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Pro bono work

Giving students the opportunity to develop practical legal skills, pro bono work allows you to contribute to your local area by helping those in needPro bono work is the delivery of free legal advice

Changes to qualifying as a lawyer

If you're considering a career in law you should be aware that how you qualify as a solicitor or barrister is changing. This will affect what and how you study at university, and the choices you make

Top 5 skills for a successful law career

Nicola Ward, careers consultant at BPP, reveals the top five qualities that you'll need to succeed in the competitive legal sectorCommercial awarenessLaw firms expect their trainees to demonstrate

Master of Laws (LLM)

The LLM is an advanced academic degree allowing you to explore a selection of legal issues in more depthAn LLM does not automatically strengthen applications for training contracts. Further study is

Law conversion courses

Non-law students who want to become solicitors or barristers need to complete the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL)Also known as the Common Professional Examination (CPE), the course puts non-law

Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC)

The BPTC is the vocational stage of training which equips students with the skills they need to become pupils and then fully-fledged barristersThe course takes one year to complete full time, but a

Legal Practice Course (LPC)

To become a successful solicitor, you'll need much more than classroom-taught theory. The LPC fills the gaps between academic knowledge and practical skillsThe LPC is where you get down to the basics