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King’s College London

The Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, is one of the oldest law schools in England and is recognised globally as one of the best law schools in the world.

The School was established in 1831 and has played an integral role in the life of King’s since the university was formed nearly 200 years ago. King’s has been in service to society since its foundation, and The Dickson Poon School of Law is proud to continue that tradition to this day.

Our research and teaching address some of the most pressing questions of our time, relating to equality and human rights, the legal implications of climate change, globalisation, international relations, trade, competition and global finance, and many more.

We recruit high-achieving students and strive to provide them with opportunities to make connections between their academic study and the practical application of law to ensure they thrive in their chosen fields.

Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are informed by our research expertise. We also have a thriving doctoral research community. Our faculty are at the cutting-edge of international legal scholarship and are committed to exploring the role of law in solving today’s global problems through a transnational lens that transcends national borders.

Members of The Dickson Poon School of Law advise governments, serve on commissions and public bodies and are seconded to national and international organisations. Through their work with the public, private and voluntary sectors, our expertise is made available to the wider community. Every day we address issues ranging from the promotion of equality and human rights to the legal implications of climate change, globalisation, the advent of AI and much more.

We are located in the East Wing of Somerset House on King’s impressive strand Campus in London. Our location means that we are in the heart of “legal London”, and we’re in striking distance of the Houses of Parliament, government departments, the Royal Courts of Justice, the Inns of Court and offices of global law firms.