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Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ OVERVIEW: This course is designed to prepare you for a busy legal practice environment as a solicitor. By the end of the course, you will: - Have knowledge of substantive law and legal transactional procedures. - Be aware of the ethical dimension of being a solicitor. - Develop fully transferable skills and also an ability to undertake sound legal research. It satisfies the Law Society?s requirements for those wishing to be solicitors and will equip you with all the necessary skills and understanding of procedures and practice. You will be able at the end of the course to move successfully and with confidence into the final stage of a training contract with a firm of solicitors. You will have practised interviewing clients, examination and cross-examination of witnesses, drafting legal documents and how to research points of law and practice. At the Swansea Law Clinic you may well already have come face-to-face with real clients. COURSE STRUCTURE: Teaching period 1 - compulsory subjects: - Business Law and Practice - Property Law and Practice - Criminal and Civil Litigation There are several pervasive areas which include Professional Conduct and Financial Services. There are the skills of: - Legal Research - Interviewing Clients - Drafting documents - Advocacy in court Teaching period 2: - Students will study Probate and three from: - Family and Child Law and Practice - Advanced Commercial Law - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence - Housing Law -Immigration and Asylum Law - Advanced Criminal Advocacy in Welsh - Public Governance - Intellectual Property and the Small Medium Enterprise Our LPC provides an appropriate balance between breadth and depth of legal knowledge and skills. It is carefully thought through and you will be given full help, instruction and guidance and lots of documentation. Swansea is running a small course in which each individual matters. You will work in small groups and find the whole course very fulfilling. Assessment is by way of written subject assessments held mainly at the end of the first and second teaching periods. Skills are assessed simply as competentnon-competent as they are done. FACILITIES: Teaching rooms: - State-of-the-art integrated advocacy suite and lecture theatre. - Dedicated resource room with full network access to electronic legal materials. - Equipped small teaching rooms with video playback facilities. Students will have the opportunity of practising their advocacy, interviewing and negotiating skills in the teaching rooms with a video playback facility. Library: We have a comprehensive library and information service. The library has over 1000 study spaces with 400 of them networked with PCs. The Law library contains all of the main practitioner texts and periodicals required for the LPC. Extra copies or e-copies are available in the Resource Room for LPC students. IT Facilities: LPC student skills in IT will be progressed throughout the course and its importance is emphasised by ensuring that all written skills assessments are word-processed and that IT is integrated into the course by sessions involving: - Relevant practitioner software use in the office. - Use of precedents on the web. - Research tasks using electronic sources. Law Clinic: The Law Clinic is a pro bono service available to students of the University. It is run by law students under the supervision of qualified solicitors from three law firms. Students undertaking the LPC will have the opportunity to volunteer and to benefit from the experience

Why not come and see Swansea for yourself? We have three Postgraduate Open Days each year (Autumn, Spring and Summer) which will give you the chance to find out more about our courses and funding, meet staff and students, and tour our outstanding seafront campus. See http:www.swansea.ac.ukpostgraduateopendays for dates and booking information...

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