CoL students suffer exam blunder

The College of Law (CoL) has been criticised for a mistake in one of its Legal Practice Course (LPC) exam papers given to students yesterday, according to information received by Lawyer 2B.

Students allege that the aspiring lawyers were supplied the wrong information in the Commercial Dispute Resolution (CDR) paper which took place yesterday (14 June 2012) at the law school giant.

One disgruntled student tweeted: “Well done @CollegeofLaw for another mistake in today’s LPC CDR exam. 12k spent and still an utter shambles.”

It is understood that the exam paper, which is split into two halves looking at two different scenarios, made incorrect references to supporting documents.

The CoL is one of the few law schools that operate an open book policy for its exams, while fellow LPC giant BPP Law School only allows statute books in exams.

A CoL spokeperson said: “We are aware that there appears to have been an error with a Commercial Dispute Resolution LPC paper yesterday and we are now investigating what happened and why.

“A full report will be made to the examination board and external examiners, which will recommend any steps which may be necessary to ensure that no student will be prejudiced by it.”