Coventry University: revolutionizing the legal field

Zoom into the city of Coventry in central England and you will discover Coventry Universitywhere 30,000 students receive an exceptional education. Coventry University recognizes that the law is a growing field in the UK and designed a suite of professional law courses to meet the changing demands of qualification as a solicitor in the UK.

Non-UK, non-lawyer graduates can now pursue a career in legal practice, with the requirement for a qualified law degree removed to practice as a barrister in England and Wales.

With the abolition of the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme, all foreign applicants wishing to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales must pass the centralized SQE assessments. Coventry Law School only offers the courses to prepare students for these assessments.

“Our Professional Law courses have been designed to help students from all backgrounds on their journey to the legal profession,” says Dr Gary Bettsthe head of Coventry Law School. “Whether you have an English law degree, international legal experience or are new to the study of law, our courses are designed to provide you with the legal knowledge, professional skills and practical knowledge to prepare you for the legal exam. National Lawyer Qualifying Examination and/or CILEX Professional Stage.You will be taught by a team of qualified lawyers who will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of legal practice.

Coventry Law School only offers the courses to prepare students for centralized SQE assessments. Source: University of Coventry

Professional law courses — LLM Professional Legal Practice, Understanding PgDip Legal Practice, Principles of PgCert Law – were all shaped with this in mind. The unique selling point of the first two programmes, as opposed to other SQE preparatory courses offered elsewhere, is that they ensure that students are also well prepared for the professional qualifications of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX). When they graduate from these courses, they have more than the opportunity to be a lawyer. The professional skills they acquire allow the student to look beyond such as starting a career as a legal executive

Holders of a UK law degree can pursue the Professional Legal Practice LLM or the Understanding Legal Practice PgDip (one year full-time and two semesters full-time respectively). Non-lawyer graduates must complete the PgCert Principles of Law before pursuing either the LLM of Professional Legal Practice or the PgDip of Understanding Legal Practice.

Programs will be delivered in groups by dedicated specialist tutors who are experienced professionals in their field. They use a combination of online sessions and on-campus workshops. Each course incorporates teaching methods such as role-playing, live case studies, use of real-world data and special legal databases, simulations, and presentations to give students a head start. taste of life in legal practice.

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Dedicated specialist tutors who are or have recently been engaged in professional practice deliver the Professional Law series of courses in Coventry. Source: University of Coventry

Support is available at every stage for students in all three programs. The Aula virtual learning environment truly engages learners, facilitates meaningful connection, and improves students’ chances of success. There are also many hours of face-to-face contact.

Excellent career guidance is what gives Coventry Law School another edge. The Talent Team – a college employment support team – is here to tailor each student’s career opportunities from day one. The team is there to advise and help future graduates to stand out and succeed in their job search. The result? Confident graduates are ready to join their predecessors now working at DAC Beachcroft, NFU Mutual, PwC, Deloitte, Linklaters, Countrywide Tax and Trust Corporation, Oracle, Squire Patton Boggs, Stobbs and Co-op Legal Services.

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Denise W. Whigham