LPC scheme fosters links in London

LEGAL Practice Course students at the University of Westminster have formed a new organisation aimed at fostering links with the legal community in and around London.

The organisation, LPC Links with Legal London, is described as a “self-help group” for students without training contracts.

Designed to secure work for those on the 1994/95 intake, the organisation hopes to establish a permanent link between the university and firms for the benefit of future students.

At present the number of LPC students far outweighs the available training contracts, and many firms are opting to employ less expensive para-legals for tasks previously carried out by articled clerks.

LPC Links held an open day last week to discuss current legal teaching.

Solicitor and senior lecturer Paul Aber says: “We're taking advantage of an enterprise fund available at the university for student-based projects.”