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About Us

There are over 700 undergraduate students enrolled in the School, 250 postgraduates, 65 PhD students and almost 50 members of academic staff.

 At undergraduate level we offer degrees in law with languages, and law with politics, as well as the LLB single honours degree. At postgraduate level specialised courses in criminology, governance, international commerce, environmental law and human rights are available. The School is developing joint programmes with other universities in Ireland and the US. Many of our graduates have gone on to prominent careers in the legal profession in Northern Ireland and elsewhere.

Photograph of an early Graduation

‌Law has been studied and taught at Queens since 1845. The years since have seen many changes and challenges for lawyers in Belfast. Legal and political developments have drawn a great deal of interest to law throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as to the distinctive aspects of the Northern Irish legal system. In more recent years the impact of globalisation has led Queens, in common with law schools throughout Europe, to a growing interest in European, international and comparative law.

These pages also provide an insight into the extensive range of legal research undertaken at Queens. This includes research conducted through the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the Human Rights Centre, as well as work specifically on the legal system of Northern Ireland.

The School of Law at Queens seeks to interact with the wide community of people who have an interest in the study of law, whether it be locally, nationally, regionally or globally. We hope that you find what your are looking for in these pages and very much welcome any further queries you may have about any aspect of our work.