The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017 - Shortlisted

BPP University Law School shortlisted for Yorkshire Legal Awards 2017

BPP University Law School is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for the Yorkshire Legal Awards in the Pro Bono Award category for the second year in succession. The pro bono team in BPP University Law School’s centre in Leeds has been acknowledged for its innovation and creativity in the delivery of its more

New Dean of BPP University Law School announced

BPP University are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew Chadwick as Dean of the Law School. Andrew joined BPP in 2012 as Deputy Dean of the Law School and has worked in legal education for 19 years prior to this. During Andrews’s career, he has undertaken roles which have given him experience in all more

Legal Careers Workshop

Legal Careers Workshop – Meet the Law Firms

Law careers advice is one thing – getting it from the people that will hire you is another. Join us for our Legal Careers Workshop (20 July, London) and see why we’re trusted by some of UK’s biggest law firms. You can even see how employable you are when you put your legal CV and more

Legal Careers Workshop

Legal Careers Workshop – Meet the Tutors

At BPP University Law School, our focus is to help you secure that all-important training contract. To see what a leading university law school has to offer, book your place now for our Legal Careers Workshop on 20 July in London and see why we’re trusted by some of UK’s biggest law firms. You’ll receive a more

A law student’s perspective – Why do we need an online court?

  Amy Ooi is a GDL student at BPP, Waterloo campus. She the 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 our justice more

Supreme Court: In the matter of Charlie Gard Permission to Appeal Hearing Comment

It is likely that many of you will have read about or seen the sad case of Charlie Gard on the news. This matter went before the Supreme Court yesterday at a permission to appeal hearing. The matter was heard by Lady Hale, Lord Kerr and Lord Wilson who declined the family of Charlie Gard more

The impact of SRA’s SQE proposals on social welfare lawyering

  Victoria Speed is Joint Director of Pro Bono & CSR at BPP University Law School. She is responsible for BPP Law School’s Pro Bono Centre that facilitates around 30 projects which provide legal advice and education services to the most vulnerable in society. Law students volunteer to deliver the services under the supervision of more

PSQB’S Civil Clerk, and part time BPP student Jordan Millican wins the National Mooting competition

Park Square Barristers congratulates Civil Clerk, Jordan Millican, on winning The Essex Court Chambers National Mooting Competition. Sir Ivan Lawrence QC was the judge for the competition, of which is one of the longest established mooting competitions in the UK, with the first final held in 1972. Notably, this competition has previously been won by more

Should you wait to do the SQE?

Should you wait to do the SQE?

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has recently confirmed plans to launch the Solicitors Qualification Exam (SQE) from 2020. As a result, the press is full of articles announcing the impending death of the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) and Legal Practice Course (LPC). This is confusing for students currently studying on those courses and those more

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