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The life of a LAW STUDENT at Leicester University Janice Black LLB Claire Donner LLB www.le.ac.uk.

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1 The life of a LAW STUDENT at Leicester University Janice Black LLB Claire Donner LLB

2 Pre- Leicester Law Dont have to do the LNAT. You do not have to have taken Law as an A-Level Try and get work experience in solicitors, court Competitive - work hard Do many things with a Law degree Undecided on job- careers talks

3 Law Building- Fielding Johnson May have lectures in the Rattray, David Wilson Library and many other buildings

4 Inspirations- when I decided to do a Law Degree? Inspirations- when I decided to do a Law Degree? A-levels A-levels Why I chose Leicester? Why I chose Leicester? How we got here?

5 Academic Support Personal Tutors Dissertation Tutors AccessAbility Centre Resource Centre

6 Need to work but make the most of social life Finances- loans? Work? Books - expensive- budget BUT second hand Food can be expensive if self catered Own bills if self catered Going out - union? Zanzi bar? Cost?- Drinks cheap but if go out in Leicester- normal price Work Life balance

7 Jobs Making money V Spending time doing Studying. No more than 8 hours a week doing a Job

8 Work Types of teaching -Lectures-Tutorials-Seminars Where to work?? -Up to the individual -Home, Café, David Wilson Library or Law Library-Harry Peach How many hours to work? -Doing compulsory reading -Prepare for tutorials -Prepare for Seminars -Studying -Reading over Handouts before lectures - Further reading

9 First Year Perspective Balancing Work and Play- does not count towards your final degree Scary moving away from home Every one is friendly If you need to chat to some one have personal tutor Extra circular activities – can look good on C.V. Summer Vac Placement if solicitor or Mini pupil age if barrister Look for work experience!!!!

10 Course Structure First Year Learning Legal Skills Analysing Law Civil Justice Criminal Justice Law of Tort Constitutional & Administrative Law Law of Contract What I enjoyed

11 Second Year Perspective Into the swing of things Counts towards the degree- more work than play but still find the balance. Careers talks- which direction to follow- solicitor or barrister or other?

12 Course structure continued Second, Third and Fourth Years Compulsory and optional modules European Union Law in your second year and Criminal Law Human Rights & Civil Liberties Criminology Equity and Trusts Family Law International Law Jurisprudence Employment Law Health Care Law Legal History Commercial Law Company Law Competition Law & Policy Conflict of Laws Evidence Land Law Law & Political Theory Intellectual property Own Choice Dissertation What I did and Enjoyed.

13 Third year perspective Work- try and get the best mark you can Solicitor- training contract to get-May get your LPC paid for. Barrister-Try and get Pupilage with chambers Work experience!!! Extra curricular

14 Work and Study Opportunities Work placements Study abroad Europe – Scandinavia, Lithuania etc Europe – Scandinavia, Lithuania etc Canada, Australia, South Africa, Singapore Canada, Australia, South Africa, Singapore Learn a new language

15 Extra curricular Social life in Law Dept DebatingMooting Negotiating – International Champions 2007! Client Interviewing Pro Bono Scheme Innocence Project Careers Balls and Sports

16 Solicitor, Barrister or other LLB- 3 years at Leicester university Solicitor- LPC-1 year at law school and 2 years training. Barrister- BVC for a year and pupilages Other- Law degree good to have- teacher? Police? Masters?

17 Work experience Solicitor - work experience -Extra curricular activities -Summer vacation placement -Try and get training contracts- may pay for LPC. Barrister -Mini pupil ages- work experience -Try and get a pupilage -Extra Curricular activities

18 2 Tutorials a week 2 Tutorials a week Around 12 Lectures- more for 1 st and 2 nd year Around 12 Lectures- more for 1 st and 2 nd year Dissertation in 3 year- no Tutorials Dissertation in 3 year- no Tutorials My Average Week

19 Graduation- 8 July- 2.1 LPC LPC 2 Years Training 2 Years Training Solicitor Solicitor Where to go Now?

20 Any Questions…? Thanks for Listening


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