Goldsmiths launches new law degree to incorporate the SQE

updated on 03 August 2018

Goldsmiths, University of London has announced plans to launch a new law degree that will incorporate the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE).

As reported by Legal Cheek, Goldsmiths’ new LLB will cater for both stages of the SQE with bespoke new modules and workshops, one of which will provide the practical skills training that students need under the new ‘super exam’. Traditionally, practical skills such as advocacy were not prominent aspects of undergraduate law programmes.

The first students to enrol on the course will start in Autumn 2019.

Professor Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, head of Goldsmiths’ law department, said: “The introduction of a new LLB at this time of change for the legal profession, and our strong willingness to integrate theory into practice, has given us unique flexibility to embed fundamental aspects of the SQE1 and SQE2 provision into our degree.”