• ULaw and Linklaters announce step change in legal training 

    19 February 2015


    The University of Law (ULaw) today announced a renewed five-year strategic partnership with leading global law firm Linklaters - with a combination of law, business & management training at its core. 

    The partnership with Linklaters will create a new modular legal and business qualification: an MSc in Law, Business and Management. The programme will be undertaken by Linklaters trainees and embeds a masters-level business and management qualification within an enhanced Legal Practice course.

    Designed in conjunction with Linklaters, a similar course will be available to all law firms and students from September 2015, giving ULaw postgraduate students a comprehensive range of skills aligned to both the legal and business challenges faced in today’s market. Uniquely, business skills are fully integrated within all aspects of the programme from day one. In addition, the teaching experience and course design will be further enhanced by specialist Visiting Professors, an innovative assessment process, and a range of personal and professional skills training. 

    John Latham, CEO and President of ULaw said; “We have enjoyed a very successful relationship with Linklaters since 2006 and are delighted to have signed this new partnership agreement. Linklaters has been justifiably exacting in its requirements, and working together we have been able to deliver a market leading proposition that will equip Linklaters trainees for the legal and commercial challenges faced in today’s workplace. This is the first of a number of new initiatives that ULaw will be announcing in the coming months, all designed to deliver distinct advantages to our students."

    Wendy Tomlinson, Global Head of Learning and Development at Linklaters, said; "We demand the highest standards of our training providers to ensure the next generation of Linklaters trainees have all the key competencies to meet all the outcomes required in a highly competitive and rapidly evolving market. ULaw has delivered a new and innovative MSc in Law, Business and Management that will equip our trainees with those essential skills. We are delighted to be entering the next phase of our successful business relationship with ULaw."

    For more information visit www.law.ac.uk/postgraduate/lpc 

    For further information please contact:
    Broadgate Mainland
    Mark Knight/ Sarah Evans Toyne/ Lianne Robinson/ Henry Adams
    Telephone: 020 7726 6111
    E-mail: theuniversityoflaw@broadgatemainland.com