Profession helps law schools to step up pro bono advice – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted April 11th, 2011 in legal education, news, pro bono work by sally

“The number of law schools offering pro bono legal advice has risen significantly thanks to a boost in support from solicitors, a report published this week has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Lawcast 181: Baroness Deech, Chair of The Bar Standards Board on legal education and the regulation of the profession – Charon QC

Posted April 11th, 2011 in barristers, legal education, podcasts by sally

“Today I am talking to Baroness Deech, an academic lawyer, former Principal of St Anne’s College Oxford, and a bioethicist. Most noted for chairing the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), from 1994 to 2002, Lady Deech sits as a Crossbench peer in the House of Lords (since 2005) and, since 2009, Chair of The Bar Standards Board ”

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Charon QC, 8th April 2011

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Possible changes to the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS) regulations – Bar Standards Board

Posted March 28th, 2011 in barristers, legal education, news by sally

“The SRA Board has approved changes to the QLTS Regulations which, if approved by the Legal Services Board, will put part-time students who began their BVC in 2009 in the same position as full-time 2009 BVC students, with regard to qualifying via the QLTR.”

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Bar Standards Board, 24th March 2011

Source: www.barstandardsboard.org.uk

Become a Barrister: Bar Council and Inns of Court Launch New Careers Website – The Bar Council

Posted March 22nd, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, internet, legal education, news by sally

“The Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, along with the four Inns of Court, has today launched a new careers website to provide a range of accessible information to school and university students. ‘Become a barrister’ (www.become-a-barrister.com) is a new portal for anyone interested in a career at the Bar and includes a series of films and case studies aimed at demystifying entry to the profession.”

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The Bar Council, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Oxford exam-fail law student loses compensation bid – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2011 in examinations, legal education, negligence, news, universities by sally

“An Oxford graduate who sued a law college after failing her exams has lost a bid for damages and was told her own lack of aptitude was to blame.”

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BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bar Standards Board pushes back introduction of BPTC aptitude test – Legal Week

Posted March 21st, 2011 in barristers, examinations, legal education, news by sally

“The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has confirmed a new timetable for the introduction of an aptitude test for the Bar Vocational Training Course (BPTC).”

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Legal Week, 18th March 2011

Source: www.legalweek.com

From pen to wig: the 40-plus brigade who make a late switch to law – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2011 in legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law is putting on additional ‘Switch to Law’ open days to deal with the demand.”

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The Guardian, 18th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Gearing up for 20th Annual Bar National Mock Trial Final: “A Triumph of Opportunity, Excellence and Achievement” – The Bar Council

Posted March 10th, 2011 in legal education, news, school children by sally

“The Citizenship Foundation, in partnership with the Bar Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales, the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland and the Bar Council of Northern Ireland, is gearing up for the 20th annual final of the Bar National Mock Trial Competition.”

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The Bar Council, 10th March 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

College of Law launches part-time BPTC programme – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted March 9th, 2011 in legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law in Birmingham is to offer a part-time Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) beginning September 2011.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th March 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

From Law Undergraduate to Professional Practitioner – Bar Standards Board

Posted February 25th, 2011 in barristers, legal education, news, pupillage by sally

From Law Undergraduate to Professional Practitioner (presentation)

Baroness Deech, Derek Wood QC, Dr John Carrier, Dr Valerie Shrimplin.

Bar Standards Board, 28th January 2011

Source: www.slideshare.net

Study to examine oversupply of LPC graduates – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted February 25th, 2011 in legal education, legal services, news, paralegals by sally

“An in-depth study into education and training within the profession will address the current ‘mismatch’ between the number of Legal Practice Course graduates and training contracts, and will assess the role of paralegals, the Legal Services Board has said.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 24th February 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Making the would-be barristers of tomorrow face harsh realities of today – The Guardian

Posted February 24th, 2011 in barristers, inns of court, legal education, news by sally

“A conference on the future of legal education debates curbing the ambitions of law schools as only one in eight graduates becomes a lawyer.”

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The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

College of Law launches two-year law degree – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 27th, 2011 in legal education, news by sally

“The College of Law has developed a two-year law degree that will focus on improving students’ employment prospects and practical legal skills while covering the curriculum in the same depth as a traditional three-year course, it said this week.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th January 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

What to do with your law intern – The Guardian

Posted January 13th, 2011 in employment, legal education, legal profession, news by sally

“Employers are under pressure to up their game when it comes to temporary placements.”

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The Guardian, 13th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

BPP caves in to pressure with fast-track LPC for all – The Lawyer

Posted January 10th, 2011 in legal education, news by sally

“BPP Law School has bowed to student demands by becoming the first LPC provider to launch a fast-track LPC to all students, beginning in August 2011.”

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The Lawyer, 10th January 2011

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Solicitor-advocate training ‘not fit for purpose’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 17th, 2010 in legal education, news, solicitor advocates by sally

“The training given to solicitor-advocates is ‘not fit for purpose’ and must be improved to conquer the perception that they are inferior to barristers, according to an independent review.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th December 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Time for legal profession to lay down the law on training – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2010 in legal education, legal profession, news by sally

“A forthcoming review of the way lawyers are trained provides an ideal opportunity to overhaul a dysfunctional system.”

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The Guardian, 10th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Creating a legal training framework that will breed diversity – The Guardian

Posted December 1st, 2010 in legal education, legal profession, news by sally

“As the legal professions – dominated by ex-private school pupils – seek to open up, getting it right is more important than doing it quickly.”

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The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Calls for major reform to law training – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 25th, 2010 in legal education, news by sally

“Pressure mounted for sweeping reform of the education and training of lawyers this week, as regulators announced a root-and-branch review of the current framework.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 25th November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Regulators consult on tougher rules for law degrees – Law Society Gazette

Posted October 27th, 2010 in legal education, news, universities by sally

“A joint committee of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board has released two consultations on the future of the undergraduate law degree.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 26th October 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk