Law covers nearly all aspects of human activity – from the contract you enter into when you buy a chocolate bar to your right to express yourself freely. Queen Mary’s long-established Law LLB is your first major step to becoming a barrister or solicitor. This renowned degree incorporates all the compulsory modules needed to meet Bar Council and Law Society requirements, and has a strong focus on analysis, attention to detail, argument and communication. It’s an excellent option for students pursuing a legal career or with a general interest in law. In your first year you’ll study the core principles of law and learn the skills you need to read and apply legal documents, such as Acts of Parliament, EU legislation and case reports. Your second and third years will allow you to choose from a broad range of specialist fields – such as human rights law, criminology, intellectual property and medical negligence. Students accepted into this course may then opt to apply for the competitive and highly prestigious Law in Practice LLB. This extended four-year degree gives you the unique opportunity to complete an eight-month paid work placement at leading law firm Reed Smith.