The LLB in Practice offers a range of legal knowledge, including contract law, criminal law, public law and human rights law, plus essential skills for the workplace. It covers the essential areas of legal knowledge such as English Legal System and Legal Skills; Criminal and Civil Procedure in Practice; Professional Ethics and Conduct; and Advocacy and Mooting.
This law course is part of our new ‚Elevate’ portfolio and has been designed with flexibility in mind. Classes take place on campus one day per week, with additional learning and support provided online. You can begin the course in January or September 2022.
Skills development is provided at each stage of the course to help you to develop your employability and technical legal skills. The course also has an optional sandwich year between your second and third years, where you can take an extensive work placement or study abroad. This helps you gain valuable transferable skills that employers are looking for, such as versatility, languages, and workplace experience.
What you should know about this course
What you will study
You will spend one day per week on-campus. Each module of this course is taught over a six-week period with assessments in each block. The assessment specification is consistent across all modules. You will be assessed through a combination of coursework, multiple choice tests and drafting document/presentation assessments. There are no written examinations. The assessments are designed for the arrival of the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) in 2021.
The first-year modules will introduce you to the basic mechanics of studying law, giving basic legal skills, and preparing you for professional employment in practice.
The second-year modules will test your performance against the educational objectives of legal knowledge. It trains you in problem-solving skills (applying knowledge to factual scenarios), research skills, and in reading and understanding complex formal legal documents.
Sandwich year (optional)
The optional sandwich year (zero-credit) is held between Level 5 and Level 6. You’ll be able to work in the Innocence Project London and the Legal Advice Centre at the University of Greenwich, enhancing your practical skills such as mooting and client interviewing.
The final-year modules show you how to use the skills of academic legal writing, legal argumentation, legal reasoning, legal research, and legal terminology effectively. You will examine the legal skills of critical analysis and evaluation at an advanced level. The modules explain and illustrate procedural rules and principles of key areas in the context of criminal and civil justice systems. They will also develop client interviewing, negotiation, advocacy, and mooting skills.