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Legal Practice LLM

University of Westminster
Location: 
Sede

309 Regent St, W1B 2, London
Tel.+44 (0) 20 7911 5000

Current Status: Terminato
Course Type: Master Level:
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Tuition: Duration y/mm: 0/12
Places Available: Credits:
Application Deadline: 04/09/2017 Admissions:
Start Date: 04/09/2017 End Date: 20/08/2018

Description

If you want to practice as a solicitor in England and Wales you will need to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) – the vocational stage of training that bridges the gap between academic studies and life in a law firm.

For 2016/17, we are offering the LPC as part of a Masters’ degree an LLM in Legal Practice which incorporates both Stages 1 and 2 of the LPC.

Westminster Law School has a well established reputation for the delivery of solicitors’ vocational training and our LLM in Legal Practice (incorporating the LPC) equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to be a successful 21st-century lawyer.

Distinctive features of the course include:

  • Highly experienced and approachable lecturers who are all qualified solicitors or barristers.
  • Small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and help.
  • All sessions are set within a balanced timetable to replicate the tasks undertaken in practice.
  • A broad range of Stage 2 electives, reflecting areas of practice from high-street to city firms.
  • The opportunity to undertake real client legal work under the supervision of tutors working in the Student Law
  • Centre. Currently students can choose to specialise in one of three streams of work: judicial review, family or property. The focus is on experiential learning through reflection, analysis and planning.
  • A mentoring scheme which pairs you with mentors working in an area you are interested in. Our mentors are predominantly ex. LPC Westminster students.

The course is taught at Westminster Law School’s newly refurbished state-of-the-art premises in the heart of London’s West End and within the vicinity of many law firms.

Contents

LPC Stage 1

  • Core Practice Areas of Business Law and Practice, Criminal and Civil Litigation and Property Law and Practice
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors Accounts and Taxation
  • Skills – Practical Legal Research, Interviewing and Advising, Writing, Drafting and Advocacy

LPC Stage 2: electives subjects
Private Client Electives 

  • Family Law
  • International Family Law
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Immigration Law
  • Housing Law
  • Employment Law
  • Clinical Elective (via the Student Law Centre)

Commercial Electives

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Private Acquisitions
  • Entertainment and Media
  • Commercial Property
  • Commercial Law
  • Internet and Social Media

Requirements

You will need a minimum of a Lower Second Class Honours Qualifying Law degree or non-law degree followed by Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) Level 6 qualification.

If you have previously studied the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) within last five years, you may be eligible for exemptions. For further details please contact LPC Administrator Miles Macleod by email.

Due to recent changes to Solicitor Regulation Authority (SRA) regulations it is important that you have met SRA education and training requirements for the purpose of the LPC before you enroll on the course.

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