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The University of Law and the University of Exeter launch groundbreaking collaboration

Students planning a career in law will be able to complete both the academic stage of their training and the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Exeter thanks to an innovative collaboration with The University of Law (ULaw).

From September 2015, non-law graduates will be able to convert to law after completing a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) course taught by ULaw at University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus. The Legal Practice Course (LPC), which is the next stage of the training for LLB and GDL graduates wishing to become solicitors, will be offered from September 2016.

ULaw will be responsible for providing the educational content of both programmes, which includes face-to-face teaching, tutor support and an employability programme to boost workplace skills. Students will benefit from the campus experience offered at the Streatham Campus, which has recently received £380 million in investment and is known as one of the most beautiful campuses in the UK.

Professor James Devenney, Head of University of Exeter Law School said:“We are delighted to host ULaw within our Law School at Exeter. Students will benefit from ULaw’s considerable expertise in delivering the GDL and LPC while enjoying the excellent student experience here on campus. This unique collaboration very much complements our innovative new LL.B curriculum.  We hope that the collaboration will attract new students to Exeter, while providing our own graduates with the opportunity to further improve their employability by acquiring the next stage of legal training in Exeter.”

Professor Andrea Nollent, Provost at ULaw, said:“ULaw’s partnership with the University of Exeter is testament to our commitment of offering graduates comprehensive programmes which equip aspiring law professionals entering the profession with the skills they need to succeed in a competitive market.”

“Our GDL and LPC courses provide graduates with the best possible start to a career in law. Not only will they be able to benefit from being able to access the over 600 mentoring places and 3,300 pro bono opportunities offered by ULaw, but they will also have access to our connections with legal recruiters and award-winning online student employability programme (‘StEP’). The facilities offered at Streatham Campus will enrich their student experience, while at the same time they will be receiving a well-rounded professional education focussed on employability.”

Date: 30 April 2015

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