The University of Law's Bar Professional Training Course to run in Leeds centre from September 2016

18 November 2015

The University of Law (ULaw) has announced that it will deliver its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at its Leeds centre from September 2016 in addition to London Bloomsbury and Birmingham, where the course already runs.

All prospective students will be required to undergo a rigorous selection process to identify the brightest and most able candidates. 

The ULaw BPTC incorporates four times more advocacy than required by the Bar Standards Board (BSB), as well as offering a wealth of pro bono and networking opportunities to ensure that all students are prepared for pupillage and beyond. 

Another unique feature of the BPTC at ULaw is its Advocacy Committee which comprises talented students from across all three of the centres which offer the BPTC. The Advocacy Committee organises entries into prestigious national and international competitions, as well as running a number of internal competitions and workshops. 

Tom MacDonald, ULaw Leeds Centre Director, says: “Our excellent links with local chambers means that we are able to offer one of the most developed pro bono, careers and employability programmes of any law school, including providing students with the opportunity to represent real clients in various tribunals. The BPTC will be an excellent addition to the first-class legal education we already provide.”

The University will also host the first ever Northern Pupillage Fair in March 2016. This will see chambers from across the North West, North East and Midlands come together to ensure students seeking to practice in the North have the opportunity to meet and talk to the chambers they will be applying to. 
ULaw is organising a Barrister Insight Day at its Leeds Centre on Thursday 26th November featuring members of the local Bar. The University will also be running pupillage application events at Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham and Durham Universities on 17th, 18th, 25th November and 2nd December respectively.

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For further information please contact:

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Mark Knight/ Sarah Evans Toyne/ Chiara Barreca/ Danae Quek 
Telephone: 020 3697 4200

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