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Overview

The LLB Law course is ideal if you wish to develop a basic grounding across all major issues concerning the law and litigation. Professionally accredited qualifying Law degrees are the first step to becoming a Solicitor, Barrister or Legal Executive.

We're now ranked 13th in the UK in The Guardian's annual league table (2018) for law courses.

8 reasons to study Law here

Happy students: No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law (Guardian League Table, 2018) with an energetic Student Law Society that arranges talks, visits and competitions.
Great teaching: No. 1 London university for Teaching, Academic Support, Assessment and Feedback in Law, National Student Survey 2016.
Legal Advice Clinic: a free drop-in clinic for the community delivering a valuable public service - staffed by trained student advisers and supervised by practising solicitors.
Expert academics: Our teachers are qualified solicitors and barristers, passing on their insights, real-world case expertise and passion for law.
Free iPad: Advanced technology and e-learning, a free iPad will support your studies.
Comprehensive reading resources: via our virtual learning environment, a personal e-law library worth £6,000.
Work experience: Volunteer at the Lambeth County Court Help Desk Scheme and with local law firms - and volunteer as a Legal Adviser at the Legal Advice Clinic.
Alternative route into legal profession: Alternative route into legal profession: We are the only University in London to offer qualification as a Legal Executive via the CILEx modules on the LLB - on completion of the necessary options you'll eligible to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, (CILEx).

This degree course covers...

The course gives you a solid foundation across all key aspects of law. This course covers:

  • Contract law
  • Criminal law
  • Land law
  • Legal system
  • Tort law
  • Property, equity and trusts
  • Public law

As a student, you'll have the opportunity to pick from a number of specialist modules, described on the modules tab.

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start Date
September
Location
Southwark Campus

Case studies

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    With ambitions to be a property developer, Sabrina Smith hopes the transferable skills gained from a law degree will help her business to flourish

Modules

The LLB (Hons) Law degree is structured around three themes. Year 1 focuses on building core legal skills; Year 2 focuses on employability; and Year 3 focuses on independent learning (project work). Methods of assessment for course overall: 24% coursework

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Legal skills, legal study, legal system (including foundation)
    You'll be introduced to aspects of the English Legal System, and practical, transferable and legal skills and legal theory essential to effective engagement with their legal studies. You'll be introduced to the theories of what law is and what are its sources, the court system, EU and International law, and the personnel involved in the administration of the law.
    You'll encounter and develop a range of skills, including study skills, deriving law from primary sources and explaining, discussing and applying it, research, using secondary sources, problem solving, essay writing, communication and IT skills, numerical skills, and reflective learning.
  • Foundations of Public law
    You'll study the fundamental laws, practices and principles of Public law which define and influence the relationship between the individual and the state as characterised by various governmental institutions in the UK. Detailed consideration is given to the fundamental mechanisms by which human rights are protected and government is subject to legal and political accountability. Various skills are developed including those of analysis, critical evaluation and problem solving.
  • Introduction to contract and tort
    This module is designed as your introduction to the areas of Tort and Contract Law. You'll be introduced to the basic concepts of contractual and tortious liability. In terms of substantive coverage, Contract Law will focus on formation of contract and Tort will focus on Trespass to the Person and how this aims to ensure protection of liberty, autonomy and personal integrity. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of law with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Public and EU law
    The purpose of this module is to develop further students’ understandings of the nature of constitutional arrangements in the UK with a focus on sovereignty especially in relation to membership of the EU. The aims of this course are as follows: To provide students with a good grounding in the institutions of governments in the UK and the underlying principles upon which they are based; To provide students with a grounding in the institutions and principles of governance in the EU; To link the above mentioned through an exploration of the dilemmas of sovereignty and the continuing need for the supremacy of governmental institutions drawing upon selected historical, social and constitutional developments to highlight such issues.
  • Contract law
    This module is designed to build on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of contractual liability arising in the context of contract content, vitiating factors and discharge of a contract. You'll explore the workings of these areas of contract by considering the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module..
  • Tort law
    This module builds on the Introduction to Tort and Contract Module and introduces you to the basic concepts of tortious liability in the context of negligence and torts derived from negligence. The module seeks to explore the workings of these areas of torts with exploration of the underlying legal, social and economic policies. In addition this module is also designed to reinforce the Legal Skills, Legal Study and Legal System module.

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Working in the law (including foundation)
    In this module you're provided with an opportunity to develop transferable and practical skills in the context of your career development. You'll have the opportunity to think about different kinds of legal work and to reflect on your knowledge, develop and practice your skills and gain experience needed to pursue the career of their choice.  The module will assist you in making, reviewing and implementing your career plan. You'll be encouraged and supported in gaining practical work experience in furtherance of the development of their career plan alongside the module. The module is assessed by 100% coursework.
  • Criminal law 1
    You'll be introduced to the basic principles of criminal liability, and will explore statutory and common law sources on which the law is based. The module is assessed by a part seen examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time - 50% for unseen questions and 50% for a seen question which will be made available to students a week prior to the examination).
  • EU rights
    Law of the European Union reflects the importance of EU law in the English Legal system. It is important to the management of the UK economy and relevant to the financial practitioners in the City. Business leader's decisions are influenced by EU competition law. It is important to migrants and practitioners of immigration law, to consumers and trading standards officials, to all employees through employment law and to all of us in relation to the environment. The module is assessed by an unseen examination paper (100% - 2 hours plus 15 mins reading time).

Semester 2

  • Criminal law and the law of criminal evidence
    In this module you'll build upon the basic principles of criminal liability studied in Criminal Law 1 and examine how the rules of Evidence apply while considering some more complex areas of the Criminal law. The module is assessed by a trial Observation (50% - 2,500 words maximum) for Criminal Evidence, and, an unseen examination paper (50%  - 1 hour + 15 minutes reading time) for Criminal Law 2.
  • Property, equity and trusts 1
    This module introduces you property law (including Land law) and Equity and Trusts.  You'll study some basic property law topics, focusing upon the creation, transfer and management of property interests.  Key legal, transferable and practical skills are developed.   At the same time, the module explores the economic and social basis of property law in business and the family, and the reasons for and policies behind the law.  Assessment is by means of a part seen examination.  The module also gives preparation for the further study of Property Equity and Trusts 2 and Land Law. 

Plus one option from the below for semester 2 (please note that although most optional modules run, we do not guarantee to run every module each year):

  • Alternative dispute resolution: theory and practice
    This module begins with looking at the theories of the function of courts, the problems related and the relationship this has to the emergence of ADR processes.  The module looks at legal theory and then specifically ADR theory that emerged from the US in the 1970-'s and 80's.   You'll then be introduced to the specific skills involved in negotiation and mediation.  In looking at the theory of these processes, the module identifies the principles and ethics that have evolved in this developing field.    Communication skills are taught on this module.  You'll be expected to write up your experience and evaluation of your skills each week.  This skills report is your first piece of assessment.
  • Consumer protection and the law
    This module enables you to engage in contemporary debate relating to consumer law, its development and reform.   Studying this module will encourage you to appreciate the significance of the social, economic and political context within which the law operates.  You'll be able to comprehend the integration in practice of previously studied law "subjects" and to analyse and evaluate the UK and EU framework for the protection of consumers' interests.  You'll examine selected aspects of consumer protection policy and practice to illustrate issues including: the implementation of policy goals through the interplay of legal control, voluntary self-regulation and enforcement practice; and the roles of various national, local and international stakeholders both governmental and non-governmental, etc.
  • Comparative law - legal traditions of the world Students study key concepts of a major legal systems of the world – Arabic, Chinese, Civil Law and Common Law. They study the basic underlying philosophies and methods of each legal system and a selection of current topics of debate such as Law making & judicial decision making, Contract Law, crime and punishment, Human Rights & the relationship between the individual & society and Medical Law. This allows them to analyse and evaluate the similarities and differences of approach between the different legal systems. Students then choose one of these topics as the subject for an oral presentation researching, analysing and evaluating the law and proposals for reform in the light of different approaches between two or more of these major world legal systems.
  • Gender, justice and the law
    You'll explore a number of legal topics which have important consequences for women and their relationship with the law.  You'll be encouraged to develop an appreciation of the social, economic and political contexts in which the law and feminist theories operate.  The module recognises the importance of combining theory and practice and seeks to explore those connections by embedding theory within a practical legal framework; for example, by exploring the impact of feminist and associated theories in the areas of domestic violence, rape and sexual harassment.
  • Jurisprudence, law and politics
    You'll examine a number of the major theories of law and state from the foundations of the modern British constitution to the present day.  This will by done through readings and discussions of extracts from original texts in small groups. The Module explores the operation of the law through an examination of both classical and modern legal theories.
  • Medical law and ethics
    You'll study key concepts of medical law and medical ethics.  You'll study current topics of debate in medical law, such as consent to treatment, abortion and euthanasia, from a legal and then an ethical perspective. This allows you to analyse and explore the relationship between ethics and law. You then choose one of these topics as the subject for an extended essay, researching, analysing and evaluating the law and proposals for reform in the light of different ethical positions and approaches. 
  • Regulatory principles of entertainment and media law
    This module builds on your learning in year 1, to address the regulatory principles underpinning the law relating to the media and entertainment industry and its social context. It starts by considering the theoretical framework, before moving on to examine the practical aspects of dispute resolution for the media and entertainment industry. The module then applies these theoretical and practical aspects to the following subjects: privacy, open justice, defamation and legal and regulatory issues arising from new technologies. Taking this module gives you an excellent grounding in research and writing skills needed for year 3.

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Property, equity and trusts 2
    You'll build on the Property Equity and Trusts 1 module, in particular its introduction to Equity and Trusts, to fulfil the study of these topics required by the legal professional bodies as a foundation subject of a qualifying law degree.  You'll examine the trust and equity in action by considering the powers and duties of trustees, and the control exercised by the courts over them at the behest of beneficiaries (or in the case of charity trustees, the Attorney-General and the Charity Commissioners).  Special attention is given to the role of trustees in the management of charities and co-owned land among numerous other examples of the role played by trustees in business life, such as in pension funds, investments, and as personal representatives. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% -  2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).

Semester 2

  • Land law
    Land law is a study of relationships. You'll study the relationship between the land and the rights which can exist in or over it, the relationship between the various persons who own an estate or interest over the land or want to defeat the competing interests in or over the land. You'll look at the rights and duties of each party to that relationship, how these relationships co-exist and what happens when the relationships come into conflict. Land Law governs the relative priorities enjoyed by two or more interests concerning the same piece of land. Land Law creates clear rules and formalities as to how the owner of an interest in land can acquire, transfer or extinguish that interest in land. You'll study the interests over land which Land Law is prepared to recognise and how these interests must be protected to ensure enforceability against third parties. The module is assessed by a part seen end of term examination paper (100% - 2 hour examination + 15 minutes reading time).

Either semester 1 or 2

  • Project (this is a compulsory module which students can choose to complete in either semester 1 or 2)
    You'll be given an opportunity to carry out extended, independent, research in an area of your choice relating to substantive English law. Normally, you'll not be allowed to choose a topic that has been taught in detail on the degree. There are three pieces of assessed work, which count towards the final project mark. A project supervisor is allocated to you once you've selected a project area. 

Plus three optional modules (please note students must complete three modules per semester. Although most optional modules run, we do not guarantee to run every module each year):

Semester 1 options

  • Analysis of evidence and proof: The Science of Proof This module introduces the students to the theory of the function of the law of evidence and the necessity for a distinct consideration of the analysis of evidence and proof from the rules of admissibility.  These theories are mainly advocated by Professor William Twining and Jeremy Bentham.  The module then introduces the students to a practical tool of analysis of facts in a hypothetical case that students will eventually translate in to two pieces of coursework for assessment.  The students analyse the evidence in terms of relevance and then for presentation at a mock trial on the module.  The classes require the students each week to focus on the preparation of the chart which in turn prepares them for trial.  The chart is a detailed analysis of evidence in the hypothetical case given to students, presented in diagrammatic form which can be put in to their professional development portfolios.
  • Business law
    This module builds on student learning in Levels 4 and 5 and critically examines key aspects of business law principles. A transactional approach is adopted which emphasises how contracts are used in a business environment when good and services are bought and sold. This involves considering the appropriate type of business organisation to use, buying or selling through agents, international sale contracts, protecting the transaction through insurance and business failure.
  • Civil rights and the individual
    In this module you'll study two broad areas relating to individual rights; namely freedom from discrimination and freedom of expression.
  • Company law
    In this module you'll be given an understanding of the development of some of the fundamental principles relating to company law.  You'll examine the nature of a company, company structures, management and ownership, capital structures and shareholder remedies. The course takes into account the impact of the EU and current company law reform proposals.
  • Criminal litigation in context
    You'll examine key areas in the criminal litigation process, from arrest and charge, through to trial, appeal and sentencing.  You'll focus on the roles of key personnel and organisations in the criminal justice system, the funding of criminal matters by the Legal Services Commission/Criminal Defence service and human rights issues.  You'll also be introduced to the rules of client care & professional conduct in criminal cases, criminal evidence and the special considerations that apply to young offenders under the age of 18.
  • Entertainment and media law This module offers a contemporary analysis of key issues within the entertainment industries and assessment of the impact of the law on them. It will enable students to obtain an understanding of the rules relating to the media and entertainment industries. We encourage students to critically analyse and evaluate the domestic framework of the rules, by exploring the legal issues involved. Students will examine the practical problems of the application of the rules. Our students are encouraged to understand an appreciation of the wider social, economic and political context within which the rules operate, and they will develop the skills required for independent research, analysis of complex legal problems.
  • Law in relation to children
    You'll examine black letter law in the context of children in relation to the adults in their lives. Starting with private law disputes about children you'll progress to looking at abduction, public law cases and on to adoption. The child in court as a defendant or witness will be dealt with as a separate topic which will be related back to the role of the child in each of the other topics covered.  At each stage the Parliamentary standpoint will be discussed.
  • Mediation and negotiation skills
    This module starts with looking at negotiation process and theories and strategies of negotiation.  You'll look at the blocks to negotiation and then the use of mediation and its process and principles.  In looking at the theory of the mediation process, the module identifies the principles and ethics that have evolved in this developing field.  The emphasis on the module is demonstrated by the practical element involved in every week of classes, where you'll do practical exercises requiring you to role play and use different skills involved in negotiation and mediation.  Communication skills are taught on this module and used to enhance negotiation skills.  You'll write up their experience and evaluation of their skills each week and this is their first piece of assessment – a reflective skills report.

Semester 2 options

  • Civil litigation
    The module examines key areas in the civil litigation process, from pre-action steps and issue of claim, through to trial and appeal, including: the ethos of modern civil litigation, human rights issues, civil litigation funding, the central role of the Civil Procedure Rules, rules of professional conduct in civil litigation cases, case management by the court, offers to settle, civil evidence and civil advocacy, orders, judgments and their enforcement, an overview of the civil costs regime.
  • Civil rights and the state
    This module is designed to allow students to examine and consider the response of the state to threats posed by crime, terrorism, strikes and other types of civil and political emergencies and unrest and the impact on a citizen’s civil rights. Students are encouraged to consider the social, economic and political context within which the law operates. The aims of this course are as follows: To provide students with an in depth coverage of the principles relating to police powers and the powers of the state in relation to policing, terrorism and emergency powers; To critically evaluate the relationship  between the individual citizen, the  police, local and central government; To explore the philosophical, conceptual and policy issues involved; To broaden and encourage an appreciation of the wider social, economic and political context within  which the police and government operate; To examine the practical problems of enforcing  individual civil rights; To further develop the skills required for independent research,  analysis and problem solving of complex legal problems.
  • Employment law
    You'll critically examine the law directly governing the employment relationship including both the contract of employment and statutory regulation.  You'll be concerned primarily with key issues and basic principles and to the application of the law in the workplace.   Employment law is a complex and expanding area of study constantly changing.  In addition to original legal materials such as statutes and cases, seminar readings are drawn from academic literature, official documents and case studies.
  • EU criminal and migration law
    The focus of this module is migration, justice and security in the EU. The module incorporates an Erasmus intensive programme (IP) under which LSBU students study with students from other EU universities. The field trip will require students to work intensively over a 2 week period with students from the partner universities and thus attendance for activities and class possibly during part of the Easter vacation either at LSBU or at a partner university outside of the UK. 
  • European human rights
    This module provides students with an opportunity to critically consider and evaluate the protection provided by the European Convention on Human Rights and its institutions and to consider its impact in setting human rights norms.
    The course will help you to consider and critically analyse and evaluate the institutions and framework provided by the European Convention on Human Rights for the protection of human rights within the Council of Europe taking  into account historical and political perspectives; to consider the influence of the European Convention on Human Rights on domestic law; to explore relevant philosophical, political, social, cultural, moral and economic issues underlying the concept of human rights; and to examine in depth and critically analyse and evaluate the law relating to the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • International protection of human rights
    You'll study the International Protection of Human Rights in the context of specific countries and themes. Lectures will introduce you to key topics such as the UN procedures and Human Rights Activism. You'll then research these topics in the context of a specific country (such as Myanmar, Nigeria and Pakistan) and theme (such as Fair Trial, Free Speech and Torture). Seminar discussions will be based on research on your selected country and theme. There will be an emphasis on developing effective strategies for combating human rights abuses. Assessment is by a single piece of Coursework.
  • Relationships and their financial consequences
    In this module you'll examine selected aspects of black letter law in the context of family relationships – marriage, cohabitation, same sex partnerships and will examine the legal status of each one. There will be discussion and comparison of the differing family patterns and you'll examine the law and government attitude to domestic violence in each type of relationship. You'll then examine financial responsibilities and liabilities of the adults in the family and will look at the financial position when the relationship breaks down.  At appropriate points the Parliamentary standpoint will be discussed.
  • Sports law
    In this module you'll examine the role and impact of the general law on the world of sport and has, as its main pervasive theme the exploration of whether a distinctive body of law is emerging that can be properly referred to as 'Sports Law.'   This module comprises of 10 topic areas. Each lecture topic has as its primary purpose the exploration of impact of a specific area of law on the world of sport.
    Toward the end of the lecture series we will be returning to our main theme and examining whether there is a distinct body of law emerging. 

PT = four modules a year for four years, and two modules in Year 5.

Working in the Law module

Working in the Law is a compulsory module for second year LLB students. The module delivers sessions on graduate employability, writing applications for law work, developing Curriculum Vitae and making presentations. You'll actively use online materials developed by the University Careers Service designed to encourage you to think about your knowledge, skills and attributes when considering career options. Personality and psychometric tests are carried out for you to further reflect upon and provide an opportunity to develop further as part of the Personal Development Plan (PDP). The module goes further to introduce you to the contentious and non contentious areas of practice, providing an opportunity to appreciate application of the law in practice.

The module places a great emphasis on employability, you're supported in gaining work experience and additional evening sessions are arranged for practitioners to deliver talks to you about life in practice. We regularly arrange Continuing Professional Development sessions, which are open to you to attend and provide an opportunity to network with practitioners.

Assessment

Modules are assessed by coursework, oral presentation, multiple choice tests, case notes, essays and examinations.

Employability

As a qualifying law degree this course is one of the pre requisites for application to the Legal Practice Course or Bar Professional Training Course.

A law degree offers a variety of career choice in one of the most well-paid and socially important sectors. The type of career on offer can depend on the kind of law firm you want to work for, and possibly the area of law you specialise in. And options are not confined to the legal services sector either, due to the range of transferable skills gained from the course.

DAC employability partnership

DAC Beachcroft partnered with LSBU to create an employability programme which aims to help increase diversity within the firm. This project came about due to Nick Young's (regional partner at DAC Beachcroft) strong affiliation to LSBU as an alumnus of the university.

Nick Young is an alumnus here at LSBU, and created this employability programme to help increase diversity within his firm, DAC Beachcroft, where he's a regional partner.

DAC Beachcroft are supporting the development of law students at LSBU with employability skills through training and preparation for a training contract, and the steps involved before securing a contract.

Law student editorial magazine

In addition to these programmes, students will have the opportunity to be contributors and editors in the annual law students magazine, The Devil's Advocate.

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LSBU Employability Service

We are University of the Year for Graduate Employment - The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018

LSBU is committed to supporting you develop your employability and succeed in getting a job after you have graduated. Your qualification will certainly help, but in a competitive market you also need to work on your employability, and on your career search.

As an LSBU student you have access to the Employability Service and its resources during your time here and for two years after you graduate.

Our Employability Service will support you in developing your skills, finding a job, interview techniques, work experience or a placement/internship, and will help you assess what you need to do to get the career you want at the end of your course. LSBU offers a comprehensive Employability Service, with a range of initiatives to complement your studies, including:

  • Direct engagement from employers who come in to network with students
  • Job Shop &ndash\; daily drop in service to help with, tailoring CVs, cover letters and applications, sourcing online resource, mock interviews and general job searching. One to one appointments for further support also available
  • Mentoring and work shadowing schemes
  • Higher education achievement report - The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that LSBU offers to our students.
    It pulls into one certificate: Module grades, Course descriptions, Placements, LSBU verified extra-curricular activities
  • Employability workshops - delivered free to students all year round on a variety of related topics
  • Careers fairs throughout the year to really focus your thoughts on a career after university

Find out about any of these services by visiting our student employability page

Placements

Placements and volunteering lie at the heart of our teaching and employability strategies. Results and qualifications are important but they are often not enough. Employers are looking for candidates who can already show that they have the skills, knowledge, motivation and experience to do the job. But placements and volunteering don't just add value to your CV, they make you a better student too – challenging you and showing the way

Our students have enjoyed successful placements within a varied range of organisations including:

London South Bank University Legal Advice Clinic

An innovative and exciting opportunity for our students to volunteer at the Legal Advice Clinic offering advice and assistance to members of the public on a drop in basis. Students receive specialist training, supervised sessions in undertaking research and give legal advice on live issues such as social welfare law as well as Employment Law.

Lambeth County Court

We are the first law department to work alongside the Lambeth County Court Services in providing a duty scheme with students offering guidance and assistance to members of the public who cannot get assistance from the Court Services directly due to the numerous budget cuts . Offering a valuable opportunity to gain training on forms and proceedings as well as public relations within Civil proceedings.

The London Borough of Southwark

Our Law department has set up a placement programme in conjunction with Southwark Council which has proved to be a huge success. Students who complete a placement during the course of the academic year enter a competition at the end of the year for a full two week placement during the summer holidays, student feedback has been positive with many communicating their interest in the public sector having completed their work placement.

South London Law Centres

Southwark Law Centre, Blackfriars, Cambridge House and the Afro Asian Advisory Service are working together to provide work placements for our students to gain an insight into the workings of a law centre and the public advice sector. Students gain an insight into areas such as Employment Law, Housing law and Immigration law.

Law Firms

Anthony Gold Solicitors, and Fisher Meredith, Wainwright Cummins are a few of the law firms that are offering work placements to our students, providing valuable exposure to aspects of Civil Law. At present we arrange placements spanning over a 6 week period, with students spending one working day at the law firm.

Tuckers Solicitors is UK's leading criminal law firm with offices nationwide, we have a number of placement opportunities for students who have an interest in Criminal law, Civil Liberties and Regulatory proceedings.

Staff

Louise Andronicou

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Associate Professor; Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries

Louise is an Associate Professor specialising in Land Law, as well as Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions for the Schools of Law and Social Sciences and Arts and Creative Industries.


Alan Birbeck

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director of LLB

Alan is the Course Director of LLB Law and related courses, a Senior Lecturer and a barrister.  Alan specialises in Advocacy, Criminal Evidence, Criminal litigation, and Public law.


Risham Chohan

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: LLB Year 1 Director of Studies, Senior Lecturer in Law

Senior Law Lecturer, Director of Studies for single honours full time LLB (Hons), admissions tutor for the LLB (Hons) and member of London South Bank University's Employability Committee.


Robert Hush

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer, LLB Year 3 Director of Studies

Robert Hush is a Senior Lecturer in Law and a practicing family law solicitor, specialising in family law.


Dr Cherry James

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer and LLB Year 2 Director of Studies

Dr James specialises in English Legal System, the first year student experience, student mobility, and EU law.  Within the field of EU law her particular interests are EU citizenship, EU Higher Education law, Erasmus student mobility, and the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.


John Koo

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director, PG Diploma/CPE course

John Koo is subject leader for European Union law. His research interests cover EU asylum law and the impact of Brexit on legal education. He is Course Director for the Law Conversion course (PG Diploma/CPE).


Dr Emmanouela Mylonaki

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Associate Professor, Course Director Post Graduate Programmes

Dr Mylonaki specialises in International Criminalisation of Terrorism and criminological approaches to International Criminal Law. She holds a PhD (University of Bristol), an MPhil in Criminology (University of Cambridge) and an LLM in International Law.


Michael Pugh

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Michael teaches contract law on the CPE and aspects of international business law on the LLM in International Commercial Law.


Dr Michael Rodney

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Dr Michael Rodney is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences.


Alan Russell

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Alan is a Senior Law Lecturer. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a practising solicitor. He specialises in clinical legal education, civil justice and social welfare law.


Chris Shepherd

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Course Director LLM International Commercial Law

Chris is the Course Director of the LLM International Commercial Law. He specialises in contract law, company law and the international sale of goods and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Kim Silver

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Kim Silver is a Senior Lecturer in the Law Division, where she leads final year project modules.


Katherine Stylianou

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Katherine Stylianou specialises in the following subjects: Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation Skills and the Law and Analysis of Evidence (mainly Criminal).


Caron Thatcher

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Caron has lectured and tutored at LSBU for over 20 years and has used her experience of legal practice to enhance the practical legal content of the subjects that she teaches.


Andy Unger

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Head of Academic Division Law

Andy Unger is Head of the Law Division and a Solicitor. He specialises in Legal Education, International Human Rights and Medical Law & Ethics.


Prof. Max Weaver

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Visiting Professor

Max is deeply interested in the interaction between the common law (which judges ‘make’) and social needs and norms. He explores these through tort law and through philosophical scholarship.


Paul Wynell-Sutherland

School/Division: Law and Social Sciences / Law
Job title: Senior Lecturer

Paul is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences.


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No.1 UK wide for Satisfied overall with the course in Law

Guardian League Table, 2018

The below journal is produced by Law students here at London South Bank University and provides them with the opportunity to further their passion and interest in Law by interviewing alumni, other students, cover off projects delivered by the Law Division here at LSBU, and also develops their writing skills for later life when they come to prepare for employment. 

It's a testament to the academic staff who help to deliver this project, but also to our ambitious and driven students who want to evidence what they learn at university.

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • A Level ABB or:
  • BTEC National Diploma DDM or:
  • Access to HE Diploma with 33D 3M 9P or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 128 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).
  • We welcome qualifications from around the world. English language qualifications for international students: IELTS score of 6.0 or Cambridge Proficiency or Advanced Grade C.

Work experience in a Law firm prior to enrolment is not required. However if you can secure any, it will provide a good entry point and start your self-development connected to Law.

Visit UCAS for guidance on the 2018 tariff.

How to apply

International (non Home/EU) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Instructions for Home/EU applicants
Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Part-time
Duration
5 years
Start date
September
Application code
277
Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
3 years
Start date
September
Application code
M100
Application method

All full-time undergraduate students apply to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) using the University's Institution Code L75. Full details of how to do this are supplied on our How to apply webpage for undergraduate students.

All part-time students should apply directly to London South Bank University and full details of how to do this are given on our undergraduate How to apply webpage.

Accommodation

Students should apply for accommodation at London South Bank University (LSBU) as soon as possible, once we have made an offer of a place on one of our academic courses. Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

It's a good idea to think about how you'll pay university tuition and maintenance costs while you're still applying for a place to study. Remember – you don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursary Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time
Part-time
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £9250International fee: £12500
AOS/LSBU code: 4Session code: 1FS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500
The fee shown is for entry 2017/18.
UK/EU fee: £5550International fee: £7500
AOS/LSBU code: 277Session code: 1PS00
Total course fee:
UK/EU £27750
International £37500

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Possible fee changes

Current regulatory proposals suggest that institutions will be permitted to increase fee levels in line with inflation up to a specified fee cap. Specifically, LSBU may be permitted to increase its fees for new and existing Home and EU undergraduate students from 2017/18 onwards. The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any governmental guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually, and additionally the University reserves the right to increase tuition fees in line with inflation up to 4 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer students considerable financial help through scholarships, bursaries, charitable funds, loans and other financial support. Many of our scholarships are given as direct tuition fee discounts and we encourage all eligible students to apply for our Access Bursary. New home full-time undergraduate students meeting eligibility criteria could receive a £1,000 cash bursary by joining us in the 2017/18 academic year. Find out more about all our scholarships and fee discounts for undergraduate students.

International students

As well as being potentially eligible for our undergraduate scholarships, International students can also benefit from a range of specialist scholarships. Find out more about International scholarships.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a home, EU or international student for fee-paying purposes by reading the UKCISA regulations.

Case studies

Select a case study and read about practical project work, students' placement experiences, research projects, alumni career achievements and what it’s really like to study here from the student perspective.

  • Grace Bolo, alumna, LLB (Hons) Law

    Grace Bolo, alumna, LLB (Hons) Law

    How LSBU is helping one Law graduate make a difference here in the UK and back home in Kenya

  • Sabrina Smith, LLB Law

    Sabrina Smith, LLB Law

    With ambitions to be a property developer, Sabrina Smith hopes the transferable skills gained from a law degree will help her business to flourish

  • James Opong Nsiah, Law LLB (Hons)

    James Opong Nsiah, Law LLB (Hons)

    James really enjoyed the chance to give back through the Street Law project, where he visited his old college to take part in a mock trial.

  • Alexandra Varga, Law LLB (Hons)

    Alexandra Varga, Law LLB (Hons)

    Alexandra decided to pursue a career in law after being a witness in a court case.

  • Legal Advice Clinic

    Legal Advice Clinic

    The University’s on-campus Legal Advice Clinic (LAC) is a free legal advice service that’s open to the community and staffed by law students working under the supervision of practicing solicitors.

  • Mooting

    Mooting

    The Department of Law at LSBU actively encourages students to take part in external Mooting competitions, resulting in many success stories.

  • Nick Young, alumnus, LLB Law

    Nick Young, alumnus, LLB Law

    Nick Young, a partner at City law firm DAC Beachcroft, is reaching out in a bid to increase diversity within the company.

  • Pedro Ugbene, Law LLB (Hons)

    Pedro Ugbene, Law LLB (Hons)

    Pedro decided to study the law after suffering injustice himself, and has completely applied himself to the course.

  • Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

    Thomas Spencer, Law LLB (Hons)

    How one legal eagle has made the most of his time at LSBU, securing TWO prestigious scholarships along the way.

  • Dan Hedley, LLB Law

    Dan Hedley, LLB Law

    Dan Henley is practicing his trade with one of the most prestigious law firms in the world after graduating with a first class LLB Law degree at LSBU.

  • Fatemah Shabneez Seeroo, LLB Law

    Having seen her cousin study LLB Law at LSBU and go on to work successfully as a solicitor, she followed in her footsteps and came to study at LSBU – determined to be ready for the world of law on graduation.

  • Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

    Danica Luces, student diaries, Working in Law

    Danica gained invaluable insight and an eye opening experience at Southwark Law Centre where she worked on placement during her Working in Law module during second year.

  • Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

    Robert Narteh, student diaries, Working in Law

    Robert aimed to gain practical legal knowledge of the law, understand the principles of client care and the legal professional ethics, whilst on his placement of Working in the Law during his second year at LSBU.

Prepare to start

We help our students prepare for university even before the semester starts. To find out when you should apply for your LSBU accommodation or student finance read the How to apply tab for this course.

Applicant Open Days

To help you and your family feel confident about your university choice we run Applicant Open Days. These are held at subject level so students start getting to know each other and the academic staff who will be teaching them. These events are for applicants only and as an applicant you would receive an email invitation to attend the relevant event for your subject.

Enrolment and Induction

Enrolment takes place before you start your course. On completing the process, new students formally join the University. Enrolment consists of two stages: online, and your face-to-face enrolment meeting. The online process is an online data gathering exercise that you will complete yourself, then you will be invited to your face-to-face enrolment meeting.

In September, applicants who have accepted an unconditional offer to study at LSBU will be sent details of induction, which is when they are welcomed to the University and their School. Induction helps you get the best out of your university experience, and makes sure you have all the tools to succeed in your studies.

Read more about Enrolment and Induction.

Preparatory Reading List

You do not need to buy books as we provide you with an iPad and free e-books in your first year but if you would like to purchase a book before the course commences we recommend the following:

  • Letters to a Law Student by Nicholas McBride,
  • Studying Law by Askey and McLeod
  • Learning the Law by Glanville Williams,

You can follow us on twitter @LSBU_Law for links to current cases and news stories about law and the legal profession. 

And look out for legal stories and documentaries on TV and in the press

You can search for information and resources about law and legal study online and try some of these links:

Delia Venables - Legal resources for students

Contract law case: Carlill v. Carbollic Smoke Ball Company (1893)

The history of law reporting: Donoghue v. Srevenson

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