The Legal Cheek View
With its own courtroom and 24-hour library, Leeds Beckett University offers one of the cheapest LPCs in the country. Currently at around £7,700 for the year, it’s half the average LPC price tag in London.
LPCers describe the law school as “a good provider”. Tutors offer “a lot of support”. One of the “downsides is that you don’t get as much exposure to law firms”, even though there’s plenty of firms in Leeds. Still, the law school has turned students into practicing solicitors: “I’m now a solicitor specialising in conveyancing”. So you’ll get there with a bit of hard work (and a bit of luck).
The law school offers all the usual LPC electives such as commercial law, family and employment law. It also has more unusual choices, such as mental health law as an entire elective. For the wannabe transactional lawyer, there’s a whole elective dedicated to private acquisitions, as well as commercial leases and dispute resolution. “I was taught by solicitors who gave me a true insight into legal practice," says one LPC student.