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Hi guys, I've been looking at becoming a lawyer most likely a solicitor.
I've been looking of taking an llb degree in European law in the Netherlands.

Would this his allow me yo take the lpc back in the uk. And would I be able to take a gap year between each process. Is it also possible to get a training contract in England from Europe.
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I haven't heard of an LLB in Europe (minus Ireland/Scotland) that is a qualifying law degree in England & Wales.

If you do English land law and English constitutional law you may be covered though.

Otherwise you will have to still do the GDL. If you do this route it's likely you can apply for exemptions though (I'm guessing EU law for example).

But you can apply for a TC from anywhere - you don't need to be in the UK at all. Although you may need to be prepared to travel to the UK for assessment centres/interviews that can't be done via Skype/video conference.


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(Original post by J-SP)
I haven't heard of an LLB in Europe (minus Ireland/Scotland) that is a qualifying law degree in England & Wales.

If you do English land law and English constitutional law you may be covered though.

Otherwise you will have to still do the GDL. If you do this route it's likely you can apply for exemptions though (I'm guessing EU law for example).

But you can apply for a TC from anywhere - you don't need to be in the UK at all. Although you may need to be prepared to travel to the UK for assessment centres/interviews that can't be done via Skype/video conference.


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On the site it says it is a llb and that we study English law in depth as well as eu law as a whole before taking two other countries in more depth. from the agenda I believe it covers everything to qualify as a llb.
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(Original post by lewislloyd)
On the site it says it is a llb and that we study English law in depth as well as eu law as a whole before taking two other countries in more depth. from the agenda I believe it covers everything to qualify as a llb.
It's not about whether it 'qualifies as a LLB', it's whether the LLB is a Qualifying Law Degree in England & Wales. If it's not, you'd have to do the GDL (though might be able to get exemptions for some papers). The institution should know if you ask; if they don't, or don't know what you're talking about, then tread very carefully as it may well not be a QLD! Don't just go on the basis of the contents of their website - it would be an expensive mistake (in money & time) if you jumped to the wrong conclusion.

If it isn't a QLD there are other options - lots of law + language degrees involve study abroad, and some straight law degrees can also have it built in.
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If you're still unclear about it, this link explains the QLD issue. Basically, not all law degrees are QLDs, so you would be wise to consider whether your proposed programme is a QLD, as if not, you may have to spend an extra year (and £££.) studying the GDL.

http://www.sra.org.uk/students/academic-stage.page

To answer your other question - yes, you can have a gap year between your undergrad degree and between beginning the LPC.

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