Partnership: University of Law

Helping prepare you for a legal career

Did you know the pathway to becoming a solicitor has changed?

From September 1 2021, a new national assessment – called the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) – was introduced for anyone looking to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Legal Advice Centre Staff and Students
Legal Advice Centre Staff and Students
Legal Advice Centre

There are four requirements to pass the SQE – one of them is a two-part assessment which tests the skills aspiring solicitors have gained during their studies in both a written and practical environment.

We’re delighted to have partnered with the University of Law to ensure you receive the best possible preparation for the examinations.

Law students at Hull are guaranteed a place at the University of Law, which runs a series of bespoke courses which prepare students for both the SQE examination and other professional qualifications.

And what’s more, students who are progressing onto the University of Law can also apply for a Future Lawyers Scholarship – aimed at removing barriers and improving access to the legal profession.

"Working with the University of Law means that Hull law graduates will benefit from a forged partnership in legal education. Together we will ensure that the next generation of lawyers is prepared to meet the newest competency standards."
Professor Stephen Hardy

Professor Stephen Hardy,

Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

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Our partnership with the University of Law is part of our commitment to ensuring you receive an authentic, hands-on experience.

Using our new moot courtroom on campus – named in honour of our alumnus, The Right Honourable Lady Justice King - you can put your skills to the test and take part in realistic, simulated trials and legal hearings.

You can also take part in our Legal Advice Centre – giving free, confidential legal advice to real members of the community.

Angel Valchev, LLB International Law student
Angel Valchev, LLB International Law student

You’ll have the chance to work on a whole range of cases: consumer rights, family, employment law, housing and property issues, welfare benefits, and more.

And if you choose to progress onto the University of Law, you’ll receive all the support and preparation you need to become a qualified solicitor.

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“We are delighted to be entering into further new partnerships following the success of current partnerships. We look forward to guiding future generations of lawyers through the forthcoming changes to qualifying as a solicitor and supporting them to achieve their ambitions.”
peter crisp, university of law

Peter Crisp

Pro Vice Chancellor External, University of Law

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