About the Hertfordshire Law School
This is an exciting time for the School both in terms of responding to the University of Hertfordshire's new strategic plan for 2015-2020 and the wide range of School-based activities and programme developments currently taking place.
The School has been involved in a number of high-profile research projects and consultancy activities over the past year. For example, we have worked in partnership with the region's Police and Crime Commissioner's Office to develop the restorative justice strategy for Hertfordshire and the Centre for Restorative Justice, which was launched in 2015.
This has led to other collaborative research projects with national and international partners, building on the wealth of experience and international relationships of our highly qualified team of academics, which includes researchers from across the world, including France, the Netherlands, China, Ghana and India.
New programmes for 2016
We are pleased to announce that in September 2016 we launched a number of exciting new programmes: LLB Criminal Justice, BA Criminal Justice and Criminology, and BA Politics and International Relations. These programmes build on our existing research and teaching strengths in Government and Politics and Criminal Justice.
Your personal development
The Hertfordshire Law School is unique in the sector for our range of accredited co-curricular activities.
We offer all students the opportunity to engage in:
- Trial advocacy
- Client interviewing and conference skills
- War of Words
- Stop and Search Scrutiny Panel Members
- Independent Custody Visitor
- Student Lead Mentor
All these activities are credit-bearing; you study these courses alongside your degree and, upon successful completion, will graduate with an additional Certificate or Diploma in Professional Development.
This will set you apart from other graduates, as reflected in our impressive graduate employability rates; 92.2% of our graduates were in employment or further study within six months*
Represent your University
You will have the opportunity to represent the School in both national and international competitions for mooting, trial advocacy, client interviewing and mediation.
Over the past decade, the School has earned an excellent track record in these competitions, regularly beating teams from both Oxbridge and Russell Group universities and winning national trophies. This is an invaluable experience to include on your curriculum vitae.
* Data sourced from 2015/16 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
Mooting and Co-curricular courses