School of Law and Social Justice
Studying Law at Liverpool offers you the chance to build the foundations of your legal or professional career in an innovative yet supportive environment. From the start of your degree you will benefit from access to our established connections with local legal professionals and be encouraged to engage with real clients, under the guidance and support of our dedicated Law Clinic.
The Liverpool Law School is one of the oldest law departments in the United Kingdom. We have a long and proud tradition of inspiring and challenging our students to reach their potential, combining tradition and experience with modern methods of teaching.
Our flagship Liverpool Law Clinic, our custom-built Moot Room and our lively Mooting, Advocacy and Negotiations Societies, enable you to further develop your academic and transferable skills through hands-on practical experience.
Alumni of the School include judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court and Members of Parliament, who continue to make an important contribution to the learning experience and career prospects of our students.
You may study purely for a Law degree or you may combine your law degree with a second subject.
The Law LLB (Hons) enables you to obtain a Qualifying Law Degree and provides exemption from the first stage of academic training in relation to both the Bar and the Law Society’s requirements. Whether your background is in humanities or sciences, this degree will help you to develop transferable skills such as logical argument, agility of mind and effective research, providing invaluable skills, whichever career path you wish to follow. In addition to the seven core components of the Qualifying Law Degree, the School provides a wide range of optional modules which may include Medical Law and Ethics, Internet Law, Commercial Law, Human Rights, Intellectual Property Law, Civil Liberties and Discrimination Law.
We also offer two degrees which allow you to combine legal studies with a modern foreign language, Law with French (M104) and Law with Spanish (M108). You will also obtain a Qualifying Law Degree if you study Law as your Major through Honours Select (see below).
We provide the opportunity to study Law as a Major (75%), Joint (50%) or Minor (25%) subject, through our Honours Select programme, combining your interest in Law with another subject, for example Business, Classics, English, History or Social Policy. Studying Law as one aspect of your degree programme allows you to explore interesting aspects of the law and its role in society, whilst maintaining your other subject interests. Students who choose to study Law as a Joint or Minor will not obtain a Qualifying Law Degree, but will gain insight into law and legal processes in the wider world as part of an exciting, mixed programme of study.
Law LLB (Hons)
Careers events in the School give you opportunities to interact with employers and mooting competitions help you become skilled at constructing legal arguments in a concise manner within a tight timeframe. I volunteer every week at the Liverpool Family and Civil Court, providing practical support to litigants without the benefit of legal counsel. I get to interact with people from a diverse range of cultures, and also to learn about the administrative duties of the court and gain a lot of exposure in the court.
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