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

General

Program Description

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.

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Overview

  • 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 
  • 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
  • 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.

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.

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 the norm for UK institutions. 

Teaching and learning take 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. 

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.

Courses

In your first Year

Compulsory

  • Contract Law, 30 Credits
  • Law of Tort, 30 Credits
  • Criminal Law, 30 Credits
  • Public Law, 30 Credits
  • International Legal Studies Immersion, 30 Credits

Select one course from

  • Legal Research & Advocacy, 30 Credits
  • Any 30-credit elective course of your choice, 30 Credits
In your second year

Compulsory

  • Equity & the Law of Trusts, 30 Credits
  • Law of Property, 30 Credits
  • Law of the European Union, 30 Credits

Choose three courses from

  • Company Law, 30 Credits
  • Competition Law, 30 Credits
  • Law Dissertation, 30 Credits
  • Any 30-credit elective course of your choice, 30 Credits

Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for the Law LLB (Hons) Senior Status with International Legal Studies at NCH London.

Graduates
  • Offers are typically made to applicants holding an upper second-class honours bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a UK university, a bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a Canadian university with a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, or the international equivalent.
Professionals
  • NCH welcomes applications from mature students who may have been out of education for a while who have equivalent professional experience.
  • Each applicant will be assessed on an individual basis through their application, reference and interview.
Accreditation
  • The Law LLB (Hons) Senior Status with International Legal Studies is accredited by the SRA (England and Wales) as a Qualifying Law Degree and as such is accepted by the NCA (Canada) as a route to qualification in Canada, in combination with stipulated NCA exams, subject to minimum academic requirements.
  • This programme is not offered at or supported by a Canadian institution and is not authorised by the Ontario Ministry of Colleges and Universities.
Last updated Jun 2020

About the School

Founded in 2011, New College of the Humanities (NCH) has earned a reputation as a world-class academic institution that is leading the way in UK higher education.

Founded in 2011, New College of the Humanities (NCH) has earned a reputation as a world-class academic institution that is leading the way in UK higher education. Read less