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English Law & American Law LLB and JD

UCAS code: M100

Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
4 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

Our English Law & American Law course allows you to obtain an LLB law degree from King’s in London and a Juris Doctor from Columbia University, New York or Georgetown University, Washington D.C. The first and second years follow the LLB course, with the third and fourth years spent at Columbia University or Georgetown University. Selection for transfer is made after completion of the first year of LLB.

Key benefits

  • Recognised globally as one of the UK's premier law schools.
  • Teaching by internationally respected, leading academics, visiting lecturers and practitioners from global law firms.
  • Unrivalled location for law, based in Somerset House East Wing on the Strand, with the Royal Courts of Justice, Law Society and Inns of Court all on your doorstep.
  • Excellent legal research resources at the College's impressive Maughan Library.
  • A thriving professional skills portfolio including professional skills modules, a legal clinic, and mooting programme.
  • A dedicated careers team who provide tailored guidance on how to access the legal profession.

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King’s School of Law operates a joint LLB/JD degree programme with Columbia University in New York City, USA and Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA. Selection for transfer to this programme takes place after the completion of the first year of the Law LLB (M100). The first and second years follow the pattern of the Law LLB degree while the third and fourth years are spent studying at Columbia University or Georgetown University. To qualify for Columbia University you must take Law of Property, Law of Tort and Law of Trusts. You will also need to take part in a moot (mock trial) while at King’s. To qualify for Georgetown University you must take Law of Property, Law of Tort and Contract Law. Further information about Columbia Law School and Georgetown Law Center can be found on their webpages, but please note that King’s applicants do not follow the standard JD admissions procedure.

Base campuses

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Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

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Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

This programme is further regulated by the: Law Benchmark Statement (2015) Criteria for degrees (University of London) Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey, and are committed to maintaining that tradition.

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance. We attach great importance to maintaining good relations between staff and students and our Staff- Student Liaison Committee meets regularly.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Essays

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work. Many law firms will target our students because they have come to associate King’s with very high-quality, motivated applicants comparable to those from other top law schools both in the UK and overseas.

King’s Careers Service can provide you with all the information and support you need to make an informed career choice and to increase your chances of success.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • The associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling
  • Books, if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).     Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:     • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2020/21. However, this will be subject to change in subsequent years. 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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King’s School of Law operates a joint LLB/JD degree programme with Columbia University in New York City, USA and Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA. Selection for transfer to this programme takes place after the completion of the first year of the Law LLB (M100). The first and second years follow the pattern of the Law LLB degree while the third and fourth years are spent studying at Columbia University or Georgetown University. To qualify for Columbia University you must take Law of Property, Law of Tort and Law of Trusts. You will also need to take part in a moot (mock trial) while at King’s. To qualify for Georgetown University you must take Law of Property, Law of Tort and Contract Law. Further information about Columbia Law School and Georgetown Law Center can be found on their webpages, but please note that King’s applicants do not follow the standard JD admissions procedure.

Base campuses

strand-quad
Strand Campus

Located on the north bank of the River Thames, the Strand Campus houses King's College London's arts and sciences faculties.

waterloo-banner
Waterloo Campus

Waterloo campus is home of the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing & Midwifery and facilities for other faculties

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Special features

Study abroad

On this programme, you will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad, supported by the Study Abroad Tutor in your department and King’s Global Mobility Office. Together with partner organisations around the world, you will be supported in navigating your international, educational journey, developing new skills and competences and learning to apply different perspectives to your chosen discipline.

Find out more about Study Abroad
Optional internships

Students will be supported through innovative digital education tools to discover meaningful work experience for themselves, including internships, insight programmes, which you can undertake alongside your studies.

Find out more about internships

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

This programme is further regulated by the: Law Benchmark Statement (2015) Criteria for degrees (University of London) Joint Statement of the Law Society and the General Council of the Bar (1999) H-level descriptors of the framework for higher education qualifications (2014)

Standard entry requirements have not been set for this programme

Language requirement band is not set

Teaching methods - what to expect

We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey, and are committed to maintaining that tradition.

You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will advise on academic and personal issues and offer some careers assistance. We attach great importance to maintaining good relations between staff and students and our Staff- Student Liaison Committee meets regularly.

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

No URL has been set for this Kaltura video

Assessment

  • Examinations
  • Coursework
  • Essays

Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits.

This is a four-year degree course in which you will take a combination of required and optional modules to total 360 credits.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

King’s Law graduates are popular with many employers. The majority of our students choose to become solicitors in leading law firms. Some choose broader business roles such as financial analyst, management consultant or graduate trainee in a variety of sectors. Others find their law degree opens up opportunities in international development, advisory work, the public sector and teaching. Although the employment market is competitive, our students have been very successful in obtaining posts with the firms or sets of chambers for which they wanted to work. Many law firms will target our students because they have come to associate King’s with very high-quality, motivated applicants comparable to those from other top law schools both in the UK and overseas.

King’s Careers Service can provide you with all the information and support you need to make an informed career choice and to increase your chances of success.

Destinations

Recent graduates have found employment within the following job roles and companies:

  • Lawyer
  • Civil Servant
  • United Nations Official
  • Financial Analyst
  • Tax Advisor
  • Head of Trading
  • Management Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Publisher
  • Paralegal
  • Entrepreneur
  • Academic

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • The associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling
  • Books, if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses.

If you choose the study abroad option with one of King’s partner universities, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying).     Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities. King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees. At present these are as follows:     • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • EU students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year. • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.   NB: EU students will be liable for the same study abroad tuition fees as Home (UK) students in 2020/21. However, this will be subject to change in subsequent years. 

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours at King's plus other award at partner institution
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
4 years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 January 2021
Apply via UCAS

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