University of Manchester, School of LawBy Asian Correspondent Oct 25, 2012 9:48PM UTC
Established in 1872, University of Manchester’s School of Law is one of the most distinguished in the UK. It has a worldwide reputation for legal teaching and research and is sponsored by top international law firms in London. Included in this list is the Legal Advice Centre, which connects students with experience-building pro bono legal projects.
The School of Law maintains links with overseas organizations and operates a vibrant student exchange program with universities in Australia, Europe and the US. Students from Asia who earn their law credentials here at the University of Manchester tap into this international network to further their careers.
The University of Manchester has a stalwart reputation in the UK, but it has also made significant contributions to the global community. Among the university’s past and present staff and students, 25 have gone on to become Nobel laureates. This is the third-highest number in the UK, putting the university in the same top-three classification as Cambridge and Oxford.
The School of Law offers a full roster of law courses, spanning LL.M., Master of Arts and Master of Research degrees. Research conducted at the school is particularly robust, with prominent research centers collaborating with organizations and institutes around the world.
Criminology is a leading undergraduate pursuit at the School of Law. Courses in this discipline address core issues that bridge multiple fields, including social work, political science and social work law. As such, a degree in Criminology prepares graduates for careers in criminal justice as well as for further study in law.
The faculty in this department are distinguished. Many are counted among the UK’s leading experts in criminological research and have been at the forefront of research on hate crimes, gangs, drug use, people trafficking and other pressing criminal issues.
Health Care Ethics and Law
Bioethics and health care ethics are of increasing importance internationally. Interest is peaking in Asia, with many patients from the West seeking healthcare through medical tourism hubs in South Asia.
Law and Development
These programs provide the opportunity to study the role that law and governance play in fostering development. This is accomplished by focusing on countries that are currently under development. Some of the coursework in this line of study is tailored to non-lawyers who would like to better understand the role that the law plays in development.
The postgraduate diploma in Intellectual Property offered by the School of Law equips graduates to critically analyze the intellectual property law regime. This is an area of law that is increasingly important internationally given the amount of transnational design, manufacturing, publication and marketing taking place in the 21st century.
LL.M. law degrees
The School of Law offers several master’s-level degrees, including Corporate Governance, Intellectual Property Law, International Business and Commercial Law, International Finance Law, International Trade Transactions and Law and Development.
Results from the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE, 2008) indicate that The University of Manchester has broken through the UK’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of research universities (dominated by Cambridge, London and Oxford). The trajectory has been set for the university along with the School of Law to continue to rise through the ranks of UK institutes of higher educations.
These are the main research centers operated through the School of Law:
The Centre for Social Ethics and Policy Studies (CSEP)
One of Europe’s leading institutions, the CSEP carries out research in bioethics and bio-law.
Institute for Law, Economy and Global Governance (InLEGGo)
This institute studies international relationships through distinct methods that promote interdisciplinary, problem-based research.
Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation (iSEI)
iSEI is a prestigious research center that observes and analyzes the role and responsibilities of science and innovation in the 21st century.
Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice (CCCJ)
The CCCJ brings together socio-legal scholars and criminologists in an effort to apply a range of disciplines to the understanding and resolution of criminal problems.
The Manchester Centre for Regulation, Governance and Security (ManReg)
This is a newer center at the School of Law, and it seeks to advance knowledge and understanding of regulation, governance and security.
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
The School of Law is one of many that participate in this research centre, which takes a strong and specific interest in European studies.
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