The LL.B (Hons) degree 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 LLB (Hons) degree awarded by the Oxford Brookes University is structured in such a way to give sufficient exposure of the domestic legal components to the students rather than delivering a programme with exclusive foreign curriculum. Thus, this LLB programme is compatibly relevant to the Legal System and practices pursued in Sri Lanka.
The content of the LL.B Degree delivered by Oxford Brookes University through BCAS has been suitably customized to educate and train Sri Lankan students to enter the legal profession in Sri Lanka in a smoother manner. Accordingly, the curriculum of the first two academic years is structured based on the legal system existent in Sri Lanka and the third-year curriculum is structured in accordance with the curriculum of the University.
The usual three years of LL.B course has been structured into two broad stages with two academic years as Stage One and the entire third year as Stage Two. 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 course of study 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.
This qualification therefore aims to foster 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 by providing for several curricular activities inter alia moot court practice, debate competitions and court visits.