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LLM in Legal Practice

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Our combined LLM and LPC course is your chance to study a professional qualification to become a solicitor, and achieve a master’s degree.

You’ll gain skills in legal interviews, research, writing, drafting and advocacy and show competency in the areas of professional conduct and regulation, accounts, financial services and markets, taxation and human rights.

Course information

The aims of the course are to prepare you for work-based learning and provide you with a general foundation for practice.

As an LLM Law student you’ll be able to attend cJAM, our alternative careers fair, where you get face-to-face time with up to 30 successful industry professionals with work placement opportunities.

You’ll also be able to take advantage of opportunities to participate in the School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic giving you a ‘real life’ insight in to legal practice.

Core practice areas and elective subjects are assessed by unseen open book application-based examinations. The legal skills elements are assessed as appropriate, for instance a role-play interview, district judge appointment.

The majority of small group teaching sessions take place in the impressive Harris Building, the home of our School. For large group teaching, we make use of the many modern lecture theatres across campus all of which have state-of-the-art audio-visual support and presentation facilities. 

There are a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and play back facilities within the School. There’s a resource room exclusively for the use of LPC students, equipped with IT facilities and a range of practitioner and academic texts.

The Library contains a dedicated Law Library and our extensive e-law library facility gives you access to many legal and academic and practitioner sources on campus and remotely.

At cJAM you’ll hear from keynote industry speakers, who’ll share their personal career journey, and you’ll benefit from informal networking opportunities and a chance to pitch for a placement.

The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning and the course is delivered through a series of interactive large and small group sessions, where the focus is on student centred learning. The course is approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority. 

You’ll be able to use our dedicated moot court room which contains a mock-up of a real court room with latest audio-visual technology.

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As a graduate of our LLM in Legal Practice you’ll be highly valued for your aptitude and skills which’ll help you get a graduate level job or professional training contract.

The School has excellent links with the law profession, police and probation services and you’ll benefit from regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges. Our annual careers fair attracts solicitors’ practices, the CPS and other public sector employers, such as local authorities.

Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world. They also include CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers. And others hold senior academic and researcher roles and are authors of many academic works. Graduates also work in the voluntary sector and act as board representatives and trustees.

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