Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh is an excellent place in which to study law. The University of Edinburgh has a long and distinguished history and for over 300 years the Law School has been training some of the world's finest legal minds and helping students to graduate as highly skilled, employable and responsible citizens.

The University of Edinburgh consistently ranks highly in global, European and UK university rankings. We have an international reputation for high quality research which forms the basis for all of our teaching, meaning that you are being taught by leading-experts and are studying the most up-to-date and cutting-edge material.

The Law School campus contains lecture theatres, computer labs, seminar rooms, and the Law Library and Europa Library, which hold a wide range of legal materials. Students have access to the leading online legal research resources, and wireless access to the University network is available throughout.

Throughout the year, it is possible for law students to attend seminars and lectures on the important topics of the day; to take part in social events; and to enjoy the wider intellectual, academic, sporting and social life of the University. 

We enjoy a superb and convenient location at the heart of humanities and social science teaching and central to the city itself. It is only a few minutes walk to Parliament House, where the highest criminal and civil courts in Scotland sit, and to the local Sheriff and district court. Scotland's Parliament building is also not far away. Edinburgh is a leading legal, political and financial centre within the UK.

Further Information

For further information about studying for a degree at the University of Edinburgh, please see the University's Undergraduate Prospectus site, which includes information on the city of Edinburgh, student accommodation, fees and finance, student life, and much more.

Law Clubs and Societies


There are many societies run by the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA). These range from academic or subject based societies, to dancing, sport, charities, appreciation societies and lots more.

Other societies available at Edinburgh