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Course Presentation: Law

  1. 1. Brunel Law School Deborah Chay
  2. 2. Study Law? To become… Solicitor Barrister Or……. – Legal Executive, Mediator, Arbitrator – In-house counsel – Compliance officer – Many more options – key transferable skills embedded in law study
  3. 3. Key skills & Attributes of law graduates • Key Skills: deep thinking, writing, communication, numeracy, interper sonal, IT, persuasion, analytical • Attributes: confident, good listener, attention to detail, hard working, committed, determined
  4. 4. Why choose Brunel Law School? • A Respected English Law School • We are set up to offer you a unique learning experience mixing real world experience with top quality academic credentials • Most established and revered placement programme • Extra curricula Law programme which provides a range of opportunities and experiences
  5. 5. Share a classroom with leading researchers and policy shapers • Last Research Assessment Exercise, 90% of the School’s submission was ranked as either internationally excellent or of international standard (and we submitted 100% of our staff) • The research of BLS academics influences policy within the UK and internationally and the expertise of our academics is regularly sought by policy-making bodies, government and non-government organizations and industry
  6. 6. Structure of your Law Studies • 3 year law degree LLB OR • 4 year law degree LLB – a Unique four-year integrated (thin sandwich) Degree - combines academic study with practical experience of the Law through a 1 year placement scheme LLB is specific to law (a BA is broader)
  7. 7. Brunel Law School offers 3 LLB programmes: • Law • Law with Criminal Justice • Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law Each is available as a part-time option Programmes
  8. 8. Structure of your Law Studies All programmes: • Year 1 and 2: Compulsory modules Specialist programmes (Criminal Justice/Arbitration): • Programme specific seminars through study • Certain modules are compulsory in year 3/4
  9. 9. Core / Compulsory Modules Year 1: • Contract Law • Criminal Law • The Criminal Justice System • The Civil Justice System • Public Law in Context • Legal Skills and Method Year 2: • European Union Law • Land Law • Tort Law • Trusts
  10. 10. Optional Modules: Year 3/4 Plus your dissertation
  11. 11. Superb facilities • Modern lecture centre • A dedicated Law Library • Online law materials • Entire Law school is located in one building (Elliott Jacques) • Moot court room & social spaces for students • State of the Art sport centre (Olympic training venue for 2012) • Amenities & night life on campus A campus university in London
  12. 12. Student support available…. • Law-specific study skills seminars • A dedicated tutor for law study and research skills • One to one writing tuition designed to enhance our students’ competence and confidence • Facilitation of study groups from year 1
  13. 13. every step of the way... • Personal tutor operating an open door policy during office hours • Access to all lecturers and seminar leaders teaching you outside of the classroom • Career support with dedicated staff who know the law market (CV, interview preparation, etc.)
  14. 14. Extra curricula means so much more Staff go the extra mile to organise and participate in activities outside the classroom all year round: – Law Film Society – The BLS Reading Group – The Mooting & Debating Teams – Lecturer/student football and basketball – Student Law Society Events – Visits – Regular talks by external academics, policy makers, professionals
  15. 15. More than a school, a springboard for your future career • Award winning work placement service • 1 year learning the ropes and building experience, confidence and CV • Fully supervised in the work-place, learning & skills development programme in place + Academic staff support and visit during the year • Reduced fees for the one-year placement • Some paid placement • A real work experience from application to employment • Excellent range of work placement opportunities (from Barristers’ chambers, small/ medium law firms to local authorities)
  16. 16. A direct route to the professional training stage • Work placement and work experience opportunities are available through our four-year thick sandwich route, which may be credited by the Law Society against the two-year traineeship requirement. • Exemptions from the academic stage of the Professional Examinations for the Law Society and Bar Council for both degrees. • Guaranteed place on the LPC courses @ the College of Law
  17. 17. Entry requirements 2014 • GCE A-level AAB. • Irish AAABB. • Scottish AAB. • Advanced Diploma Progression Diploma Grade A in Society, Health and Development or Business, Administration and Finance, plus an A-level at Grade B in a relevant subject for Additional and Specialist Learning (Extended Project Qualification in a relevant subject preferred). • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma D*D*D* in Business or Public Services. • IBDP 35 points. • Access Pass, including Distinction for all Level 3 units. • For all of the above, 5 GCSEs or equivalent at Grade C or above are also required, including English (please note that these must have been gained by the time you submit your UCAS application).
  18. 18. How to apply • You can apply for September entry either through UCAS or by using the Electronic Application System (EAS) set up with UCAS in schools, colleges and careers offices (where applications are submitted to UCAS through a teacher or careers adviser rather than individually). • UCAS will normally start accepting applications from 1 September for entry in autumn the following year. The normal closing date for the receipt of on-time applications for both Home/EU and International applicants is 15 January. Further information: UCAS Further information: Brunel
  19. 19. Need to know more • Consult our website: • Contacts: – The head of Student Administration, Vanessa Langford, – The academic admissions tutor, Christine Riefa
  20. 20. A student perspective Like to pass you over……..
  21. 21. What’s next • Workshop: 12:30 – 1:30pm Lecture Centre, Room LC207 and 1:45 – 2:45pm Lecture Centre, Room LC207 • Law student secret tour – would you like Explore a legal theme, and get a small taste of how you will be taught in a classroom at Brunel – parents encouraged to take part! • Campus tours, finance talks, student life and much more still going on – refer to your programme • Have a lunch?
  22. 22. Thank you for your attention Remember please do come to an ‘Applicant Day’ Any questions ?