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University of East Anglia Gdl

University of East Anglia Gdl

GDIPL Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies is an intensive one year course designed to allow non-law graduates to ‘convert’ to a law path. Following successful completion of the Diploma, you will be eligible to progress to either the Legal Practice Course for solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course for those wishing to qualify at the bar.

This intensive programme introduces you to the legal skills necessary for the study of law, as well as providing you with an understanding of the methods and processes of the English Legal System. The programme is designed to assist you to “think like a lawyer”.

Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies is an intensive one year course designed to allow non-law graduates to ‘convert’ to a law path. Following successful completion of the Diploma, you will be eligible to progress to either the Legal Practice Course for solicitors or the Bar Professional Training Course for those wishing to qualify at the bar.

This intensive programme introduces you to the legal skills necessary for the study of law, as well as providing you with an understanding of the methods and processes of the English Legal System. The programme is designed to assist you to “think like a lawyer”.

Pre-Sessional Induction Programme

The course commences two weeks prior to the start of the autumn semester with an induction programme starting on Monday 11 September 2017. Please note that you must attend the induction programme and pass a short piece of coursework in order to enter the Diploma course.

Course Structure

Seven foundation subjects will be covered in semester-long modules taught in either autumn or spring. These are:

  • Constitutional and Administrative Law
  • Contract Law
  • Criminal Law
  • EU Law
  • Land Law
  • Law of Trusts
  • Tort Law

You will be taught through a combination of lectures and seminars, with two lectures a week and a two hour fortnightly seminar for each subject.