The City Law School (LPC)

The Legal Cheek View

City students say the “excellent teaching”, “good atmosphere” and “passionate teachers” make its LPC course “well worth it”. City incorporates the Inns of Court School of Law which means that there are more than an average number of wannabe barristers floating about.

As you’d expect, the LPC course at City is “very practice focused”. Many of the course materials have “some effort put into them”, but they’re “ultimately designed to mimic what will be in an exam”. The choice of electives is “nothing special”. But the law school does offer all the traditional options.

The teaching is “great” and the tutors are “really passionate and always on hand to help”. They make an effort “to get to know you” and “genuinely care about you and how you are getting on”. It’s “delivered in small groups” and so there’s “a lot of one to one feedback” up for grabs.

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The small class-sizes means it’s easier to make friends. A City insider says “you get to know your groups well and others on the course”. Some say they “heard the students at City were livelier and less stuffy than other LPC providers”.

Students rate the wider careers focus, with one City student observing that the “teachers kept an eye out for vacancies and forwarded if they thought you were suitable”. Another adds: “Tutors are very much involved and available to help with advice and applications, in addition to the university careers team”.

The are a fair few cross-provider grumbles about the LPC as a whole, so it’s noting that the course has its fans too. As one City graduate told us: “It’s more engaging and interesting than the LLB. After I completed the LLB, I didn’t feel ready to break out into the profession. Now, I feel as though all the gaps in my knowledge have been filled and I feel more confident than ever to practice”.

City has recently moved to a £30 million law school in Clerkenwell. The impressive new building includes a seven-storey glass tower, plus a four-storey brick building to adjoin it. All City Law School students will be located here.


The City Law School Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Scholarship value £3,000

The City Law School Legal Practice Course Scholarship

Scholarship value £1,500

The City Law School Dean’s Scholarship for Academic Excellence

Scholarship value Full fee scholarship

Key Info

Full time fees £14,750
Entry requirements 2:2
Full time places 176
Part time places n/a
Exam format Open book

The Law School In Its Own Words