Postgraduate Study Live Twitter Chat

Our Head of School, Professor Duncan French, will be running a live twitter chat concentrating on Postgraduate Study at Lincoln Law School.

It will take place on Monday 15th April 2013 from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Professor French will be on hand, along with other members of his team, to answer all your postgraduate course and postgraduate study related questions.

Find out more about our Graduate Diploma in Law, LLM International Law, LLM International Business Law and PhD study.

The twitter chat will be ideal for anyone interested in postgraduate study in Law in 2013 or 2014.

Follow us @LincolnLaw for news and information and to take part in the live chat.

If you’re not available on Monday 15th April don’t forget you can tweet us at any time and we will do our best to reply promptly.

Information for our LLB Applicants

It is nearly time for you to make your decision on which University you would most like to attend in September. 

You will have already done plenty of research on LLB courses at Lincoln and elsewhere in the UK, and so you will know that studying for your LLB from the University of Lincoln is a great way to kick start your career in the legal sector.

Our degrees are challenging and will give you a good grounding in all the areas of law you need for a qualifying law degree as well as giving you choices so you can study areas you are interested in.  We have excellent links with the local community and profession so we give you opportunities to take the law out of the “dusty law book” and see how it works in real life.  We give you opportunities to be involved in real cases through our pro bono Law Clinic; you can present to schools through Street Law and run workshops through Master Classes. There are also opportunities to meet and learn from judges and other practitioners, both through talks and visits, as well as through our employer mentoring scheme.

We are not a large law school and we feel that is our greatest strength.  We can ensure that there is time available for students to receive the individual attention they need so each student is able to maximise his or her potential.  Our philosophy is that students work best when they are happy and relaxed so we foster an informal learning environment which builds your confidence in a friendly atmosphere.  Our weekly seminars allow in depth discussion of issues and encourage lively debate.

If you have any questions, or would just like a general chat about the course, the University, or Lincoln as a city, there are several ways to get in touch:

You can contact our LLB Admissions Tutor, Simon McCaffrey, on 01522 835615 or email

If you would prefer more of a face to face chat but can’t get onto campus Simon is available on Skype between 4-5pm on a Monday and Tuesday and would be more than happy to answer any questions. Just call him up. His Skype address is simon_mccaffrey.

You can also follow us on twitter @LincolnLaw – we’d love to engage with you over there.

Putting the “Market” into the “Social” – Guest Seminar

The Lincoln Law School International and European Law Research seminar series continues next week with a visit from Professor Erika Szyszczak.

Professor Erika Szyszczak, Jean Monnet Professor of European Law and Professor of EU competition and labour law at the University of Leicester, will give a presentation on Putting the “Market” into the “Social” on 14 November 2012 at 2pm.

The paper explores the effects of the economic crisis on the way EU Member States can organise their social systems – looking particularly at the governance processes, competence issues and the role of courts.

This will take place in room BL0102 at Lincoln Law School and will last around an hour.

If you would like to attend please email

Law School Bursaries for LLM Students

Lincoln Law School are very pleased to be offering a number of bursaries for students studying our new LLM programme in September 2013. 

There will be four bursaries in total – two for each of the two new LLM programmes. One for each programme will be awarded to a student from the UK or EU, and the other will be awarded to an International Student.

Worth £1,500 each, the bursaries will be awarded to students based on the merit of your application. To be eligible for the bursary you must apply for one of our two new Masters by 1 June 2013 and enrol on that programme in September 2013.

If you would like to know more about applying for the LLM and the bursaries please email 

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Alumni Scholarship

Also… If you have studied at the University of Lincoln before, or are here at the moment, we want to help you to keep studying. That is why we have the University of Lincoln Alumni Scholarship – an award for students who have previously completed study here and wish to carry on at postgraduate level at  Lincoln. It means that on completion of your course you receive an award to the value of 25% of your postgraduate programme fees!

For more information about this and other postgraduate funding options, see the Postgraduate Fees and Funding page on the main University website.

Two New LLM Courses for 2013

We are very pleased to announce two new LLM programmes ready for students to start in September 2013.

Law Students

Both programmes are designed for students who have studied law before and now wish to gain a specialist qualification prior to moving into professional practice or academic work. They will also be relevant to those who have work experience who wish to develop a specialist expertise in these areas.

LLM International Law

International law is of increasing importance in the modern world. This programme provides students with indepth study of the rules of law which govern the relationships between states and with international organisations (such as the UN and the EU).

Information Flyer: LLM International Law 2013  

See the course page on our website for more information and to apply online.

LLM International Business Law

Modern businesses generally have an international dimension. This programme provides students with in-depth study of the legal framework, and detailed rules, which govern international business.

Information Flyer: LLM International Business Law 2013

See the course page on our website for more information and to apply online.

We will be validating both courses towards the end of 2012, but we are already taking expressions of interest – please email if you would like to know more.