This course combines practical skills with academic learning by offering you the chance to spend your third year on a paid legal work placement, allowing you to apply what you have learnt and gain a valuable insight into professional practice. The year on placement will give you a head start in the jobs market after graduation.
With an award-winning pro bono scheme, mooting club, thriving student law society, school magazine, international summer schools, and social and networking events there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with Law School life and really make the most out of your time here.
Why choose this course?
100% of our students on this course are employed or engaged in further study six months after graduating (DLHE, undergraduate leavers 2016/17).
It is recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board as a Qualifying Law Degree.
Your placement firm will pay you during your placement year.
You can take part in our International Summer School Scheme.
Work on a business/law project with our Employer Challenge.
We have 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.
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.
We pioneered the development of a work placement year in legal education over 40 years ago and now have one of the highest numbers of students on year-long placements among British universities (HESA data 2016-17).
96% of our undergraduate law students are satisfied with the quality of this course (National Student Survey 2018).
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.
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.