The Swansea Legal Practice Course is a professional practical course that develops important practice skills and confidence for a successful career in law in England and Wales. Consistently rated as excellent by both students and external organisations in support of students the Swansea Legal Practice Course represents the best of innovation in professional legal education.
The Swansea LPC is known for the excellence of its pastoral care and support of students and personal tutors provide best practice guidance for personal development and training.
We welcome students holding the following qualifications: 2:2 degree or above in Law. Degrees must be a qualifying law degree as specified by the SRA. We would also consider a third class degree subject to satisfactory interview.
Students holding a Graduate Diploma in Law.
If English is not your first language you will need an acceptable pass in an approved English Language qualification such as the IELTS test (with a score of at least 6.5 and 6.0 in each component) or equivalent.
The LPC is taught in two distinct stages. Core subjects (Stage 1) and the elective subjects (Stage 2).
Stage 1 – Core Subjects
>Business Law and Practice
>Property Law and Practice
>Litigation (Criminal & Civil)
>Wills and Administration of Estates
In addition to these subjects students will also have stand alone sessions in Professional Conduct & Regulation, Solicitors Accounts and Taxation.
These subjects are also taught pervasively throughout the other modules.
Stage 2 – Electives
Students can choose 3 of the following:
>Family Law & Practice
>Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
>Advanced Commercial Law
A unique feature of the Swansea LPC is that we deliver a separate skills course in addition to the skills being delivered pervasively. Students are able to build up a portfolio of skills in the following areas:
>Interviewing & Advising
>Practical Legal Research
These sessions have been designed to build confidence and practice essential skills in a friendly, professional and, ultimately, rewarding environment.
(The School of Law reserves the right to revise, alter or discontinue any module and it should be noted that not every elective module listed may be available every year and is dependent on amongst other things at least 6 students being willing to take the module)
The Swansea LPC has an established work placement programme and the majority of local firms participate in this with a high number of students securing paralegal positions and training contracts as a result of this scheme.
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