Linklaters launches fast-track LPC

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  • The worrying trend continues....

    Hmmm.....I see Nigel Savage has changed his tune - or is this still his opinion?

    Nigel Savage, College of Law | 9-Jan-2009 11:49 am

    Worrying trend
    I've got some worries about everyone cutting down content and reducing the length of course. What we're focussing on is putting more depth and rigour into our LPC.

    http://l2b.thelawyer.com/city-consortium-to-fast-track-trainees-through-lpc/136207.article

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  • I don't have a problem with what Linklaters is doing and personally think the LPC can be done in a much shorter period of time. What does worry me, however, is that if BPP and the College can develop fast-track courses for their prestigious City clients why can't they do the same for students who have to fund the LPC themselves. The LPC keeps going on about making access to the profession fairer so why is it allowing such developments, which are the biggest contributers to creating an unfair two tier system.

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  • a radical move by the SRA? make up your mind lawyer2b! in your jan 2009 aricle husnara begum said that too when bpp introduced the same course - i know, am on it! any more radical moves coming from the SRA? cant wait.

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  • The LPC is a joke. I completed the LPC in 2005 at the College of Law and will never forget the endless shi*e we had to learn on the BLP compulsory.

    I had always intended on becoming a legal aid lawyer and was baffled at the 'one size fits all' course and was particularly miffed at the bulk of the course being based on BLP.

    I understand that since I completed the course there is now a 'legal aid pathway' but notwithstanding that, BLP still features heavily.

    It doesn't get any better when you get a training contract and have to attend the PSC course, where again you are examined on financial business.

    I appreciate that students have to learn and be examined on areas of law they have no intention of specilising in, but the content of these subjects were no where near as vast as the content of BLP.

    The content of the LPC as a whole needs a good shake-up. Instead, we see a nicely tailored course for Linklaters trainees. How wonderful.

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  • thanks for not posting my comment. Bloody cheek

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