The University of Chester Law School was established in 2004 with the first students starting their degree studies in September 2005. It is now an established part of the legal community based in Chester and the surrounding area, with over 300 hundred undergraduate and post graduate students.
The School currently has 13 members of staff who are dedicated and experienced lawyers, coming from both academic and practitioner backgrounds. The School specialises in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes with the undergraduate students studying either for a single honours law degree or combining their legal studies with another academic discipline. The academic staff are also research active in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Justice, the general area of Human Rights and Discrimination, and the development of legal education.
The School has close links with The University of Law at Christleton, near Chester. Students who study at Chester and obtain at least a 2:2 honours degree will be guaranteed a place on the University of Law's Legal Practice Course at the centre of their choice provided that they become members of the University's Future Lawyers Association. This is free to join. Please see website for further details of eligibility requirements.