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College Of Law - LPC


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College of Law presentation at University of Sussex, October 2009. It includes information about the College and what its Legal Practice Course involves

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College Of Law - LPC

  1. 1. Presenter’s name Title of presenter Nick Hancock Associate Professor
  2. 3. The world is changing <ul><li>Rapidly changing legal services markets </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers – survival of the fittest </li></ul><ul><li>Be in no doubt, your career will be a challenge </li></ul>
  3. 4. What makes a good solicitor? <ul><li>Team work and people skills </li></ul><ul><li>Communication and listening </li></ul><ul><li>Research, analysis, problem-solving & decision making </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to organise and prioritise </li></ul><ul><li>Self-motivation and initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial Awareness </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul>
  4. 5. Maximising your chances of success <ul><li>Focus on your exams </li></ul><ul><li>Get legal work experience </li></ul><ul><li>Research employers thoroughly </li></ul><ul><li>Use your careers service </li></ul><ul><li>Update and tailor your CV </li></ul><ul><li>Keep up-to-date with legal issues/develop commercial awareness </li></ul>
  5. 7. <ul><li>Almost 90% of our students graduating summer 2008 are now in legal work </li></ul><ul><li>Over 1,200 legal vacancies on our database and rising daily </li></ul><ul><li>Most successful national specialist legal careers service </li></ul>The No 1 law school for a 1 st class career
  6. 8. Better connected <ul><li>We train lawyers and only lawyers </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive partnership with 4 of 5 top global law firms </li></ul><ul><li>National and regional network covering full range of practice areas </li></ul><ul><li>We know the market and so will you </li></ul>
  7. 10. World-class training for lawyers of tomorrow <ul><li>Innovation to deliver real-world learning environment </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility to fit in with your life </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence and skills for practice </li></ul>
  8. 12. Our LPC mirrors practice in the real world <ul><li>Three specialist, career-focused routes: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial and private </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legal aid </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Widest range of vocational electives </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on commercial awareness </li></ul>
  9. 13. Maximise your potential to succeed <ul><li>Small workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-media resources for private study </li></ul><ul><li>One-to-one tutor support and feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Unrivalled resources and facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Award-winning pro bono </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial awareness programmes </li></ul>
  10. 14. Full-time <ul><li>1 year course </li></ul><ul><li>40 hours study per week </li></ul><ul><li>Four 2.5 hour workshops per week </li></ul><ul><li>2-day LPC available in all centres except London </li></ul>
  11. 15. Part-time <ul><li>2 year course </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20 hours study per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evening, day or weekend </li></ul></ul>
  12. 17. Future Lawyers Association <ul><li>Guaranteed place on our courses </li></ul><ul><li>Head start for your career </li></ul><ul><li>Inside track on the legal world </li></ul><ul><li>Free membership </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 18. Come and meet us <ul><li>Open days </li></ul><ul><li>Centre visits </li></ul><ul><li>Careers and law fairs </li></ul>Visit omeandmeetus
  14. 19. Our centres York Manchester London Moorgate London Bloomsbury Guildford Chester Birmingham Bristol
  15. 20. How to apply <ul><li>Full-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply online through the Central Applications Board at </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Applications are accepted from 1 October 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>First round closing date is 1 December 2009 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Part-time </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct to the College </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part-time applications are accepted from early October 2009 </li></ul></ul>