University of East Anglia UEA has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
About This Course
Join a top Law School that offers an intimate and engaging, student-focused law degree experience. Gain the skills and confidence you need to excel within or beyond the legal profession though a law degree with a year abroad in America.
You will study in the superb, collegiate environment of Earlham Hall, where you will benefit from the expertise of lecturers conducting influential research in a wide range of fields including commercial law, competition law, the law of public protest, internet law, media law, and medical law. You will also be able to help the local community by getting involved in pro bono legal advice.
The LLB (Hons) in Law with American Law offers an exciting opportunity to combine a qualifying law degree with a broader educational and cultural experience.
Although the US legal system originates from the English common law, it has developed in markedly different ways. Through studying the American legal system, you will be able to provide a comparative element to your legal education and an insight into the politics, history and culture of the United States. As well as taking two American Law modules at UEA, you will spend your third year at one of our partner law schools in the US. At the end of this four-year course, you will obtain an English qualifying law degree and have a good understanding of the US legal system, making this course an attractive prospect for those intending to enter the legal profession.
You will start your degree by establishing the building blocks of legal knowledge. At the same time, you will begin cultivating important skills, such as reasoning, research and writing, formulating convincing arguments, negotiating and working as part of a team.
The point of legal study is not simply to memorise the law, but to be able to engage with it skilfully. As such, many of the skills you will develop are transferrable and will be valuable to you within or beyond a career in law.
In your second year, alongside your English law modules, you will study the US legal system and US Constitutional Law in preparation for the year abroad. You will spend your third year at one of our partner US law schools, where you will take classes alongside American students.
You will be free to choose one optional module at UEA in your second year and five in your fourth year, allowing you to tailor your degree to suit your interests. Our semesterised system means that core modules are a semester long, not a year long, allowing you to study more broadly.
During your degree you will also have many opportunities to build your skills, confidence and professional CV through extra-curricular activities. You could, for example, complete an internship at a law firm. Or you could ‘marshal’, spending a day on the bench with a judge during a trial. You could benefit from the alumni-mentoring scheme, where UEA Law School graduates offer career mentoring to individual students. Or you could make a difference in the local community, working for the public good (pro bono). In only a few years, our students have recovered over £7 million for welfare claimants wrongly denied payments. In 2014, we were awarded the prestigious LawWorks prize for Best Pro Bono Partnership.
You can also have fun, build your profile and hone valuable skills by joining in UEA Law Society activities. As well as social events, these include junior and senior mooting contests where a point of law is debated in a simulated court hearing. Finals are held in real courts where they are heard by professional judges or barristers. The Law Society also holds negotiation, client interviewing, mediation, and legal triathlon competitions, the finals of which are hosted by law firms. The UEA Law Society won LAWCareers.Net awards for its pro bono activities in both 2016 and 2018.
Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: www.uea.ac.uk
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||Contact the institution for more information|
|Access to HE Diploma||Contact the institution for more information|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 points|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||BBB|
GCSE Requirements: GCSE English Language grade C or and GCSE Mathematics grade C or 4.
We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please visit our website www.uea.ac.uk or email email@example.com
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 5.5 in any component).|
We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing). We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please check our website for details.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|