LLB Bachelor of Laws

  • Undergraduate
  • LSE Law School
  • UCAS code M100
  • Starting 2024
  • Home full-time: Closed
  • Overseas full-time: Closed
  • Location: Houghton Street, London

The LLB Bachelor of Laws degree teaches you to understand and critically analyse the rules and institutions which society establishes to secure and promote justice and order.

Our degree emphasises an understanding of law in context. We aim to encourage a broad outlook on legal issues, an understanding of the functions of law and of the legal system, and an appreciation of the place of rules of law in the construction of politics and society. Students learn that law is not a body of knowledge stored in libraries, but a presence all around us, constantly evident in our social, civil and business interactions. To study law with us is not to amass large quantities of stored information, but to explore key issues of fundamental importance to society.

The study of law involves the acquisition of a variety of intellectual skills. While a law degree or diploma is no longer necessary to the process of qualifying, a law degree is likely to remain the most effective and reputable way of acquiring the knowledge that is required to complete the first stage of the Qualifying Exam (SQE). In addition to being a preparation for the legal profession, the creative and imaginative powers of reasoning that the study of law develops are valued by many employers. Many students enjoy the intellectual challenge of a law degree before embarking on a career in a range of other sectors.

In addition to the LLB degree, the LSE Law School offers a double degree programme with Columbia University Law School in New York. This LSE LLB/JD (juris doctor) programme is open to a limited number of LLB students and applications are invited during the second year of study. For further details please visit our website.

Visit the LSE Law School Virtual Undergraduate Open Day page to find out more about studying in the LSE School, access virtual resources and watch event recordings from our Virtual Undergraduate Open Day. 


Programme details

Key facts

Academic year (2024/25) 30 September 2024 - 20 June 2025
Application deadline 31 January 2024
Duration Three years full-time
Applications/places/ratio 2022 2,663/190/14:1

For information about tuition fees, usual standard offers and entry requirements, see the sections below.

Entry requirements

Below we list our entry requirements in terms of GCSEs, A-Levels (the entry requirements should be read alongside our A-level subject combinations information) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK and from overseas.

A strong pre-16 academic profile such as several GCSE grades of A (or 7) and A* (or 8-9)
GCSE English Language and Mathematics grades should be no lower than B (or 6)
We also consider your overall GCSE subject profile

We also consider your AS grades, if available.

Contextual admissions A-level grades**

IB Diploma 
38 points overall, with 766 at higher level

Contextual admissions IB grades**
36 points overall, with 665 at higher level

Additional tests: All applicants must sit the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT). For entry in September 2024 (or deferred entry in September 2025) the LNAT can be taken between 1 September 2023 and 31 December 2023.

You may submit your application to LSE through UCAS before or after you take the test, however to guarantee fair and equal consideration of all applications you must sit your LNAT test by 31st December 2023. Please ensure that you select LSE when you register your LNAT account so that we are able to retrieve your LNAT result in a timely manner.

Test centres are available throughout the UK and overseas. LSE only uses the multiple-choice score it its assessment of applicants; the essay is not considered for most applicants. If you are an applicant who would have otherwise been identified as having to sit the UGGA, the selector may wish to consider your essay. Find out more about the LNAT.

*Read our A-level subject combinations information below.

**Read our UG Admissions Information to learn more about contextual admissions.

A-level subject combinations

  • We consider the combination of subjects you have taken, as well as the individual scores.
  • We believe a broad mix of traditional academic subjects to be the best preparation for studying at LSE and expect applicants to have at least two full A-levels or equivalent in these subjects.
  • There is no ideal subject combination for law. We are looking for evidence of academic excellence, scholarly potential and curiosity. The degree requires a significant amount of reading, research and attention to detail, so a high level of literacy is expected and this is often evidenced by an applicant's choice of post-16 subjects.
  • In addition, we are looking for an applicant's ability to cope with a demanding workload. Whilst taking a fourth AS-level or Extended Project (EP) is not required, the Law Department recognises the value of these additional subjects for providing useful skills and breadth of learning, and would encourage students to take up these opportunities where available. We understand, however, that not every student has the opportunity to complete a fourth AS or EP. Consequently, conditional offers will never include a fourth AS or EP, and students who are unable to take these additional qualification will not be at a disadvantage. 
  • Applicants offering mostly quantitative subjects at A-level (or equivalent) should demonstrate their ability to cope with these aspects of the programme through their personal statement, teacher’s reference, extra-curricular activities or performance in GCSE or equivalent qualifications.
  • Mathematics and Further Mathematics at A-level will be considered with an essay writing subject.

Find out more about A-level subject combinations.

Competition for places at LSE

Competition for places at the School is high. This means that even if you are predicted or if you achieve the grades that meet our usual standard offer, this will not guarantee you an offer of admission. Usual standard offers are intended only as a guide, and in some cases applicants will be asked for grades which differ from this.

Programme structure and courses

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.

First year

In your first year, you will take five compulsory courses, as well as LSE100. 

The first year will begin with two introductory intensive courses entitled Introduction to Legal Systems (ILS) and Legal Studies Skills. The objective of providing intensive introduction modules is to ensure that students develop their legal skills and have a solid understanding of the building blocks of a legal system (and in particular a common law legal system) before progressing to study the core first year subjects. 

You will then take four full unit first year courses running across Autumn and Winter term. These are Criminal Law, Contract Law, Public Law, and Tort Law. 

(* denotes a half-unit course)

Introduction to the Legal Systems (non-assessed)
Familiarises law students with the basic characteristics and functioning of legal systems.

Legal Studies Skills (non-assessed)
Helps students develop their legal skills.

Public Law
Covers the conceptual framework of public law. 

Criminal 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. 

Tort Law
Examines the fundamental principles and functions of tort law; the general tort of negligence and its application in specific settings (e.g. actions of public authorities, occupiers’ liability); the distinction between negligence and strict liability; liability for defective products; defamation; the land-related torts; the main economic torts; the kinds of injury that tort law deems worthy of compensation (especially the complex position with regard to psychiatric and economic harm); and the kinds of remedy that it provides to claimants.

Contract Law
Introduces the general principles of contract law, including contract formation, interpretation, defences (eg misrepresentation, duress), breach, and remedies. 

A half unit, running across Autumn and Winter Term in the first year, LSE100 is compulsory for all LSE undergraduate students. This innovative and interactive course is designed to build your capacity to tackle multidimensional problems as a social scientist through interdisciplinary, research-rich education.

Second year

In the second year, you will take courses to the value of four units from a list of full unit and half unit options. You will take a compulsory full unit second year course on Property Law and choose one half unit as a compulsory second year course from a Transnational Law basket of options and one half unit as a compulsory second year course from a Legal Theory basket of options.

You will also take further courses to the value of two units from a list of options. Law options may 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 commodities law, European Convention of Human Rights law. One non-Law full unit course or two non-Law half unit courses can be taken in either the second or third year.

Examines principles of Land Law and the Law of Trusts.

Courses to the value of three units from a range of law options

Third year 

In your third year you will take courses to the value of four units from a range of law options. One non-Law full unit course or two non-Law half unit courses can be taken in either the second or third year.

Courses to the value of four units from a range of law or outside 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.

Assessing your application

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified prospective students and want to recruit students with the very best academic merit, potential and motivation, irrespective of their background. The programme guidance below should be read alongside our general entrance requirements information.

We carefully consider each application on an individual basis, taking into account all the information presented on the UCAS application form, including your:

- academic achievement including predicted and achieved grades (see 'Entry requirements' for programme specific information)
- subjects and subject combinations (see 'Entry requirements' for programme specific information)
- personal statement (see below for programme specific information)
- teacher’s reference
- educational circumstances

You may also have to provide evidence of your English proficiency, although you do not need to provide this at the time of your application to LSE. See our English language requirements page.

Personal characteristics, skills and attributes

For this programme, we are looking for students who demonstrate the following characteristics, skills and attributes:

- an ability to apply logic and follow complex lines of reasoning
- high levels of accuracy and attention to detail
- good communication skills
- an ability to ask questions and think independently
- intellectual curiosity
- motivation and capacity for hard work

Personal statement

In addition to demonstrating the above personal characteristics, skills and attributes, your statement should be original, interesting and well-written and should outline your enthusiasm and motivation for the programme.

You should explain whether there are any aspects of particular interest to you, how this relates to your current academic studies and what additional reading or relevant experiences you have had which have led you to apply. We are interested to hear your own thoughts or ideas on the topics you have encountered through your exploration of the subject at school or through other activities. Some suggestions for preliminary reading can be found above in the preliminary reading section, but there is no set list of activities we look for; instead we look for students who have made the most of the opportunities available to them to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their intended programme of study.

You can also mention extra-curricular activities such as sport, the arts or volunteering or any work experience you have undertaken. However, the main focus of an undergraduate degree at LSE is the in-depth academic study of a subject and we expect the majority of your personal statement to be spent discussing your academic interests.

Please also see our general guidance about writing personal statements. 

Fees and funding

Every undergraduate student is charged a fee for each year of their programme.

The fee covers registration and examination fees payable to the School, lectures, classes and individual supervision, lectures given at other colleges under intercollegiate arrangements and, under current arrangements, membership of the Students' Union. It does not cover living costs or travel or fieldwork.

Tuition fees

Home students:

The 2024 tuition fee for new Home students is £9,250 per year. The Home student undergraduate fee may rise in line with inflation in subsequent years.

Overseas students:

The 2024 tuition fee for international students is £28,176. The overseas tuition fee will remain at the same amount for each subsequent year of your full-time study regardless of the length of your programme. This information applies to new overseas undergraduate entrants starting their studies from 2024 onwards.

The Table of Fees shows the latest tuition amounts for all programmes offered by the School. 

Fee status

The amount of tuition fees you will need to pay, and any financial support you are eligible for, will depend on whether you are classified as a home or overseas student, otherwise known as your fee status. LSE assesses your fee status based on guidelines provided by the Department of Education.

Further information about fee status classification

Scholarships, bursaries and loans

The School recognises that the cost of living in London may be higher than in your home town or country. LSE provides generous financial support, in the form of bursaries and scholarships to UK, EU and overseas students. 

In addition, UK Government support, in the form of loans, is available to UK and some EU students. Some overseas governments also offer funding.

Further information on tuition fees, cost of living, loans and scholarships

Information for international students

LSE is an international community, with over 140 nationalities represented amongst its student body. We celebrate this diversity through everything we do. 

If you are applying to LSE from outside of the UK then take a look at our Information for International students.

1) Take a note of the UK qualifications we require for your programme of interest (found in the ‘Entry requirements’ section of this page).

2) Go to the International Students section of our website.

3) Select your country.

4) Select ‘Undergraduate entry requirements’ and scroll until you arrive at the information about your local/national qualification. Compare the stated UK entry requirements listed on this page with the local/national entry requirement listed on your country specific page.

Teaching and assessment


Format and contact hours: Most courses at LSE are taught through lectures and classes, which are small interactive discussion groups. In some courses, you may have seminars instead where a short lecture leads on to group discussion.

You can expect about 12 to 15 hours of formal tuition each week. Hours vary according to courses and indicative information is listed in the School Calendar ( within the Teaching section of each course guide.

In addition, the LSE Law School runs a programme in the first year of study to facilitate students’ legal writing skills. All academic staff hold advice and feedback sessions during which students can discuss their progress on an individual basis. You will also be assigned an academic adviser who will meet with you to discuss your academic progress and any problems which you might have.

LSE teaching: LSE is internationally recognised for its teaching and research and therefore employs a rich variety of teaching staff with a range of experience and status. Courses may be taught by individual members of faculty, such as lecturers, senior lecturers, readers, associate professors and professors. Many departments now also employ guest teachers and visiting members of staff, LSE teaching fellows and graduate teaching assistants who are usually doctoral research students. You can view indicative details for the teacher responsible for each course in the relevant course guide.

Academic support

Academic mentor: You will have an academic mentor who will provide general guidance and assistance with both academic and personal concerns. 

Other academic support: There are many opportunities to extend your learning outside the classroom and complement your academic studies at LSE. LSE LIFE is the School’s centre for academic, personal and professional development. Some of the services on offer include: guidance and hands-on practice of the key skills you will need to do well at LSE: effective reading, academic writing and critical thinking; workshops related to how to adapt to new or difficult situations, including development of skills for leadership, study/work/life balance and preparing for the world of work; and advice and practice on working in study groups and on cross-cultural communication and teamwork.

Disability and Wellbeing Service: LSE is committed to enabling all students to achieve their full potential and the School’s Disability and Wellbeing Service provides a free, confidential service to all LSE students and is a first point of contact for all disabled students.

Your timetable

  • The standard teaching day runs from 09:00-18:00; Monday to Friday. Teaching for undergraduate students will not usually be scheduled after 12:00 on Wednesdays to allow for sports, volunteering and other extra-curricular events.
  • The lecture and seminar timetable is published in mid-August and the full academic timetable (lectures/seminars and undergraduate classes) is published by mid-September and is accessible via the LSE Timetables webpages.
  • Undergraduate student personal timetables are published in LSE for You (LFY). For personal timetables to appear, students must be registered at LSE, have successfully signed up for courses in LFY and ensured that their course selection does not contain unauthorised clashes. Every effort is made to minimise changes after publication, once personal timetables have been published any changes are notified via email.


You will undertake at least one assessment for each course during each term. These do not count towards your grade but are designed to help you to develop your skills in legal argument and prepare you for the end of year exams. Please note that assessment on individual courses can change year to year. An indication of the current assessment for each course can be found in the relevant course guide in the School Calendar (

Your final degree classification is based on your performance in the second and third years of study. Some of the optional courses in your last two years are examined by essay. You must pass each set of yearly examinations to progress to the next stage of the degree. There is also the option do to a dissertation, which is a research based extended essay, in your final year.

Student support and resources

We’re here to help and support you throughout your time at LSE, whether you need help with your academic studies, support with your welfare and wellbeing or simply to develop on a personal and professional level.

Whatever your query, big or small there are a range of people you can speak to and who will be happy to help.

Academic mentors – an academic member of staff who you will meet with at least once a term and who can help with any academic, administrative or personal questions you have. (See Teaching and assessment).

Academic support librarians – they will be able to help you navigate the library and maximise its resources during your studies.

Accommodation service  - they can offer advice on living in halls and offer guidance on private accommodation related queries.

Class teachers and seminar leaders – they will be able to assist with queries relating to a specific course you are taking.

Disability and Wellbeing Service – the staff are experts in long term health conditions, sensory impairments, mental health and specific learning difficulties. They offer confidential and free services such as student counselling, a peer support scheme, arranging exam adjustments and run groups and workshops.

IT help – support available 24 hours a day to assist with all of your technology queries.

LSE Faith Centre – home to LSE's diverse religious activities and transformational interfaith leadership programmes, as well as a space for worship, prayer and quiet reflection. It includes Islamic prayer rooms and a main space for worship. It is also a space for wellbeing classes on campus and is open to all students and staff from all faiths and none.  

Language Centre – the centre specialises in offering language courses targeted to the needs of students and practitioners in the social sciences. We offer pre-course English for Academic Purposes programmes; English language support during your studies; modern language courses in 9 languages; proofreading, translation and document authentication and language learning community activities.

LSE Careers ­- with the help of LSE Careers, you can make the most of the opportunities that London has to offer. Whatever your future career plans, LSE Careers will work with you, connecting you to opportunities and experiences from internships and volunteering to networking events and employer and alumni insights.

LSE Library - Founded in 1896, the British Library of Political and Economic Science is the major international library of the social sciences. It stays open late, has lots of excellent resources and it’s a great place to study. As an LSE student, you’ll have access to a number of other academic libraries in Greater London and nationwide.

LSE LIFE – this is where you should go to develop skills you’ll use as a student and beyond. The centre runs talks and workshops on skills you’ll find useful in the classroom, offer one-to-one sessions with study advisers who can help you with reading, making notes, writing, research and exam revision, and provide drop-in sessions for academic and personal support. (See ‘Teaching and assessment).

LSE Students’ Union (LSESU) – they offer academic, personal and financial advice and funding.

Sardinia House Dental Practice - offers discounted private dental services to LSE students.

St Philips Medical Centre - based in Pethwick-Lawrence House the centre provides NHS Primary Care services to registered patients.

Student Services Centre – our staff here can answer general queries and can point you in the direction of other LSE services.

Student advisers – we have a Deputy Head of Student Services (Advice and Policy) and an Adviser to Women Students who can help with academic and pastoral matters.


Student life

As a student at LSE you’ll be based at our central London campus. Find out what our campus and London have to offer you on academic, social and career perspective.

Student societies and activities 

Your time at LSE is not just about studying, there are plenty of ways to get involved in extracurricular activities. From joining one of over 200 societies, or starting your own society, to volunteering for a local charity, or attending a public lecture by a world-leading figure, there is a lot to choose from.

The campus

LSE is based on one campus in the centre of London. Despite the busy feel of the surrounding area, many of the streets around campus are pedestrianised, meaning the campus feels like a real community.

Life in London

London is an exciting, vibrant and colourful city. It's also an academic city, with more than 400,000 university students. Whatever your interests or appetite you will find something to suit your palate and pocket in this truly international capital. Make the most of career opportunities and social activities, theatre, museums, music and more.

Want to find out more? Read why we think London is a fantastic student city, find out about key sights, places and experiences for new Londoners. Don't fear, London doesn't have to be super expensive: hear about London on a budget.

Student stories

Jaime Sim

LLB Bachelor of Laws
Hong Kong


Across league tables, LSE leads for law and this, combined with its superb location next to the Royal Courts of Justice and in the heart of the City of London, meant the choice was not a difficult one. I enjoy the academic challenges offered in my degree, and the opportunity to learn from prominent academics and practitioners continues to thrill me.

Oliver Sidorczuk

LLB Bachelor of Laws
Liverpool, UK


I love the location of the LSE Law School. We're in the core of London's legal sphere; next to the Courts, law firms and chambers, the Inns of Courts and Parliament. The academics in the LSE Law School are all experts in their fields. As law students, we are continually challenged by our teachers to examine new ways of understanding the law's role in modern society. The diversity and background of students at the School makes each seminar an intellectually stimulating experience.

Extra-curricular activities

A number of extra-curricular activities are organised by the student Law Society and the LSE Law School itself, including but not limited to:

  • Mooting is competitive legal argument about issues arising from a hypothetical legal case that takes place between two teams of lawyers in front of a mock court. Mooting develops the participants’ capacity in legal research, argument, writing and oral advocacy. LSE students take part in internal, national and international competitions. The LSE Law School has a specially designed Moot Court Room where some of these competitions take place.
  • Pro bono work is unpaid legal work undertaken for the public good. LSE students are involved in a variety of pro bono projects including the Royal Courts of Justice Personal Support Unit, various legal advice clinics, assistance to charities, and student-led legal projects.
  • Cumberland Lodge, in the Great Park at Windsor, is the venue for an annual weekend away for staff and students. The purpose is to create an informal and friendly environment where issues related to the law can be discussed.
  • The LSE Law School holds formal events for students at one of the Inns of Court, culminating in a sit down dinner for final year students, allowing them to celebrate their successes with academic staff and their fellow students.
  • A number of informal events allow staff and students to mix in a social environment, including the very popular annual Staff Student Quiz Night.
  • The diversity of LSE’s student population is reflected in the wide array of LSE Student Union societies. There are over 170 societies with two of them specifically tailored to the needs and interests of LSE law students. The Bar Society helps students to develop their advocacy skills through regular mooting competitions, while the Law Society, a 750-member strong association, organises a packed programme of events for students throughout the year, culminating in the annual Law Ball.

Double degree programme option

Double Degree Programme

The LSE Law School offers a LLB/JD (juris doctor) double degree programme with Columbia University Law School.

LLB students are able to apply to participate in the programme during their second year. They spend their first two years at LSE, during which they must complete the Law Society/ Bar Council core or 'foundation' subjects if they intend to secure a 'qualifying' degree for professional exemption purposes in England and Wales. If admitted to the double degree programme, students then transfer to Columbia Law School for two years there, the first of which shall, if successfully completed based on the requirements of both LSE and Columbia Law School, satisfy the requirements of their third year at LSE.

We do not recommend applying to LSE solely with the intention of applying to the double degree programme as we are unable to guarantee you will be admitted.

Preliminary reading

If you wish to gain further insight into law, we suggest that you look at one or more of the following books: 

T Bingham The Rule of Law (Allen Lane, 2010)

S Chakrabarti On Liberty (Allen Lane, 2014)

C Gearty On Fantasy Island: Britain, Europe, and human rights (Oxford University Press, 2016)

H Kennedy Eve was Framed: women and British justice (Vintage, 1993)

N Lacey Women, Crime, and Character: from Moll Flanders to Tess of the D'Urbervilles (Oxford University Press, 2008)

P Sands East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2016)


Quick Careers Facts for the LSE Law School

Median salary of our UG students 15 months after graduating: £50,000

Top 5 sectors our students work in:

  • Law and Legal Services
  • Financial and Professional Services
  • Government, Public Sector and Policy
  • Consultancy
  • FMCG, Manufacturing and Retail

The data was collected as part of the Graduate Outcomes survey, which is administered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). Graduates from 2019-20 were the third group to be asked to respond to Graduate Outcomes. Median salaries are calculated for respondents who are paid in UK pounds sterling and who were working in full-time employment.

This is a qualifying degree, meaning you can go straight from graduating to taking the LPC (Legal Practice Course), and recent leavers have secured training contracts at world renowned law firms, whilst others have been taken on as analysts and consultants. Others still have used the legal and social insights gained in their degree to set up their own NGOs or start their own businesses.

The analytical, critical and communication skills and legal and social insights gained within the LLB provide an excellent foundation for many careers and can be applied to a wide range of industries. Recent graduates have gone into fields as diverse as law and legal services, accountancy, banking and finance, government and politics, consulting, tax, charity and development, and education and academia.

Further information on graduate destinations for this programme

Professional training

The Bar
A student with a law degree from LSE will normally be eligible to be considered for a place on the Bar Professional Training Course. You should check the position personally by obtaining the relevant regulations from: The Bar Council, 289-293 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7HZ or

To enrol for the Bar Professional Training Course, you normally need at least a lower second class honours degree.

The profession of solicitor
The process to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales is via the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE). The SQE assessment has two stages, with the first being focused on legal knowledge, broadly similar to that supplied in law degrees at present, and the second on practical vocational skills. While a law degree or diploma will no longer be necessary to the process of qualifying, a law degree is likely to remain the most effective and reputable way of acquiring the knowledge that is required by the SRA to complete the first stage of the SQE.

Please refer to our website and for further information and updates.

Support for your career

Many leading organisations give careers presentations at the School during the year, and LSE Careers has a wide range of resources available to assist students in their job search.


Our LLB Bachelors of Law programme is accredited by the Bar Standards Board for the purpose of a qualifying law degree. The process to qualify as a solicitor in England and Wales is via the Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

The SQE assessment has two stages, with the first being focused on legal knowledge, broadly similar to that supplied in law degrees at present, and the second on practical vocational skills. While a law degree or diploma will no longer be necessary to the process of qualifying, a law degree is likely to remain the most effective and reputable way of acquiring the knowledge that is required by the SRA to complete the first stage of the SQE.

Please refer to our website and for further information and updates.

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