The University of Law seems to think the former Soviet Union still exists

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By Thomas Connelly on

Looking to study the LPC? Still view yourself as a citizen of a dissolved communist superstate? Then ULaw has you covered


Despite the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) not having existed for nearly 24 years, the University of Law (ULaw) isn’t ruling out the former communist superstate’s wannabe lawyer ex-citizens.

Looking to cover all historical bases, the largest legal education provider in Europe — which is in growth mode, preparing to launch in Scotland while also eyeing the business degree market — has included the Soviet Union as a “country of domicile” option when aspiring lawyers apply for its full time Legal Practice Course (LPC).

The screenshot (below) shows the drop-down box and the USSR choice that is available to those applying to study at ULaw’s Moorgate branch.


In December 1991 the then Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned and the USSR quickly disintegrated into fifteen separate countries.

Just as well ULaw doesn’t teach history.

Legal Cheek understands that the error has been rectified.