LLB in Law
The LLB (Hons) Law is a Qualifying Law Degree, allowing successful graduates to progress directly to the vocational stage of training for the profession of solicitor or barrister.
This course will prepare you for a legal career but will also provide you with a wide range of skills which are highly valued in many other occupations. Law at Anglia Ruskin therefore combines the academic with the practical aspects of the law and will give you the skills you will require in any professional environment.
If you study particular modules (four from Family Law, Law of Business Associations, Law of Succession, Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation) you are able to achieve a second qualification, the Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice from the National Association of Licensed Paralegals.
If you choose to take this route through the LLB you will graduate with two awards: LLB (Hons) and Higher Diploma in Paralegal Practice. This additional qualification will give you the skills you need to make you more attractive in practice as a Paralegal if, for example, you did not wish to carry on to study for the Legal Practice Course (LPC) or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Equally, if you do wish to carry on to take one of these courses, the Higher Diploma will give you a head start in your studies by introducing you to a number of the skills you will need and develop on the LPC or BPTC.
The LLB is a flexible course, one that allows you to focus on areas of specific interest and to develop your own specialisms: including business and the law; family law; criminal law and procedure and/or civil law and litigation, to meet the requirements of a favoured career.
In addition to specific legal skills such as legal drafting, researching your 'client's' case, client interviewing and court advocacy, you will also develop a range of transferable skills including problem solving, team working and communication - valuable and critical skills in a competitive employment market. The course also enables you to understand the business environment within which lawyers, paralegals or law graduates often work and to be aware of the commercial considerations which operate in such an environment. This understanding and awareness is highly valued by many employers, including solicitors in private practice.