Wheelie-suitcase wielding bar students descend on law schools — but how will the 2015-16 band of wannabe barristers use their textbooks?
This year’s cohort of Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students face their first major hurdle in the pursuit of becoming a barrister: collecting their course books.
Earlier today BPP Law School circulated a message around social media issuing students with a warning.
The tweet from the law school’s official Twitter account confirmed that the materials were indeed “#heavy” and that they should “bring a big bag for your books, preferably with wheels!”
— BPP Law School (@BPPLawSchool) September 11, 2015
Lets just hope this year’s band of BPTC students — who are often mocked for looking like they’re off on holiday due to their penchant for the wheelie suitcase — actually opt to use the materials for their intended purpose.
Earlier this year, several unnamed law students at BPP’s Holborn branch constructed a fort-style structure out of their Archbold Criminal Pleading, Evidence and Practice books.
Unfortunately, kill joys at the law school — who no doubt saw it as a personal injury claim waiting to happen — quickly dismantled the impressive structure.
Back in 2013 — in yet another excellent example of wannabe barristers using their textbooks for everything but their intended purpose — footage on Instagram revealed the heavy course materials being used to get a sweat on.
With BPTC fees costing in excess £18,000 for those opting to study in London, a gym membership is deemed an unnecessary luxury for a cash-strapped law student. With this in mind, one group of thrifty BPTC-ers whipped out their practitioners texts and used them to create a homemade workout video.