Take the SQE with confidence with BARBRI/DIFC Academy

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 In September 2021, the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) are being phased out. They will be replaced by the new Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE). With that change comes an entirely new way of testing your legal knowledge and lawyering skills.

The SQE is comprised of a series of exams that, unlike the GDL/LPC exams, include mixed subject questions (contract with civil litigation, for example) and multiple-choice formats. Furthermore, the new SQE means that a classic undergraduate law degree – or non-law degree– will provide insufficient test preparation on their own.

SQE1 is a computer-based functioning legal knowledge assessment which consists of 2 exams of 180 multiple-choice questions, 360 in total. SQE1 combines substantive and procedural law, and is a test of candidates functioning legal knowledge, i.e. application, problem solving and decision making. Both examinations must be taken in single assessment window.

SQE2 consists of practical legal skills assessments such as client interviewing, advocacy, case and matter analysis, legal research and written advice, and legal drafting.

After passing SQE1, you will then be eligible to apply for and sit for SQE2.

For more details, kindly contact:

Rhoda Martinez - rhoda.martinez@difc.ae