ULaw partners with Chester Uni to launch an MA law course

The tie-up follows the sale of the law school giant’s Chester campus

The University of Law (ULaw) has partnered with the University of Chester Law School to offer an LLM course for non-lawyer graduates.

The “MA in Law” covers basic legal subjects (public, crime, tort, land, EU, contract, equity and trusts), as well as practical legal skills including research, analysis, critical appraisal and presentation skills. Available from September, the nine-month course will be delivered and awarded by ULaw but taught at Chester’s Law School.

Students who successfully complete the course will then have the option of continuing their legal education and taking either the Legal Practice Course (soon to be replaced by the Lawyers Qualifying Examination (SQE) Preparation Course) or the bar practice course.

Carol Draycott, Dean of ULaw’s Chester Campus, said, “ULaw has always worked closely with the University of Chester, with our students benefiting from the membership associated with their student union and the two faculties of law often providing the link.

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She continued:

“ULaw is delighted to have this new formal agreement with the University of Chester, cementing the close relationship between the city’s two law schools. Together, we will provide excellent legal education for students by improving legal professional services in the region.

The tie-up comes after ULaw confirmed it was looking for new premises after selling its campus near Chester to a mystery buyer.

The law school, one of nine at ULaw nationwide, is currently based in Chester’s Christleton Hall (pictured below), a Grade II listed 18th century former country house set in parkland idyllic 14 acres. It was sold earlier this summer after local planning bigwigs reportedly twice refused the law school’s request to build housing on the site.

Christleton Room

Provide update on property hunt, ULaw spokesperson said legal cheek“We have not yet found suitable alternative premises and will therefore remain on the Chester campus next year. Our search for new premises will continue.

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