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Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting, LLM

Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting, LLM

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Full time | Singleton Park Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Drafting Legal Practice

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

COURSE OVERVIEW

The LLM in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting combines our Legal Practice Course (LPC) with an independent learning module, to enhance your essential legal skills and give you a valuable master’s level qualification.

The LPC is essential if you want to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales. Adding this extra module, to upgrade the qualification to an LLM, makes you even more valuable to a potential or existing employer.

LEGAL PRACTICE AND ADVANCED DRAFTING EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

The LPC completes the academic requirements to work as a solicitor, meaning you can then move into training with a law firm.

Successfully completing a drafting project to gain the LLM will show your enhanced legal skills to a potential or existing employer to boost your career prospects.

We have an established work placement programme, enabling students to secure training contracts and paralegal positions.

Our career support services include:

  • Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
  • Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
  • Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
  • Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
  • Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.

Modules

The Solicitors? Accounts module aims to impress upon students the importance of adhering to the Solicitors Accounts Rules (the Rules) and to give students a thorough understanding of solicitors? accounts, such that they are competent to be entrusted with client money. Students will complete realistic exercises that require them to record all the ledger entries that would occur on a typical file, using a double entry bookkeeping system that accords with the Rules. This will entail repeatedly identifying client, office and controlled trust money and the steps that must be taken when handling this money. Students will record the financial transactions that are typical of civil litigation (including conditional fee agreement), property, probate, company and commercial work. Students will also practice preparing completion statements. As well as these transactional exercises, students will encounter stand alone exercises in which they are required to apply the Rules and identify an appropriate course of action.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,900

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from students holding the following qualifications: 2:2 degree or above in law. Degrees must be a qualifying law degree as specified by the SRA. Students holding a Graduate Diploma in Law.

University information

Located on the stunning Swansea Bay coastline, this Welsh university provides easy access to the city centre, as well as to the beaches of the spectacular Gower Peninsula. Swansea has recently been named University of the Year by students at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2019, where it was also runner-up in the Postgraduate category. It’s also recognised as a UK top 30 research institution (Research Excellence Framework 2014). The...more