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Full-time Legal Practice Course/LLM in legal practice LPC/LLM

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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Law

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    One year full-time

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    website

  • Last Updated

    30 May 2019

This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to become solicitors. The Legal Practice Course (LPC) equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on the period of further training within a firm.

Course modules

Stage one

  • Foundation Course: An intensive, short introduction to the Additional Areas.
  • Core Areas: Business Law and Practice, Litigation (Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice
  • Additional Areas: Professional Conduct and Regulation, Taxation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts
  • Course Skills: Advocacy, Interviewing, Writing, Drafting, Practical Legal Research

Stage two

Work-based electives: You choose three subjects from a range of commercial and private client electives, which include:

  • Child Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Client
  • Sport and Media Law

Teaching and assessment

  • Lectures are available to listen to online.
  • All face-to-face teaching takes place in small groups of around 16–18 students, where you will work on realistic practical exercises. 
  • All small group sessions are timetabled over two days a week. 
  • The Core Areas, Electives, Professional Conduct and Regulation, Solicitors’ Accounts and Wills and Administration of Estates are assessed by exam. All are open to book exams except Solicitors' Accounts.
  • You are also assessed in the course skills

Graduate careers

The LPC is a course of work-based skills training for those wishing to become solicitors.

All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in pro bono activities offered.


Visit the Full-time Legal Practice Course/LLM in legal practice LPC/LLM page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

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