Head of Department
Teaching in the Sussex Law School
Our courses are intellectually rigorous and explore law in its political, social, economic and cultural context, engaging with important issues of contemporary concern. They are taught by enthusiastic, expert faculty, committed to research and teaching excellence. All of our undergraduate courses are qualifying law degrees. Students may follow the Single Honours LLB (Law) or combine their study of Law with another discipline. Students also develop their legal and transferable skills equipping them for progression to a career in law or to a wide range of professions. The School also offers graduate entry conversion courses for non-law graduates wishing to pursue a career in law, including the one-year Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law and the two-year Graduate Entry LLB. We offer specialist, research-led postgraduate courses in European law, child and family law and international law, including opportunities to specialise in law and international security, international criminal law and international trade law. There are also lots of opportunities for students to develop their skills outside the lecture theatre, by participating in mooting, client interviewing and negotiation competitions, and to enjoy themselves at events organised by the Student Law Body.
Research in the Sussex Law School
Law at Sussex was rated 16th in the UK in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. 100% of our research was rated as internationally recognised or higher. Within the Sussex Law School there are two research strands bringing together the research of individual members of faculty. The first, Legal Conceptualisations, brings together three groups of faculty whose research is related to concepts of responsibility, solidarity or security. The second strand, Practices and Transformations, explores governance through the perspective of citizenship and constitutions and reflection upon comparative legal systems and designs. In 2007, we created the Centre for Responsibilities, Rights and the Law which explores the importance and limits of human rights, and the allocation and content of responsibilities in domestic, European and international law.
Sussex Law School will be housed in a new building from September 2013