Best providers of GDL/LPCWatch
I'm applying for a GDL to start in September of 2010, but am interested in how the law schools rank in the eyes of an employer. I am keen to eventually get involved in Human Rights Law, so links with charitable organisations would also help. The college of law looks good, while BPP looks to be more commercially focused. Obviously prices vary wildly - London Southbank uni, Uni of Westminster and London Met are around half the price (give or take) of the likes of BPP, City University London and the college of law. Is it much more difficult to acquire a training contract if i go to one of the cheaper law schools? And are their facilities and teaching much worse?
Any advice would be great.
They consistently get a fantastic reputation and are very popular with employers.
As for an answer to the question, I just don't know what the GDL in places such at London Met would be like. I'd suspect that there wouldn't be a very big cohort, and it'd just be bolted on to the undergrad law course.
You would be totally wrong about London Met. It has one of the oldest and best GDL courses in the country. The course is entirely independent of the LL.B. course and gets fantastic feedback and results.
It is also amazing value at about half the price of the private providers,
I am so glad I chose to take the course there. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Here are some other reasons for choosing it...
· All GDL modules are taught exclusively to GDLstudents at Level 6 – The classes are not simply attached to LL.B. modules asat some universities· Extensive opportunities for formative assessment· Real ‘live’ lectures given by real specialists · Exclusive teaching materials· Completely free choice over the subject of yourdissertation (subject to approval for suitability) · Flexible timetable permits daytime or eveningstudy with the same lecturers for both · Exemplary pastoral care · Genuinely small tutorial groups (usually about10-12) · Top rated Mooting Competition · Highly competitive fees with no loss of quality (currentlyjust £5,720)· Very high pass-rate, with the majority atCommendation and Distinction level · Priority entrance to the London Met Legal PracticeCourse, which is one of the highest rated in the country. ·