801–1000 th
World University Rankings 2020
201–250 th
Young University Rankings 2019
151-200 th
European Teaching Rankings 2019
Howard Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 1WB, United Kingdom

Law with Foundation Year - Sheffield Hallam University

Gain a degree in law, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course. •Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start. •Study theories, concepts, values, principles and rules of public and private laws. •Gain legal work experience in our own regulated legal practice, SHU Law. •Engage in real legal work in a range of practice areas including private litigation, criminal appeals, and pro-bono advice clinics. Benefit from an academically rigorous and career-enhancing education, which includes unique work-related modules designed to give you the practical edge needed in today's competitive employment market. Once you have completed the foundation year, you progress to a fully-qualifying degree, satisfying the standards of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board for legal training. **How you learn** The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our LLB (Hons) Law course. You share the foundation year with other Business, Law, Criminology and Psychology foundation students, before moving on to your subject-specific degree. The foundation year will take place at City Campus in the Sheffield Business School. We have highly motivated, knowledgeable and creative staff across the department, who bring a breadth and depth of skills from legal practice. This enables high quality learning of the core aspects of the discipline and a range of specialist topics and areas of study. You learn through •lectures •seminars •workshops •team meetings •moots •peer learning •placement activity •visits •guest lectures In the foundation year, you build your subject-specific and general business knowledge alongside developing academic skills to prepare you for starting your undergraduate degree. You will be provided with an overview of the key concepts, ideas, approaches, research and general knowledge to the topic areas and will have the opportunity to question, debate and discuss these within your seminar groups. You will receive feedback regularly from your tutors, peers and through guided self-reflection to help you develop the skills and knowledge needed to undertake the various module assessments. **Work placements** We have excellent links with the local, regional and national legal profession. Local firms provide assessed one-day-a-week placements for many of our students. Local professionals also provide work experience opportunities, give guest lectures, advise on casework and provide career guidance where appropriate. **Live projects** You are given multiple chances to undertake real law and criminology client work. These include opportunities to advise, assist and represent real life clients in a range of different practice areas, providing transformational experiences which enable you to develop transferable skills and enhance your graduate attributes. Legal professional practice modules in SHU Law, our on-campus law firm, involve small group work under the supervision of qualified solicitors and paralegals. All our work-based legal professional practice areas provide valuable experience that improves legal skills and impresses future employers. There are four legal departments where you can gain practical, graduate skills and experience: •Business and Commercial •Litigation •Property and Private Client •Professional Voluntary Work and Human Rights **Competitions** In our Legal Professional Practice areas, you can represent fictitious clients in an appeal before the Court of Appeal and/or the Supreme Court, in our on-campus moot court. Our Mooting and Debating Society members take part in internal and national competitions and we have enjoyed considerable success. We have previously won the prestigious national BPP/Oxford University Press Mooting Competition and in 2017 we were again finalists.