Hello this is the first time I've used this, I'm a teacher and I'm looking into doing a law conversion part time. was wondering if anyone could tell me about the course from a personal point of view rather than the rosy prospectus viewpoint! Thanks x
The top institutions are Notts Law Schl, BPP and the institute at Oxford. They're the best as should you perform well on them, you can move onto the LPC at the same institution. Those 3 LPC's are a part of a City Law partnership, so many of the top law firms have a preference for them. So, ineffect, when you are deciding on where to study for your CPE, it's almost as though you are chosing your LPC provider too.
Also, a few things to bare in mind. After your CPE, most employers will really go on your undergrad. qualifications. Unless you do *exceptionally* well on the CPE, it's your first degree thats going to get you into an interview/rejection.
Second point, unless you have high A level grades, it's impossible getting into a good firm.
So, if you have good A level performance, a good undergrad. degree, then I'd go for the CPE.
Lastly, the CPE is very intense in quantity. It's not intellectually challenging as such. So, it's still a course with a high failure rate, however do not let that put you off. It seems to be the sort of course which you can do well on providing you work hard (which may seem rather obvious, but it's actually not in many instances).
All the best.