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UoL-LL.B, One of The Most Sought After Degrees in Sri Lanka

The University of London (UoL) LL.B, offered by the CfPS Law School, is considered as one of the most versatile and sought after degrees in Sri Lanka. Though there are many routes to enter into the legal profession, many prospective lawyers opt for the UoL LL.B provided by the CfPS Law School. This is not only because the degree is reputed and flexible but also because it is a multifaceted degree, where students will be able to complement other professional and academic qualifications with their LL.B (London).
The following students of CfPS Law College won the following academic achievements for the year 2016/2017 from the University of London for achieving highest marks in the island.

Contract Law – Ms. K.S Imalka Gunatathne,
Contract Law – Ms. H. Yasue Karunaratne,
Legal Systems and Method – Ms. M. Salome De Silva.

Nanda Muruttettuwegama, Joint Managing Director of the CfPS Law School, expressed his views on a number of segments of the degree.

How does one enter into legal profession through UoL LL.B degree?
In a period of three years, prospective law students should complete their LL.B degree. If the student is already a degree holder from any recognized university by the UoL (can be of any discipline), it would take the student a minimum of two years to complete the LL.B degree. After obtaining the degree, the student can gain entry to Law College to obtain his/her professional qualification. This route is considered to be more fruitful as the student will be able to procure a LL.B degree and can gain entrance directly to the Sri Lanka Law College, without facing the extremely competitive Law college entrance examination. An LL.B (Lon.) degree holder will only take one year to complete the Law College examinations, rather than the stipulated three years. Following the completion of the student’s professional qualification obtained through Law College, the student will be able to take oaths as an Attorney-at-Law.

What are the benefits of choosing University of London LL.B?
The University of London was established in 1858, and has stood through the ages as one of the top rated and prestigious universities in the world and in the UK. The standard of the UoL LL.B is assured by the Quality Assurance Agency of the UK. The UoL LL.B is regarded as an ‘international gold standard’ in legal education. It is a proven fact that UoL law graduates are of high calibre and have a greater edge over many other UK law graduates with regard to career opportunities within the legal profession both in Sri Lanka and aboard.

Can a student do the University of London LL.B without going to England?
Yes, it is indeed possible to do the entire course by following lectures at CfPS Law School. The British Council conducts the examinations on behalf of the UoL. The papers are, thereafter sent to London to be marked by UoL examiners. It is important to note that the LL.B degree is awarded by the UoL and not by CfPS Law School.

What do students gain by of following UoL LL.B at CfPS law school?
The CfPS Law School is a unique institution as its prime focus is on Law. The CfPS is a registered centre of the UoL International programmes. The CfPS Law School was established in 1991 and has produced over 6,000 lawyers during this period. These successful lawyers have not only been produced through our UoL LL.B course but also through our Law College entrance courses.

What are the special features of the course?
We have an academic faculty that includes both legal practitioners and legal academics who possess both local and UK academic and professional qualifications. We have interactive lecture sessions which ensure that our students receive individual attention thereby helping them to discover and improve their true potential.
We have our law school at a prime location at Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 07 which comprises of the state-of the-art lecture halls. We also provide free wi-fi facilities and library access throughout the week. Career guidance is an integral part of the foundation of the CfPS Law School, with students receiving numerous opportunities in furthering their carriers through our special internship programmes.
To give our students the opportunity to explore their abilities, and fine tune their skills we frequently organize court sessions, informative court visits, educative parliamentary visits, student union debates and many other such activities. We believe extra-curricular activities are vital for a student’s overall holistic education.

What is the cost involved in following UoL LL.B course?
The total cost for a LL.B (Standard entry route) would approximately Rs. 1.5 Million, whereas for a graduate it would approximately cost Rs 1.2 Million. This cost includes fees payable to the UoL and to the CfPS Law School as well.

Should the above payment be made at once?
No. The entire payment need not be made in one lump sum payment. It is paid through a series of smaller payments scattered around two to three years depending on the route that the student wishes to take.

Does CfPS award scholarships?
Each year the CfPS awards Rs. 30 Million worth of scholarships in January 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. CfPS will conduct yet another scholarship examination on January 21st, 2018 at Mahanama College, Colombo 03 from 2.00 pm to 4.00pm. Those who wish to apply could log onto the CfPS website to register for the scholarship exam: www.cfps.lk.

How students can meet the representatives of the UoL?
The CfPS is conducting a yet another open day on the 11th of January 2018 at 2.30 pm at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) to introduce our courses to prospective law students. Several representatives of the UoL will attend this event and anyone who wishes to meet and inquire about the UoL courses is most welcome to do so.

How would you describe student life at CfPS?
The student life at CfPS can be very exciting. There is a student council that is elected by the students themselves which organise most extra-curricular activities. The CfPS has a Cricket team and a Rugby team. The annual sports day and the talent contest called Festin “O” Beatz bring out the best of talents of the CfPS students.

How does a student register for CfPS, University of London Courses?
You can meet the representatives at CfPS Law School premises itself situated at No. 151, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 or contact on 0112-447 790, 0112-421 665 or 0772 244 239 or email info[email protected] Find CfPS Law School on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cfps.lk and the web www.cfps.lk

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