Looking forward

Did you know?

Our University of Hertfordshire Employment Indicator for Law Degree (LLB) graduates is 89.7% 15 months after graduation (Graduate Outcomes, 2017/18).

As we mark our anniversary, our focus on innovation and evolution continues, and we have lots of exciting plans for the future.

New modules and student opportunities

We continue to add to our exciting course portfolio. We plan to launch a new LLM Bar Professional course in 2021, to encourage widening access to the legal profession and offer a flexible learning experience for our students.

We plan to add new modules including, Ethnic Minorities and the Law, and Cyber Ethics and Emerging Technologies.* Students will also have the opportunity to develop their employability skills and receive tailored careers support in the new academic year from our appointment of a new Director of Employability. Our focus on co-curricular education, delivered by expert practitioners will continue with exciting new opportunities, including our Being a Detective co-curricular which is led by a former Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector.

*Course and module details are subject to an internal validation process. This information is likely to change. Please keep an eye on our website for confirmed details regarding this information.

Hertfordshire Law Clinic goes mobile

In the new academic year, Hertfordshire Law Clinic is going on the road; giving our students the opportunity to work alongside practising legal professionals, offering mobile pro bono support to those in rural communities who face a number of distinctly different challenges to those living in urban environments. We are partnering with local support services and charities including Hertfordshire Domestic Abuse Helpline, and Hertfordshire Community Development Action – the county’s rural community charity - to help those most in need.

Experiential learning with HMP Mount Prison partnership

We are also launching a new partnership with HMP Mount Prison, near Bovingdon. Hertfordshire Law Clinic will offer pro bono support to prisoners and their families, starting in 2021. This is another fantastic opportunity for students to apply their learning and make a positive impact.

Research activity

Our research addresses global and societal challenges; most recently we focused on analysing the mental health and wellbeing of women and their partners when fertility treatment was cancelled during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Looking ahead, we have an initial project scoped to explore the impact of exposure to different community groups (via Hertfordshire Law Clinic and working as a pro bono legal professional in training) on the student experience. We will continue to offer compelling opportunities to our research degree students; those studying for their PHD with us are invited to teach as visiting lecturers, or offered research roles within the School.

Since 1980, we have been equipping our students for a rewarding career that will make a difference to people’s lives. This has always been our focus and will continue to be for many more anniversaries to come.

Penny Carey

Dean of Hertfordshire Law School

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