Partnerships in Bristol Law School

International partnerships

For today's graduates it is essential to possess inter-cultural competencies and the ability to work across cultures and societies. Bristol Law School provides a diverse and inclusive learning environment that enables all of our students to learn with, and from, those from different backgrounds and cultures.

We work with a range of international partners to provide opportunities for their students to study with us in Bristol and/or for UK-based students to study abroad. We are also proud of the work that we do with strategic international partners to promote high quality education in a range of countries.

Key strategic international partners with whom we work include:

  • Bristol Institute of Business Management, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Foreign Trade University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ho Chi Min City University of Law, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam
  • HELP University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • INTI International University, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
  • University of Alabama, USA
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • University of Münster, Germany
  • University of Padua, Italy 
  • Vesalius College, Brussels, Belgium
  • Villa College, The Maldives

Regulatory bodies

The Law profession's education and training is regulated by a number of bodies and as a result we have close working relationships with the following:

  • Solicitors Regulation Authority– is the independent regulatory body of the Law Society in England and Wales.
  • Bar Standards Board– responsible for regulating barristers called to the bar in England and Wales and the education and training requirements for becoming a barrister.

Professional partnerships

We have strong links with a wide range of organisations including:

  • Bristol Law Society – work together on a student placement scheme for trainee solicitors at local law firms.
  • ADR Group – we work in collaboration with the ADR Group through the pro bono unit to provide opportunity for resolution of problems by mediation.
  • Chambers, who sponsor our mooting/advocacy competitions.