Why Research at Aberdeen?

  • Law has been taught at the University since its founding in 1495.
  • The School of Law received 95% student satisfaction rate in the National Student Survey in 2014.
  • The School of Law has a thriving community of about 65 research students from all over the world, including: Brazil, China, Cyprus, Germany, Turkey, Nigeria, Libya, the UAE, Thailand, the USA, as well as from the United Kingdom.
  • The Law School also has a flourishing population of around 200 taught LLM students, around 80 students taking the professional Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and around 900 undergraduate students.
  • An international staff body includes around 40 academic staff encompassing a wide range of subject specialisms in which supervision can be offered.
  • Academics are involved in research and writing and in contributing to academic and professional societies and conferences.
  • Extensive contacts exist with the legal world including consultants, researchers, directors, and members of public, professional, and private bodies, commissions, and societies.
  • The School of Law has its own dedicated law library, Taylor Library, which is located within the Law School building.
  • The main library, Sir Duncan Rice Library, opened in September 2011 as part of an ambitious investment programme.
  • The Legal Research Society exists as a body of research students who regularly collaborate and organise social events.