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Liverpool John Moores University

Legal Practice

You will learn how to research effectively at postgraduate level, how to write, structure and present your work to best effect, and how to manage your time and resources so that you are able to complete a Master's level project. Initially, your learning developed through participation in seminar-based or workshop sessions, under the guidance of an experienced tutor. This is a relaxed and informal style of education, particularly suited to Master's level study. You will learn from each other through discussion and exposition in small groups. Latterly, you will largely study on your own with full support and guidance from your dissertation supervisor and, where necessary, other members of the School's academic staff.

Full-time applications must be made via the Central Applications Board. Part-time applications must be made through the Liverpool John Moores University online application form.

Entry requirements

Legal Practice Course: Our academic team have designed your assessed work around the needs of the legal profession to ensure that you fulfil your potential at this important stage of your development.

Much of the course is taught through small group skills-based teaching (maximum group size 20), supplemented with large group sessions, directed reading and self-study exercises and preparation.

Considerable emphasis is placed on practice and you acquire a range of essential Lawyers' Skills by carrying out realistic transaction based tasks. You are required to take part in role-plays, simulations, case studies and electronically recorded exercises and assessments.

Course modules

Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

•Business Law and Practice (including taxation and business accounts)

Develops a sound understanding of Business Law and Practice, in terms of primary source materials, constitutional documents and other relevant agreements
•Litigation (criminal & civil)

Equips you for work in a solicitors' practice in the fields of civil and criminal litigation, and identifies the critical steps in the process of litigation
•Property Law and Practice

Prepares you for practice in property law in the context of domestic and commercial transactions and freehold and leasehold property
•Combined Legal Skills and Probate

Provides opportunities for you to develop a thorough and critical understanding of the skills that underpin the practice of law at a professional level. This will be in a variety of legal contexts, including Wills and Administration of Estates (Probate)
•Professional Conduct and Regulation (PCR)

Enables you to to identify and act in accordance with the core duties of professional conduct, professional ethics and the Solicitors' Accounts Rules

The following option modules are typically offered:
•Advanced Criminal Litigation Law

Develops and enhances your existing knowledge of procedure and practice obtained during the Criminal Litigation course completed in Stage 1
•Advanced Personal Injury Law

Provides the relevant knowledge, skills and procedure to deal with the main areas of personal injury practice including clinical negligence, disease, and fatal accident
•Commercial Property Law

Prepares you for practice in understanding a commercial property transaction from site acquisition to letting and tenant default, by examining in detail the sequential series of steps in a commercial property transaction - excluding legal acquisition
•Employment Law

Provides you with substantive knowledge and practical application in the foundation and operation of contracts of employment, employment protection rights, discrimination issues and commercial realities from both an employee's and employer's perspective
•Family Law

Prepares you for practice in family work to enable you to acquire the relevant knowledge and skills relevant to this area
•General Commercial Law

Develops a sound understanding of General Commercial Law and Practice, in the context of Mergers and Acquisitions, using primary source materials, sale and purchase-related documents and other relevant agreements/documents
•Housing Law

Covers the rights, responsibilities and remedies of residential tenants and their landlords, duties of local authorities and claims for possession against residential borrowers by secured lenders
•Private Client Law

Introduces you to a range of matters you may encounter within a Private Client department, including: developing skills of fact analysis; identification of legal issues and client goals; research; problem solving and advising; presentational skills; planning and drafting of wills

Assessment methods

Your dissertation proposals and dissertations are assessed by academic staff in the School of Law against sets of assessment criteria which have been specifically devised for the purposes of assessment on this programme. Detailed feedback will be provided on both drafts (formative assessment) and final pieces of work (summative assessment).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Fee locale Course duration
Legal Practice Course Full-time £ 9,200 (Whole course) Home/EU 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time £ 12,000 (Whole course) International 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time £ 4,600 (Academic year) Home/EU 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2018 4,830 (Credit) Home/EU 2 2 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 12,600 (Year 1) International 1 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2018 9,660 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Full-time September 2019 10,700 (Year 1) Home/EU 1 Years
Legal Practice Course Part-time September 2019 5,400 (Year 1) Home/EU 2 Years

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