English and French Law (Dual Qualifying) – LLB (Honours)

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Gain academic qualifications in both the English and French legal systems, splitting your studies equally between Sheffield Hallam University and at the University of Paris-Est Créteil. You study the core law subjects needed by the professional bodies, as well as developing the essential skills needed for employment in the legal sector through work on real live client cases.

Key points
• Attend one of the few UK universities offering this specialised and prestigious degree.• Develop a unique understanding of both UK and French legal systems with two years in both Sheffield and Paris.
• Take a dual qualifying degree and graduate with an LLB (Hons) as well as a French M1 masters qua…

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At a glance

Gain academic qualifications in both the English and French legal systems, splitting your studies equally between Sheffield Hallam University and at the University of Paris-Est Créteil. You study the core law subjects needed by the professional bodies, as well as developing the essential skills needed for employment in the legal sector through work on real live client cases.

Key points
• Attend one of the few UK universities offering this specialised and prestigious degree.• Develop a unique understanding of both UK and French legal systems with two years in both Sheffield and Paris.
• Take a dual qualifying degree and graduate with an LLB (Hons) as well as a French M1 masters qualification.
• Build your CV by working at a legal service provider on our law in practice placement modules.

What is law?
An often fast-paced and far-reaching system of rules designed to ensure equality in society and protect individuals' rights. The legal profession has two different strands, both aimed at securing the best possible outcome for their clients. As a barrister, you plead cases on behalf of your client in Court. As a solicitor you manage your client's case from the very beginning right the way through to its conclusion.

This course

Gain qualifications in the academic stage of training in both the English and French legal systems. You study at Sheffield Hallam for years one and three and at the University of Paris-Est Créteil in years two and four. The University of Paris-Est Créteil is an excellent partner university, ranked in the top four French universities offering dual degrees.

Throughout the course you study in a vibrant bilingual environment where English and French students learn together. This approach helps you to develop your linguistic and interpersonal skills. You study French throughout the course and in Paris you learn French law in French. Your resulting fluency in French is always a valuable asset in law and in the commercial sector generally. During your time abroad you may also be eligible for an Erasmus grant.

After graduating you qualify for the UK LLB qualification and a French M1, equivalent to a Masters in Law. You study the core law subjects needed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Council for academic legal training. You also study law options that prepare you for a professional career in law or the wider public, business and commercial sectors.

The French M1 undergraduate award allows you to take legal studies which can lead to professional legal qualifications in France. The modules offered at the University of Paris-Est Créteil are subject to variation, so for more information visit www.en.u-pec.fr

Your academic learning is combined with developing the essential skills for employment. We provide you with opportunities to work on real life cases, so you build an impressive CV as you study. You gain hands-on experience with the many unique work-related modules we offer, designed to give you that practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market.

We pioneered this practical approach to learning and continue to be recognised as a market leader in this area. We are renowned for having an excellent range of modules directly related to the legal profession, which involve work on real live client cases.

Key areas of study
This course provides you with the opportunity to study a number of key legal areas including • criminal law • civil law • corporate law • public law • human rights and negligence • French law • French language.

Law clinic
Our law clinic is a fully regulated solicitors' practice where you work under the supervision of qualified solicitors on real cases from first interview to county court or employment tribunal, as appropriate. It gives you an insight into the pressures and demands of the legal profession.

Law in practice
You can build on practical experience in the law by applying to spend one day each week with a legal service provider to gain invaluable experience within a professional setting. Law in practice is often in a solicitor's office working on real life cases.

Law in practice (international)
To gain a greater understanding of law in practice in an international setting, you can apply to spend the summer working law firms across the USA.

Innocence Project UK programme
You can apply to work on a real case of an alleged miscarriage of justice on our Innocence project. You gain a unique insight into the criminal justice system which many do not experience until in practice.

Law in the community
You work in a team to research and deliver presentations on different areas of law to various community groups. This develops your legal research and presentation skills.

Mooting
Being able to advocate is an essential part of a solicitor's or barrister's career. You represent fictitious clients in a mock trial, usually on a matter of civil law. This takes place in our on-campus moot court.

Mooting and Debating Society
We have a very active Mooting and Debating Society and members take part in both internal and national competitions. We have enjoyed considerable success in these competitions. In 2009 we beat over 60 university law schools to win the final of the Oxford University Press (OUP)/BPP National Mooting Competition and were finalists in 2010.

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