What is an LLB?
The LLB at Worcester is a Qualifying Law Degree which is recognised by the professional bodies, meaning that you can go on to train to be a Solicitor or a Barrister in the future.
Who are the lecturers?
The team currently, as of September 2016, is made up of four lecturers. Nicola Monaghan, Chris Monaghan, Stephen Hurley and the head of law, Bill Davies.
All four members of staff are active researchers and Chris and Nicola have both written books in subjects we are studying this year and that definitely helps when you need help with some questions!
This also comes in handy as the law school has a constant stream of research events which occur throughout the year, not only involving our lecturers, but also judges, lawyers and other academics from around the area.
Steve was also a partner in a leading law firm and he has used this experience to set up the Legal Advice Centre – a free advice clinic where LLB students can get experience giving advice to members of the public, supervised by Steve and other solicitors from local firms.
The new law school
Worcester has a brand-new law school in the Jenny Lind building in the city centre. It has a fully wheelchair accessible court room and is designed to replicate the interior of a Crown Court.
This means that mock trials and mooting competitions can happen, and can show you exactly what it would be like to present your case to a real court.
There is a robing room, which is designed for the students to sit and chat, and this also contains a set of the All England Law Reports.
The new law school even has its own jury room. The entire floor is used for law lectures, seminars, and research events.
What is on the course?
In the first year of law at Worcester, you study four key modules; contract law, criminal law, public law and professional legal skills and ethics.
In the second year you study EU law, Law of Torts and Land law, then also choosing either Sports law, Media law or Disability law.
Your final year is much more complicated and you get a huge range of choice in what you might want to study.
Why law at Worcester?
I might be biased, but I couldn’t have asked for a better place to have started my law degree.
I have the best lecturers, the best group of friends and we all seem to have taken this first year in our stride.
What goes on?
As well as studying the LLB, you can get involved in a number of different activities.
In mooting, a team from Worcester has already been successful in the first round of the national ESU competition.
The creation of a new Student Law Society was really great to be involved with, and the Legal Advice Clinic looks like a great opportunity.
The LLB at Worcester is so much more about just learning the facts, here you really get a feel for how the world of work might be when you finish your degree.