Law course content walkthrough
Posted: May 24 2022
Fiona, International Arbitration and Commercial Law
Firstly, it’s imperative to know which LLB you want to pursue at Brunel Law School. There are four types of LLB: Law LLB, Law with Criminal Justice LLB, Law with International Arbitration and Commercial Law LLB and Law (Graduate Entry) LLB. I will be focusing on the general Law LLB for now.
The Law LLB course at Brunel consists of both compulsory and optional modules, which are designed to give you a full grounding in English law. This course can be studied 3 years full-time or 4 years full-time with a professional placement. I would recommend you do a placement year if you have the option to do so as it helps you substantially in your future aspirations.
The 1st and the 2nd year of Law School are filled with compulsory modules required for you to qualify for your Qualifying Law Degree (QLD). The final year of your LLB degree would be optional modules for you to choose and they can change every year. You can check the modules offered online on the relevant course page on the website.
Other than that, there are many opportunities at Brunel Law School. Brunel Law School organises many workshops for you to learn and gain practical skills such as Advocacy, Practical Legal Skills and Fraud Examination classes. There is also a SPA Mock Trial organised by Brunel Law School every year for students to learn to draft skeleton arguments, open and close speeches, prepare examination in chief and cross-examination of witnesses as well as learn about the judge’s decision-making process.
Moreover, there is Client Interview Shadowing opportunities such as Pro Bono and IP Pro Bono at Brunel Legal Advice Centre every week for you to meet new clients. There is also a PWC and Blake Morgan Collaborative Competition at Brunel every year to help you deepen your thinking/research skills. leave this as it was originally selected to represent Brunel at the UK National Sports Law Negotiation Competition 2020 in Manchester. This broadened my skills and helped me substantially.
Brunel also has a Brunel Law Society which provides even more legal skills development opportunities such as the Mooting Competition, Debating Competition, Negotiation Competition and more. You can also stand in elections to become a committee member of the Brunel Law Society which can help your overall career development. There are also many networking opportunities at Brunel Law School.
Overall, Brunel Law School has many opportunities for you to grow both personally and professionally. I am glad that I choose Brunel Law School as the basis of my legal career.