Professional Legal studies (GDL, LPC)

Professional studies

Our missions are to:

  • Undertake legal research of international standing
  • Offer law teaching of the highest competency to provide the best learning experience for our students
  • Support legal practitioners in Wales in servicing the needs of the regional economy.

Our suite of Professional Legal Courses was created to further these second and third missions.

Our commitment

In furthering our missions we are committed to:

  • Helping to improve the quality of legal service provision in the region under the Legal Wales agenda
  • Supporting the region's important SME constituency as part of the economic strategy of the Welsh Assembly Government
  • Addressing a recognised regional need as identified by the Law Society, and
  • Fostering quality research.

Close links with local and international law firms

We are proud of our close links with international, regional and local law firms. We offer the Legal Practice Course for law graduates seeking to enter the profession and the Graduate Diploma in Law for non-law graduates looking for a change of career. Our award-winning IP Wales® business support initiative complements our work for the Legal Wales agenda.