Few traditional law degrees offer students the opportunity to learn law as well as how to run a legal business. Our lecturing staff have experience of this which allows them to actually apply theory in real-life contexts, such as real-life legal clinics, work placements and mock court cases.
Interpersonal skills are almost as important as qualification in predicting success in the modern business world. This course will develop these skills to a high level, in addition to practical business management and legal skills like advocacy and legal research.
Traditional core subjects are complemented by the opportunity to take advanced classes in a range of electives that reflect the challenges faced in the modern world, like legal technology, climate change, white collar crime and human rights law. Students will also have the opportunity to learn core business skills like entrepreneurship and management.
Students will benefit from a one semester work placement which will help them to develop their practical skills and contacts. They will get to participate in the vibrant extra-curricular law related societies such as Debating and the Law Society. They will have the opportunity to participate in competitions against students in other colleges through Mooting activities that take place both in the modules and extra-curricular.
Lecturers on the course have professional qualifications as solicitors and barristers and give the students the benefit of their practice experience, as well as practical knowledge around how to navigate the professions.
This course has the added benefit of having significant commonality with the first and second years of the Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business and Law. This will enable students to transfer to Business and Law if they find that they prefer the business elements of the course after year one or year two.