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Studying law Brunel

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Studying law Brunel

  1. 1. Brunel Law School UCAS Day Dr Christine Riefa, Senior Lecturer, Admissions Tutor
  2. 2. Welcome to Brunel Law School – What’s in store for you today?• An introductory talk about Law @ Brunel Q&A session• A campus tour• Informal lunch with our academic staff• Student life talk• A taste of what it is like to be a student at Brunel (practical workshop)• An opportunity to get further questions answered + finance talk (optional)
  3. 3. Law @ Brunel Law School• A Respected English Law School – Law taught at Brunel for over 40 years – Common law, European law and International law taught at UG and PG levels• Set up to offer a unique learning experience mixing real world experience with top quality academic credentials
  4. 4. Share a classroom with leading researchers and policy shapers• In the 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
  5. 5. Meet some of our staff
  6. 6. Structure of your Law Studies• 3 year law degree OR• 4 year law degree – a Unique four-year integrated (thin sandwich) Degree - combines academic study with practical experience of the Law through a 1 year placement scheme
  7. 7. Level 1 – 4 compulsory (core) subjects• Contract Law• Criminal Law• English Legal Institutions and Method (ELIM)• Public Law
  8. 8. Level 2 – 4 compulsory (core) subjects• European Union Law• Land Law• Tort Law• Trusts
  9. 9. Level 3 – 1 compulsory (core) + options• 1 compulsory (core) : Major Project (Dissertation)• Optional Subjects*: Banking Law ; Children and the Law; Company Law; Competition Law; Consumer Law; Criminology; Employment Law; Evidence; Family Law; Intellectual Property Law; International Human Rights ; International Law; International Minority Rights; Jurisprudence; Modern Legal History; Sentencing and Penology ; Taxation (*Options are always updated and can vary from year to year depending on staff availability)
  10. 10. Superb facilities• Modern lecture centre• A dedicated Law Library• Law computer room• School to relocate to improved facilities in the Summer of 2012 (incl. Moot Court Room)• State of the Art sport centre (Olympic training venue for 2012)• Amenities & night life on campus• A Campus university in London
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. 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.)
  13. 13. Student support and more...• Our staff also go the extra mile and organise and participate in activities outside the classroom that run all year round: – www.brunel.ac.uk/law/news-and-events – Law Film Society – The BLS Reading Group – The Mooting & Debating Teams – Lecturer/student football and basketball – Student Law Society Events – Regular talks by external academics, policy makers, professionals• The Independent rates Brunel Law School 5th in London for Student Satisfaction
  14. 14. This Week – BLS eventsTuesday, Feb 7th12 pm – Staff-student lunchtime event – MJ 1593 pm – Reading Group: “Debtocracy” – MJ 159Wednesday, Feb 8th2 pm – Pro bono group2.30 – 4.30 pm PCC workshop: CVs, Applications andProfessional Etiquette – LC EThursday, Feb 9th5 pm – Human Rights Film Series: ‘The Battle of Algiers’ –LC 062
  15. 15. More than a school, a springboard for your future career• Times Good University Guide 2011 ranks Brunel Law School top 20 for graduate prospects and we are 6th in London• 89% of our graduates are in further training or employment
  16. 16. More than a school, a springboard for your future career• BLS graduates can be found working in Her Majesty’s Court Service, The House of Lords, Parliament, Freshfields, the Financial Services Authority, the Metropolitan Police, Hewlett-Packard, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citigroup, PriceWaterhouseCoopers and local authorities and law firms throughout the country
  17. 17. 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.• Guaranteed place on the LPC courses @ the College of Law
  18. 18. What happens now?• A lot of hard work! Good luck with your exams and making your choice of university.• For most of you the following deadlines apply: • All decisions by 31/03/2012 if still awaiting • Proceed with your choice of university – firm choice / Reply to offer by 9 May 2012 • Mid July – Results for BTEC, • Early august – SQA results • Mid August Irish leaving Cert • 16 August GCE and Diploma results • Confirmation Sunday – we’ll start to decide on marginal cases that week- end. – Priority given to student achieving the conditions of their offer. – Near misses may be admitted by decision of the Head of School 20 UCAS point below original offer. For near misses lower, than 20 UCAS point, the Admissions tutor need to agree – Admissions team will effect decision if there are enough places. – Disappointed students cannot be admitted by calling us during clearing (providing the school goes to clearing).
  19. 19. Need to know more later?• Consult our website: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/abo ut/acad/bls• Or to be in touch with a human, contact: – Our dedicated administrative team headed by Adrienne O’Brien adrienne.obrien@brunel.ac.uk – The academic admissions tutor, Christine Riefa christine.riefa@brunel.ac.uk
  20. 20. Brunel Law SchoolJoin us and be a part of it!

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