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Location address: United Kingdom, City of Edinburgh
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The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the United Kingdom, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is deeply embedded in the fabric of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.
The University of Edinburgh Law School, founded in 1707, is a school within the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to research and teaching in law. Known today as Edinburgh Law School, it is located in the historic Old College, the original site of the University. The School is near George Square and the University’s central campus, not far from Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, and also finds itself at the heart of the Scottish legal system, with Parliament House, home to the High Court of Justiciary, and the Court of Session nearby. Two of the twelve currently sitting Supreme Court of the United Kingdom justices are graduates of Edinburgh. The acceptance rate for the 2012-2013 admissions cycle was 20.9%. To put this into perspective, this makes Edinburgh’s law program more selective than Cambridge law (27.6% state school (government-operated) pupil acceptance rate and 36.84% independent school (private school) pupil acceptance rate) inline with Oxford Law, (17.3% state school acceptance rate and 24.5% independent school acceptance rate) but less selective than LSE Law (13.4% state school acceptance rate and 12.6% independent school acceptance rate). Edinburgh Law includes undergraduate LLB and post-graduate LLB programs, along with LLM and PHD programs.