September will see the start of the LLB In Legal Practice. This is a new degree which has a number of specific features to it and opens up some opportunities for the School. The programme is to be run in conjunction with CILEX Law School (CxLS) on a distance learning basis. CxLS have extensive experience of the provision of distance learning for vocational law courses with over 3000 students enrolled on its courses across a variety of levels.
This is a law degree with a difference. It enables you to combine essential legal knowledge with practical legal skills while gaining a valuable law degree from City University. The degree will be taught via supported distance learning, so students can study from anywhere in the UK. The legal practice electives fulfil all the academic study required to become a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (if a pass is achieved at the requisite level), which is what makes this programme so distinctive.
For more details about the course please visit this link. The new degree also offers the students the benefits of both an academic and vocational qualification. Successful students will therefore obtain a qualifying law degree and satisfy the academic requirements to become a Chartered Legal Executive. Again this is an area where CxLS have a wealth of expertise as they are the pre-eminent provider of education for Legal Executives. The degree is also linked to the provision of training for those who wish to become solicitors through the apprenticeship route. Students who take this route will be study alongside an extended training programme in a firm. City is one of the first providers of apprenticeship training and has already agreed with ITV that their legal apprentices will study the LLB in Legal Practice.
The main people for the core part of the degree are David Amos and Emily Allbon. Angela Jackman is leading on the apprenticeships. The tutors for the first year are Robin Sellers and David Mangan.