The Legal Cheek View
Located on the edge of the hip Jewellery Quarter, a leisurely 20 minute walk from the city centre, ULaw Birmingham is a nice bridge between undergraduate life and the working world.
Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city, while still being a lot cheaper than London. So ULaw GDLers get to enjoy a student-friendly scene. That’s said, it’s unlikely you’ll have much free time beyond the law books once you start the GDL grind, which essentially “crams a law degree into nine months”.
It’s worth noting that the Birmingham location is home to a large concentration of law firms. Among them are Pinsent Masons, DLA Piper, and Eversheds Sutherland, all of which have major offices in the city. If you’re thinking of securing a training contract at a leading law firm, then you don’t have to come to London to find one. Indeed, a student has recommended the Birmingham campus for its “close connection to local and national firms”, while others tell us that the careers service is “excellent”.