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Our Future Beyond 2023

As we journey through 2023, our centenary represents an important moment for us to reflect on our achievements so far and to articulate our vision for the years ahead.

Our community of scholars and students is at the heart our Law School and as a collective we shall continue to cultivate an environment that sparks curiosity, pushes interdisciplinary boundaries, and advances social justice. Our culture shall be characterised by compassion and the promotion of academic excellence in all that we do for the benefit of those within and beyond the Law School.

Moving forward, we will aspire to be a top-10 Russell Group University that continues to inspire our graduates to be global citizens who contribute to overcoming the challenges facing society.

In education, we are committed to social mobility and we are proud of the work we have done so far to create an inclusive and diverse learning environment. We shall be exploring ways to broaden the reach of our award-winning Law Clinic so that they can continue to lead in clinical education and pro bono legal services.

Interdisciplinarity has long underpinned the School's approach and we are excited to launch our Law and Business LLM programme in September. In the coming years, we have bold ambitions to launch a programme on law and technology at the taught postgraduate (LLM) level and to position Exeter Law School as a leader in law, technology and AI.

We shall be strengthening our links with law firms, businesses and third-sector organisations to develop an innovative offering of applied learning across our curricula at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

In research and innovation, we want to work with external stakeholders to secure large grants that will enable our scholars to lead on pioneering interdisciplinary research with impact for the wider community.

In global engagement, we remain committed to internationalisation and external partnerships with prestigious academic institutions that facilitate collaboration in education and research. We see external stakeholders and partners as playing an important role in shaping the future direction of the School into the next 100 years.

We want to strengthen engagement with alumni and with external stakeholders to support us with employability, applied learning opportunities and placements, and to inform the future direction of our curricula at UG and PGT. We need to innovate across our portfolios and external stakeholders can play an important role in that. We also want to expand the number of international students coming through, especially on PGT. We envisage that our alumni could help us create stronger in-country presence and help us to think about events in-country to build our international reputation.