If you're interested in the law and how it works and if you want to become a solicitor, a barrister or anything else to do with the exciting world of the law or beyond, then our course is the one for you! Our course is approved by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)and The Bar Standards Board, and hence will facilitate your journey to becoming a solicitor or a barrister, or a broader range of careers.
You'll learn about the law and legal skills such as how to interview clients. You’ll take part in mock court cases (civil and criminal) and work on real live legal problems. Together with your fellow students you’ll also get plenty of opportunity to network with the local legal sector. Past activities have included, for example, meeting with the judiciary, visits to prisons, tours of the police headquarters and work experience/training days with local firms of solicitors and barristers.
At the University of Cumbria we are committed to practical action-based learning as well as traditional learning activities.
Why Choose University of Cumbria
We’re a modern, practice-oriented, forward-thinking law school. Our philosophy lies in ensuring that you graduate with strong legal and academic skills as well as an applied understanding of modern professional life whether in the law or elsewhere.
Many of our full-time programmes can be studied over a longer period on a part-time basis. Please contact the course enquiries team for further details.
We are ranked 1st in the North West for Law
- Guardian League Tables 2020
Our team have many years of academic and professional experience in the law between them. The permanent teaching team comprises a number of current and former practicing solicitors and a sitting member of the judiciary It is further complemented by a former magistrates’ clerk and district crown prosecutor.
You will be assigned a personal tutor from within the law team from your first week at University. You will have regular contact and support from your personal tutor throughout your law degree.
Small and perfectly formed
This enables close attention to student development and individual student needs to maximise student achievement.
Small class sizes mean we get to know you as an individual. It also means that if you want to ask a question in a lecture or seminar, you can do so. We believe that this approach to learning offers our students the best possible chance to understand the subject being taught.
We major on personal development as well as the acquisition of legal knowledge. Not only will we teach you the law, we will also encourage and support your career plans through the provision of networking opportunities, CV workshops, mooting competitions and law conferences.
Links to employment
Our team has excellent links with the local and national legal sector which will give you vital professional insights as well as good placement and job prospects.
We also have excellent links to non-legal employers including Cumbria Constabulary and the County Council, representatives of whom regularly visit our students to support career planning.
We regularly post career opportunities on our Law Noticeboard and all students are encouraged to get work experience from day one.
In the final year you will study Law in Action, in this module you will work in teams on a live legal problem for a real client. This will ensure you get first-hand real-life work experience to bolster your CV.
- We are based in the historic city of Carlisle on the Fusehill campus, under two hours from the Scottish capital and an hour west of Newcastle.
- Our campus offers a dedicated law library, pop up court room, gym, cafes and a bar, numerous break out areas and our state-of-the-art learning gateway building.
- We make use of the local court rooms for more formal mooting competitions and mock trials.
Course Study Options
- Full time over 3 years
- Part time over 6 years
- Full time over 4 years (including a foundation access level year)
Please contact the Course Enquiry Centre for further details
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