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In the Research Excellence Framework 2014 York Law School was ranked joint first for the quality of its research, 4th for its public impact and overall 5th in the UK with 90% of its publications classed as ‘world leading’ (4*) or ‘internationally excellent’ (3*).

The University of York is ranked as one of the top academic institutions in the world. The University of York is located in one of Europe’s most ‌beautiful cities. York Law School is situated in the new Heslington East campus and boasts state of the art, purpose built facilities. Although, the youngest of the prestigious Russell Group schools, it is one of the UK’s top law schools.  York Law School offers three distinct LLMs, in companies and commercial law, in human rights (located in our world leading human rights centre), and in legal and political theory. 

Our relatively small size makes for a vibrant and closely integrated community where scholarly enquiry is actively supported and able to thrive. Our postgraduate community is drawn from all over the world, further enabling postgraduates a rich opportunity to learn from their colleagues. Our aim is to ensure that your postgraduate experience is characterised by a high standard of learning and research. Postgraduates are supported in this by some of the UK’s leading legal scholars. 

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York Law School Clinic


Centre for Applied Human Rights

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