City Law School - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014


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Presentation about undergraduate Law course at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on 2nd July 2014.

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City Law School - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 2nd July 2014

  1. 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions Welcome to The City Law School Undergraduate Open Day 2 July 2014
  2. 2. Academic excellence •We are a leading international university •Only university in London to be both committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions A highly rated university •Among the top 5% of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2012/13) •Ranked 9th for graduate-level jobs (The Sunday Times University Guide 2013) World-leading research •City's research was assessed as achieving world-leading quality in terms of originality, significance and rigour Why City University London
  3. 3. A vibrant international community •Currently has around 17,000 students (35% at postgraduate level) from more than 150 countries and staff from over 50 countries •A growing network of international research partnerships Central London location •Located in the heart of London, within easy reach of several central Underground stations and just a few stops from the British Library and the West End •Close to the Square Mile - London's world-famous financial district - and the headquarters of financial and professional institutions, major arts complexes and media offices
  4. 4. Why The City Law School Range of academic and professional courses •First law school in London to educate students and practitioners at all stages of legal education •Three levels of study - Undergraduate, postgraduate and professional Location •In the heart of Legal London •Grays Inn Place •Northampton Square
  5. 5. High Quality Teaching Staff •The strength and reputation of The City Law School means that it is able to attract staff of the highest quality •Includes leading researchers in their fields, qualified solicitors, barristers and visiting lecturers from some of the leading universities in the country and abroad •Wealth of expert teaching and professional legal experience •Student-focused approach and genuine passion for the study of law •One-to-one access to some of the best legal minds available today •Strong team of Support Staff - to ensure that the School runs smoothly and that you get everything you need
  6. 6. Facilities and Resources •Dedicated law libraries at both sites •Modern and comfortable study environment •Northampton Square - space for individual users, a group study room, an IT lab and extensive space for collaborative working •Gray’s Inn Place – well stocked resource with one floor solely dedicated to law reports and journals •The new Law hub opened in January 2013 and provides new student social and study space •Refurbishment of dedicated research space completed June 2013 •Lawbore •Access to extensive online databases •Moodle – virtual learning environment
  7. 7. Strong Alumni Network • Strong track record in educating the leaders of the future • Alumni have included leading figures in law and international politics (Mahatma Ghandi, the Rt Hon Tony Blair QC PC, Shami Chakrabarti CBE, Baroness Margaret Thatcher) • City University London has over 130,000 alumni in over 180 countries Opportunities and services • Annual mooting competitions and offer you • Opportunities to volunteer in Pro Bono work • Start Ed • Careers Skills and Development
  8. 8. The LLB at The City Law School
  9. 9. Year 1 • Constitutional and Administrative law (30 credits – year long) • Criminal law (30 credits – year long) • Contract law (30 credits – year long) • Legal Methods (15 credits – term 1) • English Legal System (15 credits – term 2) • Graduate Market and Employability Module Year 2 • Land Law • Equity and Trusts • EU Law • Law of Tort Modules
  10. 10. Year 3 – Electives All electives e.g. – Banking law – Commercial and Agency law – Aviation law – Family and Child Law – Employment Law – Public International Law – Competition Law – Islamic Law – Criminal Justice – Justice Law and History – Evidence – Immigration law – Arbitration – Intellectual Property – Legal Ethics – International Criminal Law – Maritime Law – Economic Law – Legal Skills – Forensic Science – Dissertation
  11. 11. Study abroad opportunities
  12. 12. Teaching methods – Weekly lectures and fortnightly tutorials – Variety of e-study units, employers’ talks and careers’ lectures and workshops for Legal Method and Graduate Market Module – Graduate led study session for Year 1 core modules – Additional activities • Careers orientated events • Social events • Visits to e.g. Supreme Court – Pro-bono activities – Mooting and debating
  13. 13. Mooting • CLS Degree Programmes Mooting Competitions • Begins October/November • • Internal and external mooting competitions including overseas. • Demonstration, what is about, shortly
  14. 14. Personal tutoring system • Everyone allocated personal tutor – To help with personal development – To advice on anything related to the University – To guide your through your studies – To help if you have a problem or issue – To write you a reference (yes, you will likely needs lot of them) Students’ engagement • Your views are important to use throughout the whole 3 years – Formal surveys / module evaluations – Staff – students liaison meetings – Programme and other Committees – As well as informal feedback anytime.
  15. 15. Thank you. Any questions?
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