Partnerships with the School of Law
Working with us
We believe that it is important to bring academic theory to life by bringing professionals into the classroom; and to deliver education through public service.
We are proud to be able to work with a variety of partners from the legal profession, businesses, government agencies, and third sector organisations.
Our partners provide our students with opportunities for practical and real-life learning and skills development and recognise and reward the hard work and excellence of our students and their contribution to the community.
Our professional and industry partners
Stowe Family Law Prize
Awarded to the best performing student within the family law cohort
CPS Criminal Law Prize
Awarded to the highest achieving 2nd year student in Criminal Law
Awarded to the best overall first year student
Thomas Reuters Law Prize
Awarded to the highest achieving law student in their final year
Broadway House Chambers
Awarded for outstanding achievement and commitment to social justice to a final year student
Proctor & Hobbs
Offering work placement opportunities, support with the School’s Law Clinic and holding an annual mock-trial competition.
We are delighted to be working with Fenchurch Law, one of UK’s leading firms of specialist insurance dispute solicitors.
We are pleased to partner with Oakwood Solicitors, a multi-service firm based in North Leeds. Oakwood Solicitors offers a wide range of services in various areas of law including personal injury, employment law and wills and probate.
Girlington Advice Centre
We are excited about collaborating with Girlington Advice Centre, a registered charity based in Bradford. The Centre provides free, confidential and impartial advice to members of the public in a number of areas including welfare benefits and immigration.
We are delighted to be working with Walker Morris LLP a full service commercial law firm with its offices based in Leeds. Walker Morris LLP has a wide client base both in the UK and internationally and covers a broad range of sectors including manufacturing, retail, corporate, health care, technology and real estate.
We are excited to partner with Schofield Sweeney LLP, a commercial law firm. Schofield Sweeney offers a wide range of services to both business and individual clients across several sectors including corporate law, commercial law, education, employment law, tax, private wealth and succession.
Family lawyers need good people skills and a great deal of empathy. Through our continued involvement with the University of Bradford Law School, we help to provide graduates with the skills and experience our sector needs. Rachel Roberts, Regional Director Stowe Family Law LLP
Our Law Clinic operates in collaboration with Bradford and Airedale Citizens Advice Bureau and Girlington Advice Centre in Bradford. We support our students to provide tailored legal advice to members of the public whilst providing our students with a ‘hands-on’, clinical legal education - ’Delivering Education Through Public Service’.
Would you like to be a Law Clinic Partner?
We are always looking for both private and third sector partner organisations to collaborate with and become involved in our legal clinics.
If you offer a legal advice service and would like to find out more about how we could work with you, please get in touch.
The University of Bradford Law School is committed to investing in the future through our Schools Outreach work.
We do this by attending schools and colleges in the Bradford and Leeds areas to talk about studying law and the range of specialist legal professions available to inspire a new generation of lawyers, barristers, solicitors and more.
We have also introduced bespoke initiatives to support schools in developing the knowledge and skills base of students in readiness for University through our Creating Future Lawyers series and our Schools Mock Competition.
Creating Future Lawyers
Our 'Creating Future Lawyers' series is a bespoke programme delivered to schools and colleges in Bradford and across the region.
Through a series of lectures on current and emerging issues, the programme provides students with real knowledge about a broad range of law subjects, introducing students not only to the law as it currently is, but also helping them imagine the future of law that they will be a part of in our radically changing world.
Schools Mock Competition
In 2019/20 the School of Law Bradford introduced our annual Schools Mock Competition. Participants were prepared and supported for this competition by our excellent team of academics and students. In the first year of the competition, we welcomed teams from Hanson Academy, Dixons Kings Academy, Bradford Grammar School and Dixons Allerton Academy.
The four teams competed for over two rounds of competition, in which they took roles as prosecution and defence counsel arguing points of criminal law. All teams performed admirably, with Bradford Grammar School emerging as the eventual winners and were presented with their prize by Lady Hale in January 2020.
Working with our students
Our students are the workforce for tomorrow. Connecting legal professionals, businesses and community organisations with our students is instrumental to our University strategy. We have a wealth of experience in this area of collaboration and there are many mutually beneficial initiatives in our school which can be discussed to help you make the best use of your financial resources and time.
It may be that you are an alumni of the University or a passionate advocate for education and want to provide support to students on their journey to becoming early career professionals. You may be looking for a fresh set of eyes on an institutional problem? Or maybe you could be looking out for additional support in your working environment? We have a range of opportunities that can provide solutions:
- Student involvement in business and community projects
- Student internships and placements
- Sponsoring student prizes
- Offering professional insight and expertise to lectures, tutorials or programme development
- Offering professional or entrepreneurial mentoring
Summer Community Celebration
Our Annual Community Celebration event provides an opportunity for our School of Law to open its doors and welcome in members of the Bradford locality. The event showcases the great relationship the School has with the Bradford district and beyond.
It is a fun event which recognises the contribution of our partners and celebrates the success of our students. And we explore new ways we can collaborate with local businesses and professionals in the public, private and third sector to give our students real-world experiences and for us to make a positive impact in our community.
Our Community Fellows
We recognise that Bradford community is one with diverse skills and expertise and by engaging with and fostering this talent we can find ways to give back to the City of Bradford.
Our Faculty Community Fellows are ambassadors who play a role in inspiring our students and staff to engage with the local community to support the development of the University and the City of Bradford.
Our Community Fellows work with faculty members to help develop sustainable collaborations with the local community for mutually beneficial outcomes. They also educate and inspire the local community about the work undertaken within the School of Law and wider University. If you are interested in becoming a Community Fellow please do get in touch.