Diploma in Legal Practice Briefing, University of Glasgow

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Diploma in Legal Practice Briefing, University of Glasgow

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

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