The University of Law celebrates LLB and LLM student achievements22 April 2016
The University of Law (ULaw) this weekend celebrated the graduation of postgraduate LLB and LLM LPC students. The graduation ceremony, which took place in the Great Hall of Central Hall Westminster on Saturday, 16 April 2016, recognised the achievements of more than 600 graduates from both the UK and overseas.
Among the graduates were Postgraduate LLB students who completed their Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and then either the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) or the Legal Practice Course (LPC). During the ceremony, which was attended by Rt Hon Prof Lord David Blunkett, Chairman of ULaw, and Lord Anthony Grabiner QC, President of ULaw, graduands in the Masters of Law (LLM) in Legal Practice were also celebrated.
Victoria Steele, who studied the LLM LPC, was awarded the Birmingham ULaw Prize for highest mark in Legal Practice. She said: "I had a great experience at The University of Law. The tutors have a wealth of expertise because they are all either current or previously practising lawyers which means that they are enthusiastic in their teaching and make the workshops really engaging."
Praising the graduates for their achievements, Rt Hon Prof Lord David Blunkett, Chairman of ULaw, commented: “Contribution of the legal profession cannot be underestimated in terms of the trust and confidence we all have as individuals, as well as companies, in the advice we receive. I know from my time as Home Secretary that a well-trained legal profession is vital to us all. The University of Law in its history, and its present standing, is a key pillar in maintaining that leading cutting edge for our country and our companies.”
Lord Anthony Grabiner QC, President of ULaw, highlighted the importance of team effort when practising law during his speech: “Many of you would have studied on your own, but you will be a team player from now onwards. Most in law practice or a professional environment work with other people, often in teams. It is very important for your future career and professional development that you do your bit as a team player, whilst maintaining your integrity.”
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