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Outcomes for Graduates: This document is a ‘roadmap’ for your time at Exeter. The Outcomes detail the knowledge, skills and professional attributes that you should expect to acquire during your studies with us.

A list of all Law staff can be found here.

The Exeter Learning Environment (ELE) provides access to online materials which support your course. In addition to materials which accompany most individual degree modules, ELE also includes more general resources to aid you in your studies, Law specific resources can be found at the ELE Law Gateway and Law School Assessment and Feedback pages.

The student portal iExeter can be used to access a range of services, including: 

  • BART a web based system that manages the receipting & processing of written coursework.
  • The Student Information Desk (SID) which can be used to log a range of general enquiries.

Penryn students

We are committed to creating a diverse and thriving student community. We believe that this is achieved by providing a supportive learning environment, which nurtures talent through-out your time with us. In addition, in Cornwall, students will benefit from a bespoke learning experience with intentionally low student-staff ratios and an unrivalled commitment to excellence in teaching.

Our Penryn Campus offers a welcoming atmosphere where it’s easy to make new friends and where staff and students know each other well. The stunning campus buildings offer the very best in learning and teaching facilities, with lecture theatres and seminar rooms equipped with the latest technologies. 

For information specific to Penryn Campus students please visit the current students section of the Cornwall campuses website.


Modules and programmes

Module details can be found under the modules tab.  Penryn module codes end in a C. e.g: LAW2016C

Staff at Penryn

Information about the staff teaching in Penryn can be found here.

Flamank Law Society

Flamank Law Society was set up to establish a law network for students at our Penryn Campus. The Society was named after Thomas Flamank, an eminent lawyer and Cornish MP. Together with the legendary Michael An Gof, they led the Cornish Rebellion of 1497, a protest against taxes imposed by Henry VII.

Flamank works closely with Exeter University Law School, and also with a variety of law firms. These include local firms like Murrell Associates and Stephens Scown, as well as large international law firms like Herbert Smith Freehills and Allen & Overy. Our links give members access to various employability opportunities. We hold mooting and debating events in our ‘Stannary Court’ at Penryn Campus and take part in competitions further afield. Many of our members gain pro-bono work experience through the Access to Justice sub–group. Advice is given in community café-type environments as well as at the Legal Help Desk at Truro Combined Court, thanks to our links with local organisations like the Dracaena Centre in Falmouth.

Societies, volunteering, social life

In Exeter, thousands of students sign up to over 180 different Guild-affiliated societies. These societies cover a wide range of activities enabling our students to get fully involved with university life. Find out more

Law Societies include: 

University of Exeter Law Society 

We provide a wide range of events for both law and non-law students, to help you achieve your potential. Our events include employability and career opportunities with top firms, chambers and businesses, a particular highlight being the careers dinner where members can network between tables and personally be exposed to the broad range of careers available for them.

Exeter International Law Society

Provide enriching academic opportunities for members, including events specifically tailored to those studying the English Law with French Law (Maitrise en Droit) and Law with Study Abroad. Our society holds events for both law students and non-law students alike. From academic events such as study skills and essay writing workshops, to employability events where we hope to welcome as many employers from the legal sphere as possible, our society provides tools to help our members on the road to their desired career paths following their university journey.

Exeter Loves Legal Aid

Want to meet people, have fun and raise money for a good cuaseE.L.LA is for oyu. Exeter Loves legal aid is tackling the recent cuts to legal aid head on. With lots of exciting fundraising activities throughout the year. 

ELSA

ELSA, the European Law Students’ Association is the largest organisation of aspiring lawyers in the world, with 50000+ members in 375 universities across 44 countries. 

ELSA encourages aspiring lawyers (law or non-law students) to bridge theory and practice by offering a variety of opportunities in all areas of law. 

Join now to become a member of the entire ELSA network. Make friends all over the world, broaden your horizons, and achieve your career goals!


Canadian Law Society

The aims of the Canadian Law Society of Exeter University are fashioned around one simple objective: to help students who are planning on returning or moving to Canada upon graduation with regards to post-graduate education options, NCA Equivalency exam preparation, and what can generally be expected when making the transition from UK law to Canadian law


Exeter BAME Law

Currently affiliate under EXETER BAME, but looking to become law based again ill attach email with Catherine Caine for context.

We believe that everyone is unique and so should be proud of who they are. As a result of this, we strive to provide access to equal opportunities, as diversity increases the access to the numerous talents, perspectives and ideas that students have to offer.


Women and Law

Women and Law Exeter is a student-run project through the Students as Change Agents scheme that strives to draw attention to the challenges faced by women in the legal profession, as well as creates a platform for discussing these issues amongst students, staff, and professionals. Our focus is on the lack of women in top positions in the judiciary and in law firms, the masculine bias of the law and legal system, and law firm policies with regards to such things as maternity leave.


LGBTQ+ and Law Exeter

This initiative aims to give support to those who are a part of the LGBTQ+ community and are interested in a career in law. It will host events which promote diversity and enable LGBTQ+ students to meet LGBTQ+ barristers and solicitors. Like ethnic minorities and women, LGBTQ+ members are underrepresented at law firms and especially at the bar.


Howard League for Penal Reform

The Howard League for Penal Reform is the oldest penal reform charity in the UK. It was established in 1866 and is named after John Howard, one of the first prison reformers. The aim of this charity is to ensure less crime, safer communities, and fewer people in prison.

Our society aims to raise awareness around the need for penal reform and helps to fundraise to make this possible. We host regular academic and debate style events that look to educate and instigate discussions around how the prison system operates and how it can be improved.


Exeter Law Review

As the University of Exeter Law School's flagship academic publication, the Exeter Law Review serves as a platform for innovative and sophisticated legal exposition, discussion, and debate. An open-access publication that also is available on HeinOnline, it has a distinguished history stemming from its original inception as the Bracton Law Journal in 1965. The Review is committed to the highest scholarly standards and to making a meaningful contribution to the legal community.


Negotiation Group

The Exeter University Negotiation Group is a group affiliated with Exeter Law School that runs negotiation workshops, guest lectures and competitions.

Law School Staff Student Liaison Committee (SSLC)

The University's SSLC Code of Practice states that the purpose of the committee is:

  • To enable students and staff jointly to participate in the composition, management and review of the Law School's provision with a view to improving the quality of teaching and learning.
  • To facilitate greater communication between students and staff within the Law School.
  • To identify and address areas of concern to students and staff.
  • To assist a student contribution at all levels of decision-making concerning unreserved business within the Law School, the College, and the University.
  • To disseminate examples of good practice.
  • To provide documentary evidence of the participation of students in the quality assurance and development of the programmes delivered by the Law School.

The SSLC usually meets twice a term.

Find out more on our intranet pages.

Thriving culture of prizes and scholarships

The Law School has a thriving culture of prizes and scholarships which involves collaboration with, and taking inspiration from influential global Partners. This culture has been introduced and developed with Dr Radek Stech taking up an appointment as the Director of Prizes, Bursaries and Scholarships in November 2015.

Our culture of prizes and scholarships is based upon two core guiding principles: ‘beyond marks’ and ‘beyond money’. The first relates to the criteria upon which the student winners are selected and includes extracurricular activities, community engagement and leadership.  The ‘beyond money’ principle encourages the students to take advantage and think in terms of wider developmental opportunities offered by the donors.

This portfolio is also developed through partnerships with our donors, academic staff, Exeter alumni, and the students with the view to cultivating long term relationships that will lead to improved careers for our students.

Please see below the current list of our prizes and how they align with our culture of prizes and scholarships.

 

Name of Prize

Requirements

Constitutional and Administrative Law Prize

Awarded for best performance in Constitutional and Administrative Law

Contract Law Prize

Awarded for best performance in Contract Law

Criminal Law Prize

Awarded for best performance in Criminal Law

Legal Foundations Prize

Awarded for best performance in Legal Foundations

The DLA European Law Prize

Awarded annually to the first year LLB European student with the highest average mark over the course of their first year of study.

Oxford University Press Victoria Williams Memorial Prize

Awarded to most promising first year female of potential. Submit application and awarded on combination of academic performance and extracurricular activities.

Year 1 Achievement Prize

Awarded to the student with the highest average mark in first year

Grad LLB Year 1 Achievement Prize

Awarded to the Grad LLB student with the highest average mark in first year

Edward Elgar Publishing Prize

Awarded for best performance in European Union Law  

Hart Publishing Prize

Awarded for best overall performance in the Law of Trusts (undergraduate - LAW2041). 

Michelmores Prize for Land Law

Awarded annually to the second-year undergraduate student with the best performance in Land Law - LAW2017.

Tozers Prize

For Exceptional Performance in Tort in
65% minimum and extracurricular activities

Oxford University Press Law Prize

Awarded yearly to the best Year 2 LLB student. 

Baker Prize for Company Law

Awarded to a UG student with the best performance in the Company Law module (LAW3043).

Bloomsbury Professional Prize in Insurance Law

Awarded to the best Insurance Law student - LAW3154

Stephen Cretney Prize

Highest average mark in LLB Family Law (LAW3020) module

Peter English Dissertation Prize

Highest mark in a doctrinal dissertation and highest mark in a socio-legal dissertation

Malcolm Mead Discrimination Law Prize

Awarded annually to the undergraduate student who achieves the best performance in Discrimination Law

Malcolm Mead Employment Law Prize

Awarded annually to the undergraduate student who achieves the best performance in Employment Law - LAW3026.

Public International Law Prize

Best overall PIL mark - LAW3024.

School of Law Prize

Awarded yearly to a student in the School, on the recommendation of the Head of School.

Grad LLB Final Year Achievement Prize

Awarded to the Grad LLB student graduating with the best overall average

Pro Bono Prize

Prize for best contribution to Pro Bono

 

Contact

Law Office

For Law specific enquiries please contact: 

Emaillawoffice@exeter.ac.uk 
Tel: +44 (0)1392 722044

For a list of professional services staff see here.

 

Education Support

Education support within the SSIS College Office, Hums Education Support, Law Office, Politics Office and Geography Reception have combined to form the new Amory Education Support team.

The team will provide support for all disciplines within Amory.

Support is available from the Amory Info Point on the ground floor of the Amory building - accessible externally or internally. The office is open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.