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.
Our partnerships and 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.
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.
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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"
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"
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"
Guest blog by Christina Schroeder, member of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group The UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26) took place from 31 October to 12 November 2021, with more than 120 world leaders and over 40,000 registered participants attending. The target of the conference was to accelerate actions to implement the … Continue reading "The UN Climate Change Conference 2021 in Glasgow – Success or Failure?"
Blog by Dr. Felix Nana Kofi Ofori, REACT Humanitarian Network, Oxford, UK. Former PhD student, Bristol Law School, UWE Bristol. Human well-being, now and in the future, depends on a healthy environment characterised by access to safe sanitation in society.  This blog examines the challenges confronting majority of Ghanaians whose access to sanitation, is … Continue reading "Stifling Access to Sanitation through Privatisation of Public Facilities in Ghana: The Cases of Human Rights and Dignity"
Guest blog by LLB alumni, Choo Dee Wei. I commenced the LLB (Hons) degree with HELP in 2001. It was a twinning-programme with UWE Bristol. My final year i.e. my 3rd year was in UWE itself. This was in 2003. Thereafter I undertook the Bar Vocational Course and was called to the Bar of England … Continue reading "Alumni spotlight: Choo Dee Wei"
By Christina Schroeder, LLM Student, Member of Environmental Law and Sustainability Research Group. Climate change and how to combat it is an omnipresent issue. Whereas in the past climate change and its consequences were talked down, they are now seen as the “biggest threat modern humans have ever faced” and referred to as a “crisis … Continue reading "The role of judiciary in climate change litigation – the rise of a promising opportunity to combat climate change"
By Johanna Reichel, Second Year, LL.B. Programme. With only nine years left until climate change becomes irreversible, stopping or slowing it down becomes increasingly crucial every day. One judicial instrument among others to combat climate change is climate change litigation which is gradually perceived to change climate-related policy outcomes and corporate behaviour. The most prominent … Continue reading "Climate Change Litigation – A Vehicle for Changing Corporation and State Behaviour?"
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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:
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