At the School of Law we are focused on developing students for their professional futures. We do this by giving our students:
- Courses developed with Business and Law experts, to ensure the skills our graduates offer employers are the skills they want;
- Academics with established profession contacts, giving access to work placements and future employment
- Small class-sizes that ensure students are not lost in a crowd. We had the second highest student to staff ratio in the North West (Telegraph 2011)
In March 2012, the opening ceremony of the university’s new, £100,000 Moot Court was graced by three eminent members of the Judiciary. The Court was opened by The Rt Hon Professor Sir Ernest Ryder (Chancellor Emeritus of the University and a Lord Justice of Appeal), who is a former pupil of Bolton School. The court is dedicated to Professor His Honour William Morris (formerly Recorder of Bolton and Resident Judge of the Crown Court), to mark his retirement from the Bench and in recognition of his outstanding service to the people of Bolton and the legal profession. His Hon Judge William Morris has been appointed an Honorary Professor of the university on his retirement. The university was also delighted to welcome His Hon Judge Timothy Clayton who will take over the role as Recorder of Bolton.
Legal Research Centre
The Legal Research Centre houses the current eclectic collection of research interests within the Law School and its research students.
Our mission is to ensure that all teaching is underpinned with research bases. It is also the umbrella organisation which governs the Centre for Dispute Resolution. The Centre for Dispute Resolution provides an interface for conferences, publications and ADR training.
Aims of the LRC
- To provide a legal research focus within the university;
- To foster research synergies across the university and externally;
- To gain research funding;
- To actively undertake and publish legal research; and,
- To promote alternative dispute resolution, as well as to provide ADR training.
- To foster and embed a research culture within law provision;
- To arrange research lectures and conferences;
- To support legal research within the university;
- To recruit and support legal research students; and,
- To encourage publications and other research outcomes.