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Teesside University Law School

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Law School

At Teesside University Law School we have over 30 years' experience of delivering high-quality education in the field of law and criminal justice.

We offer a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, all underpinned by research at a national and international level.

By studying one of our law or policing and investigation courses, you develop recognised subject-specific knowledge and understanding, as well as the cognitive, intellectual, practical and professional skills to supercharge your future career prospects.

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Policing & Investigation

Real-world experience

We are committed to ensuring you graduate with the best possible skills for employment in the legal profession. Through Teesside University Law Clinic, we work in partnership with lawyers, charities and voluntary organisations to give you real-world opportunities and practical skills in law.You also have the opportunity to gain real world work experience through our Employability and Work Experience, and Applied Practice modules, giving you practical experience and helping you to develop your work-based, employability and reflective learning skills.

We work closely with Watson Woodhouse Solicitors who recruit our students to train as police station representatives. This fantastic partnership provides invaluable opportunities for students and enables us to give something back to our local community.

Quality teaching

You learn from a friendly, accessible and expert group of staff who are committed to providing an excellent learning experience. Our expert teaching team are actively engaged in legal research.

Policing and investigation students benefit from our links with Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service and Cleveland Police. Academic staff draw upon local case studies to enrich teaching, both in class and by sending you out into the community and maintain an excellent network of contacts with key policy makers and practitioners.

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First-class facilities

You benefit from specialist teaching facilities, open-access computing laboratories and a Future Facing Learning suite, as well as access to a wide range of resources provided by our Library.

You spend time gaining practical experience in our replica courtroom which has all the features of a modern court. You also use our replica police station which includes a custody office, front desk and interview rooms, and crime scene facilities, which include a crime scene house laboratory and vehicle examination facility.

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Teesside University Law Clinic

At the heart of Teesside University Law School is our Law Clinic which provides invaluable pro bono legal advice to University community and wider Tees Valley area. Our students have the opportunity to gain essential employability skills by working on live cases across a broad range of practice areas, under the supervision of qualified and experienced legal professionals.

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Students in the Law Clinic

Teesside University Law Clinic Legal Blog

Introducing the Teesside University Law Clinic Legal Blog. Hear from our students about key issues facing the public, from the rights of claimants to the fitting of energy pre-payment meters. Keep up to date on current legal topics and discover how legal knowledge is applied to practice at Teesside University.

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Teesside Policing Clinic

We are proud to work in partnership with Cleveland Police to assist with the application of evidence-based police practice and administration.

The University of Law

The University of Law

We are proud to work in partnership with The University of Law to provide expert training to shape the next generation of qualified legal professionals. Teesside University Law School graduates benefit from discounts on professional qualifications from The University of Law and have the opportunity to apply for scholarships.

Student and graduate views

Ben Wood

Ben Wood

'I’ve developed so many skills that will help me in the future '

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Neil Walsh

Neil Walsh

'I lead the UN’s strategic response to cybercrime, money laundering and terrorist financing by delivering capacity building in over 70 countries. '

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Bethany Pickering

Bethany Pickering

'The facilities are the best I have experienced and the 24 hour library was a great help during my studies.''

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Rebecca Park

Rebecca Park

'The social activities, careers service and work experience opportunities gives Teesside University that extra edge that other universities don’t offer.'

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Emma Hill

Emma Hill

'Without this degree, I wouldn't be in my current role and wouldn't be in the position that I'm in today.'

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Ricky Connell

Ricky Connell

'The course content was incredible and varied, which suited me as I wasn't 100% certain where I wanted to take my career.'

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Catherine Edmondson

Catherine Edmondson

'I found the course challenging and enjoyable.'

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Mandy Norris

Mandy Norris

'I loved every minute, which is why I want to come back.'

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Amy Watson

Amy Watson

'The course really helped me realise what I was passionate about.'

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Saida El Aloua

Saida El Aloua

'I have had so many opportunities through studying at Teesside, as well as meeting incredible people, and I’ve learned so much. '

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Left to right: Angela King (Head of Department for Law, Policing & Investigation, Teesside University); Erica Turner (Partner and Head of Commercial Property at Jacksons Law); and Emma Teare (Senior Lecturer in Law, Teesside University).. Link to Local law firm to invest in aspiring legal professionals at Teesside University.

Local law firm to invest in aspiring legal professionals at Teesside University

Teesside University has established a new scholarship with Jacksons Law Firm to boost opportunities for the next generation of legal professionals in the North East.

ULaw Dean of Leeds, Sheffield and Newcastle campuses Matthew Tomlinson (left) and ULaw Newcastle Campus Manager Larissa Hope (right) join Teesside University’s Hannah Sellers (centre left) and Angela King (centre right) in the replica courtroom. . Link to New partnership set to boost opportunities for Teesside law graduates.

New partnership set to boost opportunities for Teesside law graduates

Teesside University has entered into a new partnership with The University of Law (ULaw) to provide specialist training opportunities to law graduates.

Link to Teesside University hosts the finishing line for Teesside’s first Legal Walk.

Teesside University hosts the finishing line for Teesside’s first Legal Walk

Teesside University applauded sponsored teams as they stepped over the finishing line of Teesside’s first Legal Walk.

Meet the team

Michel Funicelli

Dr Michel Funicelli

Lecturer in Policing

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Helen Howard

Helen Howard

Senior Lecturer in Law

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Angela King

Angela King

Head of Department (Law, Policing & Investigation)

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Hannah Sellers

Hannah Sellers

Solicitor and Director of Clinical Legal Education

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Meet the Teesside University Law School teaching team

Contact us

  • Information desk and general enquiries
    T: 01642 342312

  • Address
    Teesside University Law School
    Tees Valley
    TS1 3BX

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