It is my privilege to welcome you to 城市法学院.
Our School Plan, in support of City’s 愿景与战略2026, builds upon our success in advancing City’s 2016年愿景.
Those achievements have given us the confidence to set ourselves an ambitious goal: to be recognised indisputably as a leading law school of the 联合王国 by 2026.
My confidence in our ability to achieve our objective was enhanced further when City became a College of the 十大靠谱网赌平台 in 2016. For 城市法学院, this brings practical and reputational benefits both now and in the future.
We are a distinctive law school in the federation, but we are proud to share the commitment to excellence that membership of the 十大靠谱网赌平台 signifies.
While we are aspirational in looking to the future, we are mindful of our unique past.
城市法学院 has a history of delivering legal education which dates back to the nineteenth century, in the form of the Inns of Court School of Law (ICSL). 的 ICSL has a distinguished history as the original and sole provider of bar training in the 联合王国.
的 other chapter of our history can be found at 北安普顿广场. City established the Centre for Legal Studies in 1977 when it commenced delivery of the forerunner to the current Graduate Diploma in Law programme. In fact, City was the original provider of the ‘conversion course’.
This was followed by other programmes, most notably the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws degree, 始于1990年.
In 2001, the ICSL joined City.
Through this merger, the ICSL and the Centre for Legal Studies together formed 城市法学院. With the development of the range of programmes which now make up our educational portfolio, we have become a ‘full service’ provider of legal education.
的 School is unique in offering such a broad portfolio while remaining committed to excellence in research and professional scholarship.
Our expertise in professional practice also manifests itself through our wide ranging suite of pro bono clinics and can be seen in our track record of success in national and international mooting competitions.
While we acknowledge our history, we also recognise the need to be at the cutting edge of the changing landscape of legal education. Since my arrival at City as Dean in November 2018, we have successfully launched a number of new initiatives.
例如,十大靠谱网赌平台的 Distance Learning LLM in 国际 Business Law has allowed us to develop our expertise in new modes of delivery. 的 programme is already producing cohorts of high qualified postgraduate students from diverse professional backgrounds worldwide.
的 法律实践法学学士, also delivered largely by distance learning, represents the successful outcome of our 战略合作伙伴ship with CiLEX Law School. It is aimed at those currently in employment as legal executives and thereby allows us to support the career progression of those legal professionals who aspire to become solicitors.
最后, we led the sector in our engagement with the Trailblazer Solicitor 学徒 Scheme, again in partnership with CiLEX.
的 result was the first solicitor apprentice under the Scheme commencing employment in the legal department of ITV. Apprentices pursue a course of study under the leadership of our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Department.
Our vision is to firmly establish 城市法学院 as a truly leading law school within a decade.
My colleagues and I are working hard to achieve our 愿景 for 城市法学院. We hope that we can count on our extended community of stakeholders to help us to achieve excellence.
Whether you are a current student, 校友, 战略合作伙伴, client either of our CPD Department or of our pro bono clinics, employer of our students and graduates, or otherwise a friend of the School, I want to express my appreciation for your ongoing support.
I look forward to continuing to work with you and I welcome your opinions and ideas.
My colleagues and I are working hard to achieve our vision. We hope that you will join us, 分享十大靠谱网赌平台的热情, and become part of the diverse community which is 城市法学院.
I hope to be able to welcome you in person to our law school in the near future.
Dean of 城市法学院.