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Thomson Reuters - Legal Advancement Certificate Program (LACP)

Legal Advancement Certificate Program (LACP) has been modeled to put academic and practical skills in a symbiotic relationship for law students and emerging legal professionals. The Program is a unique and innovative experience and the only of its kind currently in India. It focuses on overall development of knowledge and its suitable implementation in work based scenarios through simulations, case studies, client negotiations, interviews, group discussions and other pioneering learning methods. Another novel aspect of this program resides in the fact that various core modules are taught and lectured on by experienced faculty who have specialized and undertaken extensive work in those areas.

Program Design and Duration:
The Program starts with a one hour online diagnostic test where a scenario is presented and students are required to do a number of different tasks. After completion the students can see the expert approach to these tasks - how the expert would have done it. This test allows the student to measures where he is in terms of knowledge and skills. The Program has scenario-based learning which uses actual case examples to develop student's legal practice skills. Instead of long lectures and volumes of material to read, we present real challenges that lawyers face on a daily basis.

The Program provides the student with the tools to address these legal matters, helping become job-ready. It has been developed through collaboration with leading UK and Indian legal professionals. The Program duration is approximately four months, and should take up to 80 hours to complete, including the live sessions.

Law graduates or current law students with the following experience: presently in 3rd year onwards for 5 year integrated course or in 2nd year onwards for 3 year course.

Important Dates:

  • Application deadline is 19th April, 2012
  • Program begins on 7th May, 2012

Course Details:

  • Course Fee: Introductory fee of Rs. 15,000 (Rs. 13,600 + 10.3% Service Tax)
  • Duration: 4 months
  • Format : Online self-study program, combined with periodic virtual live sessions

Examination and Certification Process:
At the end of the Program, all students must successfully pass a three hour final examination, which is designed to assess the student's ability to apply the concepts and frameworks developed throughout the Program. The examination will present several real-world scenarios that will require the student to complete legal tasks or make decisions on the optimal path for resolving the legal matter. This is achieved through a combination of multiple choice questions and short essays. Please note the examination is both timed and invigilated.

A score of 50% or higher is required to achieve the Certification. Those scoring a 90% or higher will receive a Certificate of Distinction, along with assistance in securing a legal internship. One re-sit is available if you don't pass. This will cost you Rs. 1,500 and you will not be eligible to earn a Distinction.

Customer Service: 1800 108 8080
SMS: "LACP" to 56070

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