Diploma in Law
The Diploma in Law has been developed by London School of Business and Finance to provide a qualification for students who are seeking to work in the legal industry or in occupations where a practical knowledge of the legal industry will be of an advantage.
Throughout the course, students are fully supported and their development is checked frequently by progress assessments. Student performance and satisfaction is monitored to ensure that the course meets students’ academic and personal development needs; and industry contacts ensure that the programme is relevant and suitable for the demands of a career in the industry.
The main aim of the Diploma in Law is to give students the legal knowledge and practical insight into the workings of the legal industry. In particular, students will get an insight into the workings of law firms and the role that they can play in law firms across Singapore. Holders of the Diploma will be able to demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the major theories and concepts in law.
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:
- demonstrate relevant legal knowledge and understanding of the basic principles of law which will equip them with an awareness of the operation of law in all aspects of their lives
- demonstrate proficiency in identifying legal issues and know how to use the their knowledge and analytical skills effectively across a range of problems
- interpret situations which require legal input and contribute meaningfully to these situations
- demonstrate understanding of legal issues and understand how to respond to these issues
- effectively communicate information, arguments and analysis in a variety of forms to specialist and non-specialist audience
- demonstrate cognitive skills of critical thinking, analysis and synthesis
- demonstrate effective problem solving and decision making using appropriate quantitative and qualitative skills including identifying, formulating and solving legal problems
- take and demonstrate responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- undertake further training, develop existing skills and acquire new competences that will enable them to assume significant responsibility within organisations
Teaching may include the following:
Students attend lessons 3 hours per day plus directed/independent study for a period of 8 months from Monday to Friday.Part-time: 12 Months
Students attend 3-hr lessons 2 nights a week for a period of 12 months.
Full-Time/Full-Time: Every 2 months/ modular
Full-Time/Part-Time: Every 3 months/ modular
At least 18 years old
Minimum Academic Entry Requirement
- Two passes in GCE A Level Examinations; or
- Completion of equivalent High School qualification (12 years); or
- Pass in appropriate Foundation / Certificate programme; or
- Other similar qualifications; or
- Mature Entry Route (MER) Minimum age of 21 plus work experience (2 years min) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
Minimum English Language Entry Requirement
- Achieved a grade C6 or better in English language O level; or
- Equivalent qualification e.g. IELTS 5.5/TOEFL 550; or LSBF PCE Advanced.
All international students for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their linguistic ability by gaining a minimum level of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent, prior to receiving an offer for the course.
A minimum of 1 years work experience in a legal position work be an advantage
Introduction, Legal Writing and ResearchThis module aims to develop students’ knowledge and understanding of the practice of law. Specifically the module aims to provide students with an understanding of legal reasoning as applied to issues in professional practice and business. Student s will be taught to write like a lawyer should. Students will also learn where they can find answers to their legal problems and how they should go about seeking such answers.
Company and Commercial Law
The primary aim is to extend students’ understanding of the working of law in a business environment. While this will include teaching students the legal theories, this module will also familiarise students with practical application of law in a business environment. Students will be able to provide useful information to assist managers with the activities of making agreement and decision-making within organisations.
The primary aim is to give students a working understanding of how contracts work. From identifying the elements of every contract to understanding how contracts come to an end, whether by breach, discharge or frustration to understanding the manner in which contracts will come to an end and the consequences of such termination. Students will be able to provide useful information to assist managers with the activities of making agreement and decision-making within organisations when dealing with agreements and contracts on a daily basis.
The primary aim is to extend students’ understanding of tort law; the situation where the relationship between parties is not governed by an agreement or a contract. Students will have to familiarise themselves with the legal theories behind tort law and also understand the practical application of tort law in a business environment. Students will be able to provide useful information to assist managers with the activities of making agreement and decision-making within organisations. Students will also be taught to appreciate that contracts and agreements are not the only ways in which law comes into play in the civil relationship between two parties.
The primary aim of this module is to educate students’ understanding of how disputes in Singapore are resolved through litigation, mediation and arbitration. While this will include teaching students the legal theories, this module will also familiarise students with practical application of dispute resolution in a business environment. Not every case should be litigated. Just as not every case is suitable for arbitration or mediation. Students will be able to provide useful information to assist managers with the activities of decision-making within organisations when it comes to dispute resolution.
Intellectual Property Law
This module will focus on having students appreciate the importance and influence of Intellectual Property in our society and how the Law protects such Intellectual Property. Students will learn how to advise clients who are seeking guidance in respect of intellectual property. A hands on approach will ensure that students complete this module, confident to be able to assist intellectual property law practitioners.
This module will focus on having students appreciate the importance of family law in the general practice of any law firm. Students will learn how to advise clients who are seeking guidance in family law. Students will also learn how to draft the pleadings in a family law case to be filed in court and the necessary elements of these pleadings. A hands on approach will ensure that students complete this module, confident to be able to assist family law practitioners.
The primary aim of this module is to impart to students an understanding of the law of employment and its application in a business environment. While this will include teaching students the legal theories, this module will also familiarise students with practical application of employment law in a business environment. Students will be able to provide useful information to assist managers with decision-making within organisations. Students will also be better able to protect themselves in their dealings with employers. Students who have passed this module should be able to contribute meaningfully to suitable roles in human resources departments.
- STP holders - 90%
- Non-STP holders - 75%
- Assignment/Class test - 40%
- Final Exam - 60%
Student must achieve an overall passing grade of 40%. If students fail to achieve an overall passing grade of 40%, students will be permitted one retake attempt in each failed assessment and failure of this retake will require students to re-module the failed module(s) again in full prior to additional retake attempt.
1 Teacher: 40 Students