The Political Lawyer

However, the main experience of the module is found in the supervision process between supervisor and student, who between themselves decide on the specific plan for the research programme. In the current context of globalization, postcolonialism and transnationalism, not to mention the Europeanization of laws, every law student in the UK will almost inevitably encounter foreign law in the course of his or her professional life. For one thing, the legislator shows itself more and more open to the influence of foreign legal ideas in the legislative process.

  • This module examines the complex relationship between foreign policy analysis and foreign policy practice.
  • It focuses on major trends and key developments while exploring in some detail the key institutions relevant to US politics.
  • The College of Arts and Law offers excellent support to its postgraduates, from libraries and research spaces, to careers support and funding opportunities.
  • Certain substantive changes will be listed on theupdated undergraduate course and programme information page.
  • This optional placement year provides you with the opportunity to identify, apply for and secure professional experience, normally comprising one to three placements over a minimum of nine months.

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding should take note of application deadlines. For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs. Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Track changes to this course

It will also help you to develop you own awareness and experience of conducting research. This module examines the role of the European Union in the free movement of peoples, goods, services and capital. You will explore the legal enforcement of treaties on which the Union is based, with a consideration of both national and international systems. You will examine these treaties and the various EU institutions created under them , examining their legal and policy-making powers. This MA programme provides you with the key analytical skills to evaluate the ethical dimensions of law, politics, and public policy. The programme is centred on the normative analysis of public life at both the domestic and international levels.

These are short term work placements and therefore remain as part of your 3 year degree programme. You will advise on the duties of directors in a company as well as drafting and amending terms and conditions of business for a variety of businesses. This commercial legal work experience provides an introduction to the work commonly done by general commercial lawyers at many law firms and provides a valuable legal service to start ups and SMEs. You will have the opportunity to have direct links with businesses in a working environment. This valuable legal work experience will be advantageous to your professional development.

International qualifications

UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies. You can also choose to write a dissertation on a legal topic of your choice as an alternative to a taught module. This lecture will examine – and celebrate – the work of lawyers who have crossed the usual lines and worked for political change. It will look at the life of South African advocate Bram Fischer, who defended Nelson Mandela at the Rivonia trial, and was himself prosecuted for sabotage and sentenced to life in prison. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old. You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.