The GDL includes fewer credits, most of its exams are exam-based, and its condensed schedule forces students to choose more subjects faster than the LLM QLD. The LLM QLD involves more credits overall and is taught at master`s level, but it has a slightly slower pace and involves more trial-based assessment than the GDL. Although degrees cover similar legal content, exam-based skills are more central in the GDL and writing skills are more central in the LLM QLD program. This distinction is a matter of preference, as exam and essay formats are useful in professional education and training and in legal practice for different reasons. When you graduate from JCU, you will have a recognised qualification to practise law in Queensland. Your degree is accredited by the Admissions Council for Legal Practitioners and the Chief Justice, which will allow you to advance in different jurisdictions. For prospective lawyers, in order to complete the academic component of training based on a law degree issued in the UK/Republic of Ireland, a student must hold a degree in line with the QAA Subject Reference Statement for Law and includes the study of the fundamentals of legal knowledge subjects. All of our LLB and BA degrees (with the exception of Politics, Philosophy and Law) enable you to meet these requirements and apply for the professional training of the Bar Association. You must also obtain at least a 2.ii diploma to apply for the Law Society`s Professional Education Course (more details on all requirements). It is important to note that not all law degrees have QLD status. The BA Business and Management Law is not suitable for students seeking to practice law professionally, but it will be an extremely useful qualification for those seeking a career in business and management, where a working knowledge of the law is highly valued. To be eligible for admission to the Queensland Bar, an applicant must have obtained recognised legal qualifications (this degree meets this requirement), have completed recognised practical legal training through a practical legal education course or supervised internship at a law firm, and be able to satisfy the Law Practitioners` Admissions Council and the Queensland Supreme Court of their suitability.

The same requirements apply to those who intend to practise as a lawyer, but to obtain a certificate of practice as a lawyer, candidates must also pass the bar examinations and take the bar practice course after being admitted to the bar, followed by a year of mentoring and supervision. All undergraduate programmes offered at Warwick Law School (with the exception of Politics, Philosophy and Law) can currently lead to an LTQ. This applies to both LLB and BA prices. To obtain the QLD, you must successfully complete certain subjects that span several years of your studies. These topics are called « fundamentals of legal knowledge ». Students should note that if they wish to use their degree to qualify as a lawyer or lawyer, the total duration of studies from the first enrollment at the University open to graduation must not exceed six years (or 5 years for those with the university degree). This includes the use of studies from elsewhere (reference). Develop the skills employers are looking for as you work towards your LLQ law degree. Position yourself for success by learning to apply your knowledge in practical contexts. Understand how the underlying principles of justice are applied in urban, rural and remote communities, and learn to identify legal problems and apply well-developed reasoning skills to solve problems. From 2021, a new qualification framework will be introduced in which a Lawyer Qualification Examination (SQE) will replace the QLD (see our careers blog for more details).

The new exam will be offered for the first time in 2021. However, any student who begins the qualification process as a lawyer by starting a law degree by December 2021 can continue to complete their studies under the existing rules. The Bar and Bar Council recognise the LLB Open University for qualification, in which graduates have passed the examinations and examinations set out in the four modules: contract law and tort law, public and criminal law, equity, trusts and land and EU law, and an additional 90 credits (or 30 credits for those studying on the graduate entrance degree). If you fail an exam in the second, third or fourth year, you will not have the opportunity to retake a formal exam. According to university regulations, it is not possible to « tolerate » the failed subject. However, Warwick Law School may still allow you to continue until the end of the course, but would transfer you to a non-qualifying law degree. This means that you can still receive an LLB or BA, but you cannot be recognized for the transition to the professional level of training as a lawyer or lawyer. If you are studying part-time, the SRA has set a 6-year deadline for obtaining a qualifying law degree.

If your degree lasts more than 6 years, you can apply to the SRA for recognition in exceptional circumstances. Graduates of Trinity College Dublin who have successfully completed modules in Administrative Law, EU Law, Criminal Law, Contract Law, Tort Law, Land and Equity and Trusts since 2009/10 may be eligible for a full exemption from the CPE. Graduates who have successfully completed the modules described are deemed to have met the academic level requirements to qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales, but must apply to [the SRA] for an exemption using the Equivalent Means – Common Professional Examination form. Candidates must attach a copy of their transcript. All Bangor LLB degrees are qualifying law degrees and are recognised for professional purposes by the Law Society, the Bar Council of England and Wales and the Law Society of Ireland for professional purposes.