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LLB (Hons) Law with International Legal Studies (Senior Status)

This graduate-entry LLB (Hons) is an accelerated, two-year Qualifying Law Degree which includes a two-week International Legal Studies immersion in Toronto. This degree offers the unrivalled opportunity to study in two of the world’s largest international legal hubs, and offers a pathway to study the LLM at Northeastern University in Boston.

LLB (Hons) Law with International Legal Studies

Award:

LLB (Hons) Law with International Legal Studies (Senior Status) – Subject to Approval

Location:

Bloomsbury, London

Study Abroad:

Bay Street, Toronto

Study mode:

Full-time

Duration:

Two years

Start date:

21st September 2020 (see term dates)

Annual tuition fees:

Home: £9,250

International: £14,000

Toronto Immersion fees::

£2,000 (excludes travel to/from Toronto)

Scholarships available::

£2,000

Faculty & Research:

Law Faculty

Timetables:

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Your Qualification:

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Programme Specifications:

Subject to approval.

Summary

For ambitious graduates, this accelerated LLB provides an intensive, academically rigorous and fulfilling way to start your legal career. It has been designed with the needs of those seeking international qualifications and practice in mind. Read more

Students on the Senior Status LLB will attend a two-week International Legal Studies immersion programme in downtown Toronto, Ontario, the content of which has been informed by the involvement of Magic Circle and Am Law 100 firms. As well as broadening your understanding of the complexities of international legal practice from the setting of a dynamic, international business hub, this immersive learning experience will explore legal career pathways in Canada as a UK-qualified lawyer. 

In addition to the courses required for a Qualifying Law Degree, Senior Status students can take a range of optional courses including Company Law, Competition Law, and Legal Research and Advocacy, a course designed to enhance your preparation and presentation of written and oral legal arguments, and to develop your understanding and practice of litigation.

The programme offers a breadth of educational opportunity to its students alongside academic depth. Senior Status LLB students are able to maintain their undergraduate academic interests or explore entirely new disciplines, by taking elective subjects from many of the College’s faculties. An interdisciplinary element to your Law degree improves your capacity to appreciate alternative and innovative perspectives, and can demonstrate a multi-faceted skill set to future employers.

The College is part of Northeastern University’s global university network, which includes a number of campus locations in the US and Canada. Northeastern’s American Bar Association-accredited Law School has been instrumental in developing this programme alongside NCH Law Faculty members with significant professional experience practising in multiple jurisdictions. This Senior Status LLB provides graduates with a legal qualification that has a truly global focus. 

Structure

The LLB (Hons) Law with International Legal Studies is a 360-credit, two-year programme. Read more

Students will complete eight compulsory courses, which consist of the seven courses that fulfil the requirements for a Qualifying Law Degree, in addition to a two-week International Legal Studies immersion in Toronto, which will take place during the summer between the first and second years of study.  

Students will also complete four optional courses, which can include further and specialist Law study, elective course choices from any other faculty and a 7,000-word dissertation and viva in the final year.

Teaching

You will typically experience an average of 10 or more hours of high-quality contact time in each teaching week, in considerably smaller groups than are the norm for UK institutions.  Read more

Teaching and learning takes place in the form of lectures and small group seminars, facilitating the forms of discussion and debate which are advantageous to the study of Law.

Assessment

Students will be assessed through a mixture of examination and written assignments. The exact proportion will depend on the choice of optional and elective courses.

Career Development

NCH Law students enjoy access to a dedicated Law Careers Counsellor who will guide you to understand and assemble the personal and professional experiences that will make you a compelling candidate in order to achieve your career ambition.  Read more

New College of the Humanities has formed a strategic partnership with Northeastern University in Boston, MA, providing global opportunities for our graduates. As part of Northeastern University’s network, alumni of this programme are eligible for Northeastern’s Double Husky Scholarship, providing a 25% fee waiver for their one-year LLM, which examines international law from a US perspective with an immersion week in Northern California, preparing students to take the California bar exam.

This LLM can be studied via distance learning alongside preparations for qualifying NCA exams in Canada.

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