I've recently graduated from a RG university with a 2:1 in law. I haven't secured a training contract so intend to study the LPC/LLM part time to create the flexibility needed to work part time and boost my CV with legal work experience. I would be grateful for some advice on this option.
Firstly-for anyone who has already embarked on the LPC at the college of law, what are the contact hours like for the part time LPC (weekend)? I understand that we are expected to attend a weekend workshop about once every 3 weeks and may be required to sit some exams during the week. However are contact hours more or less frequent than advertised on their website?
Secondly the College of Law advertise that they assist towards employability. I'm just wondering if anyone has any opinion/personal experience on how well they do this? Also will my chances of benefiting from this be hindered by the fact that I will be studying part time?
College of Law (Bloomsbury) Part Time LPC Watch
- Thread Starter
- 18-07-2014 13:47
- PS Helper
- 18-07-2014 13:51
I did the full time CoL LPC, there's only 10 hrs (7.5 for electives) a week contact on that so sure there's pretty small amounts on the PT.
Is there any reason you want to do the LPC now rather than just waiting to get a TC then doing it full time and funded?
The University of Law
- Specialist Advisor
- 21-07-2014 18:15
Great to hear you're interested in studying the LL.M LPC with us!
Here's the breakdown of time for the part-time LL.M LPC (weekend 22 month):
approximately 20, two-day study weekends over 18 months, consisting of four or five 2.5-hour workshops focusing on practical skills. This is on top of self-study including i-Tutorials, online test and feedback exercises and independent reading and research.
You're chances of employability will not be hindered by studying part-time. We have an employability rating of 98% (more info here) and have a great Careers and Employability service at each of our centres to help you secure a training contract. We also have an award winning StEP programme on our Future Lawyers Network site where you can learn what you need to be doing to increase your employability.
Why don't you take a look at our videos on the Careers and Employability service here?
Our admissions team will be happy to discuss any further questions you have about studying with us, you can call them on 0800 289 997 or email the team here.
Hope this helps!