Study your UK law degree at a leading critical law school

Study your UK law degree at a leading critical law school

September 12, 2019 1 By Stanley Isaacs


Kent Law School is one of the UK’s very
best law schools. So what makes us special I think, importantly, is the critical
approach we take to law. We teach you to ask deeper questions about the law. To
ask ‘why?’, to ask ‘what are the implications?’, to ask ‘why does it matter that the law
works in this way and not that way’ and that’s very important. So they don’t just
want you to regurgitate the black-letter law, they want you to put your own opinion on
it and contextualise it based on other things you’ve learnt, so different
supporting evidence and theories. When you’re at Kent you learn not only the law but you also learn to understand the purpose of the law and, more importantly,
the impact of the law. Understanding why the law exists the way it does. We’re
encouraged to think outside the box, question things, and what that means to
me is that when I choose to go out and practice law I’ll be looking at things
from a very different perspective. I think Kent Law School is particularly
attractive to students who are looking to be challenged, looking to be
stimulated, who want a rigorous legal education. We are a law school that
encourages you to really think about who you are and how you relate to the world,
how law relates to the world. What work law is trying to do, what work law claims
to be able to do but doesn’t do particularly well. So Kent has directly helped me in my future career. For example, when I took part in Kent Law Clinic I met
lots of solicitors from the local area and was invited to work experience at their
firm and then I can go back there whenever I need to, if I have a day off university which means that I can build up my skills and my CV which is a hugely
hugely beneficial when I graduate. In addition to that there’s great
employability services which can advise you no matter what your career path is whether that’s becoming a solicitor in London, regionally or if it’s not becoming a solicitor at all. We have a dynamic, talented, creative, engaged student body
from all over the world which is a wonderful aspect of who we are as a law
school. We have academic staff also from all over the world who are working at the
cutting edge of their subject. At Kent, you realise there are so many different
people not only different cultures and different countries but also with
different backgrounds. One of the things I enjoy most about being a law student
at Kent is the fact that you can engage in so much more than just your degree
here. So although I’m a law student I also have the opportunity to go and get
involved in societies. So Kent Law Society as well as sports clubs, I’m part of netball
so you really do get a well-rounded experience. There’s lots
to do here when it comes to sports, when it comes to the arts when it comes to
pretty much any sort of recreational activity. I myself am involved with the
creative writing society and Islamic society on campus but honestly there’s
something here for absolutely everyone. I would say that studying law at Kent can be
just a life transforming experience. If you want to be supported to think, if you
want to be supported to challenge the world, to challenge law, to ask questions
then Kent Law School is the school for you.