Qualifying Law Degree / Non qualifying law degree for External student

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    Hi guys, would appreciate if anyone can clarify on this.
    For an External student doing the Uni of London International Programme, is is true that a Qualifying Law degree is only compulsory if you wish to do Bar in the UK after your degree (compulsory to take EU Law),
    and if you don't wish to do Bar in UK then it's fine to take Non qualifying law degree?
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    If you want to be a lawyer and practice in UK (either as a solicitor or a barrister), then a non-qualifying degree isn't enough. You'd have to do an extra one year conversion course. There are 7 modules that need to be undertaken in order to have a qualifying law degree. These are:

    Public Law
    EU Law
    Criminal Law
    Tort Law
    Trusts and Equity
    Land Law
    Contract Law
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    (Original post by sebastiannsim)
    Hi guys, would appreciate if anyone can clarify on this.
    For an External student doing the Uni of London International Programme, is is true that a Qualifying Law degree is only compulsory if you wish to do Bar in the UK after your degree (compulsory to take EU Law),
    and if you don't wish to do Bar in UK then it's fine to take Non qualifying law degree?
    You need a qualifying law degree if you want to become a lawyer - either a solicitor or barrister - in England or Wales (Scotland has a separate QLD). There's postgrad training as well for both routes, but EU law - and all the other QLD modules - must be taken if you want to be any kind of lawyer in England or Wales, not just if you want to become a barrister.

    If you're certain that you'll never want to be a lawyer, then you don't have to do EU law, or any of the other compulsory modules. But it's advisable to complete them anyway, I'd argue, in case you ever change your mind. You could always do the GDL at a later date if you decide not to get a QLD, but it's simpler, cheaper and less time-consuming to do the compulsory modules at university.
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    Don't mess around and not get a QLD! That would be so stupid aakfjshf;ijdsafn;jqdg
 
 
 
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