The Birkbeck School of Law has an excellent reputation. Its body of research students has grown dramatically over the last few years, and competition for places is high. The School’s research community now comprises people from around the globe, researching in diverse legal areas and with different methodologies. The School encourages and assists researchers to publish articles. Many of the School’s graduates have become professional academics after, and even during, their studies here. PhD/MPhil Law students benefit from the supervision of internationally renowned experts, secondary supervisors, classes in legal theory and research and presentation skills, seminars and extensive library facilities. Moreover, we offer financial assistance for conference attendance where appropriate, a comprehensive programme of independent monitoring of each student’s yearly progress, and postgraduate student representation on the School board. In addition, our present body of researchers constitutes a vibrant community that organises, with the support of the School, a series of workshops, reading groups and a work-in-progress group, as well as frequent social events.