I have been asked to point out that the comments made by Kevin Thorpe in his article (The Lawyer, 11 October) 'Second class citizens,' regarding the visit to the University of Hertfordshire by representatives of Herbert Smith, do not, in the opinion of university law staff, accurately represent what transpired on that occasion, and that the university had no knowledge that this article was going to be written by Mr Thorpe.
Indeed, we would like it to be made clear that we very much appreciated the visit by representatives of Herbert Smith.
The fact that they were accompanied by a trainee from one of the new universities, we see as living proof that it is possible for our graduates to break into the City firms.
Professor Diana Tribe
Head of Law
University of Hertfordshire
Herts AL10 9AB