The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is compulsory for intending solicitors and is validated by the Legal Practice Course Board of the Law Society. The LPC is led by quality staff - the majority of them are qualified solicitors with considerable experience in practice, and leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice.
The course has a dedicated base room with excellent IT facilities and is ideal in meeting your career aspirations in the legal profession, whether with a commercial firm or in general practice.
The full-time course commences with a three week core period, where you are introduced to the pervasive topics of Professional Conduct, European Community Law and Human Rights and Solicitors' and Business Accounts.
You will also study Probate and Administration of Estates and receive preliminary instruction in Revenue Law and the prescribed skills of advocacy, interviewing, writing, drafting and research.
Following the core period you will study the three compulsory areas of Business Law, Litigation, and Property Law and Practice over a period of 17 weeks. The part-time course is taught on one afternoon and one evening per week over two years.
You can complete the course by studying three elective areas selected from the following list:
Private Client: Wills and Estate Planning
Immigration and Asylum Law
Electives are designed to provide a balance between commercial and private client areas and to cater for all career aspirations.
Teaching and Assessment
You will be taught through a mixture of large and small group sessions with an emphasis on practical
small group work.
Teaching will take place in the Firth Street Building on the University's Queensgate campus, conveniently situated in the centre of Huddersfield and easily accessible by public transport. Students will have the use of a dedicated base room with state-of-the-art IT facilities, practitioner library and workroom stocked with practitioner works, the Law Department's own audio-visual suite and Moot Court Room with advocacy training facilities.
We offer support and advice to those seeking a training contract, including sessions with a recruitment consultant and a mentoring programme with local practitioners.