The Law Department was established in September 2004 with the appointment of Professor Roger Kay as the founding head. The LLB Honours Degree (a qualifying law degree) was validated along with a Law Combined Honours Degree in March 2005.
It is now an established part of the legal community based in Chester and the surrounding area, with over 300 hundred undergraduate and post graduate students. The School specialises in the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate law programmes with the undergraduate students studying either for a single honours law degree or combining their legal studies with another academic discipline. The academic staff are also research active in the areas of Family Law, Criminal Justice, the general area of Human Rights and Discrimination, and the development of legal education.
The Law School has close links with the College of Law at Christleton, near Chester. Students who study at Chester and obtain at least a 2:2 honours degree will be guaranteed a place on the College of Law's Legal Practice Course at the centre of their choice provided that they become members of the College's Future Lawyers Association