The Legal Practice Course (LPC)/LLM in Legal Practice is offered in association with Leicester De Montfort Law School – a prestigious law school with a personal touch. This course is delivered by open learning which combines distance learning with regular face-to-face teaching sessions. Exemptions are available if you have already studied certain CILEx Level 6 units. The LPC/LLM is a practice-orientated course teaching practical knowledge and essential skills to people wishing to become solicitors. Leicester De Montfort Law School, part of the Faculty of Business and Law at De Montfort University, offers the Legal Practice Course (LPC)/LLM in partnership with CILEx Law School. The course is a two-year part time course delivered by open learning and comprising a mix of home study and face-to-face tuition. Upon completion of the Legal Practice Course and dissertation, you will be awarded with an LLM in Legal Practice. If you are only looking to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, you are not required to complete a dissertation. You will be provided with reading materials and preparatory work for you to undertake at home prior to the face-to-face sessions, and a plan for each subject will be provided as part of your course materials. Lectures will be available to listen to on-line. The face-to-face teaching is conducted in small group sessions, usually of 16-18 students. You will work on realistic practical exercises, some of which you will have prepared beforehand; others will be given out during the sessions for you to work on in groups. Practice of skills is integrated into these sessions. The small group format allows for plenty of personalised feedback on your work from tutors. The sessions are all designed to help you to apply your knowledge and to propose legally accurate, practical legal advice.
Stage One: The Core Practice Areas: • Business Law and Practice; • Litigation (Civil and Criminal); • Property Law and Practice. Skills: • Advocacy; • Drafting; • Interviewing and Advising; • Practical Legal Research; • Writing. Additional Areas: • Professional Conduct and Regulation; • Solicitors' Accounts; • Taxation; • Wills and Administration of Estates. Stage Two: Vocational Electives: You will select three subjects from the following list:: • Child Law; • Commercial Law and Practice; • Commercial Litigation; • Commercial Property; • Employment Law; • Family Law and Practice; • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence; • Private Client. Our electives have been selected to give you a good choice of subjects within mainstream areas of practice. The three commercial electives are the obvious choice if you are interested in commercial work. If you want to work for individual clients within a 'high street' environment, then the wide choice of subjects will enable you to build up a good knowledge base with which to enter general practice. Note: we cannot guarantee that all electives will run as they will only run if there is sufficient demand. No electives have been cancelled in recent years. It may not be possible to study certain combinations of electives due to timetabling constraints.
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- Solicitors Regulation Authority
You are eligible to apply to join the course if you have satisfied the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority’s (SRA’s) academic stage of training, either through completing a qualifying law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). If you are relying on a qualifying law degree generally you will need to have attained at least a 2:2 classification to join our LPC. Additionally you can satisfy the requirements if you are a Graduate Member or Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and have passed the CILEx Level 6 exams in the subjects required by the SRA. The SRA requires you to prove to us that you have a qualifying law degree or have met the CPE/GDL requirements. As part of the application procedure, you will need to provide a transcript of your degree (or CILEx Level 6 Certificates if you are relying on those) to enable the university admissions team to check you have completed the academic stage of training. You will need to have a valid right to be in the UK that is not dependent upon your studies. Your enrolment with Leicester Institute of Legal Practice will not entitle you to apply for a student visa due to the part-time nature of these courses.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£10250||Whole course|