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School of Law graduate becomes UK Prime Minister

Sir Keir Starmer has moved into number 10 Downing Street after becoming the new UK Prime Minister – and the first to study at the University of Leeds.

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Sir Keir Starmer talks to an interviewer in a coffee shop
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Expertise

Discover how our research and expertise informs policy and practice.

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Talk to an international student

Link to Leeds gives international students the opportunity to talk directly to some of our current international students.

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International students catching up over coffee at the Global Cafe
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Celebrating 125 years

Explore the evolution of the School of Law from its beginnings

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School of Law students celebrate on Graduation Day
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School of Law

The School of Law at the University of Leeds is a community where, through our teaching, research and public engagement, we try to make a difference in the world.

Studying with us

We are looking for individuals with a drive to learn and develop with the support of our globally recognised scholars. Our programmes and resources are specially designed for an enjoyable and successful learning experience.

As an undergraduate, you’ll be encouraged to develop a critical understanding of your subject area, joining a School which has been consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top law schools.

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As a postgraduate you’ll be joining a community of some of the brightest and most ambitious graduate students from all over the world. You'll benefit from research-led teaching from the people who are recognised as experts in their field.

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By studying for a research degree within the School of Law, you will become a key member of this academic research community, experiencing a supportive, stimulating and challenging research environment.

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11th

in the UK for law

The Complete University Guide 2024

15th

in the UK for criminology

Guardian University Guide 2024

4th

for research quality

Times Higher Education REF 2021 subject rankings