Introduction to the English Legal System
There are lots of different types of law degrees available, varying according to where you study. In most countries, law degrees take the form of an LLB (Bachelor of Laws) which allows you to go on to take the national Bar or Law Society qualifying examinations, in order to become a practicing lawyer. Like most academic degrees, law programs start with compulsory core courses, and more opportunities to choose law topics tailored to a particular career path later on.
Teaching is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, group work, presentations, class debates and ‘mooting sessions’ – practical law training in a courtroom setting to help students master important legal skills such as research and analysis, public speaking and argument formation.
Many universities start these lectures expecting students to have a basic knowledge of the law and how it works. Unfortunately, many students omit to undertake the pre required reading and preparation, meaning that the first few months of university are confusing and challenging – resulting in some students falling behind.
Here at ELTC we offer a short intensive course aimed at students about to embark on a law degree. This course takes place every September before the start of the academic year.