Accessibility statement

LLM in Professional Practice Independent Learning Project - LAW00052M

« Back to module search

  • Department: The York Law School
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Scott Slorach
  • Credit value: 60 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2020-21
  • Notes: This is an independent study module

Module summary

A student will agree with their supervisor a project that will examine specific aspects of corporate commercial professional legal practice. This could be, for example: a particular client group within the corporate commercial sphere; a type of transaction; or a specific transaction; an aspect of legal service provision, broad or niche. It should involve two clearly defined areas of corporate commercial practice. The specific format of the output of the project - 12,500 words - can also be agreed with the student's supervisor.

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2020-21

Module aims

The aim of the module is to enable students to gain a deep and detailed knowledge of chosen aspects of corporate commercial law, to enhance both their know-how and employability in that field. The subject content may be a particular client group within the corporate commercial sphere; a type of transaction; or a specific transaction; an aspect of legal service provision, broad or niche. In developing the output for the project, students will develop advanced research and analytical skills - in legal, financial, commercial and policy fields - and planning and writing skills.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be, in relation to their chosen aspects of corporate commercial law:

demonstrate a deep understanding of law, procedure and practice

analyse and critically evaluate key legal, practical, professional, commercial, policy and political issues and perspectives

evaluate and explain how these issues and perspectives are resolved and acknowledged in practice

demonstrate creativity in their analysis and treatment of subject matter

communicate in writing to a high standard

apply advanced levels of project planning

reflect on their learning gained from the project

Module content

Specific module content, within the sphere of corporate commercial law, to be agreed between student and supervisor


Task Length % of module mark
Reflective report - 1500 words
N/A 10
Graduate/Postgraduate Dissertation
Project output - 12500 words
N/A 90

Special assessment rules


Additional assessment information

Students will receive formative feedback on draft elements of their project as it develops, through supervision meetings and written feedback.

The assessment of this module will also be used by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for the purpose of assessing whether a student has, by equivalent means, achieved the Legal Practice Course elective outcomes in respect of two defined areas of practice in the context of an overall assessment of whether a student has met the SRA LPC outcomes by equivalent means. It should be noted that, for the purpose of this SRA assessment of elective outcomes, this module assessment is non-compensatable.




Module feedback

Students will receive regular formative feedback on progress through meetings with their supervisor, and submission of agreed elements of the project output. Following assessment of the project submission and the reflective report, students will be provided with individual written feedback on each of these assessment items. Feedback on the final submissions for assessment will be provided in week 10 of the Summer Vacation.

Indicative reading

No set key texts due to independent study module format.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.