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What is a GDL equivalent to?
The GDL is a one-year course which non-law graduates aiming for a career as a solicitor must take before doing the obligatory Legal Practice Course (LPC). In effect it ‘converts’ your non-law degree into a qualifying law degree – for that reason it is sometimes also known as the ‘conversion course’.
What can I do with a GDL?
The Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), or the Common Professional Examination (CPE) as it is also known, provides non-law graduates with a gateway to a career as a solicitor or as a barrister.
Can you do a masters in law after the GDL?
An LLM is a master’s in law, designed for students who have already completed their LLB undergraduate law degree or their GDL course. It is, however, possible to earn a place on an LLM without having completed an LLB or a GDL, so long as you can demonstrate that you have significant legal knowledge.
What is Graduate Diploma of Law (GDL)?
The Graduate Diploma of Law is a one-year full time course; longer if you choose part-time or distance-learning mode (2-4 years). The GDL confers upon students on successful completion a diploma equal to a law degree.
What are the benefits of a GDL degree?
GDLs equip you with all the knowledge delivered by an undergraduate Law degree, putting you on an equal footing with Law graduates. In fact, some legal firms favour those who have completed a GDL over Law graduates, recognising that these students have gained a broader skillset from their original degree.
What is the difference between a GDL and an LLM?
GDL or LLM. The main difference is that a Master of Laws program is a specialised course that focuses solely on an area, upon completion of an LLM you will have accrued vast knowledge in that field of law. On the other hand, the GDL gives students a broad overview of law as it covers seven core areas of law.
What does GDL stand for?
The Graduate Diploma of Law is a one-year full time course; longer if you choose part-time or distance-learning mode (2-4 years). The GDL confers upon students on successful completion a diploma equal to a law degree. This puts students on the right path to becoming either a solicitor or barrister.