Do you dream of becoming a lawyer but cant scrape together the tuition fees? Look no further, as Lawyer 2B has teamed up with BPP Law School to give away two free places on a GDL or LPC course.
In conjunction with BPP Law School, Lawyer 2B is running another essay competition with the fantastic prize of a free place on either BPPs GDL conversion course for non-law graduates or its LPC for law graduates. The prize will cover all course fees, examination fees and a range of books and materials. Winners can choose to take their place on the GDL or LPC in September 2008 at any branch of the law school.
BPP, which is donating this fantastic prize, is one of the leading providers of professional legal education in the country, with law schools in Leeds, London and Manchester. With close links to the legal profession and an award-winning pro bono centre, BPP is the exclusive provider to the City LPC consortium, comprising Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May. It is also the preferred LPC provider to Addleshaw Goddard, CMS Cameron McKenna, Macfarlanes, Simmons & Simmons and SJ Berwin.
Dean of BPP Law School Peter Crisp said: The arts of written and oral advocacy, the skills of research, synthesis and analysis lie at the heart of what a lawyer does. This competition is an opportunity for would-be lawyers to test themselves and to demonstrate these attributes in a competitive environment.
Non-law students who are seeking the GDL scholarship prize should write essay one. Law or CPE students seeking the LPC scholarship prize should write essay two.
Essay 1: Retaining DNA samples of innocent people can never be justified. Discuss.
Essay 2: Not made in China. Discuss the legal implications for UK companies continuing to manufacture products in China.
The closing date for the submission of essays (which must not exceed 2,000 words) is 5 January 2008. A shortlist of essays will be drawn up in the same month and an assessment day, which all shortlisted candidates must attend, will be held in April 2008.
Candidates will be asked to give a presentation on their essay title to a panel of representatives from BPP, Lawyer 2B and Addleshaw Goddard, which will also offer an all-expenses-paid place on one of its open days. The competition is only open to candidates whose GDL or LPC is not being sponsored. A lunch and awards ceremony will be held in London later in the year.
In the postgraduate law colleges listings that were published in the December 2007 issue of Lawyer 2B magazine the following information should have been included for BPP Law School.
The contact details for all programmes at the four centres should be as follows: BPP Law School (Leeds), Whitehall 2, Whitehall Quay, Leeds LS1 4HG; BPP Law School (Holborn), 68-70 Red Lion Street, London, WC1R 4NY; BPP Law School (Waterloo); 137 Stamford Street; London; SE1 9NN; BPP Law School (Manchester); St Jamess Building, Oxford Street, Mancheste, M1 6FQ;
The telephone number and website for all four centres is 0845 077 5566 and www.bpplawschool.com respectively. The contact name for all branches is Admissions and the email is email@example.com.
The cost of the part-time LPC at the Holborn branch is 5,250 per annum.
The BVC is only run from BPPs Leeds and Holborn branches. The cost of the full-time BVC at Leeds is 10,700 per annum. This course has 48 places.