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Watch our videos

You can watch more videos about the School of Law as well as videos about the Human Rights Centre on our Vimeo channel.

We also have a range of School of Law podcasts and Human Rights Centre podcasts available to listen to on our SoundCloud channel.

Essex Law Clinic

Working with Essex Law Clinic allows you to develop key legal skills learnt during your course in a practice context. In this video our students talk about how working alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients is a perfect preparation for the professional world.

Litigating for human rights

In this Video, School of Law lecturer and Director of the Essex Transitional Justice Network Dr Clara Sandoval speaks about her recent experiencing of litigating at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

In this video, students and staff talk about our annual chalking of the steps with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Undergraduate courses


Our courses include ‘qualifying degrees’ that let you progress to the professional training required for solicitors and barristers. You can also combine law with human rights, philosophy or politics.

Masters courses

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Our LLM and MA courses are ideal for developing advanced expertise in human rights, commercial and public law, whether you are interested in professional practice or undertaking doctoral study.

Human Rights Centre

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Our Human Rights Centre is a global leader in human rights research, practice and education. The Centre was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2010 in recognition of its work.

Our academic staff

Our academic staff

Our staff work with the UN, governments, human rights organisations and corporations across the world. Find out more about their research and practice by reading their staff profiles.