The one-year LLB (Hons) top up degree, building on the BTEC HND in Law, provides a thorough grounding in the key concepts and practical skills required by prospective law students and sets out the foundations for learners to gradually become professional lawyers in Sri Lanka.
The content of the BTEC HND and University of Wolverhampton LL.B top up degree has been suitably customized to educate and train Sri Lankan students to provide seamless entry to the legal profession in Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the curriculum of the first two academic years, which leads to a BTEC HND in Law, is structured based on the legal system existent in Sri Lanka and the third year LLB top up degree curriculum is structured in accordance with the curriculum of the University of Wolverhampton. It is also noted that students will study core modules such as Constitutional Law, Law of Contract, Law of Tort, Family Law and Criminal Law.
The HND and LLB top can usually be completed in three years . Students study in two broad stages with two academic years as Stage One leading to the BTEC HND and the entire third year as Stage Two which leads to the LLB top up of the University of Wolverhampton . In the 1st stage, students will study 16 modules over 4 semesters/ 2 academic years and on successful completion, will be awarded a BTEC HND in Law by Pearson UK . This qualifies the students to progress to the 2nd stage ( the 3rd academic year), the top up degree program successful completion of which will qualify students for the LLB Degree awarded by the University of Wolverhampton, UK. The third year builds upon the previous two years of study to provide students with knowledge of the legal system studied, familiarity with its institutions and procedures and an understanding of how law fits together and operates in comparable jurisdictions. Students will demonstrate progression through their studies and develop the ability to apply knowledge to problem situations and provide solutions to unresolved debates demonstrated over a wide number of legal issues.
The overall aim is that students will be able to act independently in planning and managing tasks with guidance in Core areas which they have studied and will be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of IT and engage with Blended Learning and technology supported learning. A strong focus will be placed on the 3 key attributes of digital literacy, knowledge and enterprise and a focus on international and global issues. The aim is to foster the intellectual, professional and ethical development of students while also contributing to the competencies necessary for an effective career as a legal professional. This is achieved through several extra-curricular activities inter alia moot court practice, debate competitions and court visits.
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