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The University of Salfords brand-new law school has exceeded its target for the first intake of students.
The law school, which will open its doors on 17 September, will start the 2007-08 academic year with around 100 students.
Head of the law school Professor Alistair Alcock said in a statement: This has been a very gratifying result in what is undoubtedly a very competitive marketplace.
He added: The school will focus on practical legal skills aimed at preparing students not only for the legal professions, but for the many different areas in which lawyers gain employment.
The law school is also planning to expand its provision of postgraduate courses. It currently provides distant-learning programmes specialising in health care and health and safety law, but in 2008 it plans to launch courses in sports and construction law, with other programmes to follow.