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Review of the Legal Practice Course

In 2001 the Law Society of England and Wales initiated a review of the framework for training solicitors, under a process known initially as the Training Framework Review. The new Legal Practice Course, to be available from September 2009 and mandatory from 2010, was finally announced in March 2008 – see the Law Society press release for details.

The review of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) attracted a range of comment from legal educators and elsewhere. Some key articles:

The consultation process

Several rounds of consultation took place as part of the review of the course. UKCLE provided a forum for law schools to discuss the review and made responses available.

2007 consultation:

The Training Framework Review (2005):

  • UKCLE response
  • Bristol Institute of Legal Practice (University of the West of England) (download below)
  • Northumbria University (download below)
  • University of Sheffield (download below)
  • University of Sunderland (download below)
  • Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) (download below)
  • Association of Law Teachers (download below)
  • Committee of Heads of University Law Schools (CHULS) (download below)
  • Society of Legal Scholars (download below)
  • Julian Webb, University of Westminster (download below)
  • Young Solicitors Group (download below)

Last Modified: 4 June 2010