The Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (OXILP), in conjunction with Oxford Brookes University, has introduced a new research led LLM in Legal Practice. The course is designed to improve a student’s employability through in-depth research into an area of legal practice.
The programme involves a two-week course on Advanced Legal Research Methods immediately following the completion of an LPC, before a research proposal is submitted in September; a year is given for the completion of a 12,000 word dissertation.
Collaboration with the Law Department at Oxford Brookes leads to a wide variety of dissertation supervisors and specialists in areas ranging from banking, immigration, environmental and human rights law. “We are delighted to be able to offer students an opportunity to develop a more research led approach to legal practice. We are committed to building research capacity within the Institute that will add an exciting dynamic to our LPC” said programme director Michael Holdsworth.
With LPC graduates finding it increasingly harder to find training contracts, the LLM course at OXILP aims to boost employability by focussed study of an area of legal practice.
External applicants are eligible for the LLM in Legal Practice if have an LPC equivalent to 120 M-Level credits or one of the following professional legal qualifications and can show appropriate experience in legal practice:
· Bar Professional Training Course
· Bar Vocational Course
· Law Society Finals
· Certificate of Eligibility for Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) issued by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), together with successful completion of the QLTT or its successor qualification.