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LPC 2009 Big changes afoot LPCs are changing for 2009. We have redesigned our LPC to make it better suit a variety of types of solicitors practice and.

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1 LPC 2009 Big changes afoot LPCs are changing for We have redesigned our LPC to make it better suit a variety of types of solicitors practice and to allow for much more flexibility in the way you can complete the course. This means that you can: undertake the whole course, comprising both the compulsory and elective stages, in one go; complete the compulsory stage first and then pick up the electives at a later date (either on the full-time or part-time LPC); study the electives in an alternative attendance mode.

2 LPC 2009 Big changes afoot Our unique pathway design allows you to wait until you get here and then decide how to undertake the course so as best to match it to the firm you are going to for a training contract or the area of practice you see yourself undertaking.

3 Legal Practice Course Pathways How on earth do you decide what electives and pathways to select on Nottinghams LPC? Well this seeks to help you. First of all youve got to decide on the type of firm you are realistically headed for (and want to be headed for). And that means taking account of whether youve got a training contract (and thus what the firm says) or if not, what sort of training contract you want to go for. One thing helps quite a lot: once you get here you need to decide pretty quickly whether you want the full corporate route but you can decide on the other pathways a few weeks into the course.

4 Legal Practice Course Foundation CPAs Skills Electives Broad Based Education Advanced Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution Commercial Law Employment Law Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation Advanced Commercial Property Private Client Family and Child Protection Broad Based If you take this route through your LPC, weve aligned electives to allow you to keep your options open. Its an excellent choice if you dont know what type of firm you want to work for; even if you do, its an excellent basis as a solid foundation. This pathway naturally feeds into electives of this sort

5 Legal Practice Course Specialist Pathways If you want to go for a degree of specialisation, the electives below fit but still allow you to keep your options open Foundation CPAs SkillsSkills Pathways Commercial Pathway Public Legal Services Electives Some specialism Advanced Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution Advanced Commercial Property Commercial Law Private Acquisitions Debt Finance and Banking Commercial Pathway Advanced Criminal Practice Family and Child Protection Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Litigation Social Welfare Law Public Legal Services Pathway If you are undertaking these electives, then one of these pathways is the natural one

6 Legal Practice Course Corporate Youve got to be sure you want this before you get here, because its designed for major practices. So dont opt for it unless you have already got a training contract with a major firm who wants these subjects covered or if youve got a pretty good chance of getting such a training contract. So be honest with yourself about your qualifications to date. Corporate Pathway Private Acquisitions Debt Finance and Banking Public Companies and Equity Finance Advanced Commercial Litigation/Dispute Resolution Advanced Commercial Property Foundation Corporate CPAs Skills Electives Specialist These electives naturally arise out of this pathway

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