ULaw teams up with top European business school to create new ‘commercial awareness’ course for wannabe lawyers

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By Thomas Connelly on

LPC course receives optional business-focused bolt-on


The University of Law (ULaw) has teamed up with one of Europe’s leading business schools to create a new programme that will help its wannabe lawyers become more commercially aware.

Having struck a deal with French business school Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM), ULaw has revealed that from September 2017 it will offer a new law and business programme to its Legal Practice Course (LPC) grads.

According to ULaw, the dual accredited course aims to provide its students with a “deeper understanding of their clients’ commercial challenges”. Visiting GEM professors and leading business practitioners will provide the academic support, while aspiring lawyers — who successfully complete the course — will receive accreditation from both ULaw and GEM.

Students must have completed their LPC and a pre-qualification law and business module to be eligible for the course. According to ULaw, details regarding the cost of the new programme still need thrashing out.

Dr Stelios Platis, managing director at ULaw, said:

The next generation of lawyers must possess both strong legal expertise and a thorough understanding of business in order to give their clients the best possible advice. Our new law and business programme is another initiative which demonstrates our commitment to innovation and excellence and we are pleased to be partnering with GEM to deliver this truly unique offering.

Today’s news follows a similar move by BPP Law School involving its Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) students.

Earlier this month, the law school confirmed it would be dishing out corporate training to its wannabe barristers. The new course, delivered in partnership with training provider Duke Corporate Education, will see aspiring advocates lucky enough to be selected spend time at some of the country’s most successful businesses.