School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Student views

Laura Jane McInnes

Laura has really appreciated the support provided throughout her degree and has great career plans ahead.

Laura Jane  McInnes

LLB (Hons) Law

I’ve really enjoyed my Law Clinic module. This has involved gaining hands-on experience in the University’s working law clinic which members of the public can go to for legal advice.

What made you decide to study law at Teesside University?

I wanted to expand my qualifications and Teesside University came with fantastic recommendations for my course.

I’ve always been fascinated with UK law and I knew that studying a subject I find so interesting would make working towards my degree much easier.

What’s the best thing about your course?

The best thing about my course has been the guidance from staff. I’ve really enjoyed my Law Clinic module. This has involved gaining hands-on experience in the University’s working law clinic which members of the public can go to for legal advice.

I’ve also enjoyed Employment Law and Corporate Law – both have aspects of learning which are really useful in daily life and I’ve learnt a lot through these modules about how businesses operate and why employment law is useful.

What do you think about the University’s campus and location?

Teesside’s campus is in a prime location. It’s easily accessible and has a fantastic library. This is great as I spend most of my days in the library studying and reading law journals.

On campus there are plenty of places to buy coffee and also lots of places to fill up my water bottle with cold, filtered water to keep me hydrated.

The nightlife nearby is always energetic and there are lots of student nights available. I’m at University to study but sometimes in my free periods I nip to the shops as they are so close by.

Would you recommend your course to others?

I’d really recommend Teesside University for a law degree because of the fabulous support from the staff and the contacts that the University has with law firms. The Student Law Clinic is also a brilliant resource – it gives students really valuable experience when dealing with real clients.

I received a bursary in my first year – I used it to buy law books and resources.

I wish I’d come to Teesside University earlier. It’s a fantastic experience and I have met some lifelong friends.

What’s next for you?

I’m still working hard towards my degree but I’ve applied to do my master’s and join the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives when I graduate.

My course will really help me gain employment in the law profession because of the University’s great connections with local firms of solicitors.