University of Central Lancashire (LPC)
The Legal Cheek View
Not far from the Lake District and Blackpool’s beaches, the University of Central Lancashire is located in Preston – officially the cheapest student city in the UK. With fast links to Manchester, there’s lots of opportunities to get involved with nearby law firms via open days and vacation schemes.
Like its GDL intake, the LPC cohort is very small at UCLan. There’s a higher tutor to student ratio than on most LPC courses across the country. The focus really is on small group teaching, and so the LPC is a far more personal experience than at larger LPC providers. UCLan students say that the support offered by the tutors is “brilliant”. There are also larger, live lectures and attendance is compulsory for all LPC sessions. Future LPCers will be happy to know that they’ll be doing open book exams.
The choice of optional electives includes everything you might expect on an LPC course. You can choose to study anything from personal injury, clinical negligence, family, immigration and employment law, to commercial and intellectual property. Less common electives include commercial dispute resolution and elderly client law, as well as insolvency.