Our LLB law degree in London and the Master 1 en droit in Paris will provide a platform for a professional career in England, Wales or France. Studying in France is a key part of this programme and what makes our approach distinctive is the way our fully qualified French legal academics and practitioners train you in the French method of legal education while you are still in London. This means that you be able to make the most of your time in France.
This is a four-year course. You will study for an LLB in English Law & French Law at King’s and a Master 1 degree of the University of Paris II. In lieu of the third year of the LLB (M100) degree course, you will study for two years in Paris. The third and fourth years of study provide 120 credits, taken equally from each year and treated in the same manner as the final year of your three-year LLB degree.
We have a strong tradition of excellence in teaching, with consistently high student satisfaction ratings for Law in the National Student Survey. Our teaching methods centre on lectures, smaller tutorials and seminars. Through these smaller groups, you will have the opportunity to apply the legal principles you have learned to specific problems, while our new research-dedicated seminars offer you an opportunity to engage with our academics.
You will be assigned a personal tutor, who will provide advice on any 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 to discuss issues and ensure that students are receiving the support they need to maximise the benefit of their time at King’s.
Teaching at King's
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. All required modules are taught through lectures, small group tutorials and seminars. These tutorials and seminars will give you the opportunity to apply the general legal principles you have learnt to specific problems, and allow you to engage with our academics and explore issues further in depth.
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.
Assessment at King's
Assessment of required modules will typically consist of an examination supplemented by written coursework, such as a written essay, where applicable. Assessment in optional modules varies and may encompass, for example, examinations, essays, moots, or a negotiation exercise.
King’s College London is regulated by the Higher Education Funding Council for England.
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 (2001)
Years 1 and 2 of the course is primarily taught at the Strand and Waterloo campuses.
Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.
Years 3 and 4 are taught at University of Paris II.
We have many highly active student-run societies as well as King's award-winning students’ union, KCLSU, who organises a wide variety of social, sporting and cultural activities.
Both the King’s College London Law Society and Bar Society organise a number of social and career-oriented functions such as: internal and external mooting competitions; skills workshops; mock interview sessions; lecture series with prestigious barristers and other legal practitioners; and the Annual Black Tie Dinner; and the Inaugural Freshers’ Party. The Mooting Society leads workshops and practice moots for novices as well as competitions tailored to specific modules.
The Pro Bono Society supports and promotes legally-related volunteer work and education to the community, and runs a number of exciting projects, including StreetLaw; Amicus; Law Mentoring; and The Legal Clinic (assisted by esteemed City law firm Speechly Bircham) to mention a few. Involvement with the society is a great way to contribute to the community as well as looking great on your CV due to the skills gained in the process.