The benefits of studying with CILEX Law School

Studying for legal qualifications alongside a job and other life commitments is a challenge so it’s important that you choose a course and law school that will deliver what you need. At CILEX Law School, we know what it takes to be successful, and we’ve developed courses and, importantly, an approach that will enable you to take your legal journey as far as you want to.

Build your employability

Our courses focus on developing you as an effective, work-ready legal professional. Alongside acquiring all the technical knowledge you need for your role, you’ll also gain the practical skills to help you put that knowledge to work, making you more valuable to your employer – and to future employers.

Study at your own pace

Our courses are flexible, allowing you to learn at the pace and in the way that suits you. With a rich blend of study resources accessible online, plus regular live events and updates, you can choose when and where you study, decide how fast you want to go, and take assessments when you are ready.

Learn from experts and specialists

You’ll benefit from a blended learning approach that has been developed and refined over nearly 40 years and which is delivered by leading academics and practicing specialists. With inspirational teaching and a wide range of learning resources to suit all styles of learning, we’ll help you to develop into the best legal professional you can be. We achieve market-leading pass rates and tens of thousands of professionals have qualified with us and gone on to enjoy rewarding careers in law.

Join a diverse and inclusive community

You’ll be joining a lively community of over 3,000 students drawn from a wide range of backgrounds – people like you who have decided to combine studying for legal qualifications with a working role. You’ll enjoy opportunities to engage with your peers around the country, build your own networks, share learning and revision, and engage in debates and forums to refine your thinking and hone your skills.

Qualify into law without going to university

As part of CILEX, we are focused on broadening access to legal careers, breaking down out-of-date stereotypes about legal professionals and making the profession more representative of society. We set no academic threshold for entry to our courses and actively encourage students from under-represented groups. How far you take that opportunity is up to you but there are no limits. Professionals with CILEX qualifications are now serving at all levels of the legal profession, including as partners and even judges.

You must register as a member with CILEX, and pay the annual membership fee to be eligible to study for our qualifications. The CILEX subscription year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year. Depending on when you join during the membership year the membership fee will be calculated on a pro-rata basis from the date of registration to 31 December.

CILEX membership aims to provide you with all of the support you need to have a successful career in law, including exclusive products and services:

  • Subscription to the quarterly CILEX Journal magazine and a weekly CILEX newsletter

  • Recognition via CILEX Annual Awards for yourself and/or your firm

  • Broaden your professional network by joining your regional CILEX branch

  • Access to bespoke career development guidance and professional development opportunities with exclusive member access to myCareer

  • As a CILEX member you can save 20% on all Oxford University Press books

  • Access to the CILEX Foundation, a registered charity which provides guidance, information and support to CILEX Members in England and Wales who find themselves in unavoidable hardship

  • Access to LawCare, a free and confidential health advisory service

  • Invitation to attend annual graduation ceremony, upon achievement of the necessary membership grade

  • Entitlement to use the designatory letters (FCILEx – Fellows, GCILEx – Graduate members, ACILEx – Associate members)

  • Access to WideWallet, a wide range of national and local offers

More information is available on the CILEX website.

Frequently asked questions

We’ve answered some of the most common questions we get about studying with us.