Queen Mary, part of the prestigious University of London, is one of the top UK research universities and a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.
Established in 1965, the School of Law has grown from 30 students and four academic staff, to over 2,000 students and over 130 academic staff in 2020.
The School of Law has as its central focus the role of law and its institutions in contemporary international society and it is divided into two organisational units: the Department of Law and the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS).
We are firmly established as a centre of national and international excellence in legal study and research. In the latest Research Assessment Exercise (REF 2014) we were ranked ninth in England, based on 86 per cent of our research activity classed as world-leading (4* the highest score possible) or internationally excellent (3*). The independent assessment of research quality takes into account the quality of research outputs, research environment and research impact. Read about research in the School of Law.
Our academic staff are actively involved in public affairs in the UK, European institutions and international bodies, and have leading roles in legal scholarship.We have close links with law firms and leading members of the law professions in the UK and overseas. Some are involved in our teaching and others support students and activities within the school.
We organise a number of events throughout the year, including major conferences, workshops and seminars and opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD).
We continue Queen Mary's long-standing tradition of service to the local community. Our Legal Advice Centre is run with the help of students from the School of Law and offers free legal advice to members of the public.