This 2 year part time course combines on-line learning sessions and face to face teaching. Attendance at Staffordshire University will be required for the Foundation course (3 days) and two additional Face to Face teaching courses (2 days each) each year for 2 years (dates to be confirmed shortly).
The part-time course requires a commitment of approximately 16 hours each week over two years.
The LPC is the postgraduate stage on the route to becoming a solicitor and represents a practical training for the solicitors' profession, where students learn how to put law into practice. Most students study the LPC after completing the academic stage of training by means of passing a law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL).
You will need to have a Qualifying Law Degree or have met CPE/GDL requirements before you start the Legal Practice Course.
In common with all UK institutions, as part of our LPC you will study: Core Practice Areas: -Property Law and Practice -Litigation -Business Law and Practice
Five Specified legal skills: -Writing Skills -Drafting Skills -Advocacy -Interviewing Skills -Practical Legal Research
Pervasive areas of Professional Conduct and Regulation - Study the Code of Conduct dealing with realistic scenarios based on real issues which arise.
Wills and Administration of Estates - An introduction to will drafting and the administration of estates
Solicitors' Accounts Rules - Learn how to recognise, record and interpret receipts into and payments from office and client accounts, transfer between office and client accounts and between two client accounts.
Electives include (choose three from the following): -Corporate and Commercial Client -Commercial Property -Employment Law -Family Law -Advanced Criminal Practice -Advanced Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution -Private Client
Optional top up LLM in Legal Practice which provides an insight into the topical issues in legal practices, both nationally and internationally.
In the current market, we provide ongoing careers advice to enable you to make the most of the opportunities available.
We have longstanding links with both national and local practices which enable us to advise you on a range of options. You may start your LPC with a training contract, or find one during the year you are with us. Students also find that the skills and experience gained during the LPC enables them to work as paralegals until the start of their training contract.
Our dedicated careers tutor for LPC students, well supported careers department and fantastic on line resources continue to be available to you with careers advice, support and guidance even after you have left us.