ULaw to launch campus and tech hub in Nottingham

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Announcement comes just weeks after law school giant confirmed new Hong Kong outpost

Nottingham’s Royal Standard Place

The University of Law (ULaw) has today announced plans to open a new campus in the heart of Nottingham.

The centre, which officially opens for teaching in September and will be ULaw’s tenth, will offer law school staples including the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Situated in Nottingham’s Royal Standard Place (pictured top), ULaw’s newest campus will also run an LLB with Legal Innovation and Technology and an MSc in Legal Technology through what it describes as its new “tech hub”.

As can be seen from Legal Cheek’s Most Lists, the only other provider of postgraduate legal education in the city is Nottingham Trent University. The uni hit headlines when it was granted Alternative Business Structure (ABS) status in October 2015, transforming its pro bono clinic into a ‘teaching law firm’. ULaw became the first uni to bag an ABS licence in March 2015.

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Professor Andrea Nollent, vice-chancellor and CEO at ULaw, said:

“We are very excited to be launching what will be our tenth campus. One of our unique strengths is the strong relationships we have forged with law firms. We have taken the time to get to know their businesses, their hopes and their ambitions — to really understand the toolkit they need their trainees to have for success now and in the future. Our courses are all designed with these training needs in mind.”

As part of today’s announcement, ULaw confirmed a new postgraduate award, available to all postgraduate students starting at the Nottingham campus in September 2019. The £1,000 prize will be offset against the course fee. The prices of the new courses will be released in due course.

News of the Nottingham venture comes just two weeks after ULaw confirmed it was launching in Hong Kong — – its first campus outside the UK. The legal education giant said it will start to receive students from September 2019, initially offering a range of face-to-face postgraduate law courses.

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As a current ULaw student, can I just say that it’s really shit. The textbooks are rubbish, as is the contact time. Don’t know if BPP is better.



It isn’t…



Presumed that they were all essentially as bad as each other.



Presumably because as an institution they are quite “woke”. When I was there I felt that the actual quality of the teaching left was really poor and doesn’t reflect practice at all.



What does “woke” mean?



Woke: (adj), excellent, peerless, superb.

See in context:

Greenberg Glusker LLP is a woke, woke titan of a firm and easily outmatches lesser outfits such as Kirkland and Ellis, Slaughter and May, and Fieldfisher.









Nottingham University is a charitable, public research university, a member of the Russell Group.

It was endowed for the people of Nottingham by Jesse Boot, Lord Trent, on the sale of his shares in Boots plc, when he retired.

It has an excellent law school.

There’s also an excellent law school at Nottingham Trent, a 1992 uni.

There’s no need or demand in Nottingham for a for-profit law school owned by private equity firms.

This is a load of sh*t. It’s cynically milking student loan debt. It’s

Don’t go there, it won’t get you a job or give you an advantage in the job market.



excellent isn’t the word I would use for Trent…



I’d use a word beginning with s, containing h and i, and ending in t.



Any reason for this?



Because the entry requirements are a faint pulse.



Freeths send their trainees to Birmingham ULaw that its doorstep Trent Uni for LPC. Never understood why. Trent is cheaper as well



That pub next door has hit the jackpot.


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