• College of Law Gives Aspiring Lawyers Insight into Legal Profession

    1 February 2010

    The College of Law is holding open days from February through to May to give those interested in pursuing a career in law an insight into its training courses and the legal profession.

    The open days are being held at its centres in Birmingham, Chester, Guildford, London Bloomsbury, London Moorgate, Manchester and York and will also take place in Bristol as the College is opening a new centre in the city in September.

    The events are aimed at degree students and graduates in law and non-law subjects, including both recent graduates and people wishing to change career. Visitors can speak to current students and College tutors, all of whom are qualified lawyers, and find out about the different areas of law in which to practice.

    Consultants from the College’s highly resourced careers advice departments will also be on hand to answer questions about careers in the law and give tips on building a legal CV.

    Flexible full-time and part-time courses on offer at The College of Law include the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), giving non-law graduates an entry route into the profession, the Legal Practice Course (LPC), the next step towards a career as a solicitor, and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for those keen to become barristers.

    Chief Executive Nigel Savage said: "Our open days provide an ideal opportunity for people contemplating a career in law to see for themselves the modern facilities and first class tuition on offer at The College of Law. Our strong links with the legal community nationwide, state-of-the-art teaching methods and highly motivated staff give students the best possible start to their legal careers.”

    Visitors will get a taste of the College’s unique blend of both traditional and innovative teaching methods combining electronic learning techniques such as online interactive tutorials with face-to-face learning.

    They can also find out about its award-winning Pro Bono work, which provides free legal advice to members of the local community while enabling students to gain practical experience.

    To find out more and to book a place visit Our Events page.

    Further information

    Contact Lucy Wray, Press Officer, The College of Law on 01483 216072 (lucy.wray@lawcol.co.uk).