School of Law

Welcome to the School of Law. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about starting your studies.

Scroll to the section that applies to you – new undergraduate student or new postgraduate student. We’ve also included some helpful links to direct you to anything else you might need.

Once you have read this page, please read our Frequently Asked Questions in Welcome Week. 

If you’re a postgraduate researcher, find your faculty welcome and induction information to help you get started.

I’m a new undergraduate student                  

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Download the general undergraduate welcome week timetable.

Activate your I.T account. Please check the personal email you applied to the University with, as this is where information regarding registration has been sent. Follow the instructions in the email to complete the seven steps of registration. If you haven’t received an email, please check your junk folder. If you experience any issues with registration, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

Once you have activated your IT account and have your username and password, you can access the Undergraduate Welcome Week area on our virtual learning platform, Minerva Ultra. We will be sending students the general induction timetable via email in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2022, so please check the personal email address that you applied to the University of Leeds with. 

What does my induction timetable look like?

We will be sending students the general induction timetable via email in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2022, so please check the personal email address that you applied to the University of Leeds with. We will also upload a copy to this webpage – check back soon!

The School of Law welcome week will begin on Monday 26th September 2022 for undergraduate students. The programme of activities is currently being finalised but a general overview of welcome week can be found on Minerva: Undergraduate Welcome Week Area.

Instructions on how to find out your group for welcome week will be sent to your University of Leeds email address by the end of Friday 23rd September 2022. Please ensure that you activate your IT account as soon as possible so that you don’t miss any important information. You should aim to check your University e-mail account at least once a day to stay on top of key information/opportunities.

Rest assured we have a whole range of activities organised to support you in settling in and feeling at home in the School of Law. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet other students (new and returning), staff and your academic personal tutor, as well as getting involved in the School community.

Will I be required to attend face to face sessions?

We are committed to ensuring that students to have the best possible learning and life experience during their time with us at the University, in an environment where all students can actively engage with those around them. We know from our former students that this is something that they valued most when studying in the School of Law. As a result, all modules will involve a significant element of face to face teaching and so all students will, therefore, be required to be in Leeds by the time of the course start date. 
Teaching activities including lectures, seminars and workshops will take place on campus and students will be required to attend these. If this is not possible (perhaps due to illness), students will need to submit an absence request using Student Services.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

You will meet your academic personal tutor during welcome week for a group meeting with fellow tutees. Instructions on how to find out the details of this meeting will be sent to your University of Leeds email by the end of Friday 23rd September. In addition to having the opportunity to meet with your academic personal tutor during the academic year, you will receive an e-mail from the School with full details about the academic personal tutoring system. These materials will explain how academic personal tutoring works and the benefits and opportunities of fully engaging with it from the start of your University life. You can also access the School of Law organisation on Minerva for academic personal tutoring information and other academic support.

Where can I go for support?

For general student queries

Student Education Service: lawstudents@leeds.ac.uk         

For programme-related queries (undergraduate programme leaders): 

BA Criminal Justice and Criminology 
Dr Matt Tidmarsh: M.J.Tidmarsh@leeds.ac.uk 

LLB Law  
Dr Priyasha Saksena: P.Saksena@leeds.ac.uk 

LLB Law (graduate programme)
Professor Paul Wragg: P.M.Wragg@leeds.ac.uk (Semester 1)
Rebecca Moosavian: R.Z.Moosavian@leeds.ac.uk (Semester 2)

LLB Law with French/German/Hispanic Law
Dr Chloe Wallace: C.J.Wallace@leeds.ac.uk

LLB Law (Direct Entrant from Malaysia) programme 
Jennifer Sands: J.M.Sands@leeds.ac.uk 
 

For student support queries

Director of Student Support: Rachael O'Connor r.e.oconnor@leeds.ac.uk

Deputy Director of Student Support (Disability and Mental Health): Dr Amanda Keeling a.keeling@leeds.ac.uk

Student Support Office: studentsupportlaw@leeds.ac.uk

Director of Student Education: Dr Imogen Jones

Deputy Director of Student Education for Assessment: Adam Baker 

I’m a new postgraduate student

What do I need to do before I arrive?

Download the general welcome week timetable for postgraduate students.

Activate your I.T account. Please check the personal email you applied to the University with, as this is where information regarding registration has been sent. Follow the instructions in the email to complete the seven steps of registration. If you haven’t received an email, please check your junk folder. If you experience any issues with registration, please read our Frequently Asked Questions. We will be sending students the general induction timetable via email in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2022, so please check the personal email address that you applied to the University of Leeds with. We will also upload a copy to this webpage – check back soon!

Once you have activated your IT account and have your username and password, you can access the Postgraduate Welcome Week area on our virtual learning platform, Minerva Ultra. 

What does my welcome week timetable look like?

We will be sending students the general induction timetable via email in the week beginning Monday 19th September 2022, so please check the personal email address that you applied to the University of Leeds with. We will also upload a copy to this webpage, so please check back soon!

The School of Law welcome week will begin on Wednesday 28th September 2022 for postgraduate students. The programme of activities is currently being finalised but a general overview of welcome week can be found on Minerva: Postgraduate Welcome Week area

Instructions on how to find out your group for welcome week will be sent to your University of Leeds email address by the end of Tuesday 27th September 2022. Please ensure that you activate your IT account as soon as possible so that you don’t miss any important information. You should aim to check your University e-mail account at least once a day to stay on top of key information/opportunities.

Rest assured we have a whole range of activities organised to support you in settling in and feeling at home in the School of Law. There will be plenty of opportunities to meet other students (new and returning), staff and your academic personal tutor, as well as getting involved in the School community.

How do I enrol onto my modules?

We advise that you enrol on modules as soon as possible. 

You will have automatically been enrolled onto your compulsory modules and can find out the optional modules available for your programme on the programme catalogue. Once you have done this, it will take up to two working days to update on your timetable. Please check your timetable and make law-timetable@leeds.ac.uk aware of any clashes that appear.

The postgraduate module fair is taking place on Thursday 28th September 2022 from 14:00 to 16:00 in Liberty Room 1.11-1.14. If you attend this and wish to amend your module choices, you can change modules up until Friday 14th October 2022. We will also be sending out module enrolment guidance to your university email address during welcome week. Please read this as it is your responsibility to ensure that you are meeting the requirements of your programme.

Will I need to attend face to face sessions?

We are committed to ensuring that students to have the best possible learning and life experience during their time with us at the University, in an environment where all students can actively engage with those around them. We know from our former students that this is something that they valued most when studying in the School of Law. As a result, all modules will involve a significant element of face to face teaching and so all students will, therefore, be required to be in Leeds by the time of the course start date. 
Teaching activities including lectures, seminars and workshops will take place on campus and students will be required to attend these. If this is not possible (perhaps due to illness), students will need to submit an absence request using Student Services.

How will I meet my academic personal tutor? How will academic personal tutoring work?

You will meet your academic personal tutor during welcome week for a group meeting with fellow tutees. Instructions on how to find out the details of this meeting will be sent to your University of Leeds email by the end of Friday 23rd September. In addition to having the opportunity to meet with your academic personal tutor during the academic year, you will receive an e-mail from the School with full details about the academic personal tutoring system. These materials will explain how academic personal tutoring works and the benefits and opportunities of fully engaging with it from the start of your University life. You can also access the School of Law organisation on Minerva for academic personal tutoring information and other academic support.

Where can I go for support?

For general student queries

Student Education Service: lawstudents@leeds.ac.uk         

Postgraduate Tutor - Dr Colin Mackie: C.Mackie@leeds.ac.uk

For programme-related queries (postgraduate programme leaders)

LLM Criminal Justice and Criminal Law and MSc Criminal Justice and Criminology
Dr Sean Butcher: S.B.Butcher@leeds.ac.uk

LLM International Business Law, LLM International Corporate Law, LLM International Banking and Finance Law and LLM International Trade Law 
Dr Suren Gomtsian: S.Gomtsyan@leeds.ac.uk and Konstantinos Stylianou: K.Stylianou@leeds.ac.uk 

LLM International Human Rights Law  
Dr Ilias Trispiotis: I.Trispiotis@leeds.ac.uk

LLM International Law and Global Governance
Dr Ilaria Zavoli: I.Zavoli@leeds.ac.uk

LLM Intellectual Property Law 
Dr Cesar Ramirez-Montes: C.J.Ramirez-Montes@leeds.ac.uk

LLM Law and Social Justice 
Dr Chris Dietz C.P.Dietz@leeds.ac.uk 

MSc Security, Conflict and Justice
Alex Batesmith: A.Batesmith@leeds.ac.uk 

MSc Law and Finance
Dr Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima: K.Patricio@leeds.ac.uk 

For student support queries: 

Director of Student Support: Rachael O'Connor r.e.oconnor@leeds.ac.uk

Deputy Director of Student Support (Disability and Mental Health): Dr Amanda Keeling a.keeling@leeds.ac.uk

Student Support Office: studentsupportlaw@leeds.ac.uk

Director of Student Education: Dr Imogen Jones

Deputy Director of Student Education for Assessment: Adam Baker 

 

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