College of Law launches two-year LL.B with focus on preparing students for practice

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By Legal Futures

24 January 2011


New course: students will have 11 hours of face-to-face teaching a week

The College of Law is to enter the under-graduate degree market for the first time by launching a two-year LL.B that it says will prepare students for legal practice.

Students will be able to choose a degree that focuses on legal issues for individuals or one aimed at business law.

The college said the course will also boost students’ employment prospects and practical legal skills through practice-based vocational learning.

Starting in September 2012, the degree course will be run at the college’s centres in Chester, Birmingham and London, with plans to expand to its four other centres.

The course will feature 11 hours a week of face-to-face teaching, with a focus on “employability”. Workshops will help students understand and exploit the career opportunities in the market.

The college’s chief executive, Professor Nigel Savage, said: “Modern lawyers now need to be self-reliant, client-focused problem-solvers and our LL.B is unique in that it will equip students with the right knowledge and skills to succeed in these markets.

“Our law degree is about the practical development of knowledge and skills. Students will learn legal principles in a contemporary, applied and integrated manner examining how law affects society and is used to assist and resolve matters. They will develop a better overall practical understanding of how the law works, rather than simply studying its historical development.”

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One Response to “College of Law launches two-year LL.B with focus on preparing students for practice”

  1. With such a short program, it makes you wonder if the students will be able to get all of the necessary information and skills needed to continue pursuing their schooling. It will also be interesting to see how this program competes with other law programs that take longer.

  2. Lonon Solicitors on January 25th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

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