(Original post by outtosee)
I'm in the process of obtaining an LLB in the Netherlands which is very comprehensive and is held in English. I am dead set on going to study law after this in the UK and qualifying there as well. What I want to know is this: since my degree is an LLM, would I be exempt from having to take the GDL before going to the LPC in the UK? I really don't want to spend that whole extra year, especially if it's things I've already learned. What do I need to obtain in order to have that exemption, whether it be full or partial?
My course includes the following (and thanks so much for your help!):
- Linguistic and Argumentation Skills
- Legal Philosophy I
- Psychology and Criminology
- European Legal History
- International Legal History
- Introduction to International and European Law
- Economics for lawyers
- Transactions and Organisations
- Technology and Society
- Political Science for lawyers
- Methods & Techniques of Social Science Research
- World Legal Systems
- Perspectives on Law
- Strategy and Organization for Lawyers
- Obligations and Contract Law I
- Tort Law
- Methods & Techniques of Legal Research
- Constitutional Law
- Criminal Law
- Corporate / Business Law
- Property Law
- Legal Philosophy II
- Accounting and Finance for Lawyers
- Administrative Law
- Obligations and Contract Law II
- Civil Procedure and Dispute Resolution
- Moot court and final essay
- Public International Law
- Private International Law and Transnational Litigation
- Tax Law
- One substantive elective:
- European Union Law
- Intellectual Property Law
- Environmental Law
- Labour Law
The key issue is are they teaching English common law?
For example is the course on tort really a course on tort or is it a course on delict that has been translated as tort?
Even if it is a common law course, how near is it to being a course on English law? This is particularly relevant for land law.
There are a lot of subjects per year which suggests a lack of in depth coverage. English universities vary considerably in the depth in which the core subjects are treated, but this looks rather superficial.
You don't have trusts on the syllabus which is a core subject.
You will appreciate that you need a certificate of academic standing even to do the GDL. Assuming this was a well recognised Dutch public university you should get that However I would be surprised if you get any exemptions from the GDL.