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The LLB (Hons) at City provides students with the essential legal and academic skills to be successful in law as well as a range of transferable skills sought after in many other sectors. As a qualifying law degree, students can progress their studies to either the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to become a solicitor, or the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) to embark on a career at the Bar.
Why study this course
The LLB (Hons) at The City Law School provides students with the knowledge and skills to pursue a successful career in law. As one of London's major law schools, the school offers an impressive range of academic and professional courses, for students and practitioners at all stages of legal education. Our LLB is recognised by the Law Society of England and Wales/Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Council/Bar Standards Board as satisfying the initial or academic stage of legal training. The City Law School offers a friendly and stimulating environment for you to study in with personal feedback sessions and tutorials to underpin student learning from lectures. Students are encouraged to take part in Pro Bono work and are taught essential mooting skills from the first year.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for anyone looking to pursue a legal career - from becoming a barrister or solicitor to working as legal counsel in large organisations.
In years one and two, students will study the core legal subjects common to all undergraduate law degrees, including Employability, an elective unique to The City Law School, focusing on CV preparation, interview skills and understanding the job market. In your final year, students can choose from a wide range of elective subjects that allow you to study in a specialised field and gain important professional skills for your future career. The range of elective subjects offered, (subject to availability and demand), includes several electives rarely offered at undergraduate level such as Aviation Law, Forensic Science, Media Law, Sports Law and more.
After the course
Students often progress their legal studies on to the professional stage, either studying the Bar Professional Training Course, (BPTC) for those who intend to become a barrister, or the Legal Practice Course (LPC), for students who want to pursue a career as a solicitor. Some students also opt to continue their studies with a Master of Laws (LLM) to further enhance their knowledge of a particular area of law. Students pursuing a career path outside of law develop a wide range of transferable skills enabling them to pursue careers in a variety of sectors such as banking and finance, and are fully equipped with the skills demanded by today's employers.
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