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London School of Economics
and Political Science School of Law

Written by Editor LU

We are a community of students, staff and alumni from all over the world, who bring an unparalleled international and interdisciplinary outlook in teaching and researching law. We are committed to building a vibrant, equitable and truly inclusive environment and this is critical to our identity.   Our community is one of the largest in the School, and has played a major role in policy debates, policy-making and the education of lawyers and law teachers globally. 

Our approach is to challenge existing ways of thinking, and seek to understand the causes of things. This has always been our mission in the LSE Law Department. Closely linked to this innovative approach has been the exploration of new fields of study. Many important subjects were first taught and examined systematically from an academic perspective in our Department. We pioneered the study of banking law, taxation law, civil litigation, company law, labour law, family law, aspects of welfare law, and studies of the legal system and the legal profession, and continue to be the leading thinkers in our field.



The LLB programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading undergraduate law degree, delivered at one of the world’s top law schools. In the 2018 QS World University Rankings the LSE was ranked 9th globally, and 1st in London, for the study of Law. The LSE law student body is one of the most cosmopolitan in the world with over 60% international students.


The LLM at the London School of Economics and Political Science is a leading LLM programme delivered at one of the world’s best Law schools. It is unmatched in the international, comparative and interdisciplinary approaches and courses that it offers.

The LLM offers the highest quality of teaching in small group seminar settings provided by leading international and UK academics. Our approach to the teaching of Law combines views and experiences from different disciplinary traditions and jurisdictions. This ensures that what you learn at LSE is relevant to legal study and practice in any jurisdiction. Courses are offered in a broad range of fields including arbitration, human rights, international law, corporate, commercial and financial law.

The Department of Law at LSE is the UK’s number one legal research institution. It is also an exceptionally diverse, dynamic and inspiring place to study. It enjoys a uniquely cosmopolitan student body and plays a major role in the education of lawyers and Law teachers from around the world.
Executive LLM

A part-time executive degree 

The Executive LLM is a part-time degree for working professionals who have obtained at least three years post-degree work experience. We envisage that the programme of study will typically be completed in four years, although students with more time flexibility will be able to complete the programme in three years. To obtain the Executive LLM, students must complete eight modules from any of the modules offered.

PhD Programme

The PhD programme at the London School of Economics and Political Science offers the opportunity to undertake advanced legal research at one of the world’s best law schools. Students in our PhD programme receive excellent training and work under the supervision of leading scholars with strong international, comparative and interdisciplinary commitments. Our doctoral students become members of a lively academic community which is at the cutting-edge of legal scholarship and which plays a major role in the education of lawyers and law teachers from around the world.


The British Library of Political and Economic Science, commonly referred to as “LSE Library”, is the main library of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). It is the largest library in the world devoted to the social sciences. The Library responds to around 6,500 visits from students and staff each day. In addition, it provides a specialist international research collection, serving over 12,000 registered external users each year. It is housed in the Lionel Robbins Building.

The library is located on the London School of Economics (LSE) Campus, near Portugal Street. The current building is the former headquarters and warehouse facilities of WH Smith, opened in 1916 and taken over by LSE in 1976, to be reopened as a library in 1978.

It is also a European Documentation Centre and has received publications from the European Community since 1964. Its collections have been recognised for their national and international importance and awarded ‘Designation’ status by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA).

London School of Economics and Political Science
School of Law
Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7688

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