Some of the more disengaged College University of Law students may have found themselves rather confused of late upon logging into their trusty law school Facebook page... (FYI: the new University of Law Facebook page is here)
Very occasionally, amid the extremely polite chatter of the University of Law's official Facebook page, a student loses it... And then everything is lovely again. See here for last year's memorable "I HATE COLLEGE OF LAW" rant.
Recently a wave of university-wide "Spotted" pages have appeared on Facebook – enabling students to comment anonymously on fellow library and lecture hall users. In the run-up to Valentine's Day, the posts on these pages have grown increasingly amorous. As you'd expect, with their natural beauty, brains and charm, law students have been generating plenty of... Read more »
The College of Law is to re-brand as the University of Law after being granted university title, Legal Cheek can exclusively reveal. As you can see below, the College of Law registered the www.university-of-law.co.uk domain name some months ago. However, the name change – and associated re-branding – has remained a well-guarded secret...
On World Toilet Day – which we urge lawyers to engage generously with – we can reveal that the toilets at the College of Law’s Bloomsbury branch have become the latest legal destination to be targeted by cottagers. The news comes months after Inner Temple was forced to call in the police to deal with... Read more »
For the past two years I have been leading a double life – part music editor, part mature law student, back to school after a decade as a journalist – dashing between two diametrically opposed cities to maintain a schizophrenic schedule, writes Camden New Journal music editor Roisin Gad el Rab At times the lines... Read more »
There was a time, before the financial crisis struck, when City lawyers travelled by plane. Alas, it is no longer. Nowadays, they take the National Express – a fact evidenced by the strange, strange case of Ladas & Parry solicitor Hugh Wotherspoon...
"Ooh, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC will be speaking," I thought as I read the flyer for Wednesday evening’s launch of the new higher apprenticeship for legal services. So, keen to hear what the fiery Glaswegian had to say about the school-leaver route into law, I went along. But upon arrival, I was handed a grease-stained... Read more »
The chairman of the Bar Council was recently reported in the Evening Standard saying that there are not enough pupillages for those trying to enter the Bar. This is not new, but that is not to say that it should not be news, writes The Law Horse. Every BPTC student gambles tens of thousands of... Read more »
I spotted this ad for the College of Law on the Tube at King's Cross yesterday evening – and nearly fell onto the tracks as I strained to read the spectacularly tiny small print at the bottom. Fortunately, a jobless LPC graduate next to me on the platform agreed to venture down onto the tracks... Read more »
In February, I mentioned an advert for the London College of Law (not to be confused with the College of Law) in an article for the Guardian. I spotted the ad again last week in the Evening Standard (see below).
Correction 11.45am 30/5/12: In its original form, this post stated that RollOnFriday had "maintained that [Ashurst partner Piers] Warburton had no editorial involvement in the Friday story round-up" until it "came clean" and admitted otherwise last week. This was incorrect: RollOnFriday has never sought to publicly hide Warburton’s editorial role, nor has it sought to... Read more »
I know it’s great to raise money for worthy causes – and I’m personally very proud of the £1,000 that I raised yesterday for my favourite charity, the College of Law – but even so, I feel it necessary to point out the elephant in the delightful Thames-side room that is the London Legal Walk.... Read more »
Silk returned for its second series last night, enraging the country’s more pedantic legal professionals – many of whom took to Twitter to vent their spleen at the show with outbursts along the lines of: But there’s no such thing as female robing rooms!? How dare they suggest our ethics could be compromised by the... Read more »
Introducing Baroness Helena Kennedy last night at the College of Law's "Diversity at the Bar" debate, the school's chief executive Nigel Savage (pictured) played up their shared working class credentials. “Helena and I benefitted from state-funded education. That’s over. Now what?” he asked, two floor to ceiling adverts for the College's BPTC (cost: £16,485) positioned... Read more »
College of Law Moorgate students Cat Pond (pictured left) and Laurence Mills (pictured right) make the short journey east to Legal Cheek HQ in Hackney, where they find Bircham Dyson Bell lawyer Kevin Poulter and journalist Alex Aldridge in a panic about not being able to get the podcast mic working. Displaying the sort of... Read more »
The following would never happen in Britain... On 23 February, Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke (pictured) testified at a congressional hearing in support of President Obama's ruling that religiously affiliated institutions, including some universities, should provide insurance plans that cover all costs for medicinal contraceptives. In response, rightwing US radio host Rush Limbaugh branded... Read more »
BPTC students are up in arms about the wildly differing lengths of exam times between course providers. Last Thursday City University gave its BPTC students just three and a half hours to complete their opinion writing exam. Yet students at competitor law school BPP will get four hours and 15 minutes when they sit theirs... Read more »
For the last few years, the College of Law’s (CoL) strategy has been to present itself as a high end establishment, while attempting to portray its rival, BPP Law School, as trashy. Hence the CoL’s 2010 tie up with elite American law school Northwestern to launch a US law degree, and the frequent assertions in... Read more »
“These breaded treats (pictured below) are absolutely world class – and I don’t use that term lightly – get yourself a plate lad,” purred Legal Cheek's Kevin Poulter at last night’s legal tweet-up, held at the Old Bank of England pub on Fleet Street in central London. At least that’s what I think he said;... Read more »
Legal Cheek brings you the parts of the Bar Standards Board report the providers won’t be highlighting in their prospectuses College of Law Bloomsbury: “The panel invited the management team to account for the fact that there seemed to have been a large increase in first time pass rates and in students gaining an Outstanding... Read more »
Yesterday a press release from the College of Law appeared in my inbox, headed COLLEGE OF LAW LAUNCHES SCHOLARSHIPS FOR BPTC (Bar Professional Training Course) STUDENTS. An hour or so later I noticed Lawyer2B had published it as a news story. Now, usually when journalists write on-diary news they tone down the frequently hyperbolic tone... Read more »
Follow @pondcat Law graduates' transferable skills give them an advantage in the non-legal job market, says Cat Pond If you study law, you go into law. Simple enough, surely? Well, not to the growing number of law graduates currently branching out into a variety of different sectors. A glance at a selection of university surveys... Read more »
Follow @FellowsAdam Bar graduate Adam Fellows isn't convinced doing a masters degree is a good way to land a trainee legal job One option for law graduates without a training contract or a pupillage is to study for a masters. Universities have offered LLMs for a long time. More recently, the big name course providers... Read more »
Follow @pondcat Other than a short-lived campaign to occupy the Inns of Court, there are few examples of law students engaging with issues affecting the legal profession, says LPC student Cat Pond During the recent public sector strikes, I was struck by the size of the turnout and the vehemence of the strikers. For many... Read more »