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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.