About Newcastle Law School
Newcastle Law School is an independent Law School established in the State of Delaware, located in Wilmington, Delaware, USA and approved recognised Examination and Learning Centres around the world. A leading law school with more than 4,000 students studying by distance learning or through a recognised Learning Centre around the world. We are specialists in legal training and our students include those aspiring to be solicitors, chartered legal executives, paralegals, legal support staff, legal secretaries and legal administrators.
Welcome to Newcastle Law School!
NLS combines genuine excellence and wonderful diversity on a scale that is unmatched anywhere. No law school has done more to shape law or legal education. The unique strength of our community is that it brings together, from around the world, so many exceptionally talented people of different backgrounds, lived experiences, interests, ambitions, approaches, methodologies, and perspectives. At NLS, we don’t look alike; we don’t think alike; we don’t come from the same place. Here, you don’t have to do any particular thing, in any particular way. Whoever you are, whatever you do, however you do it, Newcastle Law School is a place where you can thrive.
The best lawyers, the best teachers, the best public servants, the best entrepreneurs, the best leaders are those who take opposing arguments seriously, who listen generously, and who approach others with empathy and respect. At NLS, our differences and our diversity are a source of strength that we cherish. It makes this an exciting and productive community in which to study, to teach, to write, to debate, to explore, to question, to innovate, to litigate, to advocate, and to pursue the highest ideals of law and justice.
Newcastle Law School is an ambitious and innovative institution whose mission is to prepare students for responsible and productive lives in the legal profession by providing a rigorous legal education within a collaborative, supportive, and diverse environment. As a community of scholars, the Law School also provides leadership at the national and international levels in enhancing the understanding of law, and in improving the law and legal institutions through public service, research, and scholarship of the highest caliber, reflecting, where appropriate, contributions from scholars in other disciplines within Newcastle Law School.
At Newcastle Law School, students and faculty experience and contribute to academic rigour in an interdisciplinary environment that supports and values creativity and innovation. Strategic investment in faculty, clinics, interdisciplinary centres, law journals and other student development opportunities, and in technology, as well as support for initiatives and opportunities to serve the public interest, ensure that the Law School remains on the cutting edge of legal scholarship, service, and education. These commitments are memorialized in the Newcastle Blueprint to LEAD, a set of principles for leadership growth that informs the development of committed, ethical lawyers, well-equipped for the 21st century.
Our mission is to provide effective, high quality and accessible training to meet the needs of those wishing to gain professional or vocational legal qualifications. We strive for professionalism, innovation, flexibility in course delivery and excellence in customer service. We give you a flavour of how we do that in our ‘Study with us‘ section.
Newcastle Law School’s ethos is to provide high-quality training at a reasonable cost to learners or their sponsoring organisation. We have invested heavily to enhance the quality of our programmes and to develop the best training methods to support our students.
As part of the NCLAW Group we are committed to promoting equality in matters of race, disability and gender.
As a training provider, we are also committed to developing our own staff.
We offer distance learning courses for all NCLAW Level 3 and NCLAW Level 6 units, amounting to 40 separate courses which are updated and republished annually. We work closely with law firms, legal disciplinary partnerships and ABSs to provide training for specified business objectives, sometimes working with cohorts of students in the context of an employer’s in-house academy.
As well as our NCLAW business, we are also a key provider for the criminal justice sector, developing and delivering bespoke courses for the Crown Prosecution Service, police forces and other prosecutorial agencies. We have been in partnership with De Montfort University for over 20 years in the delivery of vocational progammes for solicitor training.
Our student numbers now also include a growing number of legal apprentices. We deliver apprenticeships for the legal sector including the Paralegal, Chartered Legal Executive and Solicitor programmes, as well as an apprenticeship in business administration.
We have been instrumental in the development of legal apprenticeships, which are particularly relevant since the launch of new apprenticeship standards for the legal sector and the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy.
Newcastle Law School’s work as an innovative supplier to the legal sector has been recognised by a number of industry awards.
Our nominations for these awards related to our work in legal apprenticeships and also our innovative delivery of NCLAW training to meet the business needs of legal services organisations.