UCLan’s new combined LLM and LPC course gives students the opportunity to gain the professional qualification needed to become a solicitor, at the same time as achieving a Masters qualification. You will:
-Obtain an internationally recognised qualification
-Gain a fully-accredited LPC and a Masters upon successful completion of your course
-Show employers a higher level of professional and academic competence
-Study in a highly practical learning environment designed to prepare you for real-life legal situations
-Receive excellent individual support to maximise your personal potential and career aspirations
Students not wishing to pursue the full LLM, may pursue the traditional LPC qualification and obtain a postgraduate diploma.
The course is approved by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority.
Lancashire Law School has excellent links with the law profession, police and probation services and our students enjoy regular visits and talks from leading practitioners, academics, barristers, solicitors and judges.
There is an annual careers fair which attracts solicitors practices, the CPS and other public sector employers, such as local authorities. There is a vibrant guest speaker programme which is supported by legal and other professionals.
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT
The School’s teaching environment is designed to stimulate learning. The course is delivered through a series of interactive large and small group sessions, where the focus is on student centred learning. Attendance is compulsory at all sessions.
The majority of small group teaching sessions will take place in the impressive Harris Building, the home of Lancashire Law School. For large group teaching, we make use of the many modern lecture theatres across campus all of which have state of the art audio visual support and presentation facilities. The Harris Building is also the location for the Law School's dedicated moot court room which contains a mock-up of a real court room with latest audio-visual technology and is available for your use, particularly in the development of oral skills.
There are a number of dedicated skills development rooms with recording and play back facilities within the Law School. There is a resource room exclusively for the use of LPC students, equipped with IT facilities and a range of practitioner and academic texts.
The Library contains a dedicated Law Library and our extensive e-law library facility gives access to many legal and academic and practitioner sources on campus and remotely.
There is a strong emphasis on professional development and careers support. There is a vibrant guest speaker programme supported by alumni and people from all walks of legal and other professional practice and an annual careers fair. Students have the opportunity to participate in the School’s Pro Bono Law Clinic and Mediation Clinic offering them a ‘real life’ insight in to legal practice. The School has a busy activity programme including an active Student Law Society and diverse social events.
Core practice areas and elective subjects are assessed by unseen open book application-based examinations. The Legal Skills elements are assessed as appropriate, eg, a role-play interview, district judge appointment.
Our students are valued highly by employers due to their aptitude and skills profile. They have an impressive track record of gaining graduate level jobs or professional training contracts.
Some of our eminent alumni include judges, Queen’s Counsel, barristers and solicitors across the UK, Europe and around the world, CEOs, business leaders and industrialists, entrepreneurs and business owners, senior public servants such as civil servants, politicians, senior police and local government officers, senior academics and researchers at all levels, authors of many academic works, leading voluntary sector workers, board representatives and trustees.
Students have the opportunity to participate in the Law School Pro Bono Law Clinic and so to provide advice to ‘real’ clients. There is an established programme of visiting speakers with guests covering a huge range of relevant employment opportunities. The Law School hosts a ‘Law Fair’ inviting a range of legal employers and giving students an opportunity to discuss work experience, the application processes and training contracts.
You will be offered a wealth of opportunities for personal skills development, for example, taking part in mooting and mediation competitions.