ULaw to run GDL and LPC in Liverpool through local university partnership

The University of Law (ULaw) is to run its Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC) in Liverpool

It is partnering with the University of Liverpool, which will host the full-time programmes on its campus from September 2018.

Liverpool University

ULaw CEO Professor Andrea Nollent,  said: “I’m very proud to be working with the University of Liverpool to offer our law courses to even more students, ensuring that everyone has access to excellent legal education with sector leading student outcomes.

“With this arrangement, ULaw looks forward to working closely with the University of Liverpool to train and equip students with the skills needed to thrive in a competitive market.”

Head of Liverpool Law School Professor Warren Barr, said: “This exciting arrangement can give our students the edge, and adds to the already strong professional and academic offer here at the University of Liverpool.”

There are already two LPC programmes running in Liverpool. ULaw’s main rival, BPP, has a campus there and charges £11,590 for the course. Meanwhile, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) charges £9,200.

The two institutions also offer the GDL, with BPP currently charging £8,730 and LJMU £5,700.

Both courses are both set to become redundant in a few years time once the new qualification system for solicitors is fully introduced.

It is not the first time ULaw and Liverpool University have teamed up. In 2014 they began to offer jointly-awarded degrees in law with either business or accountancy, in the first partnership between a private institution and a Russell Group university. That deal fell by the wayside in 2015 when ULaw launched a business school of its own.

ULaw has previously partnered with Exeter University to offer the GDL and LPC in Devon.

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