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Cardiff launches part-time Legal Practice Course for aspiring solicitors

20 April 2010

A new part-time course designed to make a career in law more flexible and affordable for aspiring solicitors has been launched at Cardiff University.

Cardiff Law School is introducing a new part-time Legal Practice Course (LPC) with students offered, for the first time, the chance to start their part-time studies from September 2010.

The course will be offered in addition to Cardiff Law School’s existing full-time LPC and will allow students increased flexibility to fit their learning around their personal lifestyle and circumstances.

Director of the Centre for Professional Legal Studies at Cardiff Law School, Ian Brookfield, said: "The part-time LPC will enable us to accommodate our students’ differing needs in the fast changing marketplace. It is an exciting opportunity to expand our excellent LPC to appeal to the needs of busy students."

Cardiff Law School is a leading provider of legal training and the Legal Practice Course has consistently achieved the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s highest grade.

To mark the launch of the course, an open evening will be held at the Law School from 5.30pm on Wednesday 12th May to give prospective students an opportunity to find out more about studying the LPC at Cardiff.

Ian Brookfield added: "The open evening is an opportunity for prospective students to learn more about the benefits of studying the LPC on a part-time basis at Cardiff Law School.

"I’d urge those students who might be otherwise put off studying for the LPC on a full-time basis because of time or financial commitments to sign-up for the open evening to see how the new part-time LPC could help meet their needs."

To book a place please contact Kerry Lester by email at by 5th May.

More information about the course can also be found at



1. Cardiff Law School
Cardiff Law School is known internationally for its work across a wide range of research fields and for translating its research into information for policy-makers and practitioners. The most recent independent assessment of the quality of research in British universities ranked the School joint 7th in the UK. The School offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is home to the Centre for Professional Legal Studies, the leading provider of legal training in Wales. The Centre is one of only a handful of providers validated by the professional bodies (the Bar Standards Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority) to offer both the main vocational training courses for solicitors and barristers. Cardiff’s Legal Practice Course has consistently achieved the Solicitors Regulation Authority (formerly the Law Society) highest grade.

2. Cardiff University

Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Professor Sir Martin Evans.

Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.

3. Further information:
Georgina Thomson
Public Relations Officer
Cardiff Law School

Phone: +44(0)29 20875465