Leeds Beckett University
The factsLocation: Leeds
Number of LPC places: 105 FT
LPC fees (2017/18): £7,700 FT
“I think they are a good provider. They offer a lot of support, although one of their downsides is that you don't get as much exposure to law firms.”
Leeds and Manchester enjoy a friendly(ish) rivalry over which of the two is the fastest-growing legal centre outside London. Regardless of whichever wins, Leeds has a thriving legal sector full of LBU alumni to help you network. With the race for training contracts so tight, students will appreciate the focus on employability, but there's a slight litigation slant to the course that will appeal to some but may put the transactionally minded off. It's currently based in a grand old building on Quebec Street, but plans are afoot to move to shiny new digs on the main campus in the near future.