information technology law
• international dispute settlement
• law and medicine
• law and religion
• legal history
• legal profession
• legal theory
• public international law
• sports law
• terrorism prevention law
• the law of evidence
Amy Smith (02:03)
From graduation to career
Amy Smith graduated from her LLB Law course in 2010. She completed the Law in Practice module as part of her degree and through this she secured a training contract with a local law firm.
In this video Amy explains what her current role entails and how this is preparing her for her future career as a solicitor.
Amy Smith - Mentoring (01:55)
Sheffield Hallam Mentor Scheme
Amy talks through her experience of the support and guidance she received from her tutors while studying. Amy also explains the Sheffield Hallam Mentoring scheme which graduates take part in to help current students at the university pursue their chosen career.
Amy Smith - law modules (03:11)
LLB Law modules and practical experience
The LLB Law course at Sheffield Hallam offers a lot of options for students to get involved in real life law cases. Amy explains how the options she chose helped her in her current role and made her CV stand out to her current employers.
Amy Smith Studying at SHU (02:21)
Studying Law at Sheffield Hallam
Amy explains why she chose Sheffield Hallam and what it is like to study and live here.
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.
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