Law with Spanish
Hola! Hablas español?
If you want to study law but are in love with the Spanish language and culture, an LLB with Spanish (or Hispanic law) might just be for you. At the end of it you'll come out with a qualifying law degree, as well as a joint honours in Spanish. Additionally, you'll get to spend a year in Spain attending a Spanish university and immersing yourself in the vibrant culture: flamenco dancing and feasting on all the tortillas de patatas your heart desires!
What is the advantage of an LLB with Spanish?
More than 400m people speak Spanish as their native language; it is the second most widely spoken language in the world, second only to Mandarin Chinese. It is the official language of 21 countries across the world, and spans not only parts of Europe and Africa but North, Central and South America. According to the Languages for the Future Report, commissioned by the British Council, Spanish is the only language not declining at A-Level, and it is recommended as the more important language for students to learn.
Being fluent in Spanish makes you extremely employable. International law firms are likely to have offices and clients in Spanish speaking countries, so an ability to speak the language will make you an extremely attractive candidate for a training contract.
Furthermore, studying another European legal system prepares you for the global workplace; it will give you an insight into the differences between legal systems and the challenges involved in international business.
What does an LLB with Spanish involve?
Typically a course will involve:
- Four years full-time study
- Including a year studying abroad at a Spanish university
- All units necessary for an LLB
- Units in the Spanish language, Hispanic law, culture and history
To apply for this course you will need a minimum of grade B in Spanish A-Level, but many courses at the top universities ask for an A. The Spanish units of the course will almost definitely be taught in Spanish, so it is important that you are comfortable learning and studying in the language.
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