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Law with German Law LLB (4 years) (Full-Time)

Why study Law at Warwick?

What will I learn?

Our four-year Law with German Law LLB degree is specifically designed to prepare students for the demands of a global legal market. The course includes a year abroad studying at a university in Germany and is aimed at those with a strong grasp of the German language.

Throughout your studies you will develop an excellent understanding of core legal principles of both the English and the German legal systems whilst examining the law from a modern, international and critical perspective. You will gain insight into the impact on the law of cultural, economic and political developments, and learn how law affects everyday life in the UK, Germany and beyond. You will develop advanced legal, research, independent learning and writing skills, and will become a confident communicator, able to participate fully in debates and to present your ideas clearly, both in English and in German.

As a student on the Law with German Law LLB degree you will spend the first two years at Warwick University. In those two years you will gain a thorough grounding in English Law and at the same time study German Law modules in German. German Law modules are taught by lecturers qualified in the German jurisdiction, and tuition is held in small groups.

Your third year is spent at one of our partner universities in Germany. Thorough preparation and careful supervision while you are away ensure that you gain the maximum benefit from your year abroad.

Our partner universities in Germany are:

  1. Universität Konstanz
  2. Universität des Saarlandes (Saarbrücken)
  3. Freie Universität Berlin

For the fourth and final year of your studies you will return to Warwick and complete the LLB degree.

In addition, on registering with the German university itself and on completion of a dissertation, some of our partner universities offer the opportunity for our students to obtain an LL.M. in German Law.

Jane

This year abroad has been a fantastic experience! It involved overcoming hurdles: speaking German to German natives, knowing that I would get things wrong and finally understanding the true value of the infamous ‘Abstraktions- und Trennungsprinzip’! I also made some really great friends through a German language course, church and random encounters at the student accommodation – all of which I have now invited to come and visit us in the UK! Overall, it was a great learning curve, a wonderful part of my law degree and I hope that future German Law students will benefit too! Jane Adu, Alumna, Law with German Law

Justyna

My year at the Freie Universität Berlin was a great experience overall. Studying German law gave me a better insight into the differences between common law and civil law systems. The highlight of my year abroad was representing the Freie Universität Berlin at the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Moot. After an intensive written phase, my team got the chance to compete with students from all over the world at the oral hearings in Hong Kong and Vienna. Moreover, living in Berlin helped me improve my language skills and was a great opportunity to meet new friends and explore the lively city. Justyna Wisniewska, Alumna, Law with German Law

A level AAA including an A in A level German

International Baccalaureate 38 points including 6 points in HL German.

Other Qualifications We welcome applicants with non-standard qualifications or relevant experience, and applicants with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.This course requires an adequate level of German. We do not require applicants to have passed the LNAT.

Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with Distinction grades in Level 3 units. Substantial study of Law is highly recommended.

Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.

General Studies/Critical Thinking General Studies/Critical Thinking – normally excluded from offers

Further Information

Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry welcomed.

Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.

Departmental Open Days Applicants offered conditional or unconditional places will be invited to attend a Departmental Open Day, normally held on a Wednesday in late February, mid-March and early May. Click here for more information about visiting us.

How will I be taught?

Each module usually has two lectures per week, plus regular seminars which offer opportunities for legal problem solving and discussion of ethical or policy issues relating to the law. Staff also have regular office hours in which you can discuss issues outside the seminar setting. We employ a range of innovative teaching methods, such as performance based learning, reflective journals and dramatised dissertations.

Our contextual approach to law means that we ask for consistent work and for your full commitment throughout the course. In return, we will give you all the support and advice needed to help you realise your full potential.

How will I be assessed?

We offer a variety of assessment methods, with emphasis placed on continuing assessment through class tests, essays and other formative and summative written work. You can also choose to weight your degree towards either examinations or essays.

Law with German Law students spend their year abroad at one of our partner universities in Berlin, Konstanz or Saarbrücken. Whilst abroad, students will take modules in German private and public law. In addition, they have a wide choice of options limited only by any advice they may receive from their host university and by the constraints of the timetable. Students in the past have taken modules such as 'Kriminologie', 'Europarecht' and 'Rechtsvergleichung'.

Course Regulations

Scheme of Study

Four years full-time study leading to the degree of:

  • LLB (Honours) or
  • LLB (Pass) or
  • LLB (Honours) (QD) - Qualifying Degree status (QD) indicates professional recognition

Students will spend the third year at a university in Germany with which the University has a formal exchange agreement. It should be noted that the partnership arrangements between Warwick and the relevant German universities are co-ordinated within the framework of the European Union's SOCRATES programme. Consequently, the availability of each programme in any particular year is subject to the relevant SOCRATES agreements being approved and in force for that period.

Module Options by Year
Qualifying Degree
Examination Scheme

Most modules given by the School of Law are examined by a combination of invigilated examination and course work. A small number of modules are assessed solely by coursework. In some modules the proportion of work assessed by examination is fixed, but in others candidates may choose, subject to the overall limit on assessment, different proportions of assessed work. Where the proportion of examined work is variable, the length of the invigilated examination usually varies accordingly.

Up to 55% of a candidate's work may be examined by assessment. Any candidate who wishes to exceed this limit must apply to the School of Law for special consideration. If the School approves the application it will be submitted for consideration by the Examinations Committee of the Senate.

Many invigilated examinations in Law are preceded by 15 minutes reading time. Some examinations also provide material for students' use (statutes, treaties, cases, etc.).

Year Weightings
  • First Year 0% - 120 CATS
  • Second Year 40% - 120 CATS
  • Third Year 20% - 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • Fourth Year 40% - 120 CATS
  • Warwick Law School is one of the leading law schools in the world, ranked in the top 100 globally in the QS World University Rankings 2015/2016 and renowned for its high-quality teaching and research.
  • We pioneered – and continue to apply – a unique approach to the study of law: one that is contextual, comparative and international. Our approach provides an excellent foundation for students wishing to become solicitors or barristers, examining the impact of economic, cultural and political change on the law, as well as exploring the critical role the law can play in improving social and economic conditions in modern societies.
  • Variations on our LLB present opportunities to study law in several non- UK jurisdictions around the world (in French, German or English). This is complemented by Warwick-based teaching by that draws on the expertise of staff who have first-hand experience of teaching and practising law in over 15 non-UK jurisdictions.
Professor Paul Raffield
School of Law
Matt Esan
3rd year undergraduate
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Award
Degree of Bachelor of Laws (LLB)
Entry Requirements
A level: AAA
IB: 38 points
Mode of Study
4 Years