Here are some of our student success stories
"Undertaking the LPC at Swansea allowed me excellent access to tutors and a studying environment conducive to success. There were many work experience opportunities in areas of law ranging from high street firms to the Welsh Assembly legal services department."
Frances Death-Lever conpleted her LPC at Swansea University in 2005. She is now Director of Legal, Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations at Liz Earle Beauty, an international premium cosmetics brand owned by Avon, the world’s largest direct selling organisation.
In addition to her legal and commercial role, Frances is also responsible for ensuring the implementation of the company’s commercial compliance programme, acting as the chief compliance officer.
Immediately before joining Avon in 2009, Frances worked in private practice in a top tier law firm specializing in commercial projects in the public and private sectors. She worked on projects for London Underground, Oxford Radcliffe Trust Churchill Cancer Hospital and Transport for London among others.
"Completing my legal education here proved to be the best choice. I have made close friends and we supported each other along the way. With the full and undivided attention of my tutors I exceeded my initial expectations. The LPC has helped me to develop as a person and think and act like a junior lawyer.
"The course is very different from undergraduate studies and requires a different mindset which is what you need when you run cases when in practice."
"The year I spent studying the LPC at Swansea University was unforgettable. As a group of students we all bonded and I have made lifelong friends. The staff were supportive and friendly and fully prepared us for our legal careers both in their teaching and with sound advice on CVs, job hunting and how to behave as a trainee solicitor. The LPC also provided some great networking opportunities.
"The range of subjects was fantastic and many of us felt spoilt for choice, especially knowing the standard of teaching would be of the highest order whatever we chose. I would strongly recommend Swansea."
"Having studied law at Swansea University it was a natural choice to study the LPC here also. The quality of teaching is outstanding. The compulsory modules were all taught well and the mix of large group sessions and small group sessions creates a brilliant formula for learning. The lecturers are all very approachable.
"The LPC at Swansea is a close knit community with students and staff alike working to achieve the best results possible."
"I had heard good reports about the LPC from previous students but found it hard from the outset as the workload was greater and the course required a completely different level of learning. However, the teaching style of the core module tutors allowed me to settle in well. Swansea LPC focuses on the practical side of being a solicitor, it isn’t simply learning. This was invaluable when I start my training contract."
"The LPC at Swansea has provided the much-needed step between undergraduate studies and employment, and has equipped the students for life as a trainee solicitor. The course is challenging but enjoyable. In my experience all staff quickly responded to any queries and were easily contactable – I cannot praise them enough for their efforts."
"Not only have I found the LPC at Swansea to be an engaging and enjoyable course, it is also one that endeavours to reflect so far as possible life as a trainee. The staff are personable and always happy to answer questions; indeed, one of the best elements was the ‘open door’ policy employed by the tutors - there was consistently someone available to assist with any queries."
"The course is very well organised. All staff draw widely on their experiences to illustrate their teaching with examples from practice. These modules were complemented by skills sessions designed to prepare students for real-life scenarios.
"The dedicated resource room is very useful ensuring that important texts are readily available to all students. It is really helpful to have PCs, printing and photocopying facilities within the law department, without having to go to the main library. Also, my personal tutor gave me excellent one-to-one advice regarding career options."
Jessica obtained her LLM in International Maritime Law in 2008, and completed the Swansea LPC in 2010.
She undertook an internship at The Standard P&I Club in 2010 which was gained through the college's annual law fair. Jessica then spent three months at Ince & Co LLP in their Shanghai office where she helped advise a Chinese client on piracy issues, assisted in drafting a manual on charterparty terms and their implications for a ship-owning client, and assisted in collecting evidence from a vessel involved in a collision.
Jessica went on to train at Ince & Co LLP in London and has been involved in a large energy dispute, researched contracts of carriage and prepared a presentation on contracts available for transporting specialist equipment to offshore projects. She has also researched conflict of laws issues for a client involved in international arbitration.