Full-time: 1 year + dissertation / Part-time: 2 years + dissertation
The LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution offers you the opportunity to gain a recognised legal professional qualification as a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and build valuable professional experience working as a volunteer in our Legal Advice Clinic.
You´ll study the law, procedure and theory of civil litigation and related dispute resolution processes while also gaining practical legal experience and developing your professional skills. All students will take part in face to face, drop-in advice giving sessions at our Legal Advice Clinic and may have an opportunity to volunteer at our Lambeth County Court Help Desk.
2:2 Honours degree in Law or related subject (such as Sociology, Criminology and Forensic Science) or a Bachelor degree equivalent to UK Second Class Honours Lower Division; or
Graduate Diploma in Law; or
(Post)Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies and Continuing Professional Education.
We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.5, Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.
To be eligible for the CILEx qualification:
You must hold either a UK qualifying law degree or a UK Graduate Diploma in Law.
All modules are assessed by a mix of examinations, written coursework, oral presentations, live client assessment and reflective practice logs.
Civil Litigation Practice (CILEx)
Legal Advice (Clinical)
Plus three of the following optional modules:
Mediation & Negotiation
Employment Law Practice (CILEx)
Family Law Practice (CILEx)
Criminal Litigation Practice (CILEx)
You´ll develop your professional skills,experience and confidence alongside local legal professional practitioners. The LLM Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution offers clinical legal experience and an embedded professional qualification (Graduate Member of CILEx), offering you the opportunity to start work as a qualified legal professional without further study on graduation.
Graduate Members of CILEx are entitled to become Fellows of CILEx after 3 years of legal practice. Fellows of CILEx are fully qualified legal professionals with the same professional privileges and responsibilities as Solicitors, but who are qualified to work within one specified legal practice area only. In the modern profession, most Solicitors are also specialists concentrating on one legal practice area only. The cost of the LLM is considerably less than the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course.
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