Reasons to study a part-time Legal Practice Course/LLM in Legal Practice (LPC/LLM) at DMU:
This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to become solicitors. The LPC/LLM equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.
Suitable if you have work and/or family commitments as predominantly weekend study
Central UK location and attractive city centre campus
- Pastoral support
Excellent pastoral care and support by staff
- Careers and Pro Bono
Access to a mentor, individual careers advice and guidance as well as opportunities for involvement in our pro bono activities
Leicester De Montfort Law School boasts an excellent reputation for teaching quality
Students are taught in the state-of-the-art £35 million Hugh Aston Building, complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and integrated law library
Integrated use of IT
- Administrative support
Comprehensive administrative support provided by CILEx Law School, one of the largest providers of open and distance learning legal courses in the UK
Structure and assessment
- Foundation Course: An intensive, short introduction to the Additional Areas.
- Core Areas: Business Law and Practice, Litigation (Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice
- Additional Areas: Professional Conduct and Regulation, Taxation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts
- Course Skills: Advocacy, Interviewing, Writing, Drafting, Practical Legal Research
Work-based electives: You choose three subjects from a range of commercial and private client electives, which include:
- Child Law
- Commercial Law
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Property
- Employment Law
- Family Law and Practice
- Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
- Private Client
Facilities and features
Hugh Aston Building
You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.
Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.
The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (other than in exceptional circumstances) and offers a huge range of online resources, all of which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose.
The library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management and assistive technology, and mathematical skills for non-maths students. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.
Our Learning Zones and the The Greenhouse also provide space for group or individual work and study.
There are 1,600 study places across all library locations, more than 700 computer stations, laptops to borrow, free wi-fi and desktop power outlets.
You can also book rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities for group work and presentations, secure an individual study room with adjustable lighting or make use of our assistive technology.
Opportunities and careers
This is our innovative international experience programme which aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons – helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.
Through #DMUglobal, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.
The LPC is a course of work-based skills training for those wishing to become solicitors.
All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in Pro Bono activities offered.