Nottingham Law School

Nottingham Trent University

LLM Bar Professional Training Course

The course is designed to develop to a high standard a range of core practical skills, and to equip students to succeed in the fast changing environment of practice at the Bar; particular emphasis is placed on the skill of advocacy; advocacy sessions are conducted in groups of 6; it provides an environment in which students are encouraged to realise, through practice and feedback, their full potential.

Course modules

Modules: case preparation and analysis; legal research; civil litigation, evidence and remedies; criminal litigation, evidence and sentencing; professional ethics; advocacy; conference skills; drafting; resolution of disputes out of court; opinion writing. Applicants choose 2 from the following: advanced civil practice (judicial review); advanced criminal practice; commercial practice; employment practice; family practice; immigration; landlord and tenant.

Assessment methods

There are 12 assessments. All students have a one to one feedback session with a tutor prior to each substantive skills assessment. Wherever possible, assessments are set in a practical context. Actors are used to provide students with a realistic experience of an examination in chief and cross examination and the questioning and advising of clients. Students also perform a chambers application before a District Judge who will interject with questions.

Sponsorship information

Career Development Loans

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
Bar Professional Training Course Full-time September 2018 GBP 14,400 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus NG1 4FQ East Midlands

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