US lawyers set to get revision course

THE COLLEGE of Law has announced plans for a second preparatory course for US lawyers hoping to qualify as solicitors in the UK.

The four-day revision course, which provides extra tuition for people intending to sit the twice-yearly qualified lawyers transfer test (QLTT), will be held at Manhattan's Practising Law Institute from 26 to 29 October.

The course includes key issue lectures and discussion of past papers.

Students will also receive a distance learning package in each of the QLTT subjects – property, litigation and professional conduct and accounts.

Nick Olley, head of QLTT tuition at the college, says he received a positive response to the first revision course, held in New York in April.

He says the college, which also operates a lecture programme in London, hopes to attract attorneys from leading commercial firms in the US to the October school.

“We anticipate that this isn't going to be the sort of thing that is particularly

attractive to US attorneys working in a provincial town. It is much more geared towards the big city lawyers,” he says.

“Lawyers based in the US dealing on a regular basis with Europe are going to think that this is a useful qualification to have.”