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This is a Qualifying Law Degree with specialist Business Law modules designed to give you sound legal and commercial awareness.
This degree allows you to study specialist Business Law modules and also incorporates a good deal of flexibility and choice. In Year Two you can choose between two different pathways which enable you to either take year-long specialist modules or combine half-year modules with the chance to study abroad, take a work placement, clinical legal education or further Business modules. In the final year you will choose five modules that reflect your interests from a wide range of options. You will also undertake the Path to Professional Practice or an Independent Business Law Research project as your core module.
Why choose this course?
- It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
- You will gain specialist expertise in Business Law.
- Work on a business/law project with our Employer Challenge
- You will have the opportunity to study abroad and take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
- You can gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
- You will have the opportunity to undertake a business practice placement or clinical legal education.
- You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
- You can join our thriving LEX Student Law Society and get involved with a range of sporting, social, and networking activities.
- You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
- Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
- 100% of our students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
We have recently reviewed and improved our core modules to ensure our students graduate with the key skills and practical experience employers from all sectors are looking for. All of our courses are designed to provide our students with a number of work-based learning opportunities.
We now offer the two following modules on all of our undergraduate courses, these modules have been designed to help you prepare for your future career.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre)
Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School’s Legal Advice Centre.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge
This module enhances your fundamental understanding of the core law modules through work-based learning within a professional legal context and includes our Employer Challenge.
Our exciting new Employer Challenge
The Employer Challenge is an exciting new initiative. During your second year module Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge, you will work on a legal or business related challenge set for you by a professional employer. It is a chance for you to make a real difference to their business by working on a current or hypothetical issue facing them. After meeting with your employer and receiving your challenge, you will be guided by a tutor to research the issue and develop your recommended solution. You, or your team, will get to present your results to your challenger a few weeks later and see what they think. There will be team and individual challenges, but you are assessed individually based on a reflective report, written by you after feedback from your challenger.
What you’ll study
This course will develop your legal skills and your awareness of the commercial and legal environment in which today’s business organisations operate. On Pathway One you’ll study legal modules with a business focus over the course of the year.
On Pathway Two you’ll spend the first half of the year studying core legal modules and then in the second half of the year you can choose either studying abroad, undertaking a business practice placement, or develop your commercial awareness further with business modules designed by Nottingham Trent University’s renowned Business School.
In your final year you can tailor your degree with a number of Business Law option modules and / or Business option modules designed by the Business School.
Law for Financial Services (In-Company) Pathway
This pathway provides second year LLB (Hons) Law and LLB (Hons) Business Law students with the opportunity to integrate legal study with full time paid professional employment in banking, insurance or investment. Upon successful completion of this route, you will graduate with an LLB (Hons) Financial Services (In-Company) degree.
Careers and employability
A Law degree is highly valued and provides a solid foundation for a variety of careers. 100% of our students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
If you complete your LLB with us and gain a 2.2 or above we will guarantee you a place on our excellent LLM Legal Practice Course for intending solicitors. If you are interested in a career as a barrister there is also the opportunity to progress on to our highly-regarded LLM Bar Professional Training Course.
A Law degree doesn’t just have to lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister however. On this LLB course you will gain a host of transferable skills including commercial awareness and an appreciation of the law that many employers will value, both in the UK and overseas. In the last few years our graduates have gone on to positions including:
- in-house counsel
- trade mark attorney
- trade union consultant
- freedom of information adviser
- human resources officer
- investment banker
Excellent placement opportunities
Your work experience associated with this course will be a valuable addition to your CV in today’s competitive employment market. You’ll gain vital real-life skills that will make you stand out from the crowd.
On this degree, selected students undertaking pathway two in Year Two will have the opportunity to gain practical experience on a half-year legal work placement or get involved with clinical legal education.
All other students will either gain work experience through the Year Two modules Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre) or by undertaking the Employer Challenge.
We encourage all students to obtain relevant work experience during the vacations. This is because if you undertake at least ten weeks’ relevant work experience this will be recognised by our Certificate in Professional Practice. Your qualification will demonstrate that you have developed:
- practical skills
- work-based competencies.
You will be responsible for organising your own placements with the support of the University. You will receive an introduction to the certificate and advice on securing placements in the first year.