Why study this course?
You’ll explore a diverse range of optional subjects while meeting the Qualifying Law Degree requirements for training as a solicitor or barrister. Throughout the course, you’ll develop your knowledge of key areas of English and European Union law and human rights, as well as valuable transferable skills. You’ll also benefit from access to activities including mooting, the Mansfield Law Society, employment fairs and expert speakers.
This course scored highly in the National Student Survey 2021, with a 91% overall student satisfaction score and a 92% score for teaching.
More about this course
In this Law (LLB) degree you’ll gain a detailed understanding of legal rules, their contexts and application, as well as developing transferable skills in communication, independent research, teamwork and public speaking.
Our expert teaching team have numerous links to employers, professional bodies and international organisations. In addition, you’ll benefit from high-quality classroom teaching enhanced by an online learning environment, academic skills support, mentoring, and careers guidance including workshops, fairs and work placements. There’s also a lively programme of events and outside speakers organised through the Mansfield Law Society – the president of which is a Supreme Court judge.
To help you become familiar with the courtroom environment and hone your presentation skills, you’ll have access to our mock courtroom, complete with dock, witness box and public gallery. This excellent facility helped two of our legal students to come an impressive fifth place out of 64 universities in the ESU National Mooting Competition 2012.
You’ll also have the opportunity to join our new group mentoring programme in collaboration with international law firm Clyde & Co and business charity the East London Business Alliance. Created specifically for first year students, you can apply to join and attend law offices near to our Goulston Street base, for six interactive sessions with qualified lawyers, in order to gain confidence in and discuss options for entering the legal profession.
Throughout your degree, you’ll have the opportunity to gain relevant experience while studying though legal work placements, mooting and pro bono opportunities. You’ll also be eligible to join the Law Mentoring Programme, where you’ll be paired with postgraduate London Met mentors in order to obtain support in relation to personal and professional development, selecting career paths, acquiring work experience and commercial awareness, and writing CVs and covering letters. As part of the programme, you’re able to attend interactive careers workshops, postgraduate taster sessions, and networking events, attended by students, London Met staff, and legal professionals, as well as our annual Get Into Law day, where you’re given the opportunity to hear from, and grill, a panel of legal professionals about their careers and how to get ahead in the legal profession.
You will be assessed by a range of methods including case studies, essays, examinations, presentations and research projects. These allow you to develop and demonstrate a wide range of skills and knowledge which will be invaluable in further study and your future career.
This course is recognised as a Qualifying Law Degree for progression to the Legal Practice Course (solicitors) or the Bar Professional Training Course (barristers).
Where this course can take you
Many LLB graduates go on to train as a solicitor or barrister. As well as qualifying you for this next stage of training, the course also opens the door to many other graduate careers, including roles in business, media, voluntary organisations and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Career management is encouraged through reference to the relevant professional bodies, work experience and careers advice. Guidance and feedback from an individual personal development profile is provided to prepare you for a professional career. Our online vacancy system, Prospects Net illustrates opportunities for part-time, full-time, vacation and voluntary work.