The Professional Legal Practice LLM is designed for non-law graduates who are seeking to transition to a career in law. You'll learn both the law and its practical application to realistic client-based and ethical problems and situations. The course will provide you with a solid foundation to qualify either as a solicitor or a barrister, whichever profession you decide upon. The knowledge gained on this course will allow you to progress to further study for the Solicitors’ Qualifying Examination (SQE) or for a Bar Standards Board authorised barristers’ training course. The course also provides the opportunity to gain an academic qualification at Master’s level with the option of either taking our Legal Practice Project module, which combines professional legal skills with academic research, or a dissertation module in a chosen topic within the broad field covered by the course. You'll practise the relevant skills in your tutorials, looking at writing, drafting, interviewing and advising, research, case and matter analysis and advocacy. You'll be assessed by a variety of authentic assessments which include advocacy, a case study report, analysis of a legal case and a legal practice blog. These will provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate that you have acquired a range of essential professional legal skills in addition to the substantive law.
Applicants should have a minimum of a lower second class honours degree (2:2) in a qualifying Law degree or non-law degree followed by Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 qualification. Students must have covered the following seven law topics: Constitutional and Adminstrative Law, The Law Contract, Equity and Trusts, EU Law, Land Law(property Law) or Law or Torts. Applicants who studied the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) within last five years may be eligible for exemptions. Due to recent changes to Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) regulations, it is important that applicants have met SRA education and training requirements for the purpose of the LPC before they enrol on the course. If your first language is not English you should have an IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in writing. One academic reference is required.
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