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KEY FACTS ? The School of Law has an established record of providing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and its predecessors since the 1960s. ? In the last grading exercise, our LPC was awarded the highest grade of ?Commendable Practice? in all six Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) criteria, putting the University amongst the best providers in the country. ? You will benefit from the extensive and varied practice experience of the teaching team as well as excellent links with the profession. ? We have small teaching groups with an excellent staff to student ratio and pride ourselves on providing proactive support to all our students. ? We have a long running mentoring scheme, supported by the Birmingham Law Society, the Birmingham Trainee Solicitor Society and leading firms in the region. As part of the scheme, you will be offered a local trainee solicitor to act as a mentor who will help with any questions or concerns you may have about your future career development. ? A designated personal tutor from the School of Law will provide Training Contract Support to help you with further advice on career development. ? Hammonds LLP sponsors an annual prize for best overall LPC student. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Students will require either a Qualifying Law Degree (e.g. an LLB from a University in England or Wales) or a Graduate Diploma in LawCommon Professional Examination. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) are entitled to apply for direct entry to the course. Before you can enrol on the LPC you must enrol as a student member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and obtain a certificate of completion of the academic stage of training. COURSE OVERVIEW The Legal Practice Course (LPC) is the final academic stage of qualification before becoming a solicitor. The course bridges the gap between the academic study of law and the vocational stages of training. Following successful completion of the LPC you will need to undertake a two year vocational training contract to be able to practice as a solicitor. We have active student-led Legal and Mooting Societies. Our Student Mooting Society is one of the most successful in England. Our students have reached five finals in the past six years and have regularly beaten teams from some of the country?s most prestigious universities. In the past 10 years, we have beaten eight of the elite Russell Group of universities, including Cambridge, Oxford, Leicester and Warwick. Our first-class facilities include two mock courtrooms and a comprehensive law library (with many resources accessible online). Our LPC is taught by an outstanding team of professional staff with extensive practice experience and a friendly, open door policy giving you all the support you need. We place our students at the centre of everything we do. COURSE STRUCTURE The LPC is a demanding course and is a leap forward from your undergraduate study. The emphasis is much more on the practical aspects of law and the aim of the course is to ensure you can enter practice with the skills and knowledge required to hit the ground running. You will be expected to keep up with background reading and class preparation and should expect to treat the course as if you were already handling a client?s case. The compulsory subjects and skills taught on the LPC are prescribed by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Each subject is introduced with a summary lecture providing guidance on difficult topics relating law to practice. The focus of learning is on small group teaching sessions, in the form of interactive workshops that enable you to explore key areas of law and practice in detail. Small group sessions are also used to involve you in typical transactions encountered in practice. You can expect to carry through tasks as if you were in practice, working in teams, using electronic and other information sources. STUDY COMMITMENT Full-time: 3 days per week Part-time: 2 evenings per week The LPC is a demanding and intensive

KEY FACTS ? The School of Law has an established record of providing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and its predecessors since the 1960s. ? In the last grading exercise, our LPC was awarded the highest grade of ?Commendable Practice? in all six Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) criteria, putting the University amongst the best providers in the country. ? You will benefit from the extensive...

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