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    • The Legal Profession Qualifications and Training
    • General Principles
      • Both barristers and solicitors require a basic academic degree (LLB)
      • Both must then pursue a form of post-academic training
    • Training Solicitors
      • Law Degree (LLB)
      • 1-Year LPC
      • 2-Year Training Period
      • Qualify as a solicitor
      • Q. Explain the reasons why solicitors follow an LPC and how it benefits them.
    • Alternative Routes
      • Degree in another subject
      • CPE – 1-Year crammed course
      • LPC
      • 2-Year Training Period
      • Qualify as a solicitor
      • Q. Explain the ‘Non-Graduate’ Route
    • Criticisms of the Training Process
      • Although the training of solicitors has improved since the 1990 Courts and Legal Services Act , there still remain areas of criticism.
      • Q. Explain the 3 major criticisms which are highlighted in the textbook
    • Training Barristers
      • Law Degree (LLB)
      • Membership of an Inn of Court
      • 1-Year Vocational Course
      • 1-Year Bar Examination Course
      • Called to the Bar
      • Pupillage (2 x 6 months)
      • Q. What routes are available to non-law graduates and non-graduate mature students?
    • Understanding the Language (Solicitors)
      • Explain/Research EACH of the following terms:
      • The training contract for solicitors
      • Legal Executive
      • Legal Practice Course
      • Common Professional Examination
    • Understanding the Language (Barristers)
      • Explain/Research EACH of the following terms:
      • Inns of Court
      • Pupillage
      • Keeping Terms
      • Called to the Bar
      • Taking Silk
      • Bar Vocational Course
    • Extended Study/Research
      • Find information on the Courts and Legal Services Act 1990 (CLSA).
      • What changes did it put in place regarding Barristers and Solicitors?
      • How far has it been successful in seeking to improve the legal profession?
    • Maximising Research
      • In your study of the Legal Profession, make use of
      • the following sources:
      • ELS textbook/Revision Guides
      • www.a-level-law.com
      • www.timesonline.co.uk/law
      • www.lawsociety.org.uk
      • www.barcouncil.org.uk
      • www.opsi.gov.uk