Bristol Law School

Bristol Law School (BLS), formerly known as the Faculty of Law, is an academic school at the University of the West of England. Not to be confused with University of Bristol Law School. [1]

Bristol Law School
Administrative staff
Students2,000 (in Bristol)
1700 FT
300 PT
Location, ,
WebsiteBristol Law School:

Established in 1969,[2] Bristol Law School is one of the largest law schools in England and Wales with nearly two thousand students enrolled with seventeen hundred being enrolled full-time. The School provides both academic and professional legal studies and holds the largest University library in the South West.[3]

The department is also associated with UWE Law Society,[4] which is part of The Students' Union at UWE.[5]

Department of Law

The Department's internal competition, sponsored by Lyons Davidson, takes place each academic year from October. The inter-varsity West of England Mooting Competition, is sponsored by St John's Chambers, Bristol. Law school students won the Princess Alexandra Cup (an inter-varsity debating competition at Lancaster University) in December 2006,[6] and UWE undergraduate students won the 2013 International Springboard-Kaplan English Speaking Championship, held in Cambodia.[7]

UWE Law Society

UWE Law Society was formed in 2013. The Society has run a variety of events such as informative guest speakers and panels, essential networking events, internal competitions, and educational trips (2-night trip to Brussels to see the EU Parliament and CJEU in 2014).[8]

UWE Bristol Law Court Clinic

Bristol Law School is a partner in a pro bono law clinic, the UWE Bristol Law Court Clinic. The Clinic is a collaboration between the law students of Bristol Law School, the Department of Law at the University of Bristol, Bristol Citizens Advice Bureau and practising barristers on the Western Circuit.

Bristol Law School's Domestic Advice and Support Service was named Winner - Best New Student Pro Bono Activity in the LawWorks and Attorney - General Student Awards 2011,[9] and the pro bono team was a runner-up in Pro Bono team of the year in The Lawyer Awards 2011.[10]


  1. University of Bristol Law School
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-04.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 26 July 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. "UWE Law Society | Bristol". UWE Law Society | Bristol. Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  5. "Home | The Students' Union at UWE". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  7. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 August 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-03.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. "Law | The Students' Union at UWE". Retrieved 19 November 2017.
  9. "Professional Courses GDL/CPE, LPC, BPTC and LLM" (PDF). Study Best. p. 4. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
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