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


Edinburgh Law School's peer assisted learning scheme. 

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Law Students' Council

The Law Students' Council (LSC), is a student organisation that exists to represent the views and interests of all students in the Law School.

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Graduate Law Society

The Graduate Law Society is for students studying on the 2-year accelerated programmes for graduates or postgraduate programmes (such as LLMs).

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Law School Music Society

The Law School Music Society is a fun and friendly student society where you can pursue your passion for music and meet other law students with similar interests.

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Mooting Society 

The Mooting Society provides all undergraduate students at the University with the chance to practice legal research, oratory, and presentation skills in a court setting.

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Edinburgh Student Law Review

The Edinburgh Student Law Review (ESLR) was the first publication of its kind in Scotland. Managed and written by students, it aims to provide a forum for law students to engage with current legal issues and debates.

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Edinburgh Law Connections

A student-led community at the University of Edinburgh designed to connect current students and postgraduate alumni.

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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