Anglia Ruskin scraps law conversion course

Anglia Ruskin University is planning to ditch its law conversion course following a strategic review of its law school.

The university told Lawyer 2B it has assured current full and part-time CPE students that the shock move will not affect them. Anglia currently has around 12 students on the year-long course that non-law students need to complete before they can enrol for the LPC.

The head of Anglia’s law school John Fairhurst said: “The law school would have loved to continue running the CPE, but when you have finite teaching resources you’ve got to decide how best to utilise it.”

The law school is, however, hoping to launch a two-year senior-status LLB programme. This course will be open to non-law graduates from any discipline and will also exempt them from the completing the conversion course. The university will also continue to run the LPC.

Fairhurst said the law school will now focus on its international efforts and is already in negotiations with a leading university in India about a potential staff exchange programme. The school is also hoping to set up stronger links with teaching organisations in the US.

Additionally, Fairhurst’s team is exploring opportunities regarding online distant learning opportunities.