City Law School joins Law Soc diversity scheme

The City Law School is offering a free place on its Legal Practice Course (LPC) following it joining the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme (DAS).

The place on the course will be given to one lucky student from the 2011/12 academic year following application and an interview in July.

LPC director at the City Law School Amanda Fancourt said: “This Law Society project enables those who have endured a wide variety of challenging circumstances to pursue their goal of becoming a lawyer and we hope to welcome our first student in September,”

The DAS was originally created to increase social mobility in the legal profession through supporting young lawyers who face social, educational, financial or personal obstacles to qualification. Participants receive financial support as well as work experience opportunities and mentoring.

The scheme attracted more than 175 applications last year, with 25 successful candidates, and plans to offer 40 places on the scheme this year and 50 by 2012.

Applications for this year’s scheme are currently being accepted.