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Diploma Briefing GCAL 10th Feb 2010


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Briefing session on Glasgow Diploma in Legal Practice on 10th Feb 2010 for Glasgow Caledonian University law students

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Diploma Briefing GCAL 10th Feb 2010

  1. 1. Diploma in Legal Practice 2010/11 10th February 2010: Glasgow Caledonian University
  2. 2. Changes to Professional Legal Education LLB/Accelerated LLB Diploma in Legal Practice Traineeship 60 hours CPD FOUNDATION PEAT 1 PEAT 2 PRACTISING!
  3. 3. What makes the Glasgow Diploma Different ? <ul><li>Study at one of the top 1% of universities in the world </li></ul><ul><li>The Diploma is taught within one of Scotland's oldest, largest and internationally diverse schools of Law </li></ul><ul><li>Professionalism is at the core of the Glasgow Diploma </li></ul><ul><li>The programme is designed and delivered in partnership with legal professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Experience mentoring from expert and distinguished members of the legal profession </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from our close links with the legal profession, both in Scotland and internationally </li></ul>
  4. 4. 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>
  5. 5. Elective Choices <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>
  6. 6. Elective Choice: Meeting student and market demands <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> Student Survey Oct-Nov 2009
  7. 7. Our Links with the Profession <ul><li>Legal Mentoring Network for Glasgow Diploma Students </li></ul><ul><li>Our team of over 100 tutors are drawn from a diverse range of legal practice backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Legal Practice events: Upcoming events with </li></ul><ul><li>Lord Gill, Iain Armstrong Q.C, </li></ul><ul><li>Sheriff Principal Brian Lockhart </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Gerald Gordon </li></ul><ul><li>Donald Findlay Q.C </li></ul><ul><li>Gerard Sinclair </li></ul><ul><li>Gordon Jackson Q.C </li></ul><ul><li>Expert advice from the Professional Legal Practice team </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsorship of the Trainee of The Year at The Law Awards of Scotland 2010 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Perspectives on Market Conditions <ul><li>Some facts for those considering the Diploma… </li></ul><ul><li>89 % of Diploma graduates secured a traineeship </li></ul><ul><li>from sessions 05/06, 06/07 and 07/08 </li></ul><ul><li>The 2009 traineeship figure is 72% of that from the preceding year </li></ul><ul><li>300 Grants are to be made available to Diploma students for 2010/11 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Diploma Admissions Criteria <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>
  10. 10. How to Apply <ul><li>A common application form for all providers will be available from late February 2010; you will then indicate which institution you wish to apply for a place at. </li></ul><ul><li>The deadline for applications in for 2010/11 is 19th April 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>GCAL students should submit their applications to their own department </li></ul><ul><li>Further information can be found at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  11. 11. Diploma in Legal Practice at Glasgow <ul><li>How to keep in touch </li></ul><ul><li> </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> </li></ul><ul><li>follow us on twitter </li></ul><ul><li>subscribe to our news feed </li></ul>
  12. 12. Any questions…….