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Stirling wins LLB accreditation

20 June 05

Stirling University accredited by Law Society of Scotland to provide LLB degree


The University of Stirling has been accredited by the Law Society of Scotland to provide the degree of LLB. Its course will be launched in autumn 2005 by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Law, which already offers the BA in law and the BA in business law.

Neil Stevenson, Deputy Director of Education and Training at the Law Society of Scotland, said: “The Society is delighted that the University of Stirling has been accredited and we wish them luck in the coming year as they implement their programme. The accreditation process ensures standards are met in relation to areas such as the teaching staff, curriculum, facilities and research in the development of the lawyers of the future. The panel were particularly impressed at the standard of application by Stirling and their recommendation was approved unanimously by the Council of the Society.”

Head of the Department of Accounting, Finance and Law, Professor Gavin Little said:

“The university is looking forward to welcoming its first LLB students in the autumn and to establishing new links with the legal profession. The provision of an LLB degree which is accredited by the Law Society of Scotland is an important part of the strategic expansion of law as a discipline within the university. It builds on existing strengths in law teaching and research and is an exciting new development for us.”