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Law is a system of guidelines and principles that are created by government institutions to ensure order and fairness. It moderates our relationships with each other, with the state, as well as with other countries. The legal system comprises a set of principles, procedures, and institutions that are used to interpret, enforce, and regulate the laws. 

 

Law covers a wide range of areas, including criminal law, civil law, constitutional law, and international law. The legal profession includes lawyers, judges, and other legal professionals who interpret and apply the law. The primary aim of the law is to promote fairness, justice, and the rule of law in society.

Why Study Law in the UK?

Quality Education

UK universities are renowned for providing high-quality legal education and training, with a long history of excellence in the field of law. Many UK law programmes are accredited by professional bodies such as the Law Society and the Bar Council, ensuring that graduates meet the required standards of practice.

No LSAT Required

The LSAT is not required to pursue an LLB.

Specializations

UK law schools offer a wide range of specializations, allowing students to tailor their education to their interests and career goals.

Career Prospects

A law degree from a UK university can open up a wide range of career opportunities in law firms, corporations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and the judiciary. UK law graduates are highly sought after by employers worldwide.

Practical Experience

 Many UK law programmes include practical components, such as moot court competitions, internships, and legal clinics, providing students with hands-on opportunities to develop the practical skills they need to succeed.

Qualification Time

You can qualify in only 2 (or 3) years. 

Global Recognition

UK law degrees are recognized and respected worldwide, providing graduates with opportunities to work and practice in other countries.

Potential Pathways

An LLB is a qualifying law degree considered an undergraduate degree in the UK. Depending on your level and requirements, you have several options for how you can pursue a UK Law education. 

A 2-year LLB (Fast-track)

Students already with a degree from Canada can apply for a 2-year Senior Status LLB in the UK. This option is beneficial amongst Canadians, as it allows graduates to qualify with a Law degree in just 2 years and practice in Canada.

 

Entry Requirements*: 

  • An undergraduate degree and a GPA of at least 2.7/4.0 or its equivalent.

OR
A 3-year LLB

Students can study for a 3-year LLB Law degree straight after high school. 

 

Entry Requirements*: 

  • A 70% in your high school diploma.

OR
A 1-year LLM

A Master of Law degree (LLM) can help you become an expert in a particular area of law. It can be studied following the completion of a law degree and can be a standalone qualification if you’re looking to work in the legal field, or as a way for you to specialize in your legal field of choice

Entry Requirements*: 

  • A first or second-class honors degree in law with a CGPA of at least 2.50, or its equivalent. 

  • IELTS requirement score of 6.5 overall, with no lower than 6.0 in any component. 

  • Some universities may require you to qualify for the LSAT exam. 

    *Please note that this is a general guideline. Requirements may vary depending on the UK university.

Career Path

A law degree can prepare you for many career paths. With a law degree, you could opt to work in private practice, either as a solicitor or a barrister. Solicitors work with clients on a wide range of legal matters, while barristers specialize in advocacy and represent clients in court.

 

Some graduates prefer to work as in-house counsel to provide legal advice and representation for corporations or large organizations. It is also possible to work in public service, such as in the judiciary, as prosecutors or public defenders, or in government agencies.

 

Branching out of law and choosing to pursue a career in other fields such as academia, journalism or politics is also possible with a UK law degree.

What’s Next?

Book your consultation with us today. We’re here to assist you with your law school application through expert advice and utilizing our network of university connections. Get in touch to find out which pathway and/or university is the best for your UK education.

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