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LLB European Legal Studies
UCAS code: M120
The LLB (European Legal Studies) degree provides all the features of a normal LLB law degree, with a distinctive in-depth treatment of law and languages. This highly successful programme is both intellectually rewarding and greatly valued by employers. Its distinctive structure, creates a high-quality law degree. The combination of language skills, distinctive legal elements and a year abroad produce above average results for our students, and benefits them in their future careers. Like all Lancaster LLBs, it is a qualifying law degree providing full exemption from the academic stage of training for the Bar and the solicitor's profession in England & Wales. If specified options are taken, it also provides exemption for Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man.
LLB (ELS) students visit one of our partner Universities in Belgium; France; Germany; Italy; or Spain. They study the equivalent of four units of law courses choosing from a wide range of courses to suit their own interests and aptitudes. For the purpose of degree classification these four units count as one unit at Lancaster University.
Students are entitled to a European Union grant, as part of the Erasmus/Socrates exchange programme. Some exceptions apply. Please contact the International Office for further information.
Find out more by visiting our Study Abroad pages.
The LLB (European Legal Studies) degree provides students with the skills a modern lawyer needs, including information technology training, advocacy practice, negotiation preparation and teamwork exercises. LLB (ELS) students study the same core law subjects as LLB students, and obtain the same professional exemptions. However, there are several special features to this four year degree which enhance its quality.
*Optional courses offered may change slightly from year to year, and some options may not run every year. Please check on application.
The special features of the degree have an important impact on its quality.
First, the degree offers important opportunities for personal growth. LLB (ELS) students encounter challenges in this year which most students do not and this greatly assists them in their character development. They find this an inspiring period in their lives when they encounter interesting people and discover new facets of life.
Secondly, there are many academic benefits. Students who can master the legal intricacies of not one but two legal systems, in two different languages are clearly more capable of dealing with varied and complicated legal issues.
Third, LLB (ELS) students develop a high level of competence in a second language, nurtured by two years of University level studies and the invaluable experience of living in a different language environment for a year. In today's transnational world, the ability to talk and write in a modern European language other than English is especially important. Skill in a second language will make you significantly more attractive to employers.
Fourth, the emphasis on International, European and Comparative law better equips graduates to cope with the inevitable development of transnational and especially European legal practices, where lawyers must deal with the interaction of domestic and European rules, often influenced by other EU jurisdictions.
Career Prospects for LLB (ELS) Graduates
The LLB (ELS) programme will provide you with the academic foundation necessary to qualify as an UK lawyer. The increasing importance of EU Law, international law and a second language in everyday life is especially valued by employers, at home and abroad. It is particularly valuable for those considering a career in law and allied professions, management and business, and central and local government.
If you wish further information about the LLB (ELS) degree please contact us. We can be reached at:
Mrs Sharon Hinnigan
Tel.: + 44 (0) 1524 592463
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