Applications success for University's new Law degrees

More than 150 people have already applied to study at the University’s new Law School, which is offering qualifying LLB in Law from this September, according to the latest applications figures.

Posted: 27 February 2015

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Dr Giles Proctor, centre, with staff at the Roehampton Law School

The figures represent a very strong starting point for a new subject area, and reflect the innovative approach of the courses, which are taught by experienced practitioners and are focused on helping students understand the law in the context of everyday life

Details have also been released on the modules which will be taught to undergraduates joining the University of Roehampton in September. They include a focus on legal systems, ethics and skills, public law and human rights, as well as modules covering criminal, contract, tort, EU, equity and trust law.

The innovative law in practice stream, developed by Dr Giles Proctor, Head of the Law School, will include training in law reform, legal communication, and commercial awareness.

Dr Proctor said: “Essentially, our students learn through taking part in practice based tasks and, in some options, they will do that in a workplace. In class, the projects they will carry out, will emulate jobs which legal professionals work on every day, and our lecturers are all experienced practitioners who can give a real insight into how situations would be dealt with in the real world. This is the added value which we intend to bring to our students’ studies.”

Career preparation, and the chance to study for the Citizen’s Advice Bureaux ‘Gateway’ adviser qualification, will also be integral to the degrees. A key part of the Roehampton Law School’s ethos is to inform and develop the employment choices which students on its degrees make, and a sector-specific careers service will be available to all students. The Law School Careers Adviser will support students with guidance on how to arrange pupillage and training contracts and requirements for paralegal and other legal sector positions.

The Roehampton Law School sits within the University’s Department of Social Sciences, will study alongside colleagues related programmes, such as Criminology.

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