Nottingham Law School - True Picture

The Facts

Location: Nottingham (city centre)

Number of LPC places: 70 FT, 280 PT

Number of BPTC places: 120 FT

LPC fees (2015/16): £10,900 FT, £5,950 PT

BPTC fees (2015/16): £13,800 FT

Graduates say...

...on the teaching:

 “The intake is smaller than a lot of London schools, and you get more face time with tutors and lecturers.”

“I had some really good teachers, including a particularly good M&A teacher.”

“You get treated as more human than at other law schools.”  

“It's a well-oiled machine, and they know exactly what people need.”

...on getting a job:

“There's a fantastic careers service which is focused on getting you a training contract.”

Chambers says...

There's more to Nottingham than simply giving every student a tablet to study with; the school mixes online and face-to-face learning in what it calls a “blended” approach. Technology aside, Nottingham is right in the middle of the country, and has contacts not only in the local but also the national profession, making it a good jumping off point for a career. It's not easy to get into, particularly the BPTC, and the LPC isn't quite as flexible as some rivals', although it does allow students some timetabling wiggle room, but we think that the focus on employability, multimedia approach to teaching and relatively low fees make this school a bargain.

Nottingham Law School

Centre for Legal Research (CLR),
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School profile Nottingham Law School is one of the largest and most diverse law schools in the UK; we take great pride in our outstanding and long established national and international reputation for excellence in legal education. With our established research division and close links with the industry, we ensure that Nottingham Law School is at the forefront of modern legal education. We have an unrivalled reputation for providing innovative postgraduate courses and training. You will be taught by a unique mix of qualifi ed lawyers with a proven track record in practice and legal education. We also have an excellent reputation for graduate employability. Our focus on practical skills, award-winning pro bono scheme and dedicated careers and recruitment service has helped to keep our training contract and pupillage rates consistently high. We also have a number of competitive scholarships for our postgraduate and professional courses.

Graduate Diploma in Law (full time or distance learning) This conversion course is designed for non-law graduates who intend to become either a solicitor or barrister in the UK. The intensive course effectively covers the seven core subjects of an undergraduate law degree. It is the stepping stone to the LPC or the BPTC and to a legal career thereafter.

Legal Practice Course (full or part time) At Nottingham Law School we are confi dent that our LPC will provide you with the best training currently available. Our experienced and supportive teaching staff and careers expertise will help you get your career off to a flying start. Our LPC has recently been enhanced so that the successful completion of all its elements will result in the award of a master's degree: LLM Legal Practice Course. As well as providing you with an internationally recognised qualification, you will leave Nottingham Law School with enhanced insight into the legal profession and better equipped to succeed. Students who do not wish to study for the full master's award can still study for the award of a postgraduate diploma, that is, the 'traditional' LPC award. However, all students will benefi t from the enhanced LPC.

Bar Professional Training Course (full time) Nottingham Law School’s BPTC is designed to equip you with the core practical skills and procedural knowledge needed to succeed in the fast-changing environment of practice at the Bar. Particular emphasis is placed on the skill of advocacy. The BPTC is taught entirely by qualifi ed practitioners, and utilises the same integrated and interactive teaching methods as all of the school’s other professional courses. Essentially, students learn by doing. Students are encouraged to realise their full potential through practice and feedback.

Masters in Law (LLM) Our suite of Master of Laws (LLM) courses offers varied and exciting opportunities for you to enhance your knowledge and skills across a range of subject areas. We provide a wide range of subject pathways taught by tutors whose research is nationally and internationally recognised. Subject areas include: corporate and insolvency, health law and ethics, human rights andj ustice, intellectual property, international trade and commercial, sports, and oil, gas and mining law.

LLM Legal Practice (distance learning) This LLM award is for those with professional legal qualifications, for example the BPTC or LPC (or their precursors). Credit points are awarded for these professional qualifi cations and students can then ‘top-up’ these points with a dissertation or publishable article to gain this LLM.