The best preparation for the legal profession is to think like a lawyer from day one. Our practice-based approach means you’ll learn to understand the law in the context of everyday life and legal practice, and apply your learning in a number of ways.
This law degree has been designed by experienced academics and practitioners, with input from our internationally-renowned Crucible Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice. It is designed specifically to focus on your career development.
- Gain an understanding of the key functions of the English legal system, explore the moral dimension of the practice of law, grasp criminal law and human rights, and learn to present reasoned and logical arguments.
- Study Law in Practice 1: Legal Communication, an interactive module designed to build your skills and confidence in legal communication, and help you understand how to apply law in practice and wider society.
- Law in Practice 2: Commercial Awareness will introduce you to the commercial world and the role of lawyers in it, including the concept of law as a business (how law firms make money) and the role of financial markets.
- Build on your legal skills by studying different types of contract law and develop an understanding of the law of tort, and your ability to apply the law to solve legal problems.
- Learn about the law of business enterprises and explore the legal theories, rules and commercial drivers that influence the practice of law concerning limited companies, partnerships and other business models.
- Other modules include EU Law and Law of Property.
- Choose from options including Employment Law, Corporate Finance and Acquisitions, Family Law, International Human Rights, and Medical and Tax Law.
- Gain practical experience of legal practice on a placement or with the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.
This course will prepare you well for a range of legal careers including working as a practising solicitor, barrister or paralegal, working in academic law, or working in any career that demands critical reasoning skills.
Our careers team is available to support you from the start of your studies until after you graduate. They will help you build your CV, prepare for interviews, and meet and learn from successful graduates working at the top of their careers. You’ll also have opportunities to work with our partners across London and beyond, and to attend a Roehampton jobs fair where you can find out about graduate opportunities and meet employers.
This course offers all students the option to apply for a one-year paid work placement. If you successfully secure a work placement, you will undertake the placement following year two of your programme and return following the placement to complete your studies.
A placement year is the perfect opportunity to implement the skills and knowledge that you will learn in year one and two, while gaining valuable work experience. The opportunity to make connections in your chosen industry will greatly improve your career prospects and equip you with the skills and experience you need to secure graduate-level employment.
The University Careers and Placements team will support you to develop your CV and skills though webinars, workshops and 1-2-1 appointments. You will also benefit from regular communication about available opportunities to aid your placement search.
Please note while the University will support you with your placement search and applications, a placement cannot be guaranteed.