The College of Law at Swansea University has marked a decade of running its successful Legal Practice Course (LPC); backed by local solicitors, this gives students essential practical skills for a professional career in law. The College marked the occasion with an event and reception which brought together past and present students and lawyers from across the region.
The event was aimed at providing support for students currently following undergraduate degrees in Law (LLB) and the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). It was also the 10th anniversary of the College of Law GDL programme. Practising lawyers from local firms gave talks and workshops on areas such as what employers are looking for, putting together a CV, and the dos and don’ts of an interview.
Former students now in significant roles in legal practice spoke to the audience about how the course had helped them in their career.
Picture: former GDL and LPC student Jamie Hurd speaking at the event - Jamie is now a trainee with Morgan La Roche
Organisations represented at the event included:
• Beor Wilson & Lloyd Solicitors
• Benson Watkins
• DJM Solicitors
• JCP Solicitors
• Law Society
• Morgan La Roche
• Public Defender Service
• Smith Llewelyn Solicitors
• Swansea University Legal Services
After the event, Swansea University Pro Vice Chancellor Prof Iwan Davies, a leading academic expert in law, hosted a drinks reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the LPC and GDL courses, and to facilitate networking amongst participants in the event
Picture: Alex Jones, former student on the LPC course, now working with Peter Lynn and Partners
Michael Draper, Director of the LPC from the College of Law at Swansea University, said:
“The event was an excellent and informative annual networking event bringing together experienced practitioners and senior law academics to develop key practice and employment skills for the benefit of prospective students. Very positive feedback from all involved showed that students were in no doubt as to the career opportunities and trajectory open to them, with the Swansea LPC and LLM in Legal Practice as an essential platform for future practice success”.
The Swansea Legal Practice Course is a professional course, offered full-time and part-time, that develops important practice skills and confidence for a successful career in law in England and Wales. Consistently rated as excellent by both students and external organisations the Swansea Legal Practice Course represents the best of innovation in professional legal education.
The College of Law at Swansea University offers Undergraduate Legal Studies (including Professional Legal Studies), Postgraduate Legal Studies, and Criminology.
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