Why study Law at Warwick University
Deciding which university to go to is a big deal. You will be spending at least three years there, studying one subject in detail so, naturally, you want to make the right decision. Hopefully, sharing some of the main reasons why I choose to study law at Warwick will help you make your own choice. Before I do, I want to remind you of my favorite moto (if you’ve read some of my other blogs, you’ll know I come back to this one a lot): “It is what you make of it”. Certain university and course differentiating factors might play in favour of a great experience, but ultimately, I truly believe that whatever university you choose to go to, what’s most important is what you choose to make of it! Ok, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get into what attracted me most to Law at Warwick.
- “Law in Context” approach to legal studies
You might have come across this description of the Law course at Warwick already and wonder what it means or how true it rings. Well, let me tell you, it’s definitely true and has made my law studies so interesting! The “Law in Context” approach adopted by the teaching staff at the Warwick Law School (WLS) means that the focus lies on the application and evaluation of the law in the real world. Of course, you have to learn what the legislation and the case law says, but the challenge is to go beyond that. I have found this approach hugely beneficial for connecting a legal world that has the potential for existing in its own vacuum to people’s actual lives and situations.
- Topical module choices
As a result of this “Law in Context” approach, the WLS offers an amazing array of topical, innovative, and human-centered optional modules in your second and third year. I have personally been able to study the legal implications of Brexit in detail, as well as explore the liability issues of self-driving cars. I am also studying medicine and the law, a module that makes you think critically about very important issues like organ donation, abortion or euthanasia. For my dissertation, I am supported by Professor Christian Twigg-Flesner to explore the classification issue of gig-economy workers. Again, applying the law to a very new and hotly debated topic.
- Warwick campus
As a WLS student, you benefit from Warwick’s amazing campus. When I first started at Warwick, the state of the art Sports Center didn’t exist yet so, man you are lucky if you join Warwick now! What I like most about the campus is that you are guaranteed to bump into someone you know, whether that’s at the bus interchange, in one of the many cafés, or in the library. That really helps make a huge campus feel less overwhelming and like you are a part of it.
- Networking and career guidance/opportunities
There are career events and networking opportunities at Warwick every single day. They can be organized through the clubs and societies you join, by your department, or by the wider careers teams of the university. They really offer you a great chance to explore your career options, help with making applications, and are also great fun. If you don’t know what you want to do when you graduate, don’t stress – there are loads of events to help guide you.
I hope that gives you some insight into studying Law at Warwick University and why I choose to come study here. If you have any questions, please reach out. I would be happy to answer them.