Lack of contracts fails to halt increase in law students

The provisional figures published by admissions service Ucas showed that no fewer than 18,394 applicants have now had places confirmed at universities or colleges to study law this year, an overall increase of 1.2 per cent since 2008. This continues the trend of law being the most popular subject for students entering further education.

The statistics will concern the Law Society, which revealed that 7,000 people completed the LPC in 2008 with only 6,000 training contracts available this year.