Law degrees at USW prepare you for the workplace, whether that’s within the legal world or in a related area. Your studies here will give you specific knowledge of the law and how it is applied in the real world. Teaching methods vary from traditional lectures to online simulations. What you learn is informed by practice and reflects what happens in the workplace.
The University of South Wales has impressive study facilities for law. These include a courtroom with digital video facilities, a legal practice library, and dedicated teaching and practice rooms. You can take part in a range of activities, including moots and mock trials in our Moot Court, which is modelled on those you will experience as a qualified practitioner.
You can volunteer with the University’s Legal Advice Clinic during your studies. Under supervision, you can provide free legal advice to members of the public and small businesses. This will give you an opportunity to put your theoretical studies into practice and provide vital work experience.
We work with the legal services sector to offer valuable work placements, where you can practise your new legal skills and understand the realities of the workplace. This placement will also contribute towards your degree.
We have a programme of high-profile guest speakers, whose talks will give you an insight into the practice of law and help you understand the many career paths available when you graduate. You could get involved with the active Student Law Society, with events ranging from professional networking and visits to the Houses of Parliament and the Supreme Court, to mooting classes and social activities
A law degree is the most adaptable of academic qualifications. Law graduates have an excellent record of employability because they are educated to think logically, articulate arguments clearly and in a concise way, and how to use evidence and rules.
LLB (Hons) Law graduates can use their degree as a first step towards becoming a solicitor or barrister. By graduation, LLB (Hons) Legal Practice (Exempting) students will also have completed their academic and vocational stages of legal training, so they are able to enter into a training contract with a firm of solicitors as soon as they graduate.