About the School

Professor Celia Wells,  Head of School

Professor Celia WellsThe University of Bristol Law School is one of the leading centres of legal study in the UK with an international reputation for high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research.

We are lucky to be located in the iconic Wills Memorial Building, a well known Bristol landmark, and to have easy access not only to the rest of the University but also to the many cafes and shops in the Park Street area.

A huge choice of cultural, social and sporting facilities is offered by the University and the City of Bristol. The School itself offers opportunities to debate, to enter moots, and to undertake pro bono work with the Innocence Project and the Law Clinic. In addition, the student-run Law Club organises social, sporting and career development events. With over 50 academic and support staff, and 35 research students, we offer qualifying law degrees as well as specialist taught Masters degrees. We have well established partnerships giving our undergraduates the opportunity to spend part of their studies at a university in in Europe, Hong Kong, Japan or Singapore. Our students, who come from many different countries and the UK, are much sought after by employers in the legal and other professions.

Our academic staff are leaders in their respective fields, which include the law of obligations, property, family law, criminal law and justice, employment law, legal theory, international law, human rights, socio-legal methods, human rights, and public law.