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Law at Solent University

Law means more than courts and criminal justice. At Solent Law School you’ll become an agile legal professional, equipped with the skills, mindset and experience to adapt to the fast-changing legal environment. There’s a whole world of legal practice out there – from commerce to the civil service, charities to big business, in-house to start-ups, you can find the organisation and the work that matters to you.

Make a difference in the world. Build the essential skills to understand a wide range of legal roles, from corporate law to police or government work.

Solent University’s LLB (Hons) Law degree has professional practice at its core, and covers the foundation subjects required to become a solicitor or barrister – along with the fundamentals of a wide range of legal professions and roles. Plus our modern, dedicated Solent courtroom means you can practise in a real-world legal setting, helping you to build experience and confidence.

Taught by experts with strong links to the legal profession, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for practical experience and to develop your own professional network.

If you’re considering becoming a solicitor, our LLB incorporates a dedicated preparation course for the first part of the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) – thanks to our recent ground-breaking partnership with the College of Legal Practice – giving you a real head-start on your professional journey.

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You will have access to specialist facilities, from the University’s courtroom, which enables you to practise your legal skills in a realistic environment, to an extensive library of legal journals, case law and online materials.

The law school offers training for other avenues of legal practice as well, delivering a range of professional and transferable skills tailored to the corporate and business world. The modules incorporate both theory and practice, enabling you to understand legal processes and the fast-changing legal environment. You will be encouraged to develop not only habits of lifelong learning, but also the professional awareness and personal attributes to effectively continue your development as a professional long after you graduate.

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