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The Deal is Done: University Of Law Takes Over Oxford Brookes LPC

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Exclusive: The University of Law will provide a Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Oxford Brookes from this September. The deal (which is still subject to Solicitors Regulation Authority approval) follows negotiations yesterday – exclusively revealed by Legal Cheek. It comes just over a week after we brought you news of the imminent closure of Oxford Brookes’ LPC. The letter confirming the takeover is below…

Dear Student,

I appreciate that the recent decision to close the LPC has resulted in a high level of law student concerns. Please be assured that we want to enable our students to complete their law studies with a quality law school with the same level of excellent support as they currently enjoy.

Accordingly, I am pleased to confirm that the University of Law will provide a Legal Practice Course delivered on this campus in 2013/14.  This is subject to approval by the SRA and sufficient student demand. The University of Law will provide the second year of the existing part-time LPC to students who are already studying with us. 

It will also provide a full-time LPC next year, similarly on this campus. This is in order to meet the expectations of current Oxford Brookes students who anticipate beginning their LPC next year. The full-time LPC will also be open to all other students wanting to study the LPC in Oxford.   Students on this course will continue to have access to the full range of Brookes facilities, as well as facilities provided for students of the University of Law.

The University of Law will be communicating directly to students affected by the changes, in order to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.  Any students interested in talking to the University of Law in the meantime, should contact their admissions team.

If you have concerns of an academic nature concerning this transition, please contact either Professor Peter W Edge ([email protected]
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), initially by email, who will be happy to discuss them with you individually.

Yours faithfully,
Professor Meryll Dean, Head of Law
FACULTY OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF LAW