How to become a barrister
Follow our guide to find out how to become a barrister
Choose to study a law degree at Sussex. We offer undergraduate, Masters and PhD courses.
If you want to practise law professionally or have an interest in the application of law in a wider context, Law at Sussex is perfect for you. You’ll gain a solid grounding in English law and you’ll also have the opportunity to explore international, European and Canadian law.
You’ll be taught by research-active faculty and join a vibrant student community.
Law with Business and Management LLB student Marco has found a welcoming community at Sussex, where it’s ok to show your vulnerability and be yourself.
Through the Sussex Law Clinics, you may undertake training to offer legal advice to the public (under supervision) and gain valuable work experience of the law in action.
We have links with leading law firms, which sponsor our student competitions and training in areas such as mooting, criminal advocacy, client interviewing, negotiation, mediation and legal debating. Studying law develops your skills of analysis, argument and persuasion, equipping you for a variety of careers.
Since getting involved with the Sussex Law Clinic I’ve developed relationships with the staff and the legal teams. I’ve also acquired skills which are essential for a career as either a solicitor or a barrister, such as communication skills and attention to detail.” HANNAH SMITH
LLB Law with a Language
Could there be a better place to be a student than our beautiful campus? Nestled in the South Downs National Park, we’re just nine minutes from one of the UK’s most iconic cities.
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