Welcome to Nottingham Law School 

As one of the largest university law schools in the UK, we are very proud of our outstanding and long-established reputation – this year, we celebrate an impressive 50 years of excellence in legal education. This landmark enables us to look back at our inspiring past and make plans for the future. We aim to build on our success by providing the best possible opportunities for our students.

Today, Nottingham Law School continues to be at the cutting edge of legal education. We offer an extensive range of innovative undergraduate and postgraduate courses, informed by academic research of national and international impact. Although the study of law is the foundation stone of a law degree, first-class legal education is not only about law. It embraces skills development, accuracy of expression, logical argument, confident presentation and problem-solving. The skills that our students acquire here provide excellent platforms for our graduates to progress into a wide range of challenging and rewarding professional careers.

We pride ourselves on our dynamic and personal Law School community, creating many fantastic opportunities for our students. The Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, our unique and ground breaking teaching law firm, provides a great number of pro bono activities. Other school community activities include mooting, volunteering, work experience, overseas placements, summer schools, guest lectures, careers skills workshops, professional and networking lunches, prize giving ceremonies and much more. Our extensive links with the legal and other professions both at home and overseas, reflect and inform the design of our course portfolio and ensure that we continue to lead the way in legal education.

I warmly invite you to join our School and become part of our transformative, energetic and creative learning environment.

Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker, Dean

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lawyers in Film and Fiction

Professor Janine Griffiths-Baker delivered her inaugural lecture in June this year, entitled The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Lawyers in Film and Fiction. Watch the video of the lecture below.

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About Janine Griffiths-Baker

Professor Griffiths-Baker was appointed Dean of Nottingham Law School in November 2014 having previously been Dean of the Faculty of Business and Society at the University of South Wales.

Janine studied law as an undergraduate at Cardiff University, where she graduated with an LLB (Hons). She joined the University of Bristol in 1994 and successfully completed an LLM in International Commercial Law before winning a scholarship to pursue full-time research for a PhD which she was awarded in 2000.

She has been instrumental in promoting ethical behaviour within the legal profession, both through her own research and as an editor of the international journal Legal Ethics. Her work has been widely referred to both nationally and internationally. The American Bar Association made use of Janine’s research in reviewing its codes of professional conduct and in 2003 she was appointed to the Law Society’s working party on conflicts. She frequently acts as a consultant on regulatory issues to national associations and prominent City law firms. In 2008 Janine was appointed as a Professor of Law.

During her career, Janine has taught criminal law, the law of evidence, legal ethics and the law of property at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional level. She welcomes applications from research students in these areas.

Janine Griffiths-Baker