In a rebuff to providers boasting firm-exclusive LPCs and technology-based learning, Addleshaw Goddard is to insist that all its trainees study the LPC exclusively at BPP Law School.
From September 2007, the firm will send its annual intake of 35-45 trainees to BPP’s centres in Leeds, London and Manchester, which continue to offer mixed-firm tutorials and traditional face-to-face lectures in addition to those on MP3 and DVD formats.
Brett Galloway, Addleshaws graduate recruitment manager, commented: “I personally feel that there’s significant value in attending lectures. One of the nice things about doing the LPC is that you’ll get to meet people from other firms – the collegiate atmosphere is very important.”
Students were previously allowed to study the LPC at any provider receiving the ‘excellent’ or ‘good’ grades under the Law Society’s recently abandoned assessment system.
Galloway continued: “I firmly believe the facilities and teaching methods at BPP are more suited to what we expect. Other law schools are doing things like moving towards abandoning traditional lectures in favour of i-learning, and we think it’s important that students have a choice.”
Galloway added that BPP’s law schools match the firm’s three core locations, enabling closer contact with trainees prior to their starting work.