The London School of Economics, Law Department, is one of the leading law schools in the UK. It has been awarded the top 6* rating as a research department by the Higher Education Funding Council for England. It attracts students from all over the world, and has an international reputation for teaching and research. It owes much of its distinctive character to its location within Europe’s leading school of social sciences. As a result, much of its teaching and research has a strong inter-disciplinary quality.
The School is located in a complex of buildings situated in the centre of London (off the Aldwych). It is close to the Royal Courts of Justice, the BBC World Service and the City of London.
LLM Programs offered for International Students
The Law Department of the London School of Economics offers as many as sixty courses for its LLM students to choose from. In addition, it is possible (but not obligatory) for students to have an approved subject specialisation title recorded on their LLM degree certificates if, in the opinion of the Programme Director, the title reflects the course of study followed by the student. The following subject specialism titles have been approved: Banking Law and Financial Regulation, Corporate and/or Commercial Law, Corporate and Securities Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, European Law, Human Rights Law, Information Technology, Media and Communications Law, International Business Law, Labour Law, Legal Theory, Intellectual Property Law,Public International Law, Public Law, and Taxation.
LSE Law Department also offered degrees in M.Phil, PhD for students who wish to study more and incline their career towards academics.
The LSE Financial Support Office (in the Student Services Centre, Ground floor, Old Building) is responsible for administering school funds and a variety of scholarships, studentships, prizes and awards. These scholarships are awarded to those who have excelled in their university where they have pursued their graduate studies at the highest academic level. The Office also offers a ‘drop in’ surgery to answer student questions relating to financial support.
Some thoughts from Department Manager, Law Department
Our Founder & Associate Director, Mr. Vikrant Pachnanda, communicated with the Department Manager, Law Department Ms. Joy Whyte who told him that since LSE was founder over a century ago, the study of law has been an integral part of the School’s mission. The Law Department is one of the largest in the School. Its special place in a school of social sciences has given legal studies in the Department a distinctive, interdisciplinary character. The Law Department has played a major role in policy debates and policy-making and in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body, and has deeply influenced legal education in most common law countries.
Reflection by students
"With an incredible variety of subjects to choose from and the teaching-style giving particular emphasis on the substantive and particular issues, coupled with the industry-interaction and varied dimensions offered here, LLM at LSE has been one of an enormous learning experience. Allowing me complete autonomy to design the subjects of study and following that up with the huge amount of resources amidst the diversity of cultural interactions I have had here, the experience has been a worthwhile and cherished one."
- Tarun Jain, LLM (2007-08)
"LSE: the name itself says a lot". These were the words I heard from from my lecturer when I told him that I had got an offer to do LLM in Corporate Law at LSE. I could not understand what that meant. But after spending quite some time here, I can say that LSE is the best place in the world to learn something about Corporate Law. The lecturers have immense knowledge and the variety of subjects to choose from makes it even better. After coming to LSE I have a complete different perception about corporate law than I had before. Interaction with people from all over the world and exchanging ideas with them at such a level is an amazing experience. All in all, LLM at LSE made me fall in love with corporate law all over again.”
- Preeti Bihnoi, LLM (2007-2008)
For further information about the degree programs and admissions, please contact
London School of Economics Law Department
London, WC2A 2AE
Tel: 020 7955 6714
Fax: 020 7955 7366