Department of Law


We are a forward-looking and friendly law department with a long and distinguished history, having been established in the 1960s. Through us, you can study at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in current and developing aspects of law, including two LLB degrees and a Law PhD programme.

We are a research-focused department and believe that a top quality, research-led learning experience will enable you to meet the challenges posed by new developments in substantive law and the legal system. Our academics have strong research backgrounds; as a department we work closely with a large number of organisations to study and develop new and influential ideas.

Our aim is help you to achieve your career aspirations and make your professional life what you want it to be. We'll encourage you to take a hands-on approach to your legal studies: you'll have plenty of opportunities to develop your legal skills through mooting, client interviewing, negotiation and mediation. In all of these areas we have achieved considerable success in national and international student competitions. We also have an established pro bono Community Legal Advice Centre, in which you can gain hands-on practical experience of advising clients on their legal problems.

All of our academics have a genuine interest and commitment to helping you develop and achieve. Our location near to central London means you'll be on the door-step of the legal heartland of the country. These opportunities have already helped our many illustrious alumni, who have moved on to become barristers, senior partners within large law firms and judges.

I look forward to welcoming you to Kingston.

Dr Belen Olmos Giupponi
Associate Professor and Head of Department of Law.

Our vision

To be recognised globally for an innovative and entrepreneurial approach to education and research, creating and realising life-changing opportunities.

Our mission

To create the best possible environment for staff and students which is diverse and inclusive, led by learning, entrepreneurial, and research-informed.

Our values

Excellence, Innovation, Creativity and Respect

Our students will graduate as:

Self-confident, challenging and resourceful critical thinkers able to apply creative, innovative and enterprising problem solving skills.

Engaged and inclusive team players, responsible and considerate people, strong communication and impact skills able to influence and negotiate.

Law events

There are currently no events running.

Past events

2017 - 18

11 April and 21 March 2018 - Cross examination exercise of expert witnesses at Kingston Crown Court. Participants: Kingston University forensic science and law students.  Convenors: Baljit Ghatora and Eric Jeanpierre.

10 April 2018 - IRG Seminar Series: Mohamed Ahmed (Egyptian Attorney General's Office - Kingston University) Corruption and Anti-Corruption in Egypt. Convenor: Lorenzo Pasculli.

20 March 2018 - IRG Seminar Series: Prof José Luis Pérez Triviño (Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona) Whistle-blowing in sport: hopes and challenges fighting for integrity. Convenor: Lorenzo Pasculli.

13 March 2018 - Public event: 'The  inside track on what law firms and clients  look for in trainee and junior lawyers in a changing legal environment' by Craig Sharpe from the London law firm Darlingtons. Convenor: Eric Jeanpierre.

9 March 2018 - Public lecture: 'Vasiliauskas v Lithuania: Genocide revisited at the ECtHR'. Speaker: Justinas Zilinskas. Chair: Eric Jeanpierre.

7 March 2018 - Training day organised by the National Centre for Domestic Violence enabling law students to become case workers in domestic violence cases. 

6 March 2018 - Joint public lecture on international humanitarian law: 'The place in international law of civilians in armed conflicts' and 'US military private companies in Iraq'. Speakers: Justinas Zinlinskas and Nicholai Due-Gudersen. Chair: Eric Jeanpierre.

26 February 2018 - Kingston Law Talk Show: The Law Interlude with Leslie Thomas. Guest: Leslie Thomas QC. Hosts: students Dan Green and Aimee Fisher. Convenors: Lorenzo Pasculli and the Law Society (Myraiel Newry)

23 January 2018 - IRG Seminar Series: Prof Markus Frischhut (Jean Monnet Chair "European Integration & Ethics", MCI Management Center Innsbruck) Ethical lobbying in the EU: 'Soft Law' for Targets and Actors of Lobbying. Convenor: Lorenzo Pasculli.

11 December 2017 - IRG Seminar Series: Prof Paolo Moro (University of Padova) Fair play and refereeing. Convenor: Lorenzo Pasculli.

29 November 2017 - Model United Nations: 'Security Council resolution on the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea' at the School of Law, Social and Behavioural Sciences' Themed Week on Poverty, Inequality, Resistance. Speakers: Students, David Newman and Taran Athwal. Convenor: Eric Jeanpierre.

28 November 2017 - People's Tribunal on the Violence of Austerity. Convenors: Lorenzo Pasculli (Law) and Francis Dodsworth (Criminology).

24 November 2017 - IRG Seminar Series: Prof Maria Lucia Di Bitonto (LUISS "Guido Carli" University of Rome - University of Camerino) The fight against corruption in Italy from the perspective of corporate criminal law and procedure.

13 November 2017 - 'My experience as legal counsel at the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and the European Court of Human Rights'. Speaker: Nicholas Stewart QC, Chair: Eric Jeanpierre.

12 October 2017 - The 2017-8 Globalisation and Law Group at Kingston Yearly Public lecture: 'the British State and Human Rights'. Speaker: Dominic Grieve QC MP, and former Attorney-General, Chair: Eric Jeanpierre.

Kingston Department of Law 50th Anniversary Celebrations

On Wednesday 17 June 2015 alumni from the past fifty years attended Kingston Law's 50th anniversary event at Middle Temple.

Contact us

Head of Department of Law: Belen Olmos Giupponi

Course administrator: Michelle Lambert.