APIIT Law School: Unique, modern and vibrant

APIIT Law School, established in collaboration with Staffordshire University, UK, offers an internal British Degree in Law - LL.B (Hons). The registration of 75 students for the next intake is now open on a first come, first served basis. Following are some of the features of the APIIT Law School that make it unique, modern and vibrant.

Internal Degree
APIIT Law School offers an internal British Degree in Law. The internal University Degrees are unique and have special characteristics. The quality assurance of internal degrees is not limited to final examinations; rather, quality assurance takes place over the full duration of the course encompassing all aspects such as adequacy of learning resources, competence of lecturers, quality of teaching, level of student support, effectiveness of assessment strategies, etc. The universities prescribe required standards for all these parameters and monitor the conduct of the programmes closely to ensure that the prescribed standards are maintained. As a result internal degrees are able to maintain high standards and, naturally, the graduates of internal degree programmes command greater respect and recognition.

International standards
Staffordshire University in UK, the Partner University of APIIT Law School, has more than 40 years of experience in legal education. Staffordshire University Law School is recognised as one of the best Law Schools in UK. It was recently awarded top marks by the Quality Assurance Agency and the Solicitors Regulation Authority in UK as one of the best providers of legal education for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional awards. APIIT Law School makes the most of this vast and in depth experience in legal education to maintain international standards and provide a superior learning experience to all its students.

Modern Law School
APIIT Law School is a purpose-built Law School consisting of state-of-the-art learning infrastructure such as a modern law library, moot court, specially designed lecture theatres, small-group tutorial rooms, IT laboratories and other support facilities. It is spacious with 17,000 square feet of floor area and is modelled on leading British Law Schools.

Comprehensive Law Library
A modern Law Library is central to legal education. The Law Library supports not only student learning of various disciplines but also extensive research by the students and staff during the teaching and learning process. The APIIT Law Library is being developed to meet the international standards, and requirements set by Staffordshire University, UK. In addition, students are provided with access to renowned electronic libraries and online resources of Staffordshire University.

Moot Court
The Moot Court is a unique feature of the APIIT Law School, the first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The Moot Court mimics a real life legal practice environment and allows students to argue hypothetical cases to improve their practice skills. Students will also be provided with opportunities to participate in mooting competitions nationally and internationally.

Language Centre
The aim of the English Language Centre is to provide a comprehensive training in English and help students reach high levels of competence. Computer aided learning packages are used to train students on all aspects of English learning such as listening, reading, comprehension, and writing. Students with good language skills too may use the Language Centre resources in their free time to further refine their communication skills.

IT support
APIIT Law School has a modern IT infrastructure and computer laboratories. The Law School Computer Laboratories are well-equipped with the latest technologies and provide unlimited access to the Internet through high speed broadband and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Outstanding teaching panel
The teaching panel comprises highly qualified and competent academics and practising lawyers. The full-time staff is supplemented by visiting lecturers from the universities and the Bar. Further, leading practitioners are invited to conduct seminars/ guest lectures on topics of special interest.

Unique teaching style
The teaching and learning take place through interactive lectures, small-group tutorial classes and workshops. Although the lectures cover course contents comprehensively, special emphasis is given to small-group tutorials where students actively participate in the learning process. To facilitate this teaching style, the APIIT Law School has several small tutorial rooms in addition to comfortable lecture theatres.

Skills training
A unique feature of the Internal LL.B (Hons) Degree is the 'SKILLS' training programme that takes place throughout the first year. 'SKILLS' training is conducted mostly through workshops and imparts skills such as legal problem solving, legal writing and research, client interviewing, and critical analysis. Consequently, students are equipped with not only subject knowledge but also a wide array of skills to become effective practitioners on graduation.

Exemplary student support
Poor student support is often a root cause of high failure rate in higher education. Lack of student support undermines students' morale and drives them from pillar to post in desperation. APIIT Law School stands to be different; with comprehensive student mentoring and counselling schemes, tutorial support, and career guidance and job placement, it ensures that the students are fully supported throughout the programme and beyond.

Bridging programme
An optional 'bridging programme' at the end of the three year LLB (Hons) will prepare students for the Sri Lanka Law College examinations and orient them for legal practice in Sri Lanka.

Competitive fees structure
In spite of offering an internal LL.B (Hons) degree programme from a leading British Law School, providing outstanding resources for teaching and learning, and maintaining international standards of education, APIIT Law School is in a position to maintain student fees at a competitive level.

Choose the best
Students now have the unique opportunity to read for an internal LL.B (Hons) degree from a prestigious British University at the APIIT Law School. They will go through a rich learning experience in a typical law school environment and acquire a solid legal foundation that enables them to meet the challenges of legal practice in the modern globalized world.

Our students deserve the best. What APIIT Law School offers is not only a British qualification, but full development of the individual to become an enterprising professional.

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