Exclusive: University of Law to close in York and open in Leeds

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  • end of an era.

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  • Maybe they took heed of Dickinson Dees highly successful move from York to Leeds two years ago?

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  • If they had been in Leeds when I was applying they would have been on my list.

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  • Bold growth plans given the number of students who can't get training contracts.

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  • How many TCs are there these days? I always thought there were around 1,200. So CoL is planning on getting half of them?

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  • Sad times. I studied the LPC at the CoL's York branch and really enjoyed living in the City. I wouldn't have been so enthralled about studying in Leeds.

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  • Sad times. I only recently graduated from CoL York and I am now training in Leeds. Watching the races through the class room windows and Prince Andrew landing in a helicopter in the car park aren't things that are likely to happen in Leeds!

    However, I hope this helps build links between the Leeds legal community and CoL, I will certainly make an effort to contribute. Overall, a smart but sad move.

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  • In my time Nottingham Law School was the best. However it faltered when people no longer wanted to go to Nottingham because of its manifold social problems.

    York always seemed safe from that. It seems a real shame to move across to Leeds, a city which seems to be moving away from being a commercial centre towards becoming a student town.

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  • Really sad day for the CoL. I went in 2003 and had one of the best years of my life. I did my LLB in Leeds but enjoyed York much more. Can't really see why it needs to move. Increasing the LLB numbers would presumably be easier in York than Leeds where they will be competing against 2 established university's and in Leeds they'll be competing against BPP for the LPC students. York offered a really good alternative for those wanting to do the LPC away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities.

    It's a shame so many future students will lose out on an amazing experience

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  • Having also done my CPE and LPC at CoL in York, and met my wife there, got to agree with everyone else who says this is a really sad decision: there won't be anything like the same community spirit in a large town like Leeds. Also agree with other posters noting that there are way too many law students for the number of training opportunities actually out there in this difficult market.

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  • Can I ask if this is a smart decision for me or not..am starting my gdl course in york dis September and am bothered if york is a good centre and does it help in gaining training contracts. comparing CoL york to Nottingham law school which one is the best.

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