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PG Certificate in Legal Technology

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The Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Technology is a vocational course designed to further your skills in the diverse and fast-moving area of technologies affecting the legal sector. Designed to enhance your skills for the future of the legal profession, this course focuses specifically on developing an in-depth knowledge of Legal Technology and how the legal landscape is being changed by technology. Whether you want to progress within your existing firm, have plans to create your own start-up or simply want to know more about how technology is changing the legal landscape, this programme will provide you with the knowledge to help you achieve your ambitions.

When you study the PG Cert Legal Technology with us you will:

  • Stay ahead of the competition by gaining insight into the latest insights of this emerging and rapidly evolving area

  • Be taught by subject matter experts, former and current practitioners and research and teaching focused academics

  • Focus on legal practice, not just theory

  • Benefit from strategic partnerships with firms, regulators and accreditation bodies

  • Improve your employability by gaining important transferable skills and mapping your career with our careers team

The award-linked module for this programme (Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain in Law) will consider how disruptive technologies are bringing about a fundamental shift in decision-making and shaping a new normal in legal practice operations. The module will look at the two key technologies facilitating this change: artificial intelligence and blockchain. This module will allow you to get hands-on with the technology, exploring how it works as well as the legal and regulatory issues its use presents.

In addition to a general induction to the programme, there is a two-week induction covering the Key Principles of the English Legal System. This is compulsory for students with a non-law background.

Domestic students

  • £2,925 (February 2021)

  • £3,100 (September 2021)

Non-domestic students

  • £4,025 (February 2021)

  • £4,150 (September 2021)

We also have a range of scholarships and bursaries available which make studying with us more affordable than ever. 

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The University of Law welcomes students from all over the world. Our website contains lots of information to help you when making the decision to come and study in the UK.

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Our Employability Service brings together the expertise of The University of Law's Careers and Pro Bono departments, to give you the support and opportunities you need to make the best start in your legal career.

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Careers workshops (online and face-to-face)

Our careers workshops run throughout the year – both face-to-face in your centre and online. These group sessions help you to get a head start when it comes to applications, assessment centres, pupillage applications and much more.

Pro bono

The University of Law runs probably the largest and most varied legal pro bono programme in UK legal education, each year offering over 3,000 opportunities for you to put your skills into practice. We run a wide range of programmes, including:

  • Legal advice

  • StreetLaw and public legal education programmes 

  • External placements

  • Shadowing opportunities

Mentoring

Students at The University of Law have the opportunity to apply to be mentored by a practising solicitor or barrister. With the support of over 600 practising lawyers, our scheme is probably the most extensive legal mentoring scheme in the country. For those with little experience in the law, it’s an opportunity to gain an insider’s view of the profession, and benefit from the advice of those currently practising in the world of law.

Employer talks and events

With our national presence and strong connections with the profession, The University of Law is able to offer an extensive range of employer talks, workshops and careers fairs.

These events allow you to hear ‘straight from the horse’s mouth’ what it’s like in firms and chambers.

Practice-related activities

Whether it’s mooting or a share race, in each centre you’ll get the opportunity to participate in a number of extracurricular activities which have been designed to help you develop, and put into practice, vital skills you’ll need in the workplace.

Student Employability Programme

The University’s Future Lawyers Network gives you access to our award-winning Student Employability Programme (StEP). This is a comprehensive online programme of careers information and advice.

JobSearch

JobSearch – our job vacancy database – is exclusively for University of Law students and alumni, allowing you to browse the many training contracts, paralegal jobs, temporary opportunities and non-legal jobs we advertise.

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