Five ways law students can engage with tech to best prepare for legal practice

A recent tech-themed Employability Week organised by BPP University Law School featured a ‘Legal Tech Hackathon’ in which groups of Legal Practice Course (LPC) students worked collaboratively to create an innovative technical solution to a real-life legal problem, in conjunction with BPP’s Pro Bono Centre. BPP’s LPC chief Jane Houston believes such initiatives are an important more

LLM programmes set for launch at BPP University Law School to train next generation of solicitors and barristers

BPP University Law School is proud to announce it is launching two LLM programmes tailored specifically for solicitors and barristers. The LLM Legal Practice (Solicitors) and LLM Legal Practice (Barristers) will welcome its first intakes in September 2017*. Both programmes allow students to select from a range of LLM modules and each qualifies for a more

Volunteer Victoria encourages BPP University Law School students to help homeless people in Manchester

A kind-hearted BPP University Law School student has spoken of her pride after she and her classmates volunteered to help the homeless. Four years ago, Victoria Waller became involved in Manchester-based Mustard Tree – an indoor soup kitchen which last year fed around 5,000 people living on the streets. And having been inspired by Mustard more

BPP University Law School duo’s delight as pair reach final of national competition

Two BPP University Law School students have been named as finalists in the 2017 Future Legal Mind Award. Morris Seifert, 22, and Thomas Stokoe, 24, were two of a handful of finalists for Future Legal Mind 2017, a national award for UK undergraduate law students, set up in 2014 to recognise young legal talent. Morris more

Great Scott: Law goes high tech

This year’s employability week at BPP University was themed around legal tech and offered Legal Practice Course (LPC) students expert knowledge and practical experience of the latest legal technology, with an insight into how technology can be pivotal in enhancing their legal careers. The week culminated in a ‘Legal Tech Hackathon’ in which 47 students more

The arrival of the online court – a brave new world?

Amy Ooi is a GDL student at BPP, Waterloo campus. She is the new Justice Reform Analyst for the Pro Bono Centre, specifically reporting on the new online court. Amy completed a degree in English and German and has an interest in human rights and civil liberties groups. She is also interested in current reforms to more

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union: A Source of Difficulty

BPTC Lecturer, Anthony Kennedy, reviews the decision of the Supreme Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5. The author would like to express his thanks to colleagues, Noemi Byrd and Steve Wells for the helpful conversations he has had with them while writing this piece. All more

GRADUATE PROFILE, KATIE KILBURN, FAMILY LAWYER AT STOWE FAMILY LAW LLP

This month we profile LPC graduate Katie Kilburn, Family Lawyer at Stowe Family Law, who began her legal career by studying at our Leeds campus, she discusses what she has gone on to do since graduating First Name: Katie Sir Name: Kilburn Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) & Bar Vocational Course (BVC) more

BPP University Law School stages successful Advocate of the Year competition

BPP University Law School stages successful Advocate of the Year competition University of Bristol Law student Lucy Bennett has been crowned the winner of BPP University Law School’s first ever Advocate of the Year contest. Nearly 90 UK undergraduate law students, who have an interest in studying the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), took part more

Inspirational Lucy stars in Boots’ festive feel-good Christmas advert

That’s exactly the case for BPP University Law School student, Lucy Masoud, who will be working the night shift as a London firefighter on December 25th as well as volunteering in a soup kitchen to help the homeless. Selfless Lucy’s inspiring story was picked up by high street chemist Boots who asked her to star more

BPP Professional Education is crowned Magistrates Association Employer of the Year

BPP Professional Education is crowned Magistrates Association Employer of the Year BPP Professional Education has won the Magistrates Association Employer of the Year award. The award recognised BPP’s positive approach it takes towards its employees carrying out public duty. Laurence Seeff, who has worked for BPP as a finance lecturer since 2006, volunteers as a more

Miller: Issues on Appeal

Miller: Issues on Appeal BPTC Lecturer, Anthony Kennedy, looks at the issues which are likely to face the Supreme Court when all 11 Justices determine the outcome of the appeal in R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. Introduction On Monday 5 December, the Supreme more

Future Legal Mind 2017

The third annual Future Legal Mind award has been launched – offering UK law undergraduates the chance to win a valuable work placement and cash prizes totalling over £7,000. The prestigious award, in association with industry publication Lawyer 2B, offers the country’s brightest legal minds a leg-up into a much sought-after profession. Last year saw more

ALUMNA PROFILE, Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer AT STOWE FAMILY LAW LLP

This month we profile LPC Alumna Deborah Laidlaw, Family Lawyer at Stowe Family Law, who began her legal career by studying at our Leeds campus, she discusses what she has gone on to do since graduating. Year of graduation: 2008 Course name: Legal Practice Course (LPC) Which BPP University centre did you study at? Leeds Job Title: more

7 advantages of starting the LPC in January rather than September

Taking the less travelled route can be a smart move. Our Careers Team look at some of plusses of commencing the LPC in the New Year. more

BPP Pro Bono Centre’s Legal Advice Clinic – A student perspective

Charlotte Barrington is a London LPC student. She volunteers with BPP’s Pro Bono Clinic (BLAC), one of the Pro Bono Centre’s projects. The Pro Bono Centre facilitates around 30 projects engaging law students to deliver pro bono legal advice and education services to improve access to justice. Charlotte was invited to speak about her pro more

Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner

James Watson, London LPC student 2016-2017, reports on a talk by Baroness Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner. She visited BPP’s Holborn campus on 18 October 2016 and spoke about the importance of remembering the victims during criminal legal procedures.     On Tuesday the 18th of October, BPP’s Holborn campus was graced with the presence of Helen Newlove, Baroness more

Fearless Sam heads to the US to work on death row appeals

It may not be for the faint-hearted, but one BPP University Law School student has spoken of the ‘incredible experience’ he had whilst working on death row appeals in America. Sam Smart has just returned from a remarkable placement in Mississippi with the Office of Capital Post Conviction Counsel after he secured the experience through more

R (Miller): Speedbump or Roadblock?

BPTC tutor Anthony Kennedy discusses the R (miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, he summarises the legal basis for the ruling and outlines the potential legal/political consequences which may follow from it. more

Soap star Sonny swaps small screen for legal life

Soap star Sonny Flood has swapped the small screen for the courtroom – and he could not be happier. Hollyoaks fans will certainly be more familiar with the fresh-faced Sonny as his alter ego, Josh Ashworth, whose infamous story lines included attempted murder, drinking and joyriding. more