Kaplan entices students with free laptops

Kaplan Law School is offering a free laptop to students who accept places on its Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) as competition in the legal education sector continues to intensify.

Kaplan, the fledging London arm of Nottingham Law School, is giving away MSI Wind Netbooks, which retail for around £300. The school denied that the move was designed to help boost numbers and argued that the Netbooks will help its students to exploit the wireless facilities at the school’s premises based near London Bridge.

The head of the law school Giles Proctor said: “This is one of the many ways that Kaplan Law School seeks to help its students gain a competitive edge on the LPC or GDL.”

It is understood that Kaplan plans to upload teaching materials onto the Netbooks.

Kaplan is not alone in offering sweetners to future students. As first reported by Lawyer2B.com last month (February) BPP Law School was offering a discount to students who accepted a place on the LPC at its Leeds of Manchester branches by 13 February 2009 – a whole month before the Central Applications Board deadline.