Student life

Undergraduate student life in the Law School

We aim to offer you an outstanding student experience. All students are allocated a personal tutor who is responsible for overseeing academic progress and personal welfare, and staff publish times when they will be available each week for private consultation. In addition, a vibrant Student Staff Liaison Committee exists to facilitate discussion between students and staff on teaching and learning related issues.

Bracton Law Society

The Bracton Law Society (BLS) is one of Exeter's largest and most active societies. The BLS is probably the best student law society in the United Kingdom. Run by-students-for-students, it is open to students from across the university, at all levels of study, and from different countries and backgrounds; making it an exciting and diverse group to be part of.

They inspire and support members aiming for a career in the legal profession by increasing awareness of career opportunities both nationally and regionally, and provide a strong community for members to meet like-minded people through their busy calendar of events including: fabulous social events (such as The Winter Law Ball); Election Results and Awards Night; mock interviews; presentation workshops; employer presentations and drop-ins; trip to the Supreme Court; Pro Bono; sports teams; and Obiter Dicta, the Society-run journal.

Facilities

The Law School is housed in the modern Amory Building in the attractive setting of the University’s Streatham Campus. The building includes the ‘Amory Law Wing’, a purpose built technology-rich learning space which provides a highly professional environment for students. The facilities include a custom-built Moot Court for simulated legal hearings and four large executive boardrooms designed to support group learning. The Parker Moot Room is equipped with the latest audiovisual facilities, including high-spec video conferencing, and has seating for around 300. In addition to mooting competitions, it is used for large group teaching sessions and high profile public lectures. The Amory Law Wing provides a professional atmosphere for students to work in virtual law firms, emphasising the connections between a rigorous academic education and the world of professional work. Take a virtual tour of the Parker Moot Room.

The , located in the Forum, holds in excess of 40,000 volumes and is open 24 hours a day. In addition to United Kingdom, Commonwealth and some United States holdings, the collection is particularly strong in European Union, French and German law. We also offer access to Lexis, Westlaw and Eur-lex, and other online legal databases. You can choose from diverse study spaces to suit your specific learning needs, whether dedicated quiet study, group work, or social learning over a coffee.

There are regular seminars with departmental guest speakers and opportunities for honing legal skills through voluntary work as well as advice on summer work placements. The Law School runs three high profile annual public lectures given by external academics and senior members of the profession. These are the Bracton, Dodderidge, and Lasok Lectures. Recent speakers include:

  • Professor Richard Susskind OBE, IT Advisor to the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, Emeritus Professor of Law at Gresham College, London
  • Right Honourable the Lord Clarke of Stone-cum-Ebony
  • Lord Justice Goldring, Judge in the Court of Appeal
  • Professor Paolo Mengozzi, First Advocate General of the European Court of Justice

University life and student support

You can find out more about what life is like for students on the Streatham campus and what support is available for you on the main student life pages. Student profiles and films give a flavour of life on campus and in Exeter.

Matthew Nestor 
President - Bracton Law Society

The Bracton Law Society is one of Exeter's largest and most active societies. We cater for all students, whether studying law or otherwise, providing an excellent social calendar year round, as well as various sporting, pro bono, mooting and debating opportunities. We also aim to inspire and support members aiming for a career in the legal profession by increasing awareness of career opportunities both nationally and regionally. We aim to ensure every law student's time at university is the best it can be; by getting involved in our society, students can be sure to get the most out of their degree.

Matthew Nestor President - Bracton Law Society