In addition to your modules, you can take advantage of a range of law events and lectures to enhance your studies.
Regular guest lectures prsent on topical subjects of interest throughout the year. Examples include:
In addition to these ad hoc events, you can attend the Jean Monnet Lecture Programme. This is the high point of the European law-teaching year – a prestigious speaker addresses students and staff from the University, plus guests from the local legal community, on European integration. Past speakers have included:
The Department of Law offers many opportunities for students to develop their practical legal skills, including a variety of competitions. We encourage students to take part in in-house, national and international competitions in client interviewing, mediation and mooting.
Kingston has hosted the UK National Mediation Competition, hosted regional heats in the Negotiation Competition and runs its own Mooting Cup.
In addition Kingston University Law students have taken part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge.
The Department of Law has a Centre for Dispute Resolution which works in partnership with other organisations such as Kingston Citizen's Advice Bureau and the Metropolitan Police. Kingston lecturers with Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) accreditation help students, groups and others on a wide range of topics.
Our Quest Scheme gives special awards on graduation to Kingston University Law students who take on extra activities and responsibilities during their degree programme to enhance their career opportunities.
Our Strategy into Practice seminar series gives you the opportunity to understand strategy in enterprises of all scales. Top managers will give you first-hand accounts of managing complex organisations in the UK and internationally, promoting innovation and creativity, instituting cultural change and managing growth. Speakers to date have included Lord Hastings (KPMG, BT and UNICEF), Karen Hamilton (Unilever), and Greg Dyke (former Director General of the BBC).
In each session, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and network with academic staff and local business leaders. These seminars are also open to students, alumni, staff, the business community and the wider public.
We are committed to helping students, staff, alumni and local external organisations to develop their entrepreneurial potential; to support this we run a series of Entrepreneurship Experience seminars, bringing high profile guest speakers to present on their personal experiences. We help people to improve their skills and learn how to develop opportunities into viable projects and enterprises.
The Department of Law runs regular research seminars, which enable students and staff to exchange ideas, research findings and test research papers with a view to obtaining helpful feedback.
The Department of Law arranges regular guest lectures on topical subjects throughout the academic year. Recent examples include:
The award for teaching excellence included specific praise for the inclusivity and accessibility of the University's courses.