Leicester De Montfort Law School Legal practice Course Review
The Legal Practice Course at De Montfort University is provided by Leicester Institute of Legal Practice. When the SRA reviewed Leicester de Montfort Law School’s LPC in October 2006, the course was awarded the highest grade of ‘commendable practice’ in the areas of teaching, learning, curriculum, and student support.
Since its formation in 1989, the Leicester Institute of Legal Practice (formerly the Department of Professional Legal Studies) as provided for the training needs of those entering the legal profession. And the strength of the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC lies in the committed, able and enthusiastic Legal Practice Course team. The teaching staff has excellent rapport with students. The team has an effective practice assessment regime with excellent feedback to students.
Open learning is available for the part-time LPC at De Montfort University LPC which is a bonus for students who already have a training contract or for students who are employed.
Below is a more detailed review of the De Montfort University LPC. You can add your own review and rate the Leicester De Montfort University LPC; or scroll to the bottom to add your own comments.
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De Montfort University LPC Contact Details
Telephone (0116) 257 7458
Contact Leicester De Montfort LPC for enquiries through:
Faculty Marketing and Recruitment Team
Hugh Aston Building
Tel: 0116 257 7458
Website: De Montfort University LPC
De Montfort University LPC Facilities
All classes and workshops take place in the Hugh Aston building in the Leicester City Campus where the Leicester De Montfort Law School is housed.
The De Montfort University LPC has an Integrated Law Library as well as a Professional Legal Studies Law Library where LPC students are welcome.
As the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC offers the Legal Practice Course full time, postgraduate students enrolled in the LPC may also apply for accommodation at the residence halls.
The Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC boasts of a Law Clinic. The Law Clinic is a dedicated interview suite allowing student advisors and clients to meet in comfortable and professional surroundings. Students have the opportunity to give legal advise to real clients with real legal problems. The new facilities will enable students and clients to meet in a dedicated environment with immediate access to case files. The clinic runs every Wednesday from 1-2.30pm
De Montfort University LPC Online Learning
Both the Integrated Law Library as well as the Professional Legal Studies Law Library have computer resource rooms with full internet access and the use of online services of Westlaw and Butterworth’s Online. Lectures for each subject of the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC are available to listen to on-line.
De Montfort University LPC Distance Learning
The part-time Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC is run in conjunction with ILEX Tutorial College, the training arm of the Institute of Legal Executives and the largest provider of distance and open learning legal courses in the country. The Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC supplements the compulsory face-to-face workshop sessions with distance learning modules.
De Montfort University LPC Electives
Electives offered at the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC are:
- Commercial Law and Practice
- Commercial Litigation
- Commercial Property
- Employment Law
- Law and the Elderly Client
- Matrimonial Practice
- Personal Injury Litigation and Clinical Negligence
- Sports and Media Law
De Montfort University LPC Study Hours
For full time at Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC, teaching is face-to-face in small groups with around 16-18 students. The foundation courses are taught within 30 hours of face to face teaching for five days at the commencement of the LPC in September, from Wednesday to Sunday. For Stage 1, there are 10 compulsory hours plus three hours of optional lectures.
For Stage 2, there are 6 compulsory hours per week timetabled over 2 day but students may also choose to attend ‘live’ lectures which will be held on a third day of the week. Other two days are to be spent on preparation, attending careers events and being involved in pro bono work.
For part time at the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC there are 9 compulsory study weekends (Saturday and Sunday) in year one and 8 study weekends ( Saturdays and Sunday) in year two. Preparation and written course work may be accomplished using the distance learning portals and resources of the ILEX Tutorial College also in cooperation with Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC.
Students have to attend the University to take the examinations. There are assessments in each of the core areas, in the three Stage 2 electives, in Solicitor’s Accounts, Wills and Administration of Estates and Professional Conduct and Regulation. There will also be assessment in each of the course skills. All examinations are open book except Solicitor’s Accounts. The Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC also schedules mock examinations.
Students may email and contact by telephone the tutors during home study periods. All the key attendance dates are supplied at the beginning of the course.
De Montfort University LPC Admission Requirements / Application
Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC is open to law graduates and those who have successfully completed a GDL. Fellows of the Institute of Legal Executives who have been granted exemption by the SRA from the academic stage of training may also apply.
De Montfort University LPC Fees
For the full-time LPC, students at the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC will pay £7,700 (subject to confirmation) plus Solicitors Regulation Authority fee of £120. All course materials ad necessary textbooks for each subject are included.
For the part time LPC, students at the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC will pay £3,875 per annum (subject to confirmation) plus Solicitors Regulation Authority fee . There is an additional postage fee for overseas students.
De Montfort University LPC Open days
University general open days are usually held June to October.
De Montfort University LPC Careers Service
LPC students may avail of the careers support services of the De Montfort University. They also have guidance, a virtual careers resources database in order to find jobs. De Montfort Law School LPC students may also consult DMUWorks the careers guidance office of De Montfort University to find graduate, local and part time jobs. There are also year-round recruitment fairs, presentations and workshops.
De Montfort University LPC Additional Information
The students of the Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC are required to work Pro-Bono. This extra-curricular resource of the De Montfort University LPC refers to legal work that involves students, law teachers and lawyers providing free legal services for the benefit of the community. Leicester De Montfort Law School LPC currently offers two regular kinds of Pro-Bono work:
- The Law Clinic offers staff and students at the University free legal advice;
- Street Law allows LPC students to give interactive presentations to local schools and colleges.
At the National Pro-Bono Week held in Leicester, Leicester De Montfort Law School was awarded a Law Society/National Pro-Bono Week certificate recognising their ‘outstanding Pro-Bono work in Leicester.’
De Montfort University LPC Review — What do you think?
What do you think of the De Montfort University LPC?
Here are some comments from LPC students of the De Montfort University that we found on their website:
“Having gained a History Degree I studied for both the PgDL and the LPC at De Montfort University. I was impressed by the staff’s commitment to achieving results; pass rates were important but this wasn’t allowed to compromise the standards of tuition which were very good. It’s obvious to me now that the LPC is a thoughtfully devised course aimed at preparing you for practice.” Patrick Arben
“The open learning LPC was ideal for me as I was working full-time. The structure of the course allows you to plan your study time around your other commitments, which I found a great bonus, particularly when I was really busy at work. The regular tuition sessions provide an excellent framework and ensure that you keep the momentum going, and are also a great opportunity to meet up with other students.“ Lindsey Atterbury
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