Course summary

This course gives you both a Qualifying Law Degree and the Legal Practice Course (LPC). The course is geared to professional practice, and you can start your training to become a solicitor as soon as you graduate.
From the start of the course, you will be given an introduction to the skills required by lawyers. This prepares you for the clinical experience in Years 3 and 4, where you will work with real clients on real cases, offering you invaluable experience which will make you more attractive to future employers. Fees are consistent throughout rather than increasing at the LPC stage, so the course offers a more accessible route to becoming a solicitor.
On completion, you will carry out a period of work-based learning (currently called a training contract) under the supervision of a solicitor. Students completing the course, or those choosing to leave with a Qualifying Law Degree after three years, can also begin to train as a barrister.
The general ethos of the course is one of integration of the academic and practical. In Years 1 and 2 you will cover the same core subjects as you would on a Qualifying Law Degree. Alongside these subjects you will study two modules, Legal Systems and Skills and 21st Century Law and Skills, which have been specifically designed for this course. In Year 3 you will build on the foundations provided in these preparatory skills modules to work on real cases handled by the Student Law Clinic in the Clinical Legal Practice 1 module. You will carry out this work under supervision and with appropriate training. You will also study a mixture of academic and practical subjects including some Legal Practice Course subjects. Year 4 is entirely devoted to the practical subjects that would ordinarily be studied on the Legal Practice Course, while you will continue to work with real clients in the Student Law Clinic on the Clinical Legal Practice 2 module.

Course leader

Jochim Dymott

PRINCIPAL LECTURER

Jochim studied Classics at Cambridge University before moving to Italy to teach English as a foreign language. When she returned to England she worked for The Observer newspaper for a number of years before deciding to study law. She completed her CPE and LPC and went on to qualify as a solicitor with West End English/Italian firm Amhurst Brown Colombotti. After qualifying Jochim joined the Litigation department of the firm and specialised in employment law and general commercial litigation.

Since joining Westminster Law School, Jochim has taught extensively on both the LLB and Legal Practice Course (LPC) and has been a Principal Lecturer in Law since 2009. She has acted as the Study Abroad Exchange Co-ordinator for Law and is currently the M-Law (Integrated Masters’ in Law) course leader and Employment Law LLB module leader.

Jochim also teaches on the Tort Law, Legal Systems and Skills, 21st Century Law and Skills, Legal Practice Skills and Clinical Legal Practice 1 modules.

Jochim’s research interests include the legal profession and study abroad.

Entry Requirements

UK

  • A Levels – BBB
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with a minimum of 122 UCAS tariff points

GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

EU/International

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0, with a score of 6.0 in each element.

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  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year
Program taught in:
English

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Last updated March 22, 2019
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Sep 2019
Duration
4 years
Full-time
Price
13,400 GBP
international - UK/EU: £9,250 (per academic year)
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