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Qualification type

LLM - Master of Laws

Subject areas

Legal Practice

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) aims to prepare you for practice as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. This course, which can be studied full-time or part-time, is a key part of the vocational stage of training to become a solicitor for graduates or Members or Fellows of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives who have completed the academic stage of legal training. Students will receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Legal Practice upon successful completion of Stage One only. Students that complete both Stage One and Stage Two will be completed with the full award of Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

The course emphasises and develops the skills which are required for a successful career in practice, and it must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract. Additionally, the course will provide you with the opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge of an area of chosen legal interest through completion of a Masters’ level dissertation.

What skills will you gain?

The Learning Outcomes of the Legal Practice Course are stipulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA) in the Legal Practice Course Outcomes 2011, available on the SRA website.

At the end of the course, successful students should be able, under appropriate supervision, to:

  • Research and apply knowledge of the law and legal practice accurately and effectively;
  • Identify the client's objectives and different means of achieving those objectives and be aware of the financial, commercial and personal priorities and constraints to be taken into account the costs, benefits and risks involved in transactions or courses of action;
  • Perform the tasks required to advance transactions or matters;
  • Understand the key ethical requirements contained in the SRA Principles of Regulation and Code of Conduct, understand where these may impact and be able to apply them in context.

Career path

The LLM Legal Practice Course (LLM LPC) aims to prepare you for practice as a trainee solicitor and to provide you with a solid foundation for subsequent practice as a solicitor. You will normally need to complete it prior to commencement of a training contract.

Different course options

Full time | City Campus | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Modules

Property Law and Practice - Core
Business Law and Practice - Core
Wills and Administration of Estates - Core
Professional Conduct and Regulation (including Solicitors' Accounts) - Core
Litigation and Advocacy - Core
Interviewing and Advising
Practical Legal Research
Drafting and Legal Writing

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£10,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Under the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (as amended) the Law Society (now Solicitors’ Regulation Authority) and Bar Council are responsible for laying down the qualification regulations in respect of those seeking to qualify as solicitors and barristers. The Solicitors’ Regulation Authority and Bar Council have agreed to act jointly in respect of the first or academic stage of training where that stage is satisfied by the completion of a qualifying law degree or approved Common Professional Examination course. The conditions are set out within the amended 1995 Joint Announcement issued by the Law Society and the Council of Legal Education relating to Qualifying Law Degree and Common Professional Examinations and require requisite understanding of the Foundations of Legal Knowledge. No student will be admitted to the Legal Practice Course unless the University is satisfied that he or she has satisfied the academic stage of training. Whilst the SRA no longer requires students to register as Student Members of the SRA prior to commencement of the Legal Practice Course, students are advised that the SRA will assess the character and suitability of all individuals before they start a period of recognized training. Students may wish to have an early assessment if there is a risk that they may not later qualify for admission on the grounds of an issue of character and suitability. This must be sought at least six months before a period of recognized training commences and there is a fee (£100 in March 2015) for doing so.

University information

The University of Wolverhampton prides itself on being a career-focused university, with extensive business links across a wide range of industries. It has a 98% employability rating for its postgraduate students and offers over 150 postgraduate qualifications. Located in the heart of England, Wolverhampton is within easy reach of the rest of the UK, less than 20 minutes to Birmingham with London, Manchester and Liverpool in easy reach on the...more

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