Watch: Kevin Bampton, Professor of Public Law and Head of Leicester De Montfort Law School, talks about the unique approach Law students can experience at DMU.
This specialised, fully-qualifying law degree provides you with the classic route to training as a legal professional.
It focuses on criminal law and criminal justice, giving you knowledge of how the criminal justice system works, an understanding of crime and its effects on society, and how you as a legal professional can develop strategies to combat or prosecute against it.
You will study in our dedicated law environment, which includes a mock courtroom, client interviewing room and an integrated law library.
Study a range of topics such as Family Law, Issues in Civil Liberties, Substantive Law of the European Union and Law of Evidence.
Recognised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Bar Standards Board, this course is a qualifying Law degree covering the academic stage of training for solicitors and barristers.
- This course guarantees you a place on our Legal Practice Course - the next stage of training to become a solicitor - upon successful completion of your degree (subject to conditions).
- Our graduates have gone on to careers in globally-renowned organisations. Roles include paralegal at Pinsent Masons, legal assistant at D Young & Co, solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services and many more.
- Our #DMUworks team will help you gain the skills and qualities that today’s employers are looking for through placement opportunities with local, national and global companies. Students have worked at Disney, Wilkin Chapman LLP Solicitor, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Shoosmiths.
- Enjoy an international experience through #DMUglobal. Law LLB students have been on study-related trips to New York (including a tour of the iconic Supreme Civil Court), Berlin, Toronto and Doha.
Our mission to fight prejudice in access to the Legal Professions
We are proud that one in five DMU students feel confident to declare mental and physical disabilities, and we boast award-winning support in this area. In law, our teaching and assessments are designed to ensure that if you have a disability, you are still equipped with the skills and have the opportunity to engage with the challenges that you will face in practice.
We are worried that the legal profession is disproportionately white and from more privileged backgrounds. Through initiatives, such as the Black Lawyer’s Society, working with the Society of Asian Lawyers and promoting the Freshfields Stephen Lawrence Scholarship, we are actively working towards tackling this.
Our staff are ethnically and nationally diverse, giving you the opportunity to choose your personal tutor so that you may forge a mentorship relationship in your first year to support your success, regardless of your background.
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