Glasgow University

The subjects below are the subjects you need to complete in order to become a solicitor in Scotland.

Please note:

  • If you have not completed all of the subjects listed below, we can assist to ensure you have the opportunity to undertake those remaining subjects. Please email registrar@lawscot.org.uk for further information.
  • While the subjects are required for entry to the solicitors' profession, you may also need to complete additional subjects in order to graduate with the LLB. In addition, some further subjects may be required for entry to the Faculty of Advocates. Please contact your Director of Studies for information on this.
  • Not all of the subjects listed below are necessarily compulsory on the LLB, so please do ensure you are taking all the subjects you need, if you wish to qualify as a solicitor in the future. Your Director of Studies can help with this.
  • Your marks in these subjects will also be used as a basis for deciding who will be offered a place on the Diploma. Students are ranked based on their performance in the subjects.

Subjects required

  • family law
  • criminal law and evidence
  • property law
  • law and government
  • European Union law
  • legal profession and legal ethics
  • commercial law
  • business organisations
  • principles of property and obligations (for those who started in 2011 only)
  • sources and institutions of Scots law (for those who started in 2011 only)
  • introduction to legal study (for those who started in or after 2012)
  • constitutional law 1 (for those who started in or after 2012)
  • obligations 1A (for those who started in or after 2012)
  • obigations 1B (for those who started in or after 2012)