LLB

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Program Description

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The LLB, a law qualifying degree in both England and Wales, is a challenging course of study based on the common law. Graduate-entry students enroll with both the University of London and AAU for a two-year intensive course of study.

Students who have already obtained an undergraduate degree may opt to enroll as graduate-entry students. This route allows for LLB studies to be completed in two years rather than three, taking nine classes rather than twelve. Interested applicants should first check with their desired jurisdiction to ensure that a two-year law qualification satisfies the local requirements.

“I’m studying UK law taught by professors who know my name and genuinely care about me, with students from Montenegro, Tunisia, South Africa, and so on. I’m working on a legal internship with an AAU alumnus that has given me incredible experience and unique opportunities. All this against the magical backdrop that is the City of a Hundred Spires. What more could I ask for?”
Hanna Ripper, Law student, musician, Student of the Year 2016

Graduate-entry students start their studies with the four standard first year LLB courses. The second year of study consists of five LLB courses and is shared with both second and third-year undergraduate students, depending on the courses selected. Graduate entry students are encouraged to participate in local courses such as Legal Research and Writing or Moot Court, which will help to develop the skills expected of a law graduate. 

Lecturers at AAU follow the course content set out by the University of London and teach to ensure that students have the knowledge and abilities required to earn a law qualifying degree. The University of London develops the courses, selects the materials, sets the examinations, and grades to their internal standards, thus, the degree awarded is equal in integrity to the University of London Law Consortium institutions, institutions such as LSE, UCL, and King’s College. All LLB courses are year-long and exams are held during May and June at the British Council.

LLB coursework completed at AAU is not formally graded but is utilized to assist students in developing their writing skills and knowledge of the subject matter. Participation and regular attendance are essential; the intimate nature of our classrooms and small class sizes ensure each student receives personal attention during each session. The integration of the University of London’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and course materials with AAU’s mock exams, essays and extensive individualized feedback help students prepare for their examinations while developing skills inherent to the study of law.

Your Degree & After

Courses at Anglo-American University are taught by highly-qualified instructors with Master’s and Doctorate degrees in law, primarily from common law jurisdictions. Furthermore, as many instructors are adjunct instructors, they also have extensive professional legal experience. Courses are led by instructors with intensive facilitated discussions with students. Furthermore, throughout the course, students have written assignments and mock examinations, in which they are provided with detailed feedback from their instructors. 

“The most exciting thing that happened to me in law school was the Moot Court. Even though it was more of a study case, it felt real and required an enormous amount of preparation, research, and dedication. I spent nights and days trying to find appropriate case law and legislation to stay prepared. Thanks to this practical experience, I have learned that it is always better to settle the case before going to trial”
Iskender Mederov, Law student, Kyrgyzstan

Examinations are then administered and graded by the University of London and students sit for the examinations at the British Council in Prague. As such, the final diploma for the LLB is awarded by the University of London. 

Both AAU and UOL are able to provide information and confirmation of study regarding the program to prospective employers, postgraduate program applications, and application to Bar and professional legal examiners.

Program Structure

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) is a full-time 3-year study program completed on location at Anglo-American University in Prague.

At Anglo-American University, students take a total of 12 year-long LLB courses as part of the University of London LLB program. Each course runs from September through May. There are 32 teaching weeks per academic year. Each class meets once per week at the AAU campus for 2 hours and 45 minutes. Therefore, for each class, students attend 88 hours of in-class instruction per course per academic year. This does not include all-time preparing readings and assignments that students must do outside of class time.

First Year
  • Criminal Law
  • Public Law
  • Contract Law
  • Legal Systems and Methods
Second Year
  • Torts, EU Law
  • Property Law
  • Elective (such as International Protection of Human Rights or Commercial Law)
Third Year
  • Jurisprudence
  • Equity and Trusts,
  • 2 Electives (such as Intellectual Property Law, Company Law or Dissertation)

AAU also offers skill-based support courses for Law students such as Fundamentals of Legal Research Writing and Analysis, Legal English, Legal Research and Writing, Moot Court, Legal Skills Development, and Cross-Cultural Negotiations and Dispute Resolution.

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Credit Value of Modules

Further information about the credit systems used by the University of London and universities in the UK and Europe is provided by the Quality Assurance Agency and the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System. 

For the LLB each module has been assigned a credit value of 30 at either FHEQ Level 4, 5, or 6. 

  • Standard Entry LLB requires completion of 360 credits in total, equivalent to 180 ECTS credits. 
  • Graduate Entry LLB requires completion of 270 credits in total, equivalent to 135 ECTS credits.

One UK credit equates to a notional ten hours of study. 

University of London Exam Information

The UofL administers all official exams for the LLB program.

Please contact us for more information regarding exams and schedule.

Admissions

The John H. Carey II School of Law offers two undergraduate programs: the Certificate of Higher Education in Common Law and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) as well as the Master of Laws (LLM) starting in Fall 2020.

Decide which program suits you best

The first step is to decide on the program you would like to study.

Prepare and collect required documents

Once you decide on the program of your choice it is time to prepare the documents. You will be able to upload them directly via the AAU Application Portal once you start your application.

  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • High School Diploma
  • High School Transcript
  • English Language Exam Results
  • Copy of Passport / ID
  • Passport Size Photo
  • Two Recommendation Letters
Apply

In order to apply please register and submit an online application via the AAU Application Portal. There is a non-refundable CZK 2,000 application fee which can be submitted online through the portal. 

The information can be saved, and you can come back to your application at any time where you previously left. You will be also able to submit all required documents directly through the portal.

Prepare for an Interview

Once your application is reviewed by the admissions counselor, an interview with the program chair will be conducted. The interview can be carried either online or in person.

Wait for Final Decision

The Office of Admissions will notify you through e-mail on the outcome of your application one week from the date of your interview correspondence.

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Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive ... Read More

Founded in Prague in 1990, Anglo-American University (AAU)*, is the oldest private institution of higher education in the Czech Republic. We pride ourselves on providing a personalized and distinctive university education in the English language. Utilizing the best from American and British academic traditions, AAU educates future leaders and global citizens in a multicultural setting of students and faculty from over 60 different countries. Read less