Westminster Law School
4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7UW
Westminster Law School is based in Little Titchfield Street, close to Oxford Circus in the heart of London. As one of London’s leading providers of legal education, we’re well known for our highly practical approach to teaching and learning. Our modern facilities provide a friendly, diverse and international environment to study law.
The school offers a range of full-time and part-time undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as a number of highly regarded short and professional courses.
Postgraduate Diploma/LLM in Legal Practice
These courses are for students wishing to train as solicitors. Our legal practice courses equip you with all the skills and knowledge needed to be a highly successful lawyer. Our approach is friendly and supportive, with small, interactive group work, allowing you to benefit from individual guidance and support. Using high-quality teaching materials, sessions are set within a balanced timetable and replicate the tasks undertaken in practice.
The Postgraduate Diploma incorporates all the elements required by the Solicitors Regulation Authority to complete your vocational studies. The LLM builds on those modules to lead to a Masters’ award by completing a research dissertation in an area of legal practice.
A distinctive feature of the course is the broad range of electives offered, reflecting areas of practice from high-street to city firms. We are the only LPC provider currently offering (subject to demand) the Casework Assistant exam for the Law Society Immigration and Asylum Accreditation Scheme.
Students on the course benefit from:
- The expert knowledge and high-quality teaching of our team of solicitors
- A personal tutor to support and guide you throughout the course
- A dedicated LPC resource room equipped with reference, computer and printing facilities and supported by an on site administrator
- Wide elective content – tailor your course towards commercial or private client practice from a choice of up to ten electives, ranging from housing to entertainment and media.
- Strong links with legal professionals who provide mentoring, or work shadowing and work experience placements
- Opportunities to develop your employability, including working with real clients through the Student Law Clinic
- Careers support including help with CVs and cover letters, interview and psychometric test practice workshops and an annual legal careers fair
- Highly competitive course fees with course materials, texts and manuals included
- European Legal Studies LLB Honours
- Law with French Law LLB Honours
- Law LLB Honours
- MLaw Integrated Master’s in Law (also incorporating
Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)
The Graduate Diploma in Law is designed to develop your knowledge and understanding of basic legal principles and their application. This intensive conversion course is for non-law graduates of any discipline or overseas law graduates, who wish to qualify as either barristers or solicitors. The course begins with a two-week introduction to the English legal system and the legal profession. You will then study the seven foundation subjects.
We have been successfully running this conversion course since 1977 and our students have taken a variety of first degrees at a wide range of universities. Our teaching team contains a rich mix of those who are professionally qualified and others who are active researchers. During the course you will be able to put your legal skills into practice through extra-curricular activities such as mooting and pro bono/clinical work.
A day in the life of…
… Alex Dawson
Alex graduated from the LPC at Westminster Law School
Westminster Law School was a fantastic place to study the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and I would whole-heartedly recommend the institution to anyone wishing to embark upon a career in legal services.
While studying the LPC, I was working full time not far from Bond Street, and the location of the Law School made it accessible for me to attend lectures and seminars after work. Not only was it accessible, but being based in the heart of London increased the vibrancy.
I found that balancing working full time and studying in the evening was challenging, which meant that I had to use my time very wisely. The staff at Westminster are aware of students’ external commitments and were fully supportive throughout.
The teaching staff and the support staff at Westminster were exceptional. Lots of the staff were currently in practice, or had been in practice and could therefore deliver enjoyable and engaging lectures based on practical experience.
Since graduating from Westminster, I have been offered a training contract at an established firm in London. Lots of the skills which I developed on the LPC have been utilised in practice.