Undergraduate Professional Diploma

Legal Executive Practice (CILEx)

Legal Executive Practice (CILEx)

Course Overview

  • Institution code


    L27
  • Main location


    City Campus
  • Attendance


    Part-Time
  • Duration


    1 Year
  • Start date


    20 Sep 2021

Develop your existing legal knowledge and work towards becoming a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). Changes to the legal profession mean that alternative routes to professional qualification are becoming more popular, and this course enables you to fit your studies around your existing work commitments.

You will study on campus on a weekly basis through immersive three-hour workshops. Your modules will give you a detailed understanding of two specific areas of law and the specialist knowledge that is central to client care, including professional conduct, negotiation and legal writing. You will use case studies to gain real insight into legal practice. As a student of Leeds Law School, you will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online for free through Law Trove, a subscription-only service offered by Oxford University Press.

You will have the opportunity to be mentored by a practising professional from the Leeds legal community, who will provide insight into life in a legal practice and one-to-one support to really sharpen your career prospects.

On completion of your course and your qualifying period of employment, you will be able to apply to become a Fellow of CILEx as a Chartered Legal Executive lawyer. This means you will be able to apply for roles with responsibilities similar to those of a solicitor. You will also have access to a wide range of member benefits, including networking and training events. Completion of your course will also provide you with exemption from some further CILEx training courses.

Our range of dynamic and immersive facilities will help you prepare for an exciting career in law. Our purpose-built courtroom and Professional Suite will allow you to hone your communication and presentation skills. You will be taught by experienced legal professionals at our City Campus and their wealth of professional experience will feed into and enhance your learning.

Why study Professional Diploma Legal Executive Practice (CILEx) at Leeds Beckett University...

  1. Law Trove is an online service offered by Oxford University Press. This means all of our students will be able to access a wide range of law textbooks online and for free
  2. Gain real-life, hands-on experience and put something back into the local community by getting involved in our Law Clinic and giving legal advice to real people with real problems
  3. Our mentoring scheme is an integral part of the educational experience at Leeds Law School. Students are paired with a professional mentor from Leeds’ legal community, who will provide invaluable insight into the legal profession to support educational development and enhance career opportunities
  4. Take inspiration from our high-profile ‘Law in Practice’ guest lectures – with previous speakers including Labour Party Leader, Sir Keir Starmer QC MP and human rights campaigner Baroness Shami Chakrabarti CBE PC

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