University pioneers legal tech course for law degree students – Legal Futures

Posted June 11th, 2018 in computer programs, legal education, news, universities by sally

‘Manchester University has launched what is understood to be the first legal technology course for law degree students in England and Wales.’

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Legal Futures, 7th June 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

BSB agrees further key elements for the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

Posted May 31st, 2018 in barristers, consultations, hate crime, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should move forward with several further aspects of its review into the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 30th May 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BSB agrees approach on the role of the Inns of Court in the future of Bar training – Bar Standards Board

‘Following its recent consultation, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has agreed in principle how it should prescribe the future role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 23rd March 2018

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.

Carry on dining: Bar Council defends role of Inns in education and training – Legal Futures

Posted February 16th, 2018 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘Making membership of the Inns of Court optional for barristers would disadvantage those with the least “social capital”, the Bar Council has warned.’

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Legal Futures, 14th February 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Lady Hale: ‘Studying law? Make sure you have the stomach for it’ – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in judges, legal education, news by sally

‘The first female head of the supreme court shares her advice for would-be lawyers, and remembers her rise to the top.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Shattering the training myth – New Law Journal

Posted January 30th, 2018 in continuing professional development, law firms, legal education, news by sally

‘Melissa Hardee explains why training shouldn’t just be for trainers & trainees.’

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New Law Journal, 26th January 2018

Source: www.newlawjournal.co.uk

Law Society to introduce training quality committee in wake of setbacks – Legal Futures

Posted January 15th, 2018 in Law Society, legal education, news, quality assurance, trainee solicitors by sally

‘The Law Society is to launch a new ‘quality and standards in education’ committee, after a year in which its training arrangements have come under sustained pressure.’

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Legal Futures, 12th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Revealed: Sudden increase in students enrolling on Bar training course – Legal Futures

Posted January 4th, 2018 in barristers, legal education, news by sally

‘There has been a surprise 14% increase in the number of students enrolling on the Bar professional training course (BPTC), it has emerged.’

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Legal Futures, 3rd January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Revealed: White students twice as likely as black counterparts to pass LPC – Legal Futures

‘Students from white backgrounds are almost twice as likely as those from black backgrounds to pass the legal practice course (LPC), a report by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has revealed.’

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Legal Futures, 4th January 2018

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

New research published to help inform Future Bar Training decisions – Bar Standards Board

Posted December 11th, 2017 in barristers, diversity, legal education, news, pupillage, race discrimination, reports by sally

‘The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today published two new pieces of research that are intended to provide a qualitative and quantitative evidence base to inform its current decision-making about the future training of barristers.’

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Bar Standards Board, 11th December 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Aspiring barristers to benefit from bar’s wellbeing portal – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 11th, 2017 in barristers, internet, legal education, mental health, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘The Bar Council has extended its ‘wellbeing’ initiative – originally set up to support barristers who may suffer from mental health problems – to include students.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th December 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Have Your Say – The Inner Temple

Posted December 8th, 2017 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘The BSB consultation on Future Bar Training – Shaping the education and training requirements for prospective barristers – closes on 8 January 2018. The BSB is seeking views on the following:

– The extent to which it should prescribe the role of the Inns of Court in the training and qualification of barristers
– Future regulatory arrangements and rules for work-based learning (pupillage)
– A draft of the Authorisation Framework which will guide training providers in developing new training routes and against which their proposals will be assessed for approval.’

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The Inner Temple, December 2017

Source: www.innertemple.org.uk

BSB seeks views on updating some of the rules governing barrister training and qualification – Bar Standards Board

Posted October 4th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘As part of its ongoing Future Bar Training (FBT) programme, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) has today launched a new consultation on a number of aspects of the way in which barristers train and qualify.’

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Bar Standards Board, 3rd October 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

BSB training plans could curb role of Inns – including compulsory dinners – and end 12-month term for pupillages – Legal Futures

Posted October 4th, 2017 in barristers, consultations, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

‘A drastic reduction in the role of the Inns of Court in the training of barristers – to the point where barristers would not have to be members of one – and an end to the required period of 12 months for pupillages are on the table as the Bar Standards Board (BSB) takes the next step in its Future Bar Training initiative.’

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Legal Futures, 4th October 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

SRA ushers in ‘Uberisation’ of legal services – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The SRA today signalled what it called the “Uberisation” of the legal market with the advent of the freelance solicitor.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th September 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Ready for robot lawyers? How students can prepare for the future of law – The Guardian

Posted August 1st, 2017 in artificial intelligence, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

‘From algorithms and artificial intelligence to smart contracts, technology will transform the legal profession. Here’s what it could mean for law students.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2017

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Access to justice charity calls for profession to certify quality of public legal education – Legal Futures

‘The profession should play an active role in certifying the quality of public legal information (PLE) so as to help people identify whether they have legal problems, according to the head of an access to justice charity.’

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Legal Futures, 25th July 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

“Massive memory test” preventing Bar students from understanding ethical values – Legal Futures

‘Bar students are struggling to understand ethical values because of the “massive memory test” awaiting them in the examination room, a senior lecturer has claimed.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd June 2017

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Becoming a barrister remains highly competitive, new report shows – Bar Standards Board

Posted June 21st, 2017 in barristers, legal education, news, statistics by sally

‘The BSB has today published the third annual edition of its statistical information on student performance on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).’

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Bar Standards Board, 19th June 2017

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Bar aims to tackle pupillage crisis – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted June 21st, 2017 in legal education, news, pupillage, statistics by sally

‘More than 60% of students who completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) fail to get pupillage, statistics from the Bar Standards Board have shown as the regulator ponders reforms to training.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 20th June 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk