LLM Advanced Legal Practice

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Progress your career towards becoming a practising solicitor with this course which will teach you the knowledge and skills that employers look for and today’s legal world demands.

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Your goal is to work as a solicitor. You want to enhance your legal knowledge, explore areas of the law that fascinate you, and gain hands-on experience working on real cases.

Gain the necessary competencies to become a practising solicitor with our full-time Advanced Legal Practice LLM course.

Get hands-on experience working on real pro bono cases in our Law Clinic, and graduate ready to take that all-important first step in your career, wherever your ambitions lie.

With small class sizes, expert lecturers and relevant, practice-led content, our LLM Advanced Legal Practice will give you the knowledge and skills you need for a career in law.

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Hands-on experience

As an Advanced Legal Practice student, you’ll have access to:

  • a mock courtroom to hone your legal skills
  • Our Cambridge Law Clinic, where you can volunteer to help members of the public
  • ARU’s student-led Law Society, which takes part in national competitions.

Outstanding student support

Join our postgraduate student community and:

  • benefit from award-winning learning facilities, including extensive library and IT resources
  • learn from expert staff who will guide your research interests and career development
  • receive full support from our Employability Service, while you're studying with us and after you graduate
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, health and wellbeing, and more.


Our Advanced Legal Practice LLM includes the PG Dip Legal Practice Course followed by a research project.

Successful completion of the Legal Practice Course will prepare you for life as a practising solicitor in England or Wales. You’ll be ready to continue on to the two-year training contract that will fully qualify you for professional practice*.

You can choose to complete your two year qualifying work experience in up to four organisations that provide legal services. It can be paid or unpaid and could include time spent on a training contract, on placement during a law degree, working in a law clinic, at a voluntary or charitable organisation such as citizen advice or a law centre or working as a paralegal.

Whatever you decide, you can be sure of receiving specialised guidance for your career in law, through our links with practitioners. We’ll also keep you up to date on vacancies in the legal job market.

Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You could choose to continue your academic career with a Masters or research programme at ARU.

*Unless you have a FILEX qualification and exemption from the SRA.

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