Law

Duration: 3 years

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Law at Liverpool Hope.

Law shapes our society and influences every aspect of our lives. It defines our obligations and legal requirements, serves to regulate and define relationships and provides a means of redress when problems arise. To study Law is not only to study a challenging subject, but also to study the rules, principles and policies which underpin society. This course gives you a theoretical and philosophical grounding in Law as well as the ability to engage in its experiential study and application. The course allows you to study a minimum of five core Law courses alongside another subject, for example, Business, Politics, Social Policy, International Studies or Media. Students are provided with the opportunity to meet their own career objectives and ambitions and encouraged within their studies to align themselves to our core values of reflection, ethical action and lifelong learning.

Law teaching and learning at Liverpool Hope has as its core value "[a] liberal and humane legal education ... students are engaged in active rather than passive learning, and are enabled to develop intellectually by means of significant study in depth of issues and problems ... the teaching of appropriate and defined skills is undertaken in a way which combines practical knowledge with theoretical understanding." Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, First Report on Legal Education and Training (London: ACLEC, 1996 p23)

Please note that the Law programme is not a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Graduates may apply to the relevant professional bodies for partial exemption from a law conversion course – the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) if they wish to train as solicitors or barristers. This is dependent on course choice and cannot be guaranteed.

Why choose this subject?

  • Our Teaching and Learning ethos is underpinned by sound theory and practice and is designed to meet the challenges and opportunities facing legal education over the next ten years and has adapted to the present re-shaping within the legal services sector and modern work environment. With fellow academic leaders from other subjects, we are committed to embedding a unique educational experience for students wishing to meet the needs of a modern and diverse employer / skills agenda whilst providing an intellectually rewarding and enjoyable experience.
  • You will study “a vibrant curriculum, balancing theory and practical reasoning in strong ethical context.” (Extract from Law Pathway External Examiner’s Report)
  • There is a professional focus, with visits to a range of courts, and practice moots and advocacy classes and an internship with a local firm of solicitors with experienced practitioner input.
  • You will have opportunities to engage in projects within the local community with local employers.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Law at Liverpool Hope in our Law Subject Guides.

Law Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 Law Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will study Legal Method and Law of State (Constitutional & Administrative Law, The English Legal System and Human Rights) (Legal Research and Writing / Presentation Skills, Professional Ethics).

Level 2

You will study The Law of Obligations I (Contract, Restitution) and Law of the European Union.

Level 3

You will study Criminal Law and The Law of Obligations II (Torts)

We recognise that assessment is a vital part of the student learning process and a variety of methods to assess your learning are used to reflect the fact that we all learn in different ways. We have recently reduced the number of summative (final) assessments but we retain a strong commitment to formative (practice) assessment opportunities as a way of promoting student confidence and assisting the learning process. Typically assessment includes formal written examinations, essays and legal reports, project work, observed research forums, individual and group (videoed) presentations and (voice recorded) conference advice sessions.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

International Relations

Law LLB

Politics

Social Policy

Entry Requirements

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Law is available to study as a BA Combined Honours with the following subjects:

Law and Biology UCAS code CM00
Law and Business Management UCAS code NM2C
Law and Christian Theology UCAS code VM61
Law and Computing UCAS code MI00
Law and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code WM10
Law and Early Childhood UCAS code XM31
Law and Education UCAS code XM3C
Law and English Language UCAS code QM31
Law and Human Biology  UCAS code 8L66
Law and Information Technology UCAS code MG15
Law and International Relations UCAS code LM2C
Law and Media & Communication UCAS code MP13
Law and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code MV15
Law and Politics UCAS code LM21
Law and Psychology UCAS code MC18
Law and Social Policy UCAS code ML14
Law and Sociology UCAS code LM31
Law and Sport and Physical Education UCAS code MC60
Law and Tourism UCAS code MN18

Employability

Approximately 30 per cent of our graduates progress into the legal professions. However, graduates with Law as part of their degree profile are highly valued and very employable.

You will therefore be prepared for a career in diverse legal and non‑legal workplaces locally, within the European Union and internationally. You will gain skills of analysis, valuable cultural intelligences, adaptability, flexibility, practical reasoning, the ability to persuade and critical intellectual capabilities which sit alongside a strong stock of knowledge. You will be highly employable, not only within legal settings but across a range of businesses and public sectors including commerce, public policy, police and prison services, central and local government and a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Overview

Hear from a tutor and student about studying Law at Liverpool Hope.

Law shapes our society and influences every aspect of our lives. It defines our obligations and legal requirements, serves to regulate and define relationships and provides a means of redress when problems arise. To study Law is not only to study a challenging subject, but also to study the rules, principles and policies which underpin society. This course gives you a theoretical and philosophical grounding in Law as well as the ability to engage in its experiential study and application. The course allows you to study a minimum of five core Law courses alongside another subject, for example, Business, Politics, Social Policy, International Studies or Media. Students are provided with the opportunity to meet their own career objectives and ambitions and encouraged within their studies to align themselves to our core values of reflection, ethical action and lifelong learning.

Law teaching and learning at Liverpool Hope has as its core value "[a] liberal and humane legal education ... students are engaged in active rather than passive learning, and are enabled to develop intellectually by means of significant study in depth of issues and problems ... the teaching of appropriate and defined skills is undertaken in a way which combines practical knowledge with theoretical understanding." Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct, First Report on Legal Education and Training (London: ACLEC, 1996 p23)

Please note that the Law programme is not a Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). Graduates may apply to the relevant professional bodies for partial exemption from a law conversion course – the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) if they wish to train as solicitors or barristers. This is dependent on course choice and cannot be guaranteed.

Why choose this subject?

  • Our Teaching and Learning ethos is underpinned by sound theory and practice and is designed to meet the challenges and opportunities facing legal education over the next ten years and has adapted to the present re-shaping within the legal services sector and modern work environment. With fellow academic leaders from other subjects, we are committed to embedding a unique educational experience for students wishing to meet the needs of a modern and diverse employer / skills agenda whilst providing an intellectually rewarding and enjoyable experience.
  • You will study “a vibrant curriculum, balancing theory and practical reasoning in strong ethical context.” (Extract from Law Pathway External Examiner’s Report)
  • There is a professional focus, with visits to a range of courts, and practice moots and advocacy classes and an internship with a local firm of solicitors with experienced practitioner input.
  • You will have opportunities to engage in projects within the local community with local employers.

Subject Guides

Read more about studying Law at Liverpool Hope in our Law Subject Guides.

Law Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 Law Subject Guide 2015

 

 

 

This degree is available as a full time course for all international students. For more information about International students studying at Liverpool Hope, visit www.hope.ac.uk/international

Curriculum

Level 1

You will study Legal Method and Law of State (Constitutional & Administrative Law, The English Legal System and Human Rights) (Legal Research and Writing / Presentation Skills, Professional Ethics).

Level 2

You will study The Law of Obligations I (Contract, Restitution) and Law of the European Union.

Level 3

You will study Criminal Law and The Law of Obligations II (Torts)

We recognise that assessment is a vital part of the student learning process and a variety of methods to assess your learning are used to reflect the fact that we all learn in different ways. We have recently reduced the number of summative (final) assessments but we retain a strong commitment to formative (practice) assessment opportunities as a way of promoting student confidence and assisting the learning process. Typically assessment includes formal written examinations, essays and legal reports, project work, observed research forums, individual and group (videoed) presentations and (voice recorded) conference advice sessions.

You may also be interested in...

Criminology

International Relations

Law LLB

Politics

Social Policy

Entry Requirements

2015 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2015 entry will be BCC - BBB at A Level or 260 - 300 UCAS points.

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BBC or above
  • Two A Levels with grades AB and one AS Level grade A
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B
  • Access Diploma with a minimum of 30 Level 3 credits at merit or above

If you have any questions about your qualifications, please contact enquiry@hope.ac.uk or call 0151 291 3111.

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

Course Combinations

Law is available to study as a BA Combined Honours with the following subjects:

Law and Biology UCAS code CM00
Law and Business Management UCAS code NM2C
Law and Christian Theology UCAS code VM61
Law and Computing UCAS code MI00
Law and Drama & Theatre Studies UCAS code WM10
Law and Early Childhood UCAS code XM31
Law and Education UCAS code XM3C
Law and English Language UCAS code QM31
Law and Human Biology  UCAS code 8L66
Law and Information Technology UCAS code MG15
Law and International Relations UCAS code LM2C
Law and Media & Communication UCAS code MP13
Law and Philosophy & Ethics UCAS code MV15
Law and Politics UCAS code LM21
Law and Psychology UCAS code MC18
Law and Social Policy UCAS code ML14
Law and Sociology UCAS code LM31
Law and Sport and Physical Education UCAS code MC60
Law and Tourism UCAS code MN18

Employability

Approximately 30 per cent of our graduates progress into the legal professions. However, graduates with Law as part of their degree profile are highly valued and very employable.

You will therefore be prepared for a career in diverse legal and non‑legal workplaces locally, within the European Union and internationally. You will gain skills of analysis, valuable cultural intelligences, adaptability, flexibility, practical reasoning, the ability to persuade and critical intellectual capabilities which sit alongside a strong stock of knowledge. You will be highly employable, not only within legal settings but across a range of businesses and public sectors including commerce, public policy, police and prison services, central and local government and a variety of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

John F Sawyer

Law Pathway Award Co-Ordinator

+44 (0) 151 291 3128

sawyerj@hope.ac.uk

Department: Liverpool Hope Business School