The Legal Cheek View
Located just outside Norwich, the University of East Anglia (UEA) GDL is actually taught inside a 17th century brick mansion called Earlham Hall. It used to be the home of a family of bankers, known as the Gurneys, of Elizabeth Fry fame. Haunted or not, (the family are buried nearby), the Hall is a pretty unique and inspiring place to study.
The GDL at UEA is “rigorous”. While most of the seven core law modules are assessed by exam only, you’ll have to complete additional coursework for land law and the law of trusts. However, all is not lost because one of the “main benefits” of studying at UEA is “the brilliant quality of teaching”.
Another bonus at UEA law school is the “commitment from the careers team”. Keep an eye out for the “various opportunities” that they advertise. Described as ”an invaluable part” of GDL studies at UEA, the university has its own “unrivalled” pro bono clinic. Students can come and see the law in action, build their confidence, and stock up on extra work experience.