The Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Nottingham Law School has a reputation that is second to none. The course has continuously received the highest possible grading from the Solicitor's Regulation Authority of commendable practice in every area of the course.
In the opinion of the profession and former students, Nottingham Law School is an outstanding place to study the LPC. The course has an excellent reputation amongst employers and students and provides you with the best foundation for a new and exciting career as a solicitor.
Nottingham Law School is fully aware of the challenges for law students in the current legal employment market. For that reason they are always looking for ways to ensure that the LPC is designed to provide you with the qualifications and practical knowledge and insight employers regard as essential.
Their LPC has recently been revalidated so that the successful completion of all its elements will result in the award of a Master's degree: LLM Legal Practice Course. As well as providing you with an internationally recognised qualification, you will leave Nottingham Law School with enhanced insight into the legal profession and better equipped to succeed.
My decision to study the LPC at Nottingham Law School was largely based on my previous experience of the University. Having already been taught by some amazing tutors who pushed me to achieve a first in my undergraduate law degree, it seemed logical to remain at the University in order to continue this success.
One of the main things that attracted me to the LPC at Nottingham Law School was its combination with a master's degree. Upon completing the traditional LPC and an additional professional practice dissertation, the LPC qualification is effectively supplemented with a master's degree. I have chosen to do my dissertation on employment law and mental health as these are areas that I would like to explore in professional practice. I feel that undertaking a master's degree alongside the LPC will make me very appealing to prospective employers.
One of the things that really stood out at Nottingham Law School was its Legal Advice Centre. The centre itself caters for a massive range of legal pro bono opportunities. I have personally been involved with advising clients at the centre and am currently training to become a FRU Representative. As a qualified representative I will have the opportunity to represent real-life clients at employment and social security tribunals.
As a result of professional study, my career plans have become much more focused. Whereas beforehand I did not know what area of law I wanted to enter, I am now sure of my desire to practise in the likes of private client, family and employment law. It has also confirmed my long term plan to eventually return to university as an academic with practical experience.
You will need either a Qualifying Law degree (2.2 or above), a Graduate Diploma in Law / CPE with an undergraduate degree (2.2 or above) or an Institute of Legal Executives qualification. All applicants should provide evidence in their personal statement of their commitment to a career in law and will be required to provide a full reference in support of their application. Applicants should also ensure that their referee provides a full reference in support of their application.