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Law School 100

In 2023 we celebrated 100 years of a 'School of Law' in Exeter. These pages reflect our history, our Centenary events and our aspirations for the future.


The inaugural lecture took place in December 1923 when it was part of the University College of the South West and based in Gandy Street at the heart of the city.

Looking back at our history and forward to the future, we're proud of the way the Law School has grown in size, reputation and ambition. In those early days there were just 26 students attending lectures. 100 years later we now celebrate the graduation of over 500 students each year from our range of law programmes.

Since 1923 the Law School has constantly evolved, reflecting the educational needs of the law sector and pushing the boundaries of educational excellence. As we go forward into the next centenary we're at the heart of the University's mission to use the power of education and research to create a sustainable, healthy and socially just future.

Law 100 Scholarships

It was an honour to lead the Law School in our Centenary year, 2023. It marked an important moment for reflection as we celebrated the achievements of our Law School community past and present, while looking ahead to the next era for Exeter Law School.

Professor Clair Gammage

Head of Law School, until May 2024