The School of Law at Leeds is one of the leading law schools in the UK and is home to an international community of world-leading academics, attracting students from across 40 countries. The campus is one of the largest in the UK and just a short walk from Leeds city centre. 

Since being established in 1899, the School has shaped the intellectual and practical development of law and public policy on both a national and international scale. Leeds' global impact has ranged from improving professional practice and reshaping law and policy across Europe to providing consultancy to the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

Academics at Leeds have also been internationally recognized among the top 50 most influential individuals in the tax world, in addition to high-level state honours from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and his late Majesty King Birendra of Nepal.

The University of Leeds School of Law was rated top 5 in the UK for criminology by the Guardian University Guide, 2020 and top 10 in The UK for Law in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2019.

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Course information

Sessional Dates

Fall: mid-September to mid-January

Winter: mid-January to mid-June. Note that there are limited law courses available in the winter semester.

Full-time Course Load

Students on exchange at the University of Leeds must successfully complete courses equivalent to at least 60 credits, to obtain 15 transfer credits.