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Support

Your Study

We support our students during their time studying at The City Law School and beyond. On coming to the school, you will be assigned a personal tutor who will monitor your progress throughout the course. Our Course Administrators provide a one-stop-shop for all of your queries about the course or for advice on other issues, like finance and accommodation. Our regular newsletters, 'In Brief' and 'Legal Eye', keep you updated with the latest development in the School and the world of law.

Personal Tutoring

When you start your course you will be allocated a Personal Tutor to support your progress throughout your time at The City Law School. Your Personal Tutor will offer support and advice whenever required and monitor your progress on the course. In addition, they will supervise your professional development to ensure that you can achieve your career goals. Timetabled appointments are arranged at all key stages of your course.

One-to-One Support

Our Course Administrators provide you with a one-stop-shop advice service. Whether your query relates directly to your course or for advice on other issues, such as finance, the administrator for your course will be able to answer your query.

Student Representation

We believe strongly in working alongside our students and have variety of student support and liaison groups. In addition student representatives sit on course committees, the School Advisory Board, the Board of Studies and other City Committees.

News

We produce regular newsletters to keep our students up-to-date with latest news from the School and the profession. Aspiring solicitors can read Legal Eye and In Brief is for students who want to pursue a career at the Bar.

Language Support

City's Centre for Language Studies runs intensive pre-sessional courses in July, August and September at the main University site aimed at people with English as a second language. The aim of these courses is to enable students to become confident in their written and oral English before starting full time study with us.

Fairness and Equality

We believe in the fair and equal treatment of all those who take our courses. The School welcomes students with disabilities or special educational needs. Prospective students are encouraged to identify such needs in the application process so that their particular requirements can be considered by the Disability and Specific Learning Difficulties Co-ordinator at an early stage. Any disclosure of disability or special needs will be dealt with in accordance with the confidentiality provisions of the Special Needs and Disability Act 2001.

Your School

From 2020 all City Law School students will be located in a brand new building with facilities designed specifically for law education. You will also have access to the wider facilities of City, University of London. Our library gives you unlimited access to the latest law textbooks, journals and directories. In addition, City, University of London's own legal resource portals, Lawbore and Lawbore Professional, contain key resources that are invaluable to your study. Lawbore was recommended in The Times newspaper as one of the top websites for law students.

Learning Environment

At The City Law School you will enjoy the benefits of state-of-the-art lecture theatres, teaching rooms and digital recording facilities.

Teaching Accommodation

Our interactive lecture theatres and teaching rooms are the perfect learning environment for the modern day student. We want to ensure that you get the most out of your time in the classroom, so all of our lecture theatres and teaching rooms are fully equipped with a PC network, DVD playback and project facilities.

Digital Recording Facilities

In addition to our high quality teaching facilities, there are ten digital recording rooms and playback facilities available for use. These rooms enable you to practice and refine your advocacy skills. We also have a library of DVDs, which demonstrate advocacy, interviewing and advising and negotiation skills.

Library Services

At The City Law School you will have access to a dedicated law library, many online legal resources, an extensive IT network and our own acclaimed legal resource portal Lawbore.

You will be able to access a wide variety of law textbooks, journals, statutes, law reports and many other legal reference tools and encyclopaedias to support your academic law studies. Our printed collections are enhanced by a suite of online legal databases with many resources, journals, law reports, and legal texts available online and with easy access off-campus.

Our library has facilities to support group study and independent learning. A dedicated team of professional staff, qualified in law librarianship and trained in legal research are available to assist you with sourcing legal materials, researching the law and answering your queries.

Lawbore

law-bore-green-small.PNG The City Law School has its own legal resource portal, Lawbore This portal gives you quick and easy access to the latest research materials, legislative updates and study news.

The City Law School has its very own legal portal, Lawbore. This offers key resources to support your study including: materials for study, innovative guides and tutorials and lots of ways to keep you up-to-date with what’s going on at City and the legal world beyond.

Lawbore is a great way to find out what it's like to be a law student at City. The portal's key purpose is to help you track down key resources to support you in your study. The Directory offers links for each of the subjects studied to recommended websites, journal articles, reports, cases and key papers.

City Hub is the community part of the site; offering links to the legal databases, details of upcoming law events, the e-library and current awareness news, as well as the Lawbore Twitter feed.

Learnmore is a collection of multimedia law tutorials; containing online resources, video guides and talking slide shows on a range of subjects from mooting, study skills, using a law library, legal writing, doing exams to pro bono.

Many of the resources have been compiled in collaboration with students at City to ensure we have the best guides out there for our students. Lawbore has received various national awards; its creator Emily Allbon (Lecturer) being named Wildy/BIALL Law Librarian of the Year 2012 in her previous career. Her work developing Lawbore also lead to a National Teaching Fellowship and the Routledge/ALT Teaching Law with Technology Prize 2013 (in collaboration with fellow lecturer Sanmeet Kaur Dua).

Mooting is a key activity for many of our students – you can find a new Lawbore Mooting site outlining the competitions we’re involved in, as well as mooting-related news stories.

Lawbore Future Lawyer

Lawbore Future Lawyer focuses on the career routes available to law students. The blog also offers an insight into the paths our alumni have taken via articles and video interviews. Wehave a student team reporting on City events, and pieces from our academic staff, legal journalists and careers experts.

Find out more about the philosophy of Lawbore.

Your University

City provides numerous services to support you during your time at the School. The Student Centre provides advice on: accommodation, careers, counselling, disabilities, learning difficulties and much more. The Student Union is also there to represent your interests and is run by students for students.

Accommodation

We will help you to find suitable accommodation for the duration of your time at our School. City, University of London has a range of modern halls of residence all within easy travelling distance from the main campus. Alternatively, if you would prefer to live in private accommodation the School Office and Accommodation team will advise you on how to find the best and safest accommodation within walking distance to the School.

Careers

The School and City, University of London offers a range of careers services aimed at developing you into a confident professional. Your Personal Tutor will be available to offer you one-to-one advice on how you can become a barrister or solicitor. The School also organises a series of careers events throughout the year aimed at helping you to gain a training contract or a pupillage.


The Centre for Career & Skills Development can also offer you help with developing your career. You can talk directly to a Careers Consultant, take part in a mock interview and arrange vacation work. The Centre also runs a selection of services tailored to LPC and BPTC students.

Counselling

We care about the welfare of our students and want to ensure that you enjoy your time studying with us. Whether you have personal, work or problems with study, the Student Counselling Service offers all students:

  • Individual Counselling
  • Group Counselling
  • Focused groups and Workshops (for example, exam anxiety)
  • General Counselling information
  • Help with accessing appropriate support

Disability Service

We provide prospective and current students advice and assistance with disabilities and specific learning difficulties. When applying to the school prospective students are encouraged to identify such needs, so your requirements can be considered by the Disabilities and Specific Learning Difficulties Coordinator.

The Student Centre can offer advice to you about disabilities and specific learning difficulties before and after you join the School.

Faith

City, University of London has a diverse student body with people from all over the world. Our Chaplaincy Service is dedicated to supporting all students from every faith. In addition, there are a range of student faith societies at the University.

Student Union

The Student Union is run by students for students and represents every student at the University. The Student Union offers information about living life as a student in London and also gives you a voice at the University.

Visit City, University of London's Student Centre to discover more about all of these services.