ILSPA’s Single Subject Legal Courses
The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs have a range of courses available. By studying their Legal Secretaries Diploma course, you can learn about many different areas of law, or alternatively, you may choose to study individual areas of law through their Single Subject Legal courses.
If you have a particular interest in a certain area of law, studying a Single Subject course can prove to be very beneficial. Specialising in one area of law can help you become more of an expert in your chosen field, and your qualification will be attractive to the legal firms that specialise in your particular niche.
ILSPA’s Single Subject Legal courses are available to study at two different levels: foundation and advanced. The courses are available online which means that you can study by distance learning wherever you are in the world! Let’s take some time to look at the types of subject areas you can choose through ILSPA.
Foundation level courses
The Institute of Legal Secretaries and PAs have carefully selected four subject areas for the foundation course level that will be most commonly encountered by Legal Secretaries and PAs:.
Civil Litigation: When someone has suffered a wrong in a non-criminal sense, how is the wrongdoer brought to justice? This is the fundamental question you will be able to answer when you undertake this course. From filing small claims in the County Court to dealing with litigation in the higher-ranking Civil Courts of this land, this course will provide you with a very good understanding of the civil legal system.
Land Law and Conveyancing: This course will provide you with knowledge of how land law and conveyancing works in this country. . The course covers the full conveyancing transaction process and helps you to become familiar with the forms and documents required. This knowledge is invaluable should you wish to work in this area of law.
Family Law and Practice: What procedures are involved in pursuing a divorce from start to finish? To what extent are pre-nuptial agreements respected in England and Wales? These are just a couple of the many issues covered in this course. Students will also look at child welfare issues, the new law surrounding civil partnerships, and the forms and documents required within divorce proceedings.
Wills, Probate and Administration: This is an interesting subject area where students learn about the law of succession – the law regulating inheritance. You will also learn whether or not a Will has been duly executed, and how to dispose of the deceased’s estate in accordance with their wishes and in respect of the applicable law. Understanding the various documents and correspondence involved with this area is very beneficial.
Advanced level courses
Advanced level courses aim to make the student even more of an expert in his or her chosen field and provide some Paralegal skills. At the advanced level, students are able to undertake all of the subjects available as foundation courses, however at a much more in-depth level. In addition, there are also two additional courses available at the advanced level:
Corporate and Commercial: In a world that is becoming increasingly globalised when it comes to its commercial dealings, students of this course will learn about the rights, relations and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce. Corporate and Commercial Law can also prove to be one of the most well-paid legal niche areas, so the course could prove to be the start of a highly successful career.
Criminal Law: Criminal Law is often the subject that attracts students to study law in the first place, due to its interesting content. From dealing with summary offences through the local Magistrates’ Court, to the big cases heard at the Supreme Court, this advanced level course will teach you how to deal with a criminal case and provide you with the knowledge and skills to ensure you are a proficient in this niche.
Studying a Single Subject Legal course in the particular area of law that appeals to you the most can be hugely advantageous. By specialising in one area during your career, you can devote all of your energy into this niche alone. If you are new to law or you have not studied for some time, start with a foundation course. If you feel you already have a good understanding of law, or are already working in one particular area of law and want to progress further, take an advanced course and receive a diploma upon completion. ILSPA’s qualifications are well recognised and widely respected in the legal profession.
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