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Law with French Law (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

 

LAW LLB WITH FRENCH LAW (4 YEARS)

Full-time 2019 entry, AAA, IB 38

Law with French Law prepares you for the demands of a global legal market. It includes a year studying at a university in France and is aimed at those with a strong grasp of the French language.


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You’ll develop an excellent understanding of core legal principles of both the English and the French legal systems while examining the law from a modern, international and critical perspective.

As well as exploring the impact on the law of cultural, economic and political developments, you’ll examine how law affects everyday life in the UK, France and beyond. You will also develop advanced legal, research, independent learning and writing skills, and become a confident communicator, able to participate fully in debates and to present your ideas clearly, both in English and in French.

You will spend the first two years at Warwick University. In those two years you will gain a thorough grounding in English Law and at the same time study French Law modules in French. French Law modules are taught by lecturers qualified in the French jurisdiction, and tuition is held in small groups.

Your third year is spent at one of our partner universities in France. Thorough preparation and careful supervision while you are away ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from your year abroad. For the fourth and final year of your studies you will return to Warwick and complete the LLB degree.

Many of our modules are delivered by a combination of lectures and seminars. The lectures will introduce you to a particular topic and then you will spend time reading around the topic in preparation for seminar discussion.

We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations. Research training, personal development and professional development are embedded in your degree. Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.

Contact hours

Typically each module has two hours of lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside of your seminars.

Class size

Typically in lectures, depending on the options chosen, class sizes are between 10-300 students. Core module lectures consist of approximately 280 students. There are approximately 16 students per seminar.

Although methods of assessment vary for each module, you will generally be expected to write essays and/or sit a two to three hour examination in your modules. As well as essays and exams, we offer a variety of other assessment methods such as group presentations and reflective diaries, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You will also write formative essays for which you will receive detailed feedback in preparation for your final module assessments.

Your second year counts towards 40%, your third year counts towards 20% and your final year counts towards 40% of your final degree mark.

This course features an integral year abroad, in which you will study approved law modules at one of our partner universities in France which currently include Paris, Bordeaux or Lille.

The Law School has its own dedicated careers consultant who provides tailored workshops and careers guidance support for all our law students including those considering a career in other fields. You will receive support with developing your career plans, researching jobs and postgraduate study and with all aspects of the application process.

Every year there is an autumn law recruitment fair, which is attended by over 60 law firms which want to recruit Warwick students. A further recruitment fair takes place during the summer offering finalists the chance to meet firms looking for immediate recruits.

Throughout the year many law firms visit Warwick to run presentations and engage with our students. As you would expect, the global elite and US firms are well represented on campus and over the last year we have also invited a variety of smaller firms, in-house lawyers and the Government Legal Service to meet our students. Past visitors have included:

Allen & Overy

Baker McKenzie

Brethertons

Clifford Chance

CMS

Herbert Smith Freehills

Jones Day

Linklaters

Norton Rose Fulbright

Slaughter & May

Wright Hassall

Barristers also visit campus and help with mooting (mock trials) negotiating and debating. You will have many opportunities to build contacts within the profession during your studies.

Law is an excellent foundation for careers generally as it will help you to develop your analytical, organisational and effective research skills. If you do not wish to pursue a career in the legal profession, there will be plenty of alternative professions for you to choose from. The Law School and Student Careers & Skills arrange for other employers outside of the law profession to visit the campus and offer one to one support to help you decide which career is right for you.

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A level: AAA, including French

  • IB: 38, to include 6 in Higher Level French

  • Contextual data and differential offers: Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria. Differential offers will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).

  • Access Courses: Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.
  • Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP website.
  • We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
  • Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

    Interviews We do not typically interview applicants. Offers are made based on your UCAS form which includes predicted and actual grades, your personal statement and school reference.

    Open Days All students who have been offered a place are invited to visit. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.

Year 1
Introduction to the Law of Property Relations*

Criminal Law*

You will develop an understanding of the general principles of criminal law and its operation within society, coupled with an awareness of the social and political forces that influence the scope of the law and its enforcement. You will encounter basic concepts of the structure of English Criminal Law, and some knowledge of procedures, theories, and historical and political contexts, so as to understand and debate legal arguments and policy. In your studies, you will be expected to assess and present arguments for and against in open debate and also work collaboratively with your peers on specific tasks.


The Modern English Legal System*

Introduction to Legal Theory

Tort Law*

You will examine the law of civil liability for wrongfully inflicted damage or injury: the law of tort. We emphasise the processes and techniques involved in judicial (as opposed to legislative or administrative) law-making; the relevance and responsiveness of doctrines thus developed to society’s actual problems; and the policies and philosophies underlying the rules. As well as acquiring knowledge of the application of these technical areas of law, you will develop skills of legal reasoning and critical judgement, with particular reference to insurance, loss spreading, developing medical knowledge, professional standards and consumer protection. Work is undertaken independently and in debate and collaboration with your peers.


Introduction to French Law and Methodology

Year 2
General Principles of Constitutional and Administrative Law*

All of us are involved in one way or another with government and administration in this country, seeking to exercise certain rights. You will learn about the principles of British public law, both constitutional and administrative, the role of Parliament and courts and many aspects of power at different levels. The emphasis will be on your ability to describe and assess the main elements of public law, drawing on a variety of evidence, and to explain and discuss the ways in which the system of government in the UK is changing and fragmenting, with particular reference to the Human Rights Act 1998, and the status, effect and primacy of European law and arrangements for Brexit.


French Law

Foundations of European Law*

Law and Policies of the European Union

Contract Law*

Year 3
Study abroad

Year 4
Law of Trusts*

* Module required for a qualifying degree.


Selection of optional modules that current students are studying
  • Shakespeare and the Law
  • Social Theory of Law
  • Human Rights in Practice
  • Origins of English Law
  • Child Law
  • Introduction to Criminology
  • Issues in the Legal History of Race
  • Climate Change and Law
  • Corporate Tax Law

Students from Warwick Law School have a good record of obtaining employment in a broad range of fields. Many choose to progress to legal professional careers as solicitors or at the Bar.

What if you don’t want to enter the legal profession?

Law is an excellent foundation for careers generally. The study develops analytical skills, the ability to carry out effective research, and hones organisation skills. Over the last few years our law students have chosen to enter careers as diverse as journalism, consultancy, accountancy, retail management, the Civil Service, the Police Force, regulation, banking, charities and international organisations. Others have opted to continue their studies at Masters level.

The Law School has invested significantly in careers support for our students and now has a designated careers advisor for
the School. He or she offers support in terms of group training sessions, guidance sessions and application advice.

Example destinations of recent graduates include:

Aldi, Coventry Telegraph, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Bank of England, Morrison’s, Deloitte, Freshfields, PwC, Metropolitan Police, Allen & Overy, Cancer Research, Limehouse Consulting and Strategy, Herbert Smith Freehills, Council of Europe.

A level AAA, to include French

IB 38, to include 6 in Higher Level French

UCAS Code
M10A

Award
Degree of Bachelor of Laws

Duration
4 years full time

Start Date

24 September 2019

Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry and partner university in Frace (currently in Bordeaux, Lille and Paris)

Tuition fees
Find out more about fees and funding

Additional costs

You may wish to purchase texts in addition to those available in the University Library. Possible costs are estimated as follows.

£138 (Y1); £248 (Y2); Year 3 in France; £40 (Y4)

This information is applicable for 2019 entry.

Given the interval between the publication of courses and enrolment, some of the information may change. It is important to check our website before you apply. Please read our terms and conditions to find out more.

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