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Why study LLB (Hons) Law transcript

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Law is a great degree to undertake because it is so attractive to such a wide range of employers.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera. Upbeat music plays in the background.
0:05:09
I'm in HR so I've done a bit of exploring in law modules before, so I thought 'yeah', I'm actually going to go in and take this one step further and study the thing that I'm so passionate about.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
0:16:02
While students are studying here at Solent Law School, they get great opportunities to learn from highly experienced and dedicated staff members.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
0:23:03
So I decided to go for Solent after researching into the Law degree specifically, I managed to get the chance to meet a lot of the lecturers online as well because I transferred during the pandemic. But they were lovely they were so welcoming the facilities they talked about were brilliant as well and just their general enthusiasm just sold it to me really quickly.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
0:40:14
And so if we've ever had any problems or if I have any concerns I can reach out to them within lecture times, outside, within, or outside of seminars, as well yeah they're they're really really helpful and useful with the connections that they've had and the sort of additional workshop and opportunities they give to us yeah it's just really nice to have people teaching you that don't necessarily feel like teachers but more colleagues or friends in a supportive sort of way, that you can just go to them if you need them.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
1:10:12
And they also get opportunities to network with many professionals who visit the law school for our law careers spotlight events to talk about career opportunities in law. And students also get opportunities to secure work experience in the numerous job opportunities that we publicise.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
1:24:24
So there's been loads of sessions with different firms that we've been invited to, there's a lot of practical work experience, there's the moot sessions that we have that's run obviously by the lecturers as well. But there has been so many options.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
1:35:05
So I was put into contact, through the course, with some virtual work experience that was available with a firm. It was amazing, it was really insightful, it was a full day with the firm, virtually speaking to different partners, different guest speakers, all about law and what career in law might look like.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
1:54:20
There are a range of great facilities here at Solent but the jewel in the crown for us is this room right here, which is a state-of-the-art courtroom. Now we hold our moots here to give our students advocacy experience in exactly the kind of spaces where some of them would spend a good part of their careers.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
2:09:19
It's amazing it really puts you into sort of, real life core, life I guess, and myself, I'm part of the moot team so we get to do all of our moot sessions in there.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
2:20:12
So mooting is kind of like a debate advocacy route of public speaking, so it's often used in court a lot if you're a barrister or a solicitor advocate and essentially we have those facilities in the university, it's a moot session and a kind of club that's run by one of our lecturers. He helps us run through advocacy, public speaking the language to use in court as well, so it's really practical experience that we get to do while studying as well.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
2:43:17
Aside from that, we have our own section within the library, so you can go in there it's a silent section, there are literally thousands of books to access.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
2:52:24
We've also been given the chance to be qualified on a lot of legal databases as well and from that a lot of the students are then qualified from that as well ready for the legal world after uni.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
3:02:16
We do have access to both Westlaw and Lexis which are two law sort of resourcing websites and there's books, articles, journals, everything you can think of law related available there.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
3:15:05
What sets apart the Law course at Solent is our emphasis on blending theoretical and practical elements. So for example, my first year students can walk into my criminal law class and learn about the elements of an offense and then straight after that, they'll go into class and have a practical exercise in which they learn how to handle a client who's been charged with that same offense and then later, another class will have them, they'll learn how to do a bill application on that person's behalf. Now that prepares them for the real world of work right from the get-go.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
3:45:19
I sort of explained my plans shall we say, in the first year with a couple of the lecturers online and they then put me forward to different work experience opportunities, I started writing legal articles for a law firm local in Southampton and from there continued doing so, I think it's almost about a year now.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
4:03:07
We've already had so many opportunities to have firms come in and speak with us, to find out a little bit more about what they're doing in their jobs and the career paths they took into their journeys and their professions in law.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
4:14:04
Our Law degree has been revalidated to meet the requirements of the sweeping changes that have been taking place in the legal profession with the introduction of the solicitors qualifying exams the SQE.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
4:24:04
We've had lots of workshops on the new SQE routes into law as well, so yeah, lots and lots of guidance from lecturers as to what I can do to be sort of in front of my peers.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
4:35:11
But just in general they've been brilliant with advice. I think if you're determined to get somewhere they will help you as much as they can to get there whilst you study.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
4:42:12
We have recently entered into a ground-breaking partnership with the college of legal practice who will be offering the SQE1 preparation module. Now this means that our third year students will now have an optional module that's embedded into their curriculum and that prepares them to face this new solicitor's exam.
Course Leader for LLB (Hons) Law, Rebecca Maina, is sat in front of law books talking to camera.
4:57:03
When I graduate I expect to take away obviously a great degree, lots of learning and a good understanding of the law, but also a great friendship group. I definitely see that I'll get professional connections through my degree as well, just based on sort of the firms and the solicitors we've already had come into the university.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Alicia Hawthorne is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
5:14:20
So my expectations have been far exceeded than what I was hoping for. With the lecturers the seminars, the facilities, everything - it's just been far better than I could have imagined.
Student of LLB (Hons) Law, Elysia Shirley, is in Solent University, Spark Building talking to camera.
5:25:19 - 5:29:22
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