College of Law Guilford Legal Practice Course Review
If you wish to escape the city centre and head to the leafy Surrey commuter belt whilst still benefiting from it’s reputation then the College of Law at Guilford could be for you.
Guildford is only 35 minutes from London. It is home to some leading companies and legal firms. The Guilford College of Law LPC Centre in Guildford is just outside the city centre, nestled amidst idyllic countryside. Its building boasts of a well-equipped LPC Learning Resource Centre. And is easily accessible by major roads and rail links.
No doubt you have already heard of the College of Law Guilford LPC and probably have them on your LPC short list. They are one of the biggest and also one of the most highly regarded law schools in the UK. This in itself can be very helpful if you have not already got a training contract, but the College of Law Guilford also boast a very high success rate – 84%, of students having training contracts or other legal work within the first few months of graduation. Although, we do wonder what they mean by ‘other legal work’ – if you’re planning to be a qualified solicitor, only a training contract will suffice.
The College of Law Guilford LPC does have a lot to offer, as you would expect from one of the premier LPC providers. They have various study options, excellent online learning resources with College of Law Guilford Elite and generally experienced tutors.
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College of Law Guilford Contact Details
To visit or tour the facilities, the College of Law Guilford LPC Centre in Guildford is located at:
The College of Law Guilford
Telephone: 0800 289997
For general enquiries regarding the course, contact:
The College of Law Guilford
Surrey, GU3 1HA
Telephone: + 44 (0)1483 216 000
Freephone: 0800 289997
Guilford College of Law LPC Facilities
Very green but still within easy striking distance of London, the College of Law Guilford offers great facilities in a relaxed setting. COL Guilford has 23 acres of beautiful grounds and a 16th Century manor house as well as modern learning facilities and a well equipped Learning Resource Centre. Perfect if you want a legal career in the wealthy commuter belt but still with the option of heading into London.
College of Law Elite – The College of Law Guilford’s Online Learning
The College of Law LPC has one of the best online learning resources known as the College of Law ELITE. ELITE stands for ‘Electronic Legal Interactive Training Environment’ and it is probably as good as it sounds. Some College of Law LPC students say they login to ELITE so much that it does not make much difference which location you choose to study at.
College of Law Guilford LPC Electives
The College of Law Guilford approaches LPC electives differently from other law schools. First you choose your career path and then select three appropriate vocational electives. The three career paths they offer are Corporate, Commercial and Private, and Legal Aid.
NB: Not all electives may be available at Guilford so check with the college direct if you have preferences.
The vocational electives on offer include:
- Advanced criminal practice
- Advanced property law and practice
- Banking and debt finance
- Commercial dispute resolution
- Commercial law
- Employment law and practice
- Family law
- Housing law and practice
- Immigration law and practice
- Insurance law
- Personal injury and clinical negligence litigation
- Private client: wills, trusts and estate planning
- Public companies and equity finance
Guildford College of Law LPC Study Hours
The College of Law Guilford offers what it calls ‘flexible study modes’ so you can choose whether to cram your LPC into 7 months, do the standard 1 year course or take a part time option ranging from 16 months to 2 years.
Within this you can choose to study day time, evening, weekends or 24/7 if you take the 7 month option! Don’t forget as much material is available when you login to the College of Law Guilford ELITE, you’ll be able to study at hours that suit you.
The Guilford College of Law full time LPC has a 2 day timetabling option meaning that lectures and tutorials are scheduled on just 2 days a week which makes it a lot easier if you are commuting.
College of Law Guilford LPC Admissions Requirements / Application
- Qualifying law degree (minimum lower second class honours), or qualifying non-law degree (minimum lower second class honours) and GDL or CPE, or similar qualification such as ILEX/FILEX
- All applicants must demonstrate a sufficient command of English to be able to complete the course
- Academic or other references may be required.
- As with all other LPC law schools, admission applications are handled via the Central Applications Board.
Guilford College of Law LPC Fees
The College of Law Guilford fees are around £10,900 cheaper than the nearby London law schools and you also benefit from cheaper living costs.
College of Law Guilford LPC Open Days
The College of Law Guilford has a number of open days throughout the year. You can find out details on their website. You’ll not only have the chance to check over the facilities, courses and study options, but also the opportunity to meet with their careers consultants.
College of Law Guilford Careers Service
The College of Law Guilford has a good track record in careers support with 84% of students being in “legal work just months after graduation.”
- Access to our Vacancies and Employer Database to search for legal employment opportunities
- Access to the Careers libraries at each centre
- A series of summer workshops
- Individual appointments with a Careers Consultant
- Careers workshops throughout the academic year
- A range of employer talks
- The opportunity to apply for the College mentoring scheme
The College of Law Guilford LPC – Additional Information
Award Winning Pro-Bono Centre
Increase your employability by gaining some first-hand practical experience working in a Legal Advice Centre with real clients and legal problems. Aside from the Legal Advice Centre, the College of Law Guilford LPC Centre in Guildford has also been actively engaged in GERALD or the Guildford Employment Rights Advice Line as part of its many pro bono projects.
What’s more, after completing your LPC, you may wish to qualify for an LLM Master degree by just completing a further three modules in research and writing a dissertation.
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