This is a Qualifying Law Degree with specialist Business Law modules designed to give you sound legal and commercial awareness.
This degree allows you to study specialist Business Law modules and also incorporates a good deal of flexibility and choice. In Year Two you can choose between two different pathways which enable you to either take year-long specialist modules or combine half-year modules with the chance to study abroad, take a work placement, clinical legal education or further Business modules. In the final year you will choose five modules that reflect your interests from a wide range of options. You will also undertake the Path to Professional Practice or an Independent Business Law Research project as your core module.
Why choose this course?
It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
You will gain specialist expertise in Business Law.
Work on a business/law project with our Employer Challenge
You will have the opportunity to study abroad and take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
You can gain a Certificate in Professional Practice by undertaking mini-placements during vacations.
You will have the opportunity to undertake a business practice placement or clinical legal education.
You will benefit from our renowned expertise in mooting. You will take a mooting module and can get involved in international and national mooting competitions for which we have a winning track record.
You can join our thriving LEX Student Law Society and get involved with a range of sporting, social, and networking activities.
You will learn in outstanding facilities, including a suite of authentic mock courtrooms and mooting rooms.
Upon graduation you can apply for entry to our Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course which is the next stage of training to become a solicitor or barrister.
100% of our students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
We have recently reviewed and improved our core modules to ensure our students graduate with the key skills and practical experience employers from all sectors are looking for. All of our courses are designed to provide our students with a number of work-based learning opportunities.
We now offer the two following modules on all of our undergraduate courses, these modules have been designed to help you prepare for your future career.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge (Legal Advice Centre)
Learn how to put theory into practice by revisiting areas of core law modules from a practical and professional skills-based perspective, accompanied by workshops in the School's Legal Advice Centre.
Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge
This module enhances your fundamental understanding of the core law modules through work-based learning within a professional legal context and includes our Employer Challenge.
Our exciting new Employer Challenge
The Employer Challenge is an exciting new initiative. During your second year module Introduction to Applied Legal Knowledge, you will work on a legal or business related challenge set for you by a professional employer. It is a chance for you to make a real difference to their business by working on a current or hypothetical issue facing them. After meeting with your employer and receiving your challenge, you will be guided by a tutor to research the issue and develop your recommended solution. You, or your team, will get to present your results to your challenger a few weeks later and see what they think. There will be team and individual challenges, but you are assessed individually based on a reflective report, written by you after feedback from your challenger.