The University of Exeter is member of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities, and combines academic excellence and world-leading research with stunning campuses in the most beautiful part of the UK.It is amongst the Top 150 universities worldwide according to the The Times World University Rankings 2020, and is ranked 12th in the UK in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

The University of Exeter Law School is an ambitious, dynamic and friendly law school delivering a first class legal education, offering some of the most sought after law courses in the UK. The Law School provides a cosmopolitan teaching environment attracting students, staff and visiting scholars from around the world. Law at Exeter is ranked in the Top 100 (89th) in The Times World University Rankings 2020, and in recent years has cemented their reputation for excellence in teaching and research.

Studying Law at Exeter

The portfolio of degrees and extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, pro bono work, study tours and work placements, offer unrivalled opportunities to gain invaluable legal experience both at home and abroad and promise to offer a unique experience in as well as out of the classroom.

The flexible graduate programmes have been specifically designed to respond to the needs of law firms, barristers’ chambers, and other employers for subject specialists. You will be encouraged to take a fresh perspective, to think independently and solve problems – all the attributes of a good lawyer.

Mooting and Pro Bono

The University of Exeter boasts an excellent, and growing, mooting programme, which provides undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to participate in a broad range of competitions. Mooters have a dedicated mini-library hosted at the Exeter Law School at their exclusive disposal. This contains books on mooting and public speaking, as well as specialised monographs on the topics relevant to the ongoing mooting competitions. You’ll receive coaching from staff and present your arguments before volunteer judges in a purpose-built moot court. Our Student Negotiation Society also sends teams to the National Negotiation Competition.

The Exeter Law School has developed a flourishing pro bono programme with the creation of the Legal Assistance Programme (LAP). Over 250 students participate in a variety of different pro bono options spanning across the civil, family, and criminal areas. These programmes include collaborations with the local judiciary, police, and barristers/solicitors, as well as, work with various charities. We regularly work with about 15 different organisations but we collaborate with lawyers and firms across the UK.

Research within the Law School

Exeter's researchers’ specialist interests collectively encompass a wide range of legal fields. There is an established research history in Family Law, Legal History and European Law; in addition the University is also rapidly growing strengths in international and comparative law, human rights, intellectual property and commercial law.

The Law School's location within the College of Social Sciences and International Studies enhances the vigorous research culture and study environment. There is a number of Research Centres, both across specialist fields and in interdisciplinary areas:

  • Bracton Centre for Legal History Research
  • Centre for Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Centre for European Legal Studies
  • Network on Family Regulation and Society
  • Science, Culture and the Law at Exeter (SCuLE)
  • Human Rights and Democracy Forum
  • Exeter Centre for International Law

Canadian Law Student Society

Formed in 2016, the Canadian Law Student Society aims to be a resource both for current Canadian students studying law at Exeter, as well as networking tool for Canadian alumni who have graduated. They are in the process of planning a range of useful academic/professional events, and fun social events for society members. Skype sessions with the NCA and LLM programs in Canada, as well as recent Exeter graduates who are now back in Canada will be hosted throughout the year. They are also setting up a buddy/mentor

system for new students coming to Exeter. Furthermore, they look forward to meeting members at the Fresher’s Week and Thanksgiving socials that will be held in the fall term.

If you would like to find out more about Exeter University, please contact one of our Canada Law from Abroad Advisors.


Student population: about 25,000

Number of international students: around 5,000

City population: 130,000

Location: South West UK. Rural (but Exeter campuses within city boundary)

Closest airports: Exeter. Bristol (for transatlantic flights)

Date of establishment: 1955 (origins in mid-nineteenth century)

Notable alumni: J K Rowling, Thom Yorke (Radiohead)

Taylor B.
2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

After doing a lot of research I decided University of Exeter was for me because the population size of the city and the size of the university are similar to my previous university and hometown. 

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The reason I chose the University of Exeter were the opportunities available, as well as the quality of teaching and support I had heard about from former students and a professor.

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2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

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2 Year LLB, University of Exeter

My Canadian Law From Abroad advisor went above and beyond in assisting me in applying for (and being accepted by) the University of Exeter. With my advisor's assistance, submitting my application was a relatively (as much as it can possibly… Read more

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3-year LLB, University of Exeter

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3-year LLB, University of Exeter

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Meet with Exeter Law School in Toronto

Event : 3 October 2022 16:00 to 18:00 EST
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Professor Sue Prince of the Law School at University of Exeter will be in Canada and available to meet with interested students.  3 October from 16:00 to 18:00 in Toronto 

Meet with Exeter Law School in Vancouver

Event : 28 September 16:30 to 18:00 PST
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Professor Sue Prince of the Law School at University of Exeter will be in Canada and available to meet with interested students.  28 September from 16:30 to 18:00 in Vancouver   

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