Legal Practice Course

City University London
En Islington (Inglaterra)

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  • Postgraduate
  • Islington (Inglaterra)
  • Cuándo:
    Septiembre 2017

Overview Our Legal Practice Course (LPC) has been designed to ensure that you are fully prepared to meet the demands of the modern legal profession. The course is taught in the heart of the legal profession at our campus in Gray's Inn, Holborn. We help you to master the vital skills and knowledge you need to be a successful solicitor. We also allow you to develop your interest in a particular specialist area of law by offering a range of vocational electives.

On successful completion of the Legal Practice Course you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice. As our LPC is taught at Masters level rather than at degree level, you can convert your final award into an LLM in Legal Practice by writing an additional dissertation. This LLM will be free to all students who start the LPC from September 2015.Why the City Legal Practice Course (LPC)?Benefit from expert legal training -all our tutors have strong practice experienceStrengthen your knowledge by learning at Masters levelEnhance your legal skills with expert face-to-face teaching four days a week and one-to-one support from the Training Contracts Advisory ServiceImprove your legal skills by undertaking pro bono work with a partnership organisationGain an LLM in Legal Practice simply by undertaking an additional dissertationAs one of the leading UK LPC courses, you will graduate with an internationally renowned Postgraduate Diploma from one of the world's best ranked Law Schools. The City Law School Course Fees: Full-time EU: £14,000 (combined fee for Stages 1 & 2) Full-time Non EU: £14,000 (combined fee for Stages 1 & 2) More...

Start Date: Autumn 2016 How to Apply Entry...

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Dónde se enseña y en qué fechas

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Northampton Square, EC1V 0HB , London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendés en este curso?

IT Law
Civil Litigation
Full Time
Skills and Training


Course Content

The City Law School LPC is comprised of two stages. As one of London's leading LPC providers, we ensure that the course structure is easy to follow yet challenging.

Stage One gives you the key skills and knowledge you need to go on to be a trainee solicitor and Stage Two allows you to enhance your knowledge in three particular specialist areas of law.

Written and developed in consultation with practitioners, our highly ranked LPC course in London focuses on giving you the practical legal skills you really need.

Course Structure Stage One

In each element of Stage One you will develop the relevant legal skills and knowledge required of all trainee solicitors/work based learners.

Core Practice Areas:
  • Business Law and Practice
  • Civil and Criminal Litigation
  • Property Law and Practice
  • Professional Conduct and Regulation (including Solicitors' Accounts)
  • Taxation
  • Wills and Administration of Estates

Skills subjects:

  • Advocacy
  • Interviewing and Advising
  • Legal Drafting
  • Legal Writing
  • Practical Legal Research
Stage Two

Stage Two is designed to give you the detailed knowledge and skills required in your chosen three vocational electives. You can choose all three from one of our specialist clusters or you can mix and match between clusters.

Commercial Cluster:

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • Equity Finance
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers
  • Media Law

Litigation Cluster:

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Media Law

Hybrid Cluster:

  • Advanced Civil Litigation
  • Commercial Law and Practice
  • Employment Law and Practice
  • Media Law
  • Private Client

The range of elective subjects offered in any one year is subject to availability and demand.

Read the full programme specification.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (BVC & BPTC Graduates)

We are offer Accredited Prior Learning (APL) for Bar Vocational Course (BVC) and Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students applying for the LPC.

Successful graduates of the BVC may be granted exemptions from attendance and assessment in the following areas:

  • Stage 1 - Litigation, Advocacy, Drafting, and Practical Legal Research
  • Stage 2 - Two Vocational Electives

Successful graduates of the BPTC may be granted exemption from attendance and assessment in the following areas:

  • Stage 1 - Litigation, Advocacy, Drafting
  • Stage 2 - Two Vocational Electives

This is only available to students who completed the BVC/BPTC no earlier than five years prior to the date of their enrolment on the LPC.

BVC/BPTC graduates are not required to have undertaken pupillage, however students pursuing this route will have to undertake a full training contract following the LPC: the APL policy does not grant any exemption from completing a training contract.

Please note students who have completed a pupillage should not follow the APL route as they are eligible to become a solicitor via the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme regulations (QLTS).

For further information please contact our Admissions team and visit the website for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

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Teaching and Assessment


The LPC marks the start of your professional legal career and so you are expected to attend and work as if you were in practice. Our course closely replicates the demands and disciplines of practice through realistic and engaging scenarios. In addition to the core knowledge and legal subjects, we focus on professional behaviours and commercial awareness. The tasks you undertake are designed to provide you with transferable skills that can be applied in a variety of contexts.

Our Stage One and...