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The law school at City University has changed its name to the City Law School to emphasise its link to the financial and legal community in the City of London.
City University law school rebrands
The law school at City University has changed its name to the City Law School to emphasise its link to the financial and legal community in the City of London. The City Law School is one of the largest law schools in London and incorporates the Inns of Court School of Law. Professor Peter Kunzlik (pictured), who has recently been appointed as director, said: "This is a business statement of intent. Watch this space." The school offers the biggest BVC course in the UK, with alumni including Mahatma Gandhi, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.
FFW hikes maintenance grant
Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has become the latest firm to boost its maintenance grant for its future trainees.Originally set at 4,500, students embarking on the GDL will now receive a 5,500 grant while LPC students will receive a 6,000 grant. A spokesman said that the firm wants to attract the best trainees.
Lovells funds Cambridge law lectureship
Lovells has launched the Lovells Lectureship in Commercial Law at Cambridge University and 14 student bursaries for law undergraduates via the Isaac Newton Trust. The firm will fund a university lectureship for five years starting from September 2006, with shortlisted applicants invited for interview in January 2006. The Isaac Newton Trust gives grants for research proposals within the university and operates specific funding schemes.
Linklaters has hosted a seminar encouraging students from non-traditional backgrounds to consider a career in the City.The first of its kind, it is part of a Linklaters scheme to promote achievement in young people through its communityinvestment programme. More than 120 careers advisers and teachers attended the day-long seminar. Delegates were taken through a dramatised case study of a takeover deal presented by volunteers from Linklaters, setting out the various roles of lawyers. The event coincided with Enterprise Week 2005, a week of activities to inspire people in their teens and twenties to be enterprising.