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Diploma in Legal Practice Briefing, University of Glasgow

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  • 1. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010 Programme Information Session: 18 th November 2009
  • 2. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Admission to the Diploma
    • The Professional Subjects (2006 onwards)
    • Commercial Law
    • Criminal Law & Evidence
    • European Union Law (required, but not used for ranking)
    • Family Law
    • Law & Government
    • Principles of Property and Obligations
    • Property Law
    • Tax Law
    • Sources and Institutions of Scots Law
    • Business Organisations
    • Grade Point Average
    • Diploma applicants are ranked through according to their academic performance the
    • professional subjects in order to:
    • Allocate Diploma places
    • Allocate grants
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 3. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Centre for Professional Legal Practice
    • Douglas Mill: Director
    • Eileen Paterson: Depute Director
    • Michael Murray: Administrator
    • Jennifer Young: Administrative Secretary
  • 4. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • The Route to the Qualification
    • The Degree
    • The Diploma
    • The Traineeship
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 5. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Changes in the Process
    • The Foundation
    • PEAT 1
    • PEAT 2
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 6. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010 www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow LLB/Accelerated LLB Diploma in Legal Practice Traineeship 60 hours CPD FOUNDATION PEAT 1 PEAT 2 PRACTISING!
  • 7. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Market Conditions
    • Urban Myths vs. Statistics
    • Economic Cycles and Perspectives
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 8. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Myths vs. Facts
    • 1 in 4 law students cannot get a job as a lawyer Not every LLB student actually WANTS to practice law.
    • Historically, around 50% of LLB students have opted to undertake the Diploma in Legal Practice.
    • Trainees are being sacked Recently obtained legal opinion from Ian Mitchell QC stated that trainee ‘redundancies’ are ‘unlawful’.
    • Source: The Firm Magazine, 29 th October 2009, www.thefirmmagazine.com
    • There are no traineeships for Diploma graduates The Law Society of Scotland registered 592 traineeships in 2008.
    • This was a greater number than registered in 2004, 2005 2006.
    • The Law Society of Scotland estimates that the number of trainees registered at this point for 2009 will be around 75% of the 2008 figure.
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 9. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • University of Glasgow LLB Graduates…….
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow The Right Hon Lord Gill, Lord Justice Clerk The Right Hon Lady Cosgrove CBE QC The Right Hon Lord Hamilton
  • 10. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • The Glasgow Diploma
    • Our ethos:
    • Professionalism – The Diploma
    • Professionalism – The delivery team
    • Professionalism – Our links to the profession
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 11. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • The Electives
    • Following an extensive consultation of both law students and
    • Around 900 Scottish legal firms, our elective choices for 2010
    • are:
    • Family Law
    • Human Rights
    • Advanced Criminal Law
    • Advanced Civil Law
    • Public Law
    • Corporate and Finance
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 12. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • We are pleased to note that we have been able to broadly match student choice with the
    • needs of legal firms.
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow Student Survey Oct-Nov 2009
  • 13. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • How to keep in touch
    • www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma
    • Latest legal professional bills/consultations
    • Diploma news
    • Careers news
    • Legal Networking
    • For the latest legal news and opinions:
    • twitter.com/lawglasgow
    • follow us on twitter
    • subscribe to our news feed
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow
  • 14. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010
    • Any questions…….
    www.gla.ac.uk/law/diploma twitter.com/lawglasgow