• College of Law to introduce new LL.B Law Degree at its York and Bristol centres

  • 12 June 2012

  • The College of Law is to run its new two-year LL.B law degree at its centres in York and Bristol from September 2013.

    The unique undergraduate degree, which focuses on boosting students’ employment prospects and professional legal skills, launches this autumn at the College’s Birmingham, Chester, Guildford and London Bloomsbury centres.

    Its introduction in York and Bristol next year will further boost the two centres’ existing portfolio of post-graduate training for aspiring and qualified lawyers.

    The LL.B will be the first of its kind, grounded on practice-based learning designed to prepare students for the modern world of law. It has attracted more than 500 applications through UCAS for the 2012 start, a higher number than was initially anticipated.

    The College of Law in York

    Open days to allow potential students to find out more will take place at the York centre on June 28, July 7, September 15 and October 6 and at the Bristol centre on July 4, September 15, October 6, November 17 and December 8.

    Imogen Burton, Director of Business Development at The College of Law, said: “The College’s LL.B has at its heart the teaching of professional skills that are essential for the legal services sector.  Our students will learn the law in a professional and realistic context looking at how the law actually affects people and businesses and how lawyers use law in the real world. Its introduction at the York and Bristol centres will encourage the next generation of talented lawyers to stay in their local areas thereby benefiting the economy and legal sector in those regions in the future.”

    Employability is a key feature in the design of the course, with workshops to help students understand and exploit the career opportunities inherent in the fast-changing legal services market, both in the UK and globally.

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    Temple Circus, location of The College of Law Bristol

    All of the College’s tutors are qualified lawyers who have practised in law and have many years experience of delivering legal education. The LL.B will feature 11 hours per week of face to face teaching, which equates to 768 hours over two years.

    It runs for two years allowing students to save substantial amounts of money on both tuition fees and living costs compared with traditional three-year degrees.

    Richard Hough, graduate recruitment partner at international law firm Allen & Overy, said: "The College of Law is putting together an exciting LL.B which puts legal practice at the heart of the law degree.  We welcome the focus on the practical aspects of law, which follows Allen & Overy's own approach to clients and client service. We would consider a potential trainee with a College LL.B just as we consider LL.B students from other universities."

    The College of Law is the leading provider of professional legal education and training in Europe with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and York.

    See LL.B open days for further information and to book a place.  

    Further information from Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk)