Strengthen your knowledge and skills in legal practice through in-depth research on a topic of your choice.
Who is it for?
This course is for students who have completed their LPC at The City Law School, are looking to enhance their CVs, and demonstrate commitment to legal practice.
After finishing the LPC at City, through the LLM programme, students can demonstrate their commitment to a specific area of legal practice by completing research and a dissertation. The course aims to strengthen students’ CV and enhance employability.
Students will develop a dissertation proposal, and subject to acceptance, carry out research and writing with the support of an experienced supervisor from within The City Law School.
Choice of topic is entirely down to the student, although LPC tutors can provide guidance on this. Previous topics have included: -The case for medical negligence tribunals. -Company directors’ statutory duties. -Insider dealing. -Pre-nuptial contracts. -Sharia law.
As a City Law School student you will benefit from everything the Institution has to offer including the Learning Success department and Lawbore, an online resource designed to help you find the information you need for the course modules. All course modules have online depositories through Moodle.
The City Law School has its own dedicated administration team and you also have access to two legal libraries, one at the Gray’s Inn campus and the other based on site at our Northampton Square campus. As part of the University of London you can also become a member of Senate House Library for free with your student ID card.
Our excellent location in London puts us within walking distance of the British Library which has a collection of over 150 million items and extensive law resources.
Teaching and learning
This is a distance learning module with no taught lessons. However an induction session will be provided around the time of registration for each cohort. This session will give guidance on research methods, resources and the supervision process.
Students will be provided with ongoing supervisor support throughout the research process and dissertation writing. Students complete a 15,000 to 20,000 word dissertation which is submitted online at one of three submission dates.
The course has been developed to enhance the employability of its graduates. Students who have a training contract can use the dissertation to demonstrate commitment to an area of practice. Students seeking a training contract or pursuing an alternative legal career can use the qualification to strengthen their CV.