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Bar Professional Training Course

4-Feb-2013

The BPTC is the compulsory course that all aspiring barristers must complete successfully prior to starting pupillage. The aim of the course, which can be studied either full- or part-time, is to bridge the gap between the academic study of law and the skills that are needed in practice.

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News

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University of Law revolutionises bar course, sets minimum 2:1 entry grade

The University of Law has unveiled plans to dramatically change its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) in a move to set it apart from its competitors.

London

Kaplan Law School shuts down BPTC, refers students to University of Law

Kaplan Law School has cancelled its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), saying that the economics of the course forced its decision.

Insight

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Legal education: are the right things being taught? video

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The legal landscape is changing and questions are being raised about whether legal education is still fit for purpose. Lawyer 2B assembled some experts to give their views…

Mooting

Mooting: how to be successful

2-Jun-2014 | By Richard Simmons

Lawyer 2B assembled a panel of mooting experts, including a number of national champions, to give their tips on how to get started – and how to do well.

Debate

Tips from a moderately successful mooter

Mooting season is upon us. Whether you are planning to take part for the first time, or consider yourself a seasoned mooter, these tips are designed to get you thinking and help you to enjoy the experience.

Inns of Court

The Inns of Court

On completion of your law degree or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), you must join one of the four Inns of Court – Gray’s Inn, Inner Temple, Middle Temple or Lincoln’s Inn – before enrolling on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) 

Diversity figures

Diversity: Cutting your losses

With legal aid cuts hitting minority-friendly areas of the bar, is it time to give up your legal dreams?

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Michael Mansfield QC: A radical at the bar

There are few more high profile barristers than Michael Mansfield QC, Lawyer 2B met up with him to talk legal aid cuts, student exploitation and his anger at injustice.

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