The UCL Faculty of Laws is the law school of University College London (UCL). It is one of UCL's 11 constituent faculties and is based in London, United Kingdom.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=The Academic Units of UCL )〕 UCL Law is one of the world’s premier law schools, ranking 11th globally in the 2015 QS World University Rankings by Subject.〔http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2015/law-legal-studies#sorting=rank+region=+country=+faculty=+stars=false+search=>〕 The Faculty was established in 1826 and was the first law school in England to admit students regardless of their religion, and the first to admit women on equal terms with men.
The Faculty has a student body comprising over 450 undergraduates, 350 taught graduates and around 40 research (MPhil/PhD) students and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.〔(【引用サイトリンク】title=About UCL Laws )〕 It publishes a number of journals, including ''Current Legal Problems'', ''Current Legal Issues'', and the ''UCL Jurisprudence Review''.
Notable alumni of the Faculty include Mahatma Gandhi (leader of the Indian independence movement), Chaim Herzog (President of Israel 1983–1993), Sir Ellis Clarke (President of Trinidad and Tobago 1976-1986), Lord Woolf (Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales 2000-2005), Lord Goldsmith QC (Attorney General for England and Wales 2001-2007), Terry Davis (Secretary General of the Council of Europe 2004–2009) and Chao Hick Tin (Judge of Appeal in Singapore 2008-2015).
The Faculty was established in 1826 and is one of the oldest law schools in England. It was the first law school in England to offer a systematic university education to men and women, irrespective of religious beliefs and social backgrounds. The Faculty’s first professor was the noted legal philosopher, John Austin (Professor of Jurisprudence). Andrew Amos, a successful barrister, became the first Professor of English Law (and later Professor of Medical Jurisprudence).
Hazel Genn was appointed as dean of the Faculty in September 2008.
In November 2010 the Faculty launched the UCL Judicial Institute, the first specialist academic centre for research and teaching about the judiciary to be established in the UK.
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