NCH’s £18k-a-year private law degree sparks new battle of the law schools

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  • Give the project a chance and ignore Fat Cat Savage and all his claptrap. We don't all have to go to the College of Law.

    And BPP is not the UK's only private university - there is also the University of Buckingham.

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  • so much for social mobility - the brightest students just as long as they have 18k a year to spare.

    Aren't we supposed to be moving away from the elitest law firms of the past?

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  • "Give the project a chance and ignore Fat Cat Savage and all his claptrap. We don't all have to go to the College of Law.

    And BPP is not the UK's only private university - there is also the University of Buckingham."

    Wow, 2 private universities, that is -impressive-.

    Not.

    I wish him well in this.

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  • This is NOT a university. It's not even a university college, it's a college offering tuition for the University of London external degree programme. There are hundreds of such institutions around the world, this one just happens to be fronted by media celeb dons. I'm all for giving it a chance, but the Lawyer should research its articles more carefully.

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  • This article is full of silly mistakes.

    Richard Dawkins? Really? AND Ronald Dworkin? Surely not.

    Also, the University of Buckingham is a private university and has been so long before BPP became one.

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  • I bumped into Kamie Oliver at one of his restaurants last week ...

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  • I bumped into Jamie Oliver at one of his restaurants last week ...

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  • Seems sensible - a 2 year course is much cheaper than a 3 year course when you consider living costs. If a "normal" university course is going to be about £9,000 a year in tutiion fees for each of the three years soon then this seems like a bargain!!... perhaps I am missing something here....

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  • Savage and the rest are jealous - they too would like to charge big bucks like this if they could. This marks the start of the creep (upwards) of the cost of fees.

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  • The first 25 students to enrol on the CoL degree can take comfort in knowing that ALL of their fees are needed to keep Prof Savage in the luxury his £440k salary package buys. It will be interesting to see how the (non-charity) NCH senior salary packages compare with these from the (charitable!!!) CoL.

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  • "Also, the University of Buckingham is a private university and has been so long before BPP became one."

    All the same, I think BPP sort of outclasses it.

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  • "Richard Dawkins? Really? AND Ronald Dworkin? Surely not. "

    Go check the website. It does indeed boast them both. Pretty difficult to lie about something like that when push comes to shove.

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  • As one of only 20 students who will be the first to graduate from BPP's 2 year law degree in 3 months I can wholeheartedly say BPP is *NOT* the closest rival to NCH. 2 hours of face to face teaching per week, with 15 other students does not compare to 1 hour of one on one teaching. If only I had known I would have to fund a year's fees all by myself (3 years worth of fees still charged and no SFE funding for that 3rd 'year')!

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  • There's no way that College of Law should have charitable status. It's run like a business taking on many more students than will ever get training contracts while Savage takes a vast uncharitable salary. They should be made to come clean and pay tax as a private institution.

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  • The startling thing about this story is the ease with which being "bright" appears to equate to being wealthy. £25,000 is apparently the average salary, and I'm almost certain that there are a number of bright people who could not afford almost 70% of their income on an LPC - so, perhaps it's the "bright" parents of the students who might assist?

    Frankly, if you can afford this and you are "bright" you should be angling for a top, established University rather than a "celebrity academic" endorsed, unaccredited cash cow - today's top lawyers certainly managed with the established law schools.

    Fundamentally, money doesn’t equal intelligence, a lawyer to be smart, hungry and committed, regardless of their background/means

    This outfit aims to attract the brightest students – does that include the ones who can’t afford the 18,000 a year fees?

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