University of Westminster (GDL)
The Legal Cheek View
Westminster Law School, tucked behind London’s Oxford Circus, is, according to one insider, “a very forward-thinking” university. This is, perhaps, exemplified by its Student Law Clinic which gives GDL-ers the opportunity to do work experience right on campus. Supervised by either a qualified solicitor or barrister, students can get involved with “real client cases” that span across three key practice areas: family law, land law, and claims against public bodies.
The teaching sounds pretty impressive too. A Westminster student says their “relationship with lecturers and tutors was fantastic”. Tutors are “approachable” and available to “help you out”. They even “read over your training contract applications”. They’re “very knowledgeable about their chosen areas” (which is lucky). More importantly, they are “passionate about teaching”; one student reports that “even the driest subjects became interesting”.