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Liverpool John Moores University LLB (Hons) Degree offered at SLIIT instills confidence

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The SLIIT offered Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) LLB (Hons) Degree is the ideal platform for local students to gain confidence enhancing their chosen professional journey.

Prof. Naganathan Selvakkumaran , Head, School of Law, SLIIT
Dr. Kushanthi Harasgama, Senior Lecturer, School 

of Law, SLIIT

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading higher education providers, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is modern, student-centric university ranked among the top 50 universities in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2019). The Law Program offered at SLIIT is a fully-franchised UK degree which seeks to transform undergraduates into legal professionals who can compete both locally and in the global arena.

The three-year, full-time degree program consists of core modules which enable students to have a firm grasp of the fundamental principles of English law, and optional modules including mooting, mediation,  negotiation, human rights, financial crimes, banking and international law ensuring students an opportunity to gain knowledge in specialised areas. 

Furthermore, the LLB (Hons) program equips students with the skills and competencies sought for by employers thus enabling them to secure their dream jobs and a brighter future.

Commenting on the degree, SLIIT School of Law Head Prof. Naganathan Selvakkumaran said: “We are committed to broadening access to quality legal education. The LJMU LLB (Hons) Degree program enables us to provide new pathways for a meaningful legal education in a constantly evolving society.”

SLIIT students following LJMU’s LLB (Hons) program can enjoy a variety of benefits such as access to a wide range of up-to-date e-resources including legal databases, opportunity to learn from an expert and experienced panel of lecturers, and the opportunity to study in a congenial university environment. 

 The program is recognised by the University Grants Commission under the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) under the Universities Act and ensures an illustrious pathway for law graduates to work in diverse fields and roles. 

Some of the career opportunities available for law graduates are working as academics, practicing as attorneys-at-law both at the official and private bars, joining the judiciary, working in government departments and ministries including the Legal Draftsman’s Department, representing private companies as legal officers or even aspire to be legislators.

SLIIT School of Law Senior Lecturer Dr. Kushanthi Harasgama noted: “LJMU’s LLB (Hons) offers students a sound knowledge of fundamentals of law, and integrates theory and practice, which make it an ideal course of study that addresses the changing market needs in the legal sector.”

Non-traditional career pathways for LLB graduates include working in Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) such as the UN, Legal Process Outsourcing Companies (LPOs), working as research associates, professional arbitrators, mediators and negotiators.

SLIIT as the nation’s largest non-state degree awarding institute has a strong reputation for high-quality teaching, ground-breaking research and extensive links with employers, entrepreneurs and business leaders. Additionally the institute is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) as well as the International Association of Universities (IAU).

The academic entry requirements for the LLB program includes three passes in one and the same sitting in any subject stream at the GCE Advanced Level (Sri Lanka) with a Credit pass for English at the GCE Ordinary Level Examination or three ‘D’ passes at the Cambridge/Edexcel and GCE Advanced Level (UK) Examination. 

Additional information on the LJMU LLB (Hons) degree program can be obtained by contacting SLIIT on +94 0117544801, via email ijmu@sliit.lk or website www.sliit.lk.


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