Deadline to win free place at BPP nears

BPP Law School is calling for final applications for its competition that will see it give away two free places on its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and one on its Legal Practice Course (LPC).

Now in its seventh year the competition, which closes on Friday 10 February, asks students to write about a subject that is fundamental to the legal profession: integrity.

Lawyer 2B is looking for a feature that expresses your views on whether the City can act ethically, and whether or how it can be effectively regulated.

It is a topical issue with the Occupy LSX and Occupy Wall Street movements, and there’s plenty of scope for investigation as well as argument. To enter the competition you need to prepare a 1,500 word article to appear in the summer 2012 issue of Lawyer 2B magazine. 

The winners of the 2010/11 competition were Portia Durand-Henry and Chantal Percival. Durand-Henry, who won the GDL prize, was volunteering for the Nationwide Citizens Advice Service and juggling a part-time job. She is still deciding on whether to pursue the LPC or Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC). Meanwhile Percival, the LPC winner, was working as a paralegal and is now completing her LPC at BPP’s London arm.

Durand-Henry said in a previous interview with Lawyer 2B: “I’m so very grateful for winning the award, and it definitely has made me feel that I want to try even harder to do the best I can now I have been given this opportunity.”

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