Bristol Law School
Bristol Law School has been a leading provider of legal education for over 40 years. Join our diverse and inclusive learning community and you’ll benefit from growing your network, volunteering in our Business and Law Clinic and gaining invaluable legal work experience.
Located in the heart of Frenchay Campus, our £55 million Law School has been purpose built to provide inspiring spaces for practice-led learning and collaboration. Bring your learning to life in our mock courtrooms, used by the Western Circuit, Civil Justice Centre and Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
We’ve established connections with professional regulatory bodies, plus regional and national law firms, chambers and businesses, offering mentoring, internships and placements. We’ve also built an extensive global network of partners, offering opportunities to study abroad.
Our world-leading researchers collaborate with national and international organisations on Public International Law, Environment Law and Financial Crime. From environmental law to criminal justice, we’re creating solutions to real-world challenges.
Business and Law Clinic
Our Business and Law Clinic provides pro bono advice to businesses and individuals across the South West. Pro bono projects enable students to gain first-hand experience in legal work, providing advice and support to both the business sector and members of the public.Business and Law Clinic
Our partnerships and research
Bristol Law School works with a number of regulatory bodies and professional organisations as well as international partners.Partnerships
Our legal research provides a central focus for the work of the Law School with many staff engaged in research of national and international significance.Research
The Bristol Law School provides fantastic facilities like our mock courtrooms to bring learning to life, so that you can test and practise the skills you're developing in a practical setting.
Bristol Law School building
The Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School building is located in the heart of Frenchay Campus and offers an innovative way of studying and working – with new social and learning spaces. From our £55 million investment we have a 17,200m2 space serving 5,500 students and containing 148 offices over seven floors.
Bristol Law School blog
Katerina Tschausovska, LLM student In March 2023 at the United Nations in New York, history has been written for the least explored region on earth: the waters beyond national jurisdiction are to be newly governed under a multilateral agreement to ensure the protection of marine biodiversity. And with this agreement, hope is given that one … Continue reading "Historic Steps towards Protecting Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction"
Historic Steps towards Protecting Marine Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction
Chetana Karunatilaka, PhD student, Member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research group The Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group (ELSRG) in collaboration with a leading law chamber, 6 Pump Court, and UK Environmental Law Association (South-West region), organised an event on the Office of Environmental Protection (OEP). A leading environmental lawyer, Mr. Christopher Badger … Continue reading "Office for Environmental Protection – The Challenges Ahead"
Office for Environmental Protection – The Challenges Ahead
By Dr Felix Nana Kofi Ofori, UWE Alumni, Member of Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group Introduction Throughout the gold-mining communities in Ghana, vast swathes of land, bodies of rivers and streams have turned brownish as a result of unregulated mining activities as well as prospecting for mineral resources. Most alarmingly, the Ghana Water Corporation … Continue reading "Eviscerating the Right to Water in Riparian Communities: Stemming Mining Activities in Ghana "
Eviscerating the Right to Water in Riparian Communities: Stemming Mining Activities in Ghana
By Harry Muir, Third Year LLB student Earth is at the precipice of an environmental catastrophe that could result in the mass extinction of life as we know it. Yet, corporate and government leaders are still committing and condoning acts that have a detrimental effect on the environment for profit and personal gain. Although these … Continue reading "Will the creation of the crime of ecocide at the international and national level hold those who cause severe and irreversible harm to the environment liable?"
Will the creation of the crime of ecocide at the international and national level hold those who cause severe and irreversible harm to the environment liable?
In October 2022, Dr Tom Smith published the first of a two-part series of articles examining how the experience and engagement of neurodivergent individuals (for example, those who are autistic or have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)) drawn into the criminal justice system (CJS) can be more effectively and fairly managed by criminal defence barristers, … Continue reading "Thinking differently, engaging differently: Neurodivergence in the Criminal Justice System and the role of the Bar"
Thinking differently, engaging differently: Neurodivergence in the Criminal Justice System and the role of the Bar
Dr Noah A. Izoukumor, Member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group Introduction The Paris Agreement (PA) was adopted on the 12th of December 2015. The central aim of the PA is to keep global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels or even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius. To achieve this … Continue reading "The synergies between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs: An opportunity for national governments to achieve key climate targets"
The synergies between the Paris Agreement and the SDGs: An opportunity for national governments to achieve key climate targets
By Marcus Liedtke, member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group The recent Glasgow climate conference (COP 26) once again highlighted that the international community falls far short of its ambitious collective goals set out in the Paris Agreement (PA), especially to limit global warming ‘to well below 2°C’ and possibly 1.5°C above pre-industrial … Continue reading "Translating collective international climate goals into adequate individual state contributions"
Translating collective international climate goals into adequate individual state contributions
Guest blog by Karl Brown FRSA, UWE Bristol Law alum and Faculty Advisory Board member. I am a Commercial Property Partner in the Bristol office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP. I am proud to not only be Bristol born and bred but also very proud of my Jamaican heritage. My parents came to … Continue reading "Spotlight: Collaboration is key to boost social mobility"
Spotlight: Collaboration is key to boost social mobility
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When you graduate from Bristol Business School (BBS) and Bristol Law School (BLS), you become part of an ever-expanding global network of 66,000 alumni. Find out more about discounts, benefits and support available to you including:
- Postgraduate discounts and scholarships
- Access to our Trailblazer Programme
- Alumni Connect networking and mentoring.
You can contact our alumni office by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 (0)117 32 84563.Alumni benefits
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