- Thursday, 21 June 2012
Most trainee solicitors think that the legal practice course has prepared them for legal practice, a new survey has shown. The results arguably run contrary to the sentiments coming out of the ongoing Legal Education and Training Review.
Tags: graduate diploma in law, law degree, legal education and training review, legal practice course, LETR, LPC
Posted in hrtraining, Latest news
- Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Doing a law degree was great. Not because of the law, I should say, but because the 10 or so hours a week of formal studying left lots of time for other, somewhat more fulfilling activities. It would be wrong to say I got nothing from my degree – and compared to the soul-destroying Law Society Finals it was an absolute riot – and so I have been unsure how to react to the debate about the College of Law’s new two-year law degree, following BPP’s lead.
Tags: law degree, legal practice course
Posted in Blog
- Thursday, 18 November 2010
The study of ethics should become a core element of the law degree, a report commissioned by the Law Society has recommended. The aim should be “to stimulate students to reflect on the nature of legal ethics, to equip students to behave ethically and to enable them to play an active role in the formation of professional ethics”.
Tags: ethics, law degree
Posted in News, Solicitors
- Thursday, 28 October 2010
During my 12 years working on the Law Society Gazette, one got used to certain clichés. The plastic wrapper would come up a lot, but more than anything people would say how their favourite section was the one detailing solicitors being struck off – it was the same for me as a reader while a trainee solicitor. I felt strangely proud a few months back after recognising three people in one edition of the Gazette’s Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal reports.
Tags: ethics, law degree, Legal Services Board, Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal
Posted in Blog
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