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Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Course Description

The course

Designed to prepare you for life as a solicitor, the LPC programme at Manchester Law School will provide you with a thorough and rigorous start to your career. With an emphasis on simulating real life legal situations, the course is both practical and interactive, using workshops and effective teaching methods supported by online materials, to help you develop the practical and theoretical skills required for legal practice. You will learn how to think and behave like a legal professional from the outset.

You will work through case studies designed to reflect realistic legal scenarios, serving as the perfect way to learn skills such as interviewing clients, writing letters of advice, preparing legal documents and making court appearances.

Stage 1: Compulsory units

• Business Law and Practice
• Property Law and Practice
• Civil and Criminal Litigation
• Professional Conduct and Regulation
• Solicitors’ Accounts
• Wills and Administration of Estates
• Writing
• Drafting
• Practical Legal Research
• Interviewing and Advising
• Advocacy

Stage 2: Elective units

There are a number of elective units available to choose from so you can tailor your learning to reflect your career ambitions and legal interests. You will need to study three elective units. The content of each elective unit is designed to ensure practical relevance.

Study pattern

The courses are delivered in our purpose-built Law School by a highly experienced academic team from a variety of legal professional backgrounds. Your tuition will be delivered through a combination of methods, mainly workshops and electronic learning.

A full-time student can expect to receive 2 days of face-to-face teaching per week. A part-time student can expect to receive 1 day of teaching per week. In addition to the face to face sessions, students will also undertake supplementary online and preparatory work.

You will receive the opportunity to hone your legal skills through involvement in one of our voluntary legal work schemes that offer pro bono legal services to those in need. Manchester Law School also offers outstanding candidates with the opportunity to gain competitive work placements in a number of electives, providing successful candidates with vital work experience.

Career prospects

Manchester Law School places great emphasis on helping you establish your career. 90% of LPC students find legally related employment after graduating, despite many of our students starting the course without a training contract in place prior to arriving. Careers advice is available from our Careers and Employability Service and our highly experienced tutors, alongside a well developed practitioner mentor scheme, guest lecture programme, and several events offering the opportunity to network with employers.

For more detailed information on this course visit law.mmu.ac.uk/lpc

Features & benefits:

• Practical advice and links with the legal profession through our outstanding mentor scheme.
• Opportunity to gain valuable work experience and boost your CV with pro bono work.
• Exclusive work placement opportunities related to many elective options.
• Learning conducted through transactional case studies and law firm identity which simulates challenges realistic to the profession.
• Scholarships available (find out more at law.mmu.ac.uk/scholarships)

Visit the Legal Practice Course (LPC) page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To enrol on the LPC you will need to satisfy us that you have a qualifying law degree or GDL qualification. You will normally have a UK Honours degree, or international equivalent, but we will take into account relevant legal experience. We also welcome applications from mature students with a background in legal practice. International students please visit mmu.ac.uk/international

Course Fees

Full-time UK and EU students: £9,065 · Part-time UK and EU students: Stage 1: £7,415 / Stage 2: £1,600 · Non-EU overseas students £12,500

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