The Legal Practice Course (LPC)

The Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Overview

The LPC* offers you the best possible preparation to practise law. As one of the longest-established providers of The LPC in the UK, our aim is to prepare you fully for life as a trainee solicitor. We’ve designed The LPC to help you improve your career prospects by learning the essential professional skills that legal employers are looking for.

You’ll study in small group workshops, taught by qualified lawyers who have extensive practice experience that allow you to access your study materials anytime from anywhere. The career-focused course helps you to develop commercial awareness, critical thinking and the professional skills that legal employers are looking for. And with a wide range of elective modules to choose from, you can truly tailor your course to your specialist areas of interest.

The University of Law is the course operator of the Hong Kong programmes, while The Hong Kong Management Association provides teaching venues and administrative support.

* Pending registration
The University of Law is seeking registration under the Non-local Higher and Professional Education (Regulation) Ordinance, Cap. 493 for The Legal Practice Course (LPC)

Duration

9.5 months (Full-time)
22 months (Part-time)

Information at a Glance

Tuition fee:

HKD$175,000

Medium of Instruction:

English
Expression of Interest

The University of Law

Renowned History

• One of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education since 1876

Teaching Quality

• Courses are taught by qualified lawyers. Students will also benefit from practical training other than just theoretical teaching
• Access to a number of opportunities to work on cases while studying

Powerful Networking

• UK’s largest legal alumni group with over 80,000 members. The University of Law Hong Kong Alumni Network (HKAN) has a strong alumni database, including qualified lawyers from the Hong Kong, United Kingdom and other Asia Pacific countries
• Working with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms
• Close links with a wide range of barristers’ chambers

Promising Career

• Providing students with the best employability service including professional advice, practical experience and links to the profession to help our students to succeed in their career goals

Flexible Study Options

• Both full-time and part-time options are available

 

Details

Two Stages

There are two stages to studying The LPC. The first involves completing four compulsory modules; the second allows students to make a selection of focused modules, depending on the interest areas and which version of the course you’re studying.


Stage 1
  • Introduction to Professional Practice
  • Business Law and Practice Knowledge and Skills
  • Dispute Resolution Knowledge and Skills, including Criminal Litigation
  • Real Estate Knowledge and Skills
Stage 2

Students choose 3 from the following options:

  • Advanced Criminal Practice
  • Advanced Real Estate
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Dispute Resolution
  • Competition Law
  • Banking & Debt Finance
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Immigration
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Public Companies
  • Private Client

Admissions

Application Period

The programme will commence in September and January.

Entry Requirements

  • Students must comply with the requirements for commencing The LPC set out by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
  • Students must possess either a Qualifying Law Degree usually at 2:2 or above, or a Common Professional Examination (CPE)/Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) or similar qualification such as CILEX.
  • A law degree that meets certain academic standards in order to qualify. This must include having adequately passed assessments in the seven Foundations of Legal Knowledge; Public Law, Obligations I (Contract), Obligations II (Tort), Criminal Law, Land Law, Equity & Trusts and Law of the European Union.
  • In addition to the above, we also require an English language qualification at a level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Tuition Fee

HKD$ 175,000

Enquiry

Course Details

Dr Sonia Lee
Phone: 2774 8536
Email: sonialee@hkma.org.hk

General Enquiry

Phone: 2774 8500 or 2774 8501
Email: hkma@hkma.org.hk / enrol@hkma.org.hk
Fax: 2365 1000

The information is for guidance only and does not form part of any contract. The University of Law reserves the right to change any of the programmes, entry requirements and tuition fees without notice.