The Legal Cheek View
Slightly further out from the city centre, in London’s more peaceful suburbs, is the University of West London.
LPC students describe their tutors as “approachable”, “extremely friendly” and “always keen to help”. The quality of teaching on a demanding course such as the LPC matters, as many students initially find the sheer volume of work stressful. One UWL student reports: “The tutors have been supportive and positive throughout, as well as knowledgeable and helpful in preparing us for practice”.
The LPC itself is “very well structured”. The course is mostly taught through tutorials led by solicitors. Students say there are “lots of interesting” workshops to go to, and a legal advice clinic to hone your skills. Apparently, the two ‘highest performing’ LPC students will receive awards from The Middlesex Law Society. All the more reason to aim for those top distinctions.
The choice of electives is perhaps slimmer than at other London LPC providers. The list does include advanced litigation, personal injury, commercial leases and landlord and tenant law, as well as family, employment and immigration – but those planning to build a City career in transactional or corporate work may prefer to look elsewhere.