On the case
We have over 30 years of experience training lawyers. And it shows: we’re the No.1 university in London for student experience and teaching quality in Law (Sunday Times League Table 2017). Our professionally accredited LLB Law course will give you a basic grounding in all major issues concerning the law and litigation and is the first step to becoming a solicitor, barrister or legal executive.
Focusing on commercial law, you'll explore how contracts are used in a business environment, including ensuring contracts against business failure.
We're now ranked 13th in the UK in The Guardian's annual league table for law courses.
Why Law at LSBU?
- Happy students: No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law (Guardian League Table, 2018) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits, and competitions.
- Great teaching – we’re no 1 in London for Teaching, Academic Support, Assessment and Feedback (National Student Survey 2016).
- Expert academics – our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law.
- Outstanding facilities – we'll equip you with an iPad mini, complete online support and access to a personal law e-library worth £6000.
- Work experience - you could volunteer at the Lambeth County Court Help Desk, with local law firms, or be a Legal Adviser at LSBU's free drop-in Legal Advice Clinic.
- Alternative route – we’re the only university in London to offer qualification as a legal executive via the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) modules on the LLB. Complete the necessary options and you’ll be eligible to become a graduate member of the CILEx.
Key course information - ordered by mode
The LLB (Hons) Business Law degree is structured around three themes. Year 1 focuses on building core legal skills; Year 2 focuses on employability, and Year 3 focuses on independent learning (project work). Methods of assessment for the course overall: 22% coursework
Assessment is through coursework, oral presentation, multiple choice tests, case notes, in-class essays, and exams.
- Legal skills, legal study, the legal system (including foundation)
- Foundations of Public law
- Introduction to contract and tort
- Introduction to Public and EU law
- Contract law
- Tort law
- Working in the law (including foundation)
- Criminal law 1
- EU rights
- Criminal law and the law of criminal evidence
- Property, equity and trusts 1
Plus the specialist module from below for semester 2:
- Consumer protection and the law
- Property, equity and trusts 2
- Business law
- Company law
- Land law
- Project (this is a compulsory module which students complete in either semester 2)
- Employment law
With a qualifying law degree, you can go on to apply to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training course, in order to qualify as a solicitor or barrister. You could also apply your degree to other careers that value analytical and persuasive skills.
A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialize in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course.
DAC employability partnership
DAC Beachcroft partnered with LSBU to create an employability programme which aims to help increase diversity within the firm. This project came about due to Nick Young's (regional partner at DAC Beachcroft) strong affiliation to LSBU as an alumnus of the university.
Nick Young is an alumnus here at LSBU and created this employability programme to help increase diversity within his firm, DAC Beachcroft, where he's a regional partner.
DAC Beachcroft is supporting the development of law students at LSBU with employability skills through training and preparation for a training contract, and the steps involved in securing a contract.
Working in the Law module
Working in the Law is a compulsory module for second year LLB students. The module delivers sessions on graduate employability, writing applications for law work, developing Curriculum Vitae and making presentations. You'll actively use online materials developed by the University Careers Service to encourage you to think about your knowledge, skills, and attributes when considering career options. Personality and psychometric tests are carried out for you to further reflect upon and provide an opportunity to develop further as part of the Personal Development Plan (PDP). The module goes further to introduce you to the contentious and non-contentious areas of practice, providing an opportunity to appreciate the application of the law in practice.
We place a great emphasis on employability: you're supported in gaining work experience and additional evening sessions are organized for practitioners to deliver talks to you about life in practice. We regularly arrange Continuing Professional Development sessions, which are open to you to attend and network with practitioners.
Law student editorial magazine
In addition to these programmes, students will have the opportunity to be contributors and editors in the annual law students magazine, The Devil's Advocate.
We are the University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.
At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:
- An online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
- Our Careers Gym offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and finding work experience, as well as regular presentations from employers across a range of sectors.
Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.
Teaching and learning
Free iPad and core e-books
We provide you with a free iPad including core e-books plus you'll also receive some hard copies of books. You'll also gain access to the VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) to benefit from weekly online teaching support. This includes quizzes with instant feedback and audio presentations which summarise the lectures. This is in addition to face-to-face teaching at lectures and seminars.
We provide excellent student support combined with compulsory personal tutoring for every first-year student. Our personal tutoring system focuses on our students' personal and professional development and provides guidance for our students as to how to become more effective learners.
We provide a range of online learning resources to complement and support our lectures and seminars. Our online quizzes and e-learning activities give you an invaluable opportunity to test your knowledge of what you've covered in lectures and seminars, with instant feedback available.
If you'd like to develop your interest in a specific area of law whilst studying for a Qualifying Law Degree then take a look at the Law Portfolio.
- A Level ABB or
- BTEC National Diploma DDM or
- Access to HE Diploma with 33D 3M 9P or
- Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points.
- Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
- We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
Work experience in a Law firm prior to enrolment is not required. However, if you can secure any, it will provide a good entry point and start your self-development connected to Law.
All modules are subject to change by the university and may differ from the modules you are offered during your studies.
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