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Key information

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:

The Canadian Law Society

  • The Canadian Law Society aims to assist those looking to practice law in Canada. We will host networking events for all students of all disciplines.

Exeter Women and Law

  • A student-run project drawing attention to the challenges faced by women in the legal profession and creating a platform for discussion.

ELSA Exeter - The European Law Student' Association

  • ELSA is an international, independent, non-political and non-profit-making organisation comprised and run by and for law students and young lawyers.

Exeter Law Review

  • The Exeter Law Review is the flagship legal publication of the University of Exeter Law School. We act as a platform for the exposition of exceptional legal research. 

Exeter European Law Society – EELS

  • Student Society at the University of Exeter. We bring together those interested in a European/ International career in law, be they law or non-law students. We also cater especially for Maitrise/Magister students.

Flamank Law Society

  • 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. 

Negotiation Group

  • The University of Exeter Negotiation Group is going to be running a number of workshops and guest lectures in the coming year. Alongside this, we are working closely with the law school, in particular Tia Matt and Paul Rylance, who are looking for students to enter the CEDR national negotiation competition in 2018. Please join the group to keep up to date with the events in this coming year! 

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.


Prize nameRequirements
Angelika Shrayh Memorial Prize Awarded annually to the third year LLB  Magister student with the highest overall average mark across all subjects over three years
Edward Elgar Publishing Prize  Awarded for best performance in European Union Law - LAW2034. 
Hart Publishing Prize Awarded for best overall performance in the Law of Trusts - LAW3041. 
Malcolm Mead Prize for Employment Law Awarded annually to the undergraduate student who achieves the best performance in Employment Law - LAW3026.
Michelmores Prize for Land Law Awarded annually to the second year undergraduate student with the best performance in Land Law - LAW2017.
Oxford University Press Law Prize Awarded annually to the best second year LLB student. 
Oxford University Press Victoria Williams Memorial Prize Awarded to first year female with most promising potential.
Michael N. Schmitt Prize in Public International Law Best overall PIL mark - LAW3024.
School of Law Prize  Awarded annually to a student in the School, on the recommendation of the Head of School.
Cartridges Prize Prize for best contribution to Pro Bono 
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
Ashurst Outstanding Law Student Prize Awarded to the best overall LLB student - minimum acheivment of 65% combined with excellent extracurricular non-academic achievements.
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. 
Tozers Prize for Exceptional Performance in Tort For Exceptional Performance in Tort in 2018
65% minimum and participation in extracurricular activity
Stephen Cretney Prize  Highest average mark in LLB Family Law  module in 2018 - LAW3020


Law Office

For Law specific enquiries please contact: 
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.