College of Law and LSC to create Legal Aid LPC

The College of Law and the Legal Services Commission (LSC) have teamed up to create the first legal aid orientated LPC.
Called the ‘public legal services pathway’, the new LPC will be available from 2005 at the college and also Cardiff Law School. The course will offer two new modules, advanced criminal litigation and housing (subject to Law Society approval), and a bespoke curriculum-related programme, including legal aid master-classes run by experienced practitioners.
The course will enable law students to explore the legal aid route while allowing them to keep their options open.
This is the latest move by the college to diversify its LPC offering. In April, The Lawyer revealed that the college is developing bespoke LPCs for Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters to begin in 2006.