About us

  1. Our staff
  2. How to find us
  3. Virtual tours
  4. Download our prospectus
  5. Contact us
    1. Our staff
    2. How to find us
    3. Virtual tours
    4. Download our prospectus
    5. Contact us

About us

The City Law School is one of London's major law schools offering an impressive range of academic and professional courses.

We are the first law school in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. With three levels of study - undergraduate, postgraduate and professional - we offer courses suitable for everyone interested in following a career in law no matter what stage they are or where they are from. In addition, the School also offers a wide range of tailored CPD courses for qualified lawyers and those in associated professions.

Our history

The City Law School, incorporating the former Inns of Court School of Law, was the first University Law School in London to educate students and practitioners at every stage of legal education.

We were one of the first law schools in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education and have a rich heritage as a legal education provider.

The School incorporates the former Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL) - the original provider of bar training. The name Inns of Court School of Law was discontinued in 2008 when the School simply became The City Law School to reflect the breadth of academic, postgraduate and professional education that we provide.

As well as being the original provider of bar training, the School also was one of the first providers of the Graduate Diploma in Law. Started in 1976, our GDL is one of the most respected conversion courses in the country for non-law graduates.

The School is part of City University London. Founded in 1894, the University is one of the top 10 Universities in the UK for graduate employment (latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey (DHLE), 2012-13).

Our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures. As students of City University London, they will continue to benefit from its array of student-focused services, facilities and activities, as well as from our connections with the practising bar and from our outstanding graduate employment record.

We develop professional, dynamic, highly motivated, and 'practice-ready' lawyers of the future.

How to find us

We are based at the main City University London campus situated at Northampton Square in Clerkenwell (EC1) and also at Gray's Inn in Holborn (WC1).

The main university campus in Northampton Square is home to our academic courses: the LLB (Hons), Graduate Entry LLB and the Graduate Diploma in Law. Students are taught in buildings located on the main campus and are supported by academic and administrative staff based in the Gloucester Building (opposite the main University campus).

The Bar Professional Training Course, Legal Practice Course, LLM in Criminal Litigation, LLM in Civil Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution , and LLM Commercial Intellectual Property are taught at our Gray's Inn campus based in Holborn. Students have access to a range of resources and facilities in buildings located at both 4 Gray's Inn Place and Princeton Street.

No matter what course you're studying you will have access to the resources and facilities at both of our campuses, which includes the University's main library based at Northampton Square and our professional law library at our Gray's Inn campus. You will also have access to the University's facilities, including: a dedicated careers service, a modern sports and leisure centre, an extensive IT service, and a Student Union that offers a variety of entertainment and clubs.