Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Law School

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Nottingham Law School is one of the largest university Law schools in the UK. We offer a full range of courses covering all areas of legal education including: undergraduate and law conversion, postgraduate, including Masters in Law, for those intending to follow a legal career, and practitioner courses which provide further training and professional development for practising lawyers.

The School is based on the City site, adjacent to Nottingham city centre. Our teaching and studying facilities are outstanding and include dedicated teaching rooms, electronic law library and access to the university’s virtual learning environment as well as a suite of courtrooms. We offer full-time, part-time and distance learning study modes to suit student needs.

With over 100 full-time lecturers and 2,800 students, the School has a lot to offer. Many of our staff receive prestigious awards or appointments. We have a thriving research community, many of whom have international recognition as leading researchers in their field. Law School researchers are particularly active in corporate, insolvency and health law and our three research centres are: Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, Centre for Legal Education, and Centre for Conflict, Rights and Justice.

Our strong links with leading law firms, Inns of Court, Chambers and the Judiciary, regionally, nationally and internationally ensuring that all our teaching is relevant to current legal practice.

We have a long history of providing high quality legal education, our undergraduate LLB and sandwich degrees have been established for over 40 years. Students receive careers advice throughout their time with us which helps us to maintain our consistently high employment rates.

The support we give our students is second to none and we encourage them to make the most of the opportunities that the School has to offer. Many are active participants in our award winning pro bono scheme which provides much needed advice to the local community.

Students and staff participate in regional, national and mooting competitions with considerable success. We won the prestigious 5th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris.

Guest lecturers regularly attend the Law School providing significant insight into the legal profession and a range of topical subjects.

Our Masters in Law programme is popular with both home and International students and provides a wide choice of pathways. The programme builds on the expertise of the School’s academic staff, many of whom have research or practical experience within their fields.

For further information about the School, our range of courses, research, events, and our most recent news please visit our web pages at:


Nottingham Trent University have recently invested £90 million in the regeneration of two Grade II* listed buildings at the heart of our City site: Newton and Arkwright.  These landmarks have been revamped, while keeping their historic beauty, with an ultramodern Central Court now linking them.  This light and airy central hub of the University’s City site is the ideal space for students to relax and share ideas.

Nottingham Law School is based on the University’s City site.  It’s a vibrant place to study, with fantastic facilities and accommodation just a few minutes’ walk from everything Nottingham has to offer.

You will study in outstanding lecture theatres and seminar rooms.  The electronic law library and its collection of law reports and materials are accessed from the Boots Library close to the Law School on NTU’s City site, or off campus via the University’s virtual learning environment (NOW).  We also have a suite of fantastic courtroom and mooting facilities that enables you to hone your legal skills in a realistic setting.  There are three authentic wood-panelled courtrooms in the Chaucer building, two with a criminal court set up and one with a civil court set up, along with three dedicated mooting rooms.Please type here


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Case Study

Name: Fabrizio Alessandra

Country of origin: Italy

Programme: LLM Employment Law, Masters in Law


“My career has progressed successfully since graduating from the LLM Employment Law at Nottingham Law School. I found my first job at Clifford Chance through a head-hunting agency and they arranged a couple of interviews before I was hired to work in their employment law department. I now work as a lawyer for R&P Legal in Turin.

“I carry out a large array of activities over a typical business day. I often participate in hearings before the Employment Tribunal, but if I am in the office, I mainly focus on employment and social security law consultancy, or on legal research related to these topics.

“One of the professional highlights of my career has been my involvement in the restructure and closure of the Olympic Committee following the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin. I had the opportunity to shadow a lawyer in my firm throughout this process and it was very interesting. On an academic level I have also spoken at two international conferences held by the Association of Young Researchers on European Labour Law and Social Law. The first one took place in Trento while I was still a student at Nottingham Law School and I jointly presented a paper entitled “Tackling stigmatisation – English employment law and data protection”. I also had the opportunity to speak at a seminar on international social security in Hungary, last May.

“Since graduation the type of clients I deal with on a daily basis has changed significantly. Before my LLM I used to deal mainly with Italian clients, but now I have much more contact with colleagues and clients from different jurisdictions. My studies at Nottingham Law School boosted my knowledge of EC law, as well as the ability to express myself in legal English, and I have much greater confidence in these areas.

“I chose Nottingham Law School because it is an internationally-famous LLM provider, and because it organised a specific course in Employment Law. I enjoyed the small class sizes which meant you could liaise directly with tutors and participate in discussions.  I was able to compare my point of view with that of people from different jurisdictions and I found this to be particularly valuable. The variety of answers and contributions always widened my original approach to the topic in question, sometimes surprisingly so. This is the added-value of a truly international masters such as the LLM at Nottingham Law School.”