The Legal Cheek View
The LPC at ULaw’s Leeds campus is delivered in a glass-fronted, seven-storey building supposed to replicate “the corporate setting of a professional firm”. It’ll make you feel like you’re a lawyer already. But don’t get too carried away: “As an accelerated LPCer, I rarely had time to admire the soft furnishing,” one student tells us.
The towering campus does, however, have a rooftop terrace with a view so you can revise for your exams while feeling inspired by the city skyline. You may even be able to spot the law firms that populate the city, some of which are not too far away at all. They include DLA Piper, Irwin Mitchell and Eversheds Sutherland. No doubt they’ll be a constant reminder to crack on with training contract applications, preferably well ahead of the deadlines.
Despite trying to emulate a law firm, the campus study spaces are “functional”, comments one insider. But there is a good range of “interesting” electives and an active careers service that students say is “good for people with no experience or [who] want to go into practice”. In addition, there is “lots of pro bono for family” and what one student calls “fluffy practice areas”.