On our LLB courses, you will be studying for a Qualifying Law Degree, which means that provided you pass the specified modules, you gain exemptions from the professional bodies for their educational requirements and will meet the academic requirements for entering a Legal Practice Course. The conditions a law degree must meet to be termed a ‘qualifying law degree’ are laid down by the Law Society and Bar Council, which govern the qualification regulations for anyone seeking to qualify as a solicitor or as a barrister.
The Negotiation Competition
The Competition, which has been extremely successful, allows students from all year groups to take up simulated roles of solicitors and act on behalf of different sets of clients. The competitors, who compete in pairs, are given a scenario and one week to prepare for each round. The competitors develop transferrable skills applicable to both legal and non-legal practice, for instance, time management, organisational skills, communication skills, confidence, the ability to work well in a pressurised environment and most of all, the ability to negotiate.
The Negotiation Competition provides students with a fantastic opportunity to gain an understanding of what life as a solicitor will be like.