This qualifying Law degree covers exciting areas such as why conflicts occur, the balance of international power and the existence of Third World poverty. These all involve complex legal issues. By studying both law and international relations you will develop a greater understanding and critical awareness of global politics and institutions, and the related legal connotations. WHY STUDY THIS COURSE? By studying the two subjects of law and international relations you'll have the opportunity to keep your career options open - particularly if you wish to pursue an international relations legal career in a global organisation such as Unicef. You'll have plenty of practical experience while studying with opportunities from full blown unscripted mock trials and mooting competitions to working in our General Legal Advice Clinic or Small Claims Clinic providing advice to local residents under the supervision from experienced solicitors. You also have the opportunity to work with one of our external partners and currently students are working at Portsmouth Mediation Service, Hampshire Fire and Rescue, British Red Cross, two firms of local solicitors and Citizens Advice Portsmouth all, under supervision, advising clients. MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE The course is accredited by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board. Which means graduates can progress to the Bar Professional Training Course or the Legal Practice Course – the traditional routes to becoming a barrister or a solicitor. This course received 92% for student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2017). WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is for people who have a strong interest in the legal system and how it applies to global organisations such as charities and political bodies. SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE GAINED You have the option of taking the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) papers in your final year, which gives you the opportunity to obtain its Graduate Fast Track Diploma together with your qualifying law degree. After graduating this will enable you to apply for work as a legal executive or paralegal. We strongly recommend that you spend your third year on placement which will give you invaluable employability skills and a strong sense of the sort of career you wish to pursue after graduation. AFTER THE COURSE The University of Portsmouth is the UK's number 1 for boosting graduate salaries (The Economist 2017) and 86% of graduates on this course are in work or further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2016). Recent graduates have become litigation caseworkers, legal interns, trainee legal executives and business analysts.