Introduction to Buckingham Law School

Sandra Clarke Dean of Law

As the Dean, I am very proud to be leading our wonderful Buckingham Law School. Our dedicated staff focus on ensuring that our students achieve the very best for themselves academically, professionally and as individuals. We concentrate on developing the whole student; equipping each student with the skills to develop in a changing and challenging world, and to stand up for the rule of law and for justice. We are passionate believers in the transformative power of education, and the importance of the rule of law in underpinning civilised societies.

A Qualifying Law Degree from Buckingham is a passport into a successful career. We are proud of all of our alumni, and many go on to achieve high office: for example, a former law graduate is now an Appeal Court Judge in the Kenya Court of Appeal. The University of Buckingham has been awarded Gold in the TEF, and has consistently high student satisfaction in the NSS – first in the UK in 2017 and first in England in 2018.

The Law School takes an active part in national mooting and negotiation competitions, with considerable success. We provide extra curricula opportunities through placements and shadowing practitioners through the Street Legal scheme and our Law Clinic.  We have an active student law society, and you will be invited to join in not only by attending, but by initiating and organising events. There are a wealth of opportunities to develop your confidence and your legal and transferable skills.

Find out more about us by looking through these Web pages. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Please get in touch with our Admissions Team at

‘The concept of the rule of law is not fixed for all time. Some countries do not subscribe to it fully, and some subscribe only in name. … It remains an ideal, but an ideal worth striving for, in the interests of good government and peace, at home and in the world at large.’ Tom Bingham (Baron Bingham of Cornhill) ‘The Rule of Law’, 2010.

Sandra Clarke