Legal Practice Course - Wolverhampton - West Midlands - University of Wolverhampton, School of Legal Studies - I15887

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Legal Practice Course

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  • Objectives
    In accordance with Law Society guidelines, the Legal Practice Course (LPC) emphasises the skills which are required in practice - the course is the vocational stage of training for solicitors and must be successfully completed prior to the commencement of a training contract Assessed skills include advocacy, interviewing, legal research, writing and drafting Pervasive areas cover client care, European Union law, the Financial Services Legislation, human rights, professional conduct and revenue law The course is structured and run to take into account perceptions of professional trends - it is offered on a full-time or part-time evenings-only basis to meet your individual needs The Law Society stipulates that students must study the core modules and three elective subjects from the several options available Teaching methods include lectures, small group sessions, video presentations, role-playing and self-directed study - you will be referred to supporting materials such as precedents, statutes and legal databases Some elements of the course may involve video-taped role plays, assessed by yourself or your fellow students
  • Entry requirements
    You must hold a degree approved by the Law Society, or have passed either the Common Professional Examination or the Solicitor’s First Examination You must also register with the Law Society before enrolling on this course and ensure that you fulfil all the Law Society’s requirements, which include obtaining the Certificate of Completion of Academic Stage In addition, you are required to obtain a copy of the training regulations from the Law Society as early as possible You should also have a good standard of written and spoken English (IELTS 6.0 or equivalent)
  • Course description
    Future prospects

    This course is specifically designed for people wishing to qualify as solicitors

    Students who subsequently decide not to go into practice find they have acquired skills and knowledge which have a wide application to managerial and administrative positions, particularly those requiring knowledge of the law

    Graduates from this course often undertake the LLM at the University, in order to develop a greater insight into specific areas of law

    Successful completion of the LPC gives students 90 credits towards an LLM degree at the University (at the discretion of the LLM Committee)

    Typical modules may include

    -Accounts
    -Business Law and Practice
    -Litigation and Advocacy
    -Property Law and Practice
    -Probate and Administration

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