Law has been described as a multi-disciplinary subject, opening many career opportunities for those who qualify. A student who has done the A/Levels in Arts, Science, Commerce or Maths can pursue a career in law.
CfPS Law School at No. 151, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 offers its students a range of options in studying law. Only the CfPS Law School offers its students such a wide range of options.
LL.B Degree / Certificate in Higher Education in the Common Law (earlier known as Diploma in Law)
The CfPS Law School, which is a Registered Centre of the University of London, will commence an intake for the LL.B. Programme/ Certificate in Higher Education in the Common Law of the University of London in September 2017. This degree will enable students to thereafter enter Sri Lanka Law College and to do their Attorneys-at-Law exams.
Certificate in Higher Education in the Common Law is essentially for students who do not meet the entry requirement for the LL.B degree, either because they are just after O/L s or are pending A/Level results or because their A/L grades do not meet the entry requirements. The Cert.HE in Common Law is equal to the first year of the LL.B. and students qualifying the diploma proceed to the second year of the LL.B.
Situated in the heart of Colombo 7, CfPS Law School boasts of experienced and talented lecturers who are academics and practitioners. Students can either join the full time LL.B/ Cert.HE in Common Law or the part time LLB programme held during the weekends.
Opportunities for Students
Students joining CfPS Law School’s Programmes are offered a variety of opportunities. Among them is the Internship Programme where students in the 2nd and 3rd years are given the opportunity of interning with senior members of the legal profession. There is a vibrant student life at CfPS. The CfPS Mooting and Debating Society and Toast Masters Club offer students an opportunity to improve their legal and court room skills preparing them for the legal profession. Students are taken on visits to Parliament and the Courts.
Law offers students a range of career and career development options.
The prestigious University of London LL.B offers students an opportunity not only to enter the legal profession, but also develops many other skills that are useful in employment.
Those in many other fields such as medicine, engineering, accountancy, management and marketing look to a law qualification to enhance their knowledge about legal matters which they come across in their work.
The University of London is one of the United Kingdom’s world class Universities and several of its Colleges including the King’s College, the University College of London and the London School of Economics are ranked among the top Universities in the world.
The CfPS Law School has opened an immeasurable door to the Sri Lankan youth to gain a prestigious celebrated law degree for a comparatively affordable price, which otherwise would cost millions of rupees.
Subject options for students
The Law School has many students studying law, ranging from young school leavers to those in different professions. Apart from the compulsory subjects such as Public Law, Contracts, Criminal Law, Common Law, the Law School offers a number of optional subjects including Commercial Law, Company Law, Intellectual Property Law, family Law, Public International Law and European Union Law.
Alumni of CFPS Law School are today practicing lawyers while others are working in international organisations and public and commercial establishments. The CfPS Law School, boasts of an alumnus of over 5,000 lawyers in Sri Lanka, and has for many years produced the highest number of entrants to the Sri Lanka Law College.
CfPS award scholarships
Each year the CfPS awards Rs 30 Million worth of scholarships in February and June. Scholarships are awarded based on the results of a scholarship examination conducted by the CfPS. We also take into consideration other exceptional achievements of the candidates.
The CfPS will be conducting another scholarship examination on 18th of June 2017 at Mahanama College, at 2.00pm. Those who wish to apply could log onto the CfPS website to register for the scholarship exam:www.cfps.lk.
The CfPS Law School is situated at 151 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 and is contactable on 0112447790 or 0112421665 or 0772244239; on email at [email protected] Its Facebook pages are CfPS Sri Lanka and CfPS Law School and the web site is www.cfps.lk