English Legal Skills and Legal Culture

Student lawyers in court
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

What are the distinctive features of English law and the common law approach to legal issues?

This course will introduce you to these distinctive features and to some key contexts in which legal skills can be deployed – dispute resolution, mediation and advocacy. Our Law School has an international reputation in these skill based areas.

On this course you will obtain an overview of the common law method of judicial development of the law and statutory interpretation, and develop awareness of modern trends in dispute resolution, including mediation. You will develop your practical advocacy, negotiation and mediation skills in a realistic context.

We have arranged for you to meet a range of legal professionals and well as a visit to the Supreme Court and Royal Courts of Justice in London and other places of legal interest in London and Nottingham.

After studying this course you should be able to understand the role of law in English society, formulate and present a persuasive argument and demonstrate an awareness of the legal techniques and processes actually used in dispute resolution and the rationale behind them.

Tuition fee: £1,250

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

This course is ideal if you are considering studying law in England, for instance as part of your LLB, or for an LLM, or if you expect your future career will involve interaction with English Law and / or English lawyers. You should also have the required English language skills.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418