Take advantage of one of our 100 Master’s Scholarships to study Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting at Swansea University
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The LLM in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting which commences in 2015 combines the Swansea Legal Practice Course, a professional practical course that develops important practice skills and confidence for a successful career in law in England and Wales, with an independent learning module which facilitates the completion of a drafting project by a student which may then be used to evidence enhanced important legal skills to a potential or existing employer for career starts or progression. This programme in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting is an extension to the LPC (Legal Practice Course).
Key Features of Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting
A key feature of the module in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting is flexibility; the ability to work at your own pace combined with choice of topic in consultation with your supervisor. In addition to usual study on the Legal Practice Course students on the Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting course are required to produce a project of around 15,000 words on a drafting topic of your choice.
This may be a prenuptial agreement in Family Law as merely one example; with three meetings with your supervisor you would be expected to critically consider the rationale for the agreement and comment and analyse on the drafting of a precedent agreement and critically assess its impact. We emphasise this is only an example for illustration.
As a student of the Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting course, you would complete the project in your own time during Stage 2 of the LPC (March to June. It would not increase class contact time as there are no additional classes
Stage 2 of the LPC only comprises 3 ten credit optional modules at a most delivered over 3 days per week – you will have 2 days a week to devote to your project plus week ends and the Easter break – should you wish to refine over the Summer you can do so and submit on the Universal submission date in September rather than in June (end of Stage 2) if you wish –the LLM would be awarded in July if you submit in June and in October if your submit in September should the project be a pass against the learning outcomes.
You can either apply at the outset or during the LPC to upgrade but must do so before Stage 2 commences in March of each year, so if you are unsure you can enrol on the LPC and see how this goes before deciding to upgrade.
Modules for the LLM in Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting include:
- Business Law and Practice
- Property Law and Practice
- Wills and Administration of Estates
- Professional Conduct and Regulation
- Solicitors Accounts
For further information on modules, please visit the LLM Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting page.
Careers and Employability
In addition to the benefits of the Swansea Legal Practice Course the successful completion of a drafting project may be used to evidence enhanced important legal skills to a potential or existing employer for career starts or progression.
An LLM is also an internationally recognised qualification that will enhance your CV.
We welcome students holding the following qualifications to the Legal Practice and Advanced Drafting programme: 2:2 degree or above in Law or those holding a Graduate Diploma in Law. Degrees must be a qualifying law degree as specified by the SRA. We would also consider a third class degree subject to satisfactory interview.