A&O unveils fast-track LPC despite fears over two-tier system

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  • I think a fast-track course is brilliant but every firm should offer it! Once I had completed three years at Uni with around 10 hours face-face class time a week, I was desperate to go back to school hours and get the qualification fast! I wanted to get out of education and into 'the real world' - so many students say the course could easily be fitted into 7 months so what is the harm of offering this choice to everyone?

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  • Agree with Usman - a two-tier system is now inevitable. I just hope the SRA does something about it as it's an insult to non-City students to suggest they wouldn't cope with a shorter course.

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  • Why does everyone want to rush into work? Take the full year, relax, enjoy it, spend the maintenance grant... Because once you have started work there's NO looking back.

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  • Lawyers will always come out and say that we are not elitist and open their arms out to everyone. Are they not being elitist here?...Surely having the GDL was bad enough for those that go through the traditional "Johnny Law Degree" system. Now it seems as though NOT going to London is a detriment.

    What if I care about my family life and am not driven by money? - Why should my peer who is willing to work till the early morning be able to go on a course which will take less time than me? As with everything in life, the longer you take on something the better. If anything the accelerated LPC will only mean everything is rushed, so not properly trained. You only need to look at the GDL students to realise that they are rushed off their feet.

    They say that law is about fairness, but it looks as though lawyers are unable to live up to that billing, possibly because they are too bothered about "billing" and not so much fairness.

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  • I think the 7 month LPC should be made available to my uni, London Met. by 2013 for me to take the advantage of it.

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