LLB Law with French Law and Language

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“The teachers are lovely and helpful, the course is interesting and the University is great!”

Claire Wheatman, LLB Law with French Law and Language.

The four-year LLB Law with French Law and Language programme offers a specialised programme, which enables students to study the foundational English Law courses required by the Law Society and the Bar Council to obtain a qualifying degree for UK professional purposes, whilst also providing an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the French legal system. The LLB Law with French Law and Language degree is aimed at students who want to combine a qualifying English law degree with an understanding of another European legal system whilst imp…

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“The teachers are lovely and helpful, the course is interesting and the University is great!”

Claire Wheatman, LLB Law with French Law and Language.

The four-year LLB Law with French Law and Language programme offers a specialised programme, which enables students to study the foundational English Law courses required by the Law Society and the Bar Council to obtain a qualifying degree for UK professional purposes, whilst also providing an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the French legal system. The LLB Law with French Law and Language degree is aimed at students who want to combine a qualifying English law degree with an understanding of another European legal system whilst improving their language skills.

Course Structure

A distinctive feature of this programme is that both French law and French language are taught throughout the first and second years to give students far more than a mere overview of the workings of the French legal system, with most classes conducted in French.

First Year:
  • At the Law School, the English law modules are taken with other law students, whilst the French law modules are tailored specifically for the degree programme to provide a solid grounding in French law and the study skills required for a successful year in France, such as reading and understanding French legal materials and essay writing. The French law modules are taught mostly in French.
  • You will also be required to take the skills development programme run by the School and will have the opportunity of taking part in extra-curricular activities, such as mooting, negotiation and pro bono work.
Second Year:
  • You will receive French language tuition from the School of Language and Communication Studies where, in the second year, you have the possibility of preparing for the ‘Certificat de français juridique’. This internationally recognised language qualification is set by the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris.
  • The second part of the Skills Development Programme is also taken in this year and focuses extensively on career development skills. Many during the second year choose to take a more active role in extra-curricular activities and in the Student Law Society.
Third Year:
  • The year abroad is spent studying law at one of the French universities with which we have exchange agreements. At present, you may attend one of the following law faculties: Strasbourg; Lyon III (Jean Moulin); Nancy; Rennes I; Tours (François Rabelais) and Bordeaux (Montesquieu). While you are required to pass the year abroad, the marks do not contribute to your final degree classification.
  • Most students who go to the universities of Strasbourg, Lyon, Tours, Bordeaux or Nancy study for a Diploma in French Legal Studies. Whilst this is not a French professional qualification, it provides formal recognition of the time spent studying abroad. In addition, students attending Nancy, Strasbourg and Tours can apply to study for a Licence en Droit, a national qualification equivalent to a third year law qualification.
  • Studies abroad are undertaken as an Erasmus exchange student and are ideal for developing a wide range of transferable skills. Support in preparing for the exchange and during the time away is provided by a dedicated member of faculty and administrators.
Fourth Year:
  • Back at UEA, students can tailor the final year by selecting two modules either offered or approved by the School including a range of interdisciplinary subjects from other faculties, alongside four foundational modules.

Assessment

Assessment on the LLB Law with French Law and Language is by a mixture of examinations and coursework. Some optional modules are assessed entirely by coursework while others include seen, pre-release or open book exams. In addition, students are encouraged to submit non-assessed coursework regularly throughout the year, providing an opportunity for written feedback.


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Entry Requirements A Level: AAB including French at grade B International Baccalaureate: 33 Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB (acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications) Irish Leaving Certificate: AAAABB Access Course: Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 45 credits at Level 3 HND: Please contact law.ug.admiss@uea.ac.uk for further information Entry Requirement

Candidates will be expected to have 3 A levels (see below for typical offer).

Candidates with equivalent qualifications to the A level requirement are encouraged to apply (eg International Baccalaureate; Access to Higher Education certificate). International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

Students should also have 5 GCSEs including English (grade C) and Mathematics (grade C).

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)
  • TOEFL: Internet-based score of 88 overall (minimum 18 in the Listening and Writing components; 19 in the Reading component; and 21 in the Speaking component)
  • PTE: 62 overall with minimum 55 in all components

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Special Entry Requirements

Visiting Students

Visiting Students who wish to participate in an erasmus exchange with the Law School should follow the application procedures laid down by their own University.

Those who wish to come to the University of East Anglia as Visiting Students who belong to Universities with which UEA does not have an exchange agreement should follow the instructions on the non-erasmus visiting students webpage.

Native French Speakers

Those who have received their education in French and who wish to spend the third year in France are not normally admitted to study for the LLB Law with French Law and Language, since they have no need to study the French language. However, they can apply to read for the LLB Law with European Legal Systems. A modified version of this degree has been specially created for native French speakers to allow them to follow almost the same programme as those doing the LLB in Law with French Law and Language but without the French language element. The third year would be spent at a French university.

Assessment

Key factors used to assess an application include:

  • Past and future achievement in examinations
  • Academic interest in the subject
  • Personal interests and extra-curricular activities
  • The reference

All applications are considered on their own individual merits.

About the School

The Law School at the University of East Anglia is a unique, socially responsible community of excellent research and teaching that not only prepares current students for careers both in law and many other professions, but also engages with the wider community with a vast range of pro-bono work undertaken by our undergraduates as part of our Law Clinic. The School came joint fourth for Teaching in the 2012 National Student Survey.

The School also enjoys excellent links with our alumni and with colleagues in other Schools at UEA with many interdisciplinary modules on our courses utilising the expertise on offer elsewhere in the University. There is now an even greater emphasis on employability on our courses with a strong focus on mentoring, internships and transferable skills.

2013 will see students return to the Law School’s 16th century home, which has just opened after extensive restoration and refurbishment. Earlham Hall is an elegant, secluded building providing student social space, offices, study areas and lecture theatres set in beautiful parkland leading down to the River Yare. Earlham Hall is an amazing base in which to study.

Employability

We produce highly employable students in part due to the systems, programmes and opportunities we offer. A core element of the School’s employability strategy, for example, is the maintenance and development of excellent relationships with the wider legal community and beyond. Employment also features as a fundamental part of the curriculum with an active focus on Law in Practice (which develops career management skills) whilst the Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning modules help develop useful transferable skills The School already has a number of scholarships and prizes from law firms and has one of the largest internship programmes of any law school in the UK with 40 places kept solely for UEA law students, whilst the Mentor Scheme matches second year students with established barristers and solicitors.

Student Experience

The School has a strong community engagement ethos. Not only is this of value to the students in instrumental terms but most importantly, the School has a fundamental commitment to community service and to providing assistance to those who need the expertise and enthusiasm possessed by those within the School. We currently have one of the largest pro bono operations of all law schools in the UK with over half of our students engaging with the wider community; a figure due to expand within the next three years which will place every willing student into a pro bono activity, organised by the School.

Teaching Excellence and Facilities

The School provides innovative and stimulating teaching across all areas of the law curriculum. Academics in the Law School have won the University’s prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in three out of the last four years and in 2012 96% of our students said they were satisfied with the teaching they received ranking us fourth in the country (National Student Survey).

Research-led teaching is offered across all years of the degree, drawing on internationally excellent research in areas such as Media, Internet and Intellectual Property Law, Commercial Law and Competition Law.

Year Abroad

If you study LLB Law with American Law, Law with European Systems or Law with French Law and Language, you will spend your third year studying abroad. We have links with some prestigious and well-established Law Schools in the US and Europe.

UniStats Information Fees and Funding University Fees and Financial Support: UK/EU Students

Further information on fees and funding for 2012 can be found here

University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

The University of East Anglia will be charging International students £11,700 for all full-time Law School undergraduate programmes which start in 2012.

The University offers around £1 million of Scholarships each year to support International students in their studies. Scholarships are normally awarded to students on the basis of academic merit and are usually for the duration of the period of study.

Please click here for further information about fees and funding for International students.


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