The LLB degree is a three year degree consisting of a combination of core and optional courses to the value of 12 units. You will also take LSE100. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
In your first year, you will take five compulsory courses, as well as LSE100 in the Lent term.
(* denotes a half-unit course)
Law of Obligations
Provides an introduction to the law of contract, including formation of contracts, express and implied terms, misrepresentation, exclusion clauses, remedies for breach of contract; an introduction to the principles of the law of restitution; and an introduction to the law of torts: negligence and other specific torts, causation, defences, remedies for torts.
Introduces the role of property concepts in legal and social thought.
Introduction to the Legal System*
Familiarises law students with the basic characteristics and functioning of legal systems.
Covers the conceptual framework of public law.
Examines the 'general part' of criminal law and selected areas of the special part of criminal law in the context of theories of the aims and functions of criminalisation.
Foundational Legal Skills (non-assessed)
Beginning in the Lent term of the first year and running through the Michaelmas term of the second year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and introduces you to the fundamental elements of thinking like a social scientist. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
In your second year you will take courses to the value of four units from law options. Options include the following subject areas: medical law, human rights law, commercial law, information technology law, family law, EU law, environmental law, intellectual property law, corporate insolvency law, labour law, criminology, property law, public international law, taxation, media law, competition law, global commodoties law. In addition, you will take LSE100 in the Michaelmas term. One non-law option can be taken in either the second or third year. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
Courses to the value of four units from law options
Beginning in the Michaelmas term of the first year and running through the Michaelmas term of the second year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students, and introduces you to the fundamental elements of thinking like a social scientist. Please note that the format of the LSE100 course is under review.
In your third year you will take one compulsory course, Jurisprudence. You will also take courses to the value of three units from law options. One non-law option can be taken in either the second or third year.
Introduces thinking philosophically about the law and familiarises you with the main methodological and normative questions concerning the law and its legitimacy.
Courses to the value of three units from law options
For the most up-to-date list of optional courses please visit the relevant School Calendar page.
Where regulations permit, you may also be able to take a language, literature or linguistics option as part of your degree. Information can be found on the Language Centre webpages.
You must note however that while care has been taken to ensure that this information is up-to-date and correct, a change of circumstances since publication may cause the School to change, suspend or withdraw a course or programme of study, or change the fees that apply to it. The School will always notify the affected parties as early as practicably possible and propose any viable and relevant alternative options. Note that the School will neither be liable for information that after publication becomes inaccurate or irrelevant, nor for changing, suspending or withdrawing a course or programme of study due to events outside of its control, which includes but is not limited to a lack of demand for a course or programme of study, industrial action, fire, flood or other environmental or physical damage to premises.
You must also note that places are limited on some courses and/or subject to specific entry requirements. The School cannot therefore guarantee you a place. Please note that changes to programmes and courses can sometimes occur after you have accepted your offer of a place. These changes are normally made in light of developments in the discipline or path-breaking research, or on the basis of student feedback. Changes can take the form of altered course content, teaching formats or assessment modes. Any such changes are intended to enhance the student learning experience. You should visit the School’s Calendar, or contact the relevant academic department, for information on the availability and/or content of courses and programmes of study. Certain substantive changes will be listed on the updated undergraduate course and programme information page.