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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 City Law 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 aim to develop the professional, dynamic, highly motivated, and "practice-ready" lawyers of the future - are you ready to join us?