The University of Law announces collaboration with University of East Anglia
The University of Law (ULaw) has today announced a collaboration with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to deliver the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at UEA’s Law School campus in Norwich from September this year.
The LPC, delivered by ULaw, is the main qualifying course required to practise law for solicitors in England and Wales. In addition to the LPC, ULaw will also be offering the LPC LLM and the LPC MSc – both of which are qualifying degrees at no extra cost to the student.
This collaboration was created to increase ULaw’s broad LPC provision to include the East Anglia region, in addition to the 10 UK locations in which the University currently teaches. ULaw will also launch its first international campus in Hong Kong and open a new Nottingham campus later this year.
This will provide students looking to enter legal training with the option to benefit from ULaw’s expert teaching and excellent employability results, without relocating or regularly commuting out of East Anglia.
With courses starting in September 2019, teaching will be classroom based in the UEA Blackdale annex. For students, this will include access to the outstanding facilities provided by UEA Law School, at a commutable distance from Peterborough, Cambridge, and from throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.
ULaw’s strong employability figures will also be a factor for students, as ULaw utilises existing relationships within the legal sector to optimise student opportunities for work experience and apprenticeships with East Anglian law firms.
Professor Andrea Nollent, Vice-Chancellor and CEO at ULaw, said: “The University of Law is delighted to collaborate with the University of East Anglia Law School in providing the LPC to students throughout the region. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding legal training throughout England and Wales, and working with UEA Law School ensures that those students looking to qualify in law now have greater opportunity to do so.”
Polly Morgan, UEA's Deputy Head of Law, said: “We are renowned for the high quality of teaching on our courses and internationally recognised research, while providing a fantastic, student-focused experience. We know that Norwich is somewhere that our students just don't want to leave. We're therefore very pleased to be linking up with The University of Law to enable current and prospective students, as well as those who have studied their undergraduate degree at another university, to undertake the Legal Practice Course after their Law degree and qualify as a solicitor.”
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