Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Legal Practice Course

LJMU's Legal Practice Course produces highly skilled, commercially aware and effective Trainee Solicitors, prepared for the demands of a Training Contract. - Long running course with an established reputation - Highly experienced team of tutors, including current practitioners - Established links with the local legal profession, leading to job opportunities for graduates - Commended pastoral support during your studies, personal tutors and subject tutors all offering an open door to deal with issues quickly and appropriately - Flexible part-time study routes The School of Law is dedicated to enabling its students to become highly effective trainee solicitors through our well respected Legal Practice Course (LPC). As an LPC student, you will join an established professional legal network and continue your professional development with experts across a variety of legal fields. The opportunity to combine the study of legal practice to meet Solicitors Regulation Authority requirements with the creation of a dissertation reflecting extensive research into your chosen area of law will enhance your personal development and your chances of securing employment within a very competitive legal profession. Apply via: www.lawcabs.ac.uk

Entry requirements

Legal Practice Course: You will need: to have completed the academic stage of training as prescribed by the SRA. This is normally evidenced by the possession (actual or predicted) of a qualifying law degree or the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law or a minimum second class honours average of at least 50% actual or predicted in the Common Professional Examination/Graduate Diploma in Law Additional Information IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) Pearson 58-64 (minimum 51 in each component for UKVI Purposes) RPL is not accepted on this course International students applying to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU should check if they require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. Contact International Admissions Team for more details International students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study par-time If you have any specific queries, please contact apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: www.ljmu.ac.uk/study/courses/international-entry-requirements Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team (internationaladmissions@ljmu.ac.uk) for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages: www.ljmu.ac.uk/international

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study. The core options (stage 1) are prescribed by the SRA and students are required to pass three elective option modules as part of the LPC. Core modules Business, law and practice incorporating tax (20 credits) Litigation (20 credits) Property law and practice (20 credits) Combined legal skills and probate (20 credits) Professional conduct and regulation incorporating solicitors accounts (10 credits) Optional modules Advanced criminal litigation law and practice (10 credits) Advanced personal injury law and practice (10 credits) Commercial property law and practice (10 credits) Employment law and practice (10 credits) Family law and practice (10 credits) General commercial law and practice (10 credits) Housing law and practice (10 credits) Private client law and practice (10 credits) Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. Our academic team have designed your assessed work around the needs of the legal profession to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your development. The form of assessment for the LPC element of the course is prescribed by the SRA and must be supervised. This means that core and option subjects are largely assessed by open-book examinations. Skills are assessed by way of coursework for drafting, practical legal research and writing, or by live role play assessment for advocacy and interviewing and advising. The LLM assessment is in two parts. An initial 2000 word research proposal followed by a 10,000 word dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (EU) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,350 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,350 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,350 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,350 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,350 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University L2 2QP North West

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