Law School

Wilberforce Building

University of Hull

Hull HU6 7RX, UK



+44 (0)1482 466055


+44 (0)1482 466388





The Law School at the University of Hull is the longest established department within the University. The Law School was established in October 1927 with an initial intake of fourteen students preparing for their professional examinations. At present, the Law School is one of the most dynamic and vibrant institutions in the University of Hull and a leading force of legal education in the United Kingdom and the European Union. As a research-focused institution, the Law School has achieved international standards of excellence in research areas such as European Public Law, European Union Law, Consumer and Contract Law (both domestic and European), Human Rights, International Law, Restorative Justice, Criminology, Maritime Law, and  Regulatory Theory and Practice.

Its mission is to integrate the best traditions of legal scholarship into a modern context, and to teach and research law in a manner which reflects the international nature of our the School’s staff and its student body. It seeks to maintain a broad, critical and innovative approach to legal education, often driven by original research, which opens opportunities both within and beyond the legal profession.