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How to apply for the LPC?

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    2nd year LLB student.

    I've looked everywhere and can't find how to apply for the LPC and when to apply by?

    Any tips on the process to would be grateful xD

    Do you apply for an LPC through UCAS like you did to get into Uni?

    Also, I'm hearing a lot about training contracts. Do you need one to do the LPC? How do you apply for them?

    - Didn't want to ask my tutor because I should probably already know this stuff....

    - Thanks in advance ~EvZ~
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    Do you want to be a Solicitor or Barrister? You should have already researched this stuff to be honest. You are leaving it a little late to find out the route to becoming a Solicitor.

    Anyway, currently you can only apply for the LPC for 2012. If you're second year, you don't need to apply yet, as you won't start your LPC until 2013 most probably - the same as me.

    You apply via www.lawcabs.ac.uk

    They have recently scrapped their deadline dates, so they don't have any. BUT places at the better institutions do go quicker.

    As for a Training Contract you apply for these to individual firms. You do this AFTER the LPC.
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    (Original post by Kelly1987)

    As for a Training Contract you apply for these to individual firms. You do this AFTER the LPC.
    This is wrong.
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    (Original post by Kelly1987)
    Do you want to be a Solicitor or Barrister? You should have already researched this stuff to be honest. You are leaving it a little late to find out the route to becoming a Solicitor.

    Anyway, currently you can only apply for the LPC for 2012. If you're second year, you don't need to apply yet, as you won't start your LPC until 2013 most probably - the same as me.

    You apply via www.lawcabs.ac.uk

    They have recently scrapped their deadline dates, so they don't have any. BUT places at the better institutions do go quicker.

    As for a Training Contract you apply for these to individual firms. You do this AFTER the LPC.
    Hmmmmm.
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    I'm not sure whether Kelly1987 means the actual TC takes place after the LPC (it usually, but not always does) but it reads as if APPLYING for TCs should occur after the completion of the LPC. It's already been noted above, but that is incorrect. You should be applying for training contracts much earlier than that. Nearly all firms, including smaller high street outfits, now recruit a couple of years in advance (though occasionally vacancies for earlier starts appear, though these are limited in this economic climate), and it takes some people years of applications to obtain a TC so there is no reason to delay.

    It is not necessary to have a TC lined up to get a place on the LPC but the original poster should consider their realistic chances of getting a training contract before forking out for the fees and a year's living expenses. A proportion of LPC students are sponsored by City and other big firms. Those candidates will frequently (though not exclusively) have obtained their TCs whilst still undergraduates.
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    I realise I needed an extra word or something in that sentence to make it read correctly - sorry.

    However, I did mean that you start your Training Contract after the LPC - not apply after the LPC.

    Also, what usefulness is it to just quote what I said and say "that's wrong".
    If I was wrong, at least say why I was wrong.
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