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Legal Practice Course (Blended)

*subject to validation

This course, based on work-related skills training, is for those wishing to qualify as attorneys in Trinidad and Tobago (TT). 

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Overview

Reasons to study the Legal Practice Course (Blended) at DMU:

The Legal Practice Course (LPC) equips you with the appropriate knowledge, skills and understanding of procedures and practice to embark effectively on your internship.

The Law School offers students:

  • Support
    from a friendly and caring staff team with practical experience and invaluable links with Private Practice and Government Departments in Trinidad and Tobago.
  • A dedicated administrator
    to deal with any queries you may have 
  • A delivery method
    to enable you to work and study
  • One week foundation course
    in Leicester in September which includes social events
  • Fees inclusive of materials and study manuals
    and also accommodation costs (excluding living expenses) whilst in Leicester for your foundation week
  • Online access
    to a wide range of legal databases to assist with your studies
  • Access to your tutors online
  • Online skills and revision tutoring
    by Law School staff in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Graduation Ceremony in Trinidad and Tobago
  • An upgrade to an LLM in Legal Practice (Top-up)

 

More courses like this:

Legal Practice Course/LLM in Legal Practice (Full time)

  • UK/EU
  • International
This course is exclusive to Trinidad and Tobago students only and is not open to UK or EU students. 

 

Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

Programme code: M25095

Start date: September 2019

Duration: One year full-time blended learning based in Trinidad and Tobago. A one year, full time option based in the UK (Leicester) is also available. 

Location of study: Faculty of Business and Law, Hugh Aston Building whilst in Leicester otherwise distance learning.

Fees and funding: 

2019/20 entry: £10.250

These fees include all course materials. In addition, students have to pay a registration fee, currently £15, to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

It is possible to pay the tuition fees by instalments.These fees include all course materials. Find out more about course fees.

Find out more about additional costs and optional extras associated with this course.

Please note the number of places is llimited.

Contact us: For more information please email lpctt@dmu.ac.uk

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

You should have completed the academic stage of your training by obtaining a qualifying law degree. The minimum needed is a 3rd class degree. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) requires you to prove to us that you have a qualifying law degree. You need to do this before you start the LPC by providing us with a copy of your degree transcript.

English Language requirements

If English is not your first language, an IELTS score of 6.5 (including a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or equivalent is normally required.

 

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessment

Teaching contact hours

 

Course modules

Stage one

  • Foundation Course: An intensive, short introduction to the Additional Areas.
  • Core Areas: Business Law and Practice, Litigation (Criminal and Civil) and Property Law and Practice
  • Additional Areas: Professional Conduct and Regulation, Taxation, Wills and Administration of Estates, Solicitors’ Accounts
  • Course Skills: Advocacy, Interviewing, Writing, Drafting, Practical Legal Research


Stage two

Work-based electives: You choose three subjects from a range of commercial and private client electives, which include:

  • Advanced Criminal Litigation tailored to practice in Trinidad and Tobago
  • Child Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law and Practice
  • Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • Private Client
  • Sport and Media Law

 

Note: All modules are subject to change in order to keep content current. 

Teaching and assessment

  • The course begins with a short foundation course in Leicester. The face to face teaching will take place in small groups of around 16-18 students where you will work on realistic practical exercises.
  • Stage 1 will run from September to the following February. Your oral skills teaching will take place in Trinidad.
  • At the end of Stage 1 you will sit your Stage 1 and skills assessments in Trinidad.
  • Stage 2 will run from March until June. At the end of Stage 2 you will sit your Stage 2 assessments in Trinidad.
  • Lectures are available to listen to online.
  • The Core Areas, Electives, Professional Conduct and Regulation, Solicitors’ Accounts and Wills and Administration of Estates are assessed by exam. All are open book exams except Solicitors’ Accounts
  • You are also assessed in the course skills.

You can upgrade to an LLM in Legal Practice

Teaching contact hours

This is a distance learning course of one year and is taught by a combination of online lectures and self study with a small amount of face to face teaching. You should be prepared to devote approximately 30 hours a week to your studies.

In addition you may also have some scheduled online meetings with your personal tutor, throughout the year to discuss your academic progress and personal development.

Facilities and features

Hugh Aston Building

You will be taught in the Hugh Aston Building, which was purpose-built at a cost of £35 million.

Students benefit from a dedicated law environment complete with its own mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.

Facilities also include lecture theatres and classrooms with capacities ranging from 50 to 250 people, break-out spaces for group work, quiet study zones for individual work and a large number of high-spec IT labs, some of which are installed with professional software.

The Newarke café in Hugh Aston provides Costa Coffee as well a range of snacks and refreshments.

Library services

We have 1,600 study places and more than 700 computer workstations across all library locations on campus. These give access to more than half a million print publications, thousands of e-books and e-journals and a huge range of DVDs plus a host of research databases.

The main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year (other than in exceptional circumstances).

The Library is run by dedicated staff who offer additional support to students, including academic writing, research strategies, literature searching and reference management. There is also a Just Ask service for help and advice, available via email or telephone.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Our Learning Zones and The Greenhouse provide flexible spaces, whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with plasma screens, laptops and DVD facilities. Wi-Fi is available across all campus locations.

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Graduate careers

This is the conversion course for graduates in subjects other than law or who have a non - qualifying law degree who intend to become solicitors or barristers.

It is recognised by the SRA and BSB as satisfying the requirements of the academic stage of training. 

All students have access to our mentoring programme and can take part in pro bono activities offered.

DMU Open Evenings

Our next postgraduate open evening takes place on Wednesday 5 June 2019. Book your place today. 

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Our prospectus will give you a clearer idea of what it's like to live and study at DMU and a snapshot of the courses we offer. If you wish to download the course specific brochure please click on the link above.

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How to apply

You must apply for the LPC Full Time (Blended) course by completing the Application Form and Reference Form below.

LPC Blended Learning Application Form
LPC Blended Learning Reference Form

Please email the forms to lpctt@dmu.ac.uk

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