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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, one on the GDL and one on the LPC.
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 programme fees, examination fees and a range of books and materials. Winners can choose to take their place on the GDL or LPC in September 2009 at any centre 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 a consortium of five City firms: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May. From September 2009 BPP will be the exclusive provider for these firms GDL trainees.
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. The closing date for the submission of essays (which must not exceed 1,500 words) is Friday 23 January 2009 at midnight.
Essay two: The law should support positive discrimination in the workplace. Discuss.
For further details about the competition and to enter, visit http.bpplawschool.com/winafreeplace.
Terms and Conditions
There are two prizes: one free place on the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) at any one of BPP Law Schools branches and one free place on the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at any one of BPPs Law Schools branches. This competition is for a place on either the GDL or LPC commencing in September 2009 only. There is no cash alternative.
Essay one is for a free place on the GDL.
Essay two is for a free place on the LPC.
The closing date for submitting essays for both essay one and essay two is Friday 23 January 2009 at midnight GMT.
The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be considered concerning the outcome of the competition.
Essays can only be submitted by email. Entries for essay one should be emailed to email@example.com and those for essay two should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Essays emailed to the wrong email address will not be counted. No other form of entry will be accepted.
BPP Law School and Lawyer 2B reserve the right to edit, publish and/or make available to the public the winning essays.
Essays must be original work and any form of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification.
The maximum number of words is 1,500 (excluding footnotes). Essays above this word limit will be disqualified.
Footnotes should appear at the foot of the relevant page and not at the end of the essay.
All essays are to be submitted with a cover sheet, which must include the following information:
Essay number one or two and the corresponding essay question
Title, first name and last name
Telephone number and mobile number, with the number you want as your main correspondence number highlighted
University and course/degree (for both current students and graduates)
All quotations must be fully referenced using the Harvard referencing style.
Essays will be judged on the following criteria:
Structure of argument
Spelling, punctuation and grammar
Entrants must be able to attend a final selection panel in London. If you are successful at getting through to this stage but either fail to attend or unable to attend due to, but not excluding other circumstances, holidays, sickness, work placement, you will forfeit your place.
BPP Law School and Lawyer 2B reserve the right to change the date of the final selection panel. Finalists will be notified as soon as possible should this occur.
Finalists called to the final selection panel in London will be provided with more detailed information of their presentation. All presentations will be no more than 15 minutes, with up to ten minutes for questions from the panel. All presentations are to be given without the use of handouts, PowerPoint or overhead projector slides and essays are not to be read out verbatim.
BPP Law School and Lawyer 2B cannot predict what questions a finalist will be asked during the presentation. Questions will be based on the finalists essay and the presentation that they give to the panel.
BPP Law School will pay up to 60 towards the cost of travel to the final panel selection day on production of valid receipts.
The competition is open only to students whose
GDL or LPC is not being sponsored by any other source. A candidate or finalist who obtains sponsorship during the competition will be disqualified from the competition.
Competition winners must be available to attend publicity and events as requested. If competition winners are unable to attend, the free place will pass to the runner-up in their category.
To accept the prize the winner must meet BPPs admissions criteria and have applied for a place at any one of BPPs four Law Schools.
Employees, and their immediate families, of BPP Law School and Lawyer 2B are not eligible to enter either of the competitions.