I must take issue with your assertion that Nottingham Law School (NLS) is “technically part of Nottingham Trent, but culturally independent” (Leader, 15 October). In fact, we are one of nine faculties at the university covering every aspect of legal education, undergraduate and postgraduate, with a strong commitment to research. It is part of our strength that we are “not just an LPC provider” but are part of a university committed to professional partnerships across a range of disciplines. True, we are a university law school which has a strong orientation to practice, but the cultural roots of this are to be found not in the LPC but in our sandwich degree – in which undergraduate students spend one year of their four-year course in practice – which I am proud to say is now in its 33rd year.
Professor Peter Jones, dean and chief executive of Nottingham Law School

Editor replies: NLS is indeed part of a wider academic institution, but within the legal community it has an independent identity. Indeed, NLS should be proud of having established such a strong brand; many other LPC providers would kill for that level of recognition.