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Clifford Chance has become the latest firm to launch a fast-track LPC in a move that has heightened student fears of creating a two-tier training system for aspiring lawyers.
The seven-month course, to be introduced in January 2012, will be provided by the College of Law (CoL), which already plans to roll out a similar offering for Linklaters from next year.
The trend towards only offering condensed courses to a select few students with City training contracts has outraged undergraduates.
University of Kent Law Society president Zainul Jussab said: “Just because you join a certain type of firm, why should you finish the LPC more quickly than everyone else?”
CoL’s arch-rival BPP Law School was the first provider to launch an accelerated course for the so-called ’City consortium’ of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May. BPP’s fast-track LPC welcomed its third cohort of students last month.
London (UCL) careers secretary Shiva Riahi said: “In the perfect world we should all have the choice to study the LPC for seven months.”